The IAMPETH Annual Conference, for IAMPETH members only, is a wonderful week spent learning the pen arts with some of the best penmen and calligraphic artists in the country.
You must be a member to attend our conference.
If you were a member as of March 4, 2023, you are eligible for priority registration on March 18th, 2023. If you joined IAMPETH after March 4, 2023, you will be eligible for registration beginning April 1, 2023, space permitting.
Everything you need to know about our conference, including class schedule, can be obtained by clicking on the registration booklet below. You can view it online and download it if you wish. When you are done viewing, click the X in the corner (mobile device), or hit ESC on your computer keyboard, to return here.
Enjoy a look into the past!
Omaha, Nebraska 2021 Group Photo
Denver, Colorado 2019 Group Photo
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2018 Group Photo
Louisville, Kentucky 2017 Group Photo
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2012 Group Photo
Our conferences have several unique features:
Excellent instructors have included: Paul Antonio, Mike Kesceg*, Valerie Weilmunster, Michael Sull*, Maria Thomas, John DeCollibus*, Bill Lilly*, Cathy Ledeker, Vivian Mungall*, Heather Held, Rick Muffler*, Dr. Joseph Vitolo, Suzanne Cunningham, Marie Hornback, and Rosemary Buczek* to name just a few.
Cutting edge technology is used for workshops, such as the Dukane digital projection system. The system allows the instructor to project his or her hand as the pen makes the stroke. Watching the instructor's hand actually use the pen or brush is the best way to learn the pen arts.
Half-day and full-day courses give the student the opportunity to learn a broad variety of skills from several different instructors.
Reasonable prices. A week of instruction for less than the price of many weekend workshops makes the IAMPETH Conference one of the best calligraphic bargains to be found.
Instructors. The Conference instructors are paid a small stipend for sharing their gift of teaching with fellow IAMPETH members. They do, however pay all of their own travel and food expenses, allowing us to keep registration fees low. This is truly unique, and one more reason why our Conference is such a magical week.
The IAMPETH Archive Collection, an amazing collection of rare samples of historic master penmanship, is available all week long for attendees to see and study.
Friends and Fellowship. Spend a week renewing old friendships and starting new ones with like-minded scribes who share the love of calligraphy, engrossing and beautiful penmanship.
The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) is an annual conference bringing together approximately 250 of its members from the United States and abroad for classes, meetings, social events, and community-building. IAMPETH is currently accepting applications from vendors of select and unique items for its Artisan Marketplace, which will be held the full week of the conference.
Please download both the Information and the Application.
July 17-22, 2023, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Information will be available in early 2023 for IAMPETH’s 74th annual conference. Conference registration will begin March 18, 2023. Registration priority is given to our current members.
Announcing our 75th IAMPETH Conference…
July 1-6, 2024, San Antonio, Texas