2018 Conference Marketplace Info & Application
02/09/2018 - 8:22am

2018 Conference, August 6-11
Hilton Milwaukee City Center • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Description: The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of
Handwriting (IAMPETH) is an annual conference bringing together approximately 300 of its
members from the United States and abroad for classes, meetings, social events and communitybuilding.
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.
Vendor Charges: $100 for standard booth of one table and two chairs, $50 for each additional table;
includes one additional badge for assistant with limited conference access.  (Small vendors may share a table, but each vendor must pay $50 even if the table is shared by more than 2.  Sharing arrangements must be handled among yourselves.)

Exhibit Schedule
Monday, August 6: Room available for set-up 2 pm - 5 pm, 8 - 9 pm
Tuesday, August 7: room available 8 am - 10 pm
Wednesday, August 8: room available 8 am - 10 pm
Thursday, August 9: room available 8 am - 10 pm
Friday, August 10: 8 am - 4:30 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
Saturday, August 11: 8 am - 3:30 pm; tear down completed by 5 pm

Please note that conference participants will be in classes from 8:30 am to 5 pm on Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday, 8:30 to 4 pm on Friday, and 8:30 to noon on Saturday. There will be
periodic breaks through each day when participants will be able to visit the Artisan Marketplace.

Display Information: Tables are six feet long and linens will be provided. A limited number of
outlets are available. If electricity is required, please indicate this on the Vendor Application form.
Vendors must provide their own electrical and extension cords.

General Information: To apply, please complete the application form, sign the agreement, and
submit to: Jody Meese, jodymeese@gmail.com, on or before April 5, 2018.
Notification of acceptance will be sent to applicants on or before April 15, 2018. Vendor fees are due
in full by May 1, 2018.

Vendors are responsible for arranging their own lodging, and qualify for the IAMPETH hotel room
rate; after vendor fees have been received, the code will be provided upon request.

Vendors (whether or not they participate in the Artisan Marketplace) are invited to provide discount
coupons or donate samples to be included in the gift bags distributed to conference participants upon
their arrival. Any such coupons or samples may be shipped to Debi Zeinert, N168W20333 Main
Street, Jackson WI 53037 in advance, to be received by July 15, 2018. Donations of items to our Silent
Auction are also most welcome and appreciated; these items may be delivered upon arrival at the

2018 Conference Registration Booklet
01/30/2018 - 1:15pm


Please find below the official registration booklet for the 69th Annual IAMPETH Conference being held in August in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 6-11, 2018.

Registration is now open to current members and will open to the general public on Saturday, March  31 at 11:00 am Eastern time.   Please refer to the booklet for time, details, and instructions.

The Conference fee is $240 + membership dues ($25-$55) and includes all classes, opening reception, evening activities and access to our artisan vendor room and the Archives.  Lodging at the Hilton and meals are extra.  The link and code to the discounted Hilton room rate is made available in your receipt for registration, which is emailed immediately upon payment.

This year we have 3 versions - a printable full color PDF, a printable black and white PDF, and a page able book.  Each instructor has their own page, allowing you to print only what you need and having complete information about a class an it’s instructor all on one page.

We would like to thank member Cassie Thomas (www.cassiethomas.com) for her excellent work designing and putting together these booklets.

Any questions should be directed to debi@bloomingquill.com

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Full color download

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2018 Conference Scholarship Recipients
01/29/2018 - 2:05pm

IAMPETH is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 IAMPETH Scholarships:

The General Scholarship was awarded to Riva Brown of Wilmington, DE.

Amarjeet Sonkar is the recipient of The International Scholarship.

The Local Scholarship was awarded to Stacy Roller, of Whitefish Bay, WI.

A huge thank you to those who served on the Scholarship Selection Committee for their dedication to reviewing all of the excellent applications!

Cindy Haller

IAMPETH Scholarship Chair


Announcing the 2018 Conference Faculty!
08/15/2017 - 8:59am

We are pleased to announce the faculty for the 69th Annual IAMPETH Conference, being held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 6-11, 2018.

Registration information will be available to members in early February and online registration will take place in March.  

It gives us great pride to announce the following lineup:

Paul Antonio
Karen Brooks
Rosemary Buczek
​Marcus Carlini
Skyler Chubak
Barbara Close
Harvest Crittenden
Suzanne Cunningham
Anne Elser
Marian Gault
Heather Held
Maria Helena Hoksch
Marie Hornback 
Bob Hurford
Bill Kemp
Michael Kecseg
Vivian Mungall
Linda Schneider
Janet Takahashi
Michael Ward

Class and scheduling information will be in the Registration Booklet, being released in February.
Our current members have registration priority and often we fill the conference with members.
If you are not a current member you have until January 15th to join for the July 1, 2017- June 30, 2018 membership year.  

IAMPETH Certificate Program
07/28/2017 - 8:24am

IAMPETH is proud to announce the opening of the new Certificate Program.  The first phase of the program will focus on Spencerian and Engrosser's Script.  Applicants must be current in their dues and have been a member of IAMPETH for at least the past three (3) full years.

 Full information regarding the program, as well as an application, are found on the website under the CERTIFICATE menu option.   You must be logged in to your account to see this.

Any questions regarding this program can be asked, and will be addressed, on the FORUM.

Yearly Membership Fees
07/18/2017 - 9:41am

The IAMPETH membership year is from July 1st through June 30th. Dues are as follows (not prorated):

Digital Journal Regular Membership : USA or International – $35.
- A Member who chooses to read and/or download their quarterly Penman’s Journal from the IAMPETH website.
Digital Journal Senior or Student Member : USA or International – $25.
- Senior (65 or older), or Full-time Student, who chooses to read and/or download their quarterly Penman’s Journal from the IAMPETH website.
Mailed Journal : Regular USA Member – $45.
- A Member who wishes to receive their quarterly Penman’s Journal through the mail.
Mailed Journal : Senior or Student Member USA Member – $35.
- A Senior (65 or older) or Full-time Student member who wishes to receive their quarterly Penman’s Journal
through the mail.

Mailed Journal : International Member – $55.
- An International member who wishes to receive their quarterly Penman’s Journal through the mail.

Donation of Doris Greene Smith Update
04/21/2017 - 6:55pm

21 April 2017

Dear Members,

As I stated in my latest letter to you, IAMPETH works as a team, and this is what makes us strong and successful.  In my current role as president, I try to be mindful of everyone’s contribution to that success.  Sometimes, I am unwittingly remiss in doing so.

There are two important and prominent team members I failed to acknowledge in the donation of Mrs. Doris Greene Smith.  They are Michael Sull and Thomas Costello.  Michael had initial contact with Mrs. Smith and made quite an impression on her in his praise of her father’s work and also pulled together hard copies of the Business Educator magazines featuring Mr. Greene’s lessons.  Michael then contacted Tom Costello, asking him to convert these to digital discs, which he did willingly.  Tom spent numerous hours completing this task making sure they were as clean and presentable as possible.  When he finished, Tom shipped the discs and magazines to me for inclusion in our archival collection.

Debi Zeinert, our Web Master, then made sure the discs were uploaded to our Rare Books section on our web site.  This summer at conference, the magazines will be added to our inventory by Neil McCaffery and his team.  This is an outstanding example of the kind of collaboration and hard work which goes on in IAMPETH.

It’s important we maintain our tradition of working together for the sake of penmanship.  Please join me in giving due recognition to Michael, Tom, Debi, and Neil for their parts in the recent addition of the G.C. Greene lessons.

Yours Sincerely and Gratefully,

Bryan Platt, President, 2016-2017

Renewing Your Membership or Becoming a New Member
06/03/2016 - 8:05am

If you are currently a member: (or have been one in the past few years) renew your membership by clicking the LOGIN button in the upper right corner of this window OR click the big MEMBER LOGIN button on the screen.  Sign in with your EMAIL ADDRESS and chosen password.   Under the beautiful IAMPETH logo look for the MEMBERSHIP button (to the right of HOME) OR click on the big MEMBERSHIP button on the screen.  Scroll down. Your information will be filled in.  Please choose your membership type, make any changes and procede to payment.

If you are joining us for the first time: Under the beautiful IAMPETH logo look for the MEMBERSHIP button (to the right of HOME) OR click on the big MEMBERSHIP button on the screen.  Scroll down.  Please choose your membership type, enter your information and procede to payment.

Signing in and resetting your password
03/09/2016 - 7:29am

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