Opening Night Reception

Sunday, 5:00 PM

Enjoy hosted hors d’oeuvres and refreshments while you reacquaint yourself with old friends and introduce yourself to new colleagues. The year’s opening night reception will be held at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.

Museum of Glass Reception

Tuesday, 6:00 PM

Yet another networking opportunity! Only this one is like no other before. Join us at the hottest venue in Tacoma – the Museum of Glass. In addition to viewing the museum’s exhibitions and collections, sampling scrumptious hors d’ oeuvres and drinks, you’ll be treated to a special glass blowing demonstration in the hot shop amphitheater.

Arrangements have been made for the gift shop to be open from 6:00 to 7:00 pm Catch the light rail (south bound) from the Convention Center on S. 15th to the next stop at Union Station. This is a free, 2 minute light rail ride. From this stop walk over the Bridge of Glass to the Museum of Glass. The light rail runs every 12 minutes.

Exhibit Marketplace

Monday and Tuesday

Maximize your time at the conference. Visit the more than 120 exhibitors offering programs, demonstrations and information on the latest products, services and educational opportunities all in one place. This is a perfect venue to view and explore some of the industry’s most advanced products and services, while obtaining ideas that can help your practice succeed in today’s challenging environment. Also, be sure to bring plenty of business cards for your chance to win many of the valuable door prizes offered by exhibitors during this show.

Optional ACMPE Reception

Monday, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Members of the ACMPE, (nominees, CMPEs and FACMPEs) are encouraged to sign up to attend an optional reception on Tuesday night. See the registration form.