IAPS Conventions are held every two years. The Eleventh Biennial Convention will be in Albuquerque, June 2-7, 2015. Watch this space for updates and information as it becomes available.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Welcome to the IAPS 2015 Convention BLOG!

We will be posting convention information as it becomes available, things like hotel information (see below), situations on waitlists and openings on classes, and other information as the convention gets closer.

The Hotel Albuquerque and the Best Western Rio Grande are both fully booked at this time.  You may of course, contact them and check for cancellations - details are on the IAPS website at http://www.iapspastel.org/conv15_hotels.php

As an alternative, you may like to consider booking a room at the NATIVO LODGE.  This is a sister hotel with the same owners as the Hotel Albuquerque.   It’s a very special, small hotel, with lots of local Native American art.  You can see more details at their website:  www.nativolodge.com

It‘s 8 miles from the Hotel Albuquerque, but the good news is, their room rate is considerably lower than the convention hotel, so with the money you save on the hotel room, you can rent a car or take taxis back and forth.  We expect there to be a number of convention attendees staying at Nativo Lodge, so you may be able to get together and share transportation. 

For information or to book call the Reservations number at 505-222-8780.  Room rates vary depending on the type of room booked, and they provide AAA or AARP discounts.  You should also ask if they have any special offers available for the dates you are booking, and check into the cost for one of their special “artist” rooms which have been hand painted by local artists!

If you would like to find a roommate to share the cost of a room, you can email me and I will send you a list of people who are also interested.   Please put IAPS the subject line of your email.

Susan Webster, IAPS Convention Director
Email me at:  susanwebster@verizon.net