Registration is now open, either online or mail/fax in!
You must be a member of RPMDA to attend the convention.
To join or renew online click RPMDA Membership Registration.
To download a membership application to mail or fax in, click RPMDA Application.
Online Convention Registration
As a 40th anniversary special, REGISTER EARLY for the 2016 RPMDA Convention before February 15 and receive reduced rates for business, social and first time attendee registrations.
(NOTE: registering online, when you see the PayPal prompt for payment, click on the link and you will still be able to pay by Mastercard, Visa, American Express, or Discover. Just select the Don’t have a PayPal account? option when you get to the payment screen)
To register online click Convention Attendee Registration (All attendees must register).
Exhibitors – In addition to applying for exhibit space, you must also register your attendees, see Convention Attendee Registration above
To print a copy of the program click 2016 RPMDA Convention Program
Mail or Faxing Convention registration (Fax 972/490-4219)
2016 RPMDA Convention Registration Form (both dealer and exhibitor attendees must register)
2016 RPMDA Convention Packet (includes dealer and exhibitor information)
To make room reservations, at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel, read below.
- If you want to reserve a single room or a suite with one bed, CLICK HERE. Please note that when you reserve online, the pricing includes the tax.
- If you want to reserve a double room OR a suite with a bed and a pullout couch you must call the hotel directly. Dial 314-633-3014 to make your reservation.
- Pricing is $162 plus tax!
- Deadline for the convention rate is 5 p.m., March 30th
Mark your calendars and join us for the 2016 RPMDA convention, April 26– April 30, at the beautiful Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, MO. REGISTER EARLY for the 2016 RPMDA Convention, and your packet will be ready to pick up when the registration desk opens at noon on Wednesday. A block of rooms is on hold for RPMDA at the Chase Park Plaza. Your reservation as part of the convention hotel room block supports the RPMDA convention! The convention rate is $162, plus tax, single or double. Complimentary internet access in sleeping rooms. Hotel parking is $10 (self-parking). Click here to register online, or click here to download a registration form.
NOTE: When registering online, payments are processed by PayPal. If you have a PayPal account, you can use it if you’d like. Otherwise, you can pay by Mastercard, Visa, American Express, or Discover without having to set up an account. Just select the Don’t have a PayPal account? option when you get to the payment screen.
To make your hotel reservation today, click here or call 702-739-2222 to make your reservations by phone. The cut-off date for reservations at the convention rate is April 4th. After that date, rooms will be on an as-available basis at the hotel’s regular rate.
RETURN ON YOUR INVE$TMENT: You can literally pay for your convention trip when you redeem coupon offers from RPMDA exhibitors, available exclusively to convention dealer attendees. Redeem these valuable coupons and recoup all or part of your convention expenses!
REGISTRATION FEES: Your company must be an RPMDA member to register attendees for the convention. Deadline to cancel registration for a refund less $50 processing fee is Monday, April 4, 2016. Registration includes continental breakfasts each morning, Thursday and Friday luncheons and the Saturday night dinner and closing celebration. Additional dinner and luncheon tickets may be purchased at the convention registration desk when you pick up your packet.
Business Registration: $250 per person (U.S. funds) before February 15, 2016/ $280 after Feb. 15. This badge admits wearer to the exhibit hall, all educational sessions, opening and closing speakers, receptions and meals.
Social Registration: $175 per person (U.S. funds) before February 15, 2016/$220 After Feb. 15. This badge, for non-employee family members and guests, admits wearer to the exhibit hall, opening and closing speakers, receptions and meals.
One-Day Registration: $150 per person (U.S. funds). This badge admits wearer to the exhibit hall, all educational sessions, opening and closing speakers, receptions and meals for one day only.
First Time Attendee to RPMDA Convention: In celebration of the 40th anniversary of RPMDA, first time attendee registration is $225.
TRAVEL INFORMATION: Fly into the St Louis International Airport, (STL), serving most major airlines. Shared ride shuttle service is available with Go Best Express (877-STLGOVAN – $22/$39 one way/roundtrip). Reservations required, credit cards accepted. A taxi (one-way) from the airport to the hotel is approximately $36-$40 + tip.
WHAT TO WEAR: Dress is business casual for sessions. Bring a sweater or jacket to sessions in case – hotel meeting rooms can be chilly.
2016 RPMDA Convention Events
Your stay in St. Louis during the 40th Anniversary RPMDA Convention shouldn’t be all work and no play. As part your convention experience we have scheduled some optional events and activities that will make your stay as enjoyable as it is educational.
Wednesday, April 26, 2016
Explore St. Louis: There is so much to do and see in St. Louis that it would be impossible to do it all in one day. If your travel plans bring you to St. Louis early, you won’t want to miss this excellent opportunity to see the sites! We’ll start with a trip to the Gateway Arch, take a lunchtime cruise down the Mississippi, view the famous mosaics, and explore Forest Park and its museums. Not getting into St. Louis until afternoon? The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis is only a 10-minute walk from the Chase Park Plaza on Lindell Blvd. Forest Park is located across Kings Highway Blvd and all of the museums there are free. Meet the tour group at either location, and join your friends from the RPMDA for the tours. Transportation: St. Louis offers numerous options depending on your preferences for seeing the city. Taxis and Uber will be available for pickup at the hotel, and the nearest Metrolink station is only 1 mile away.
11:00 AM Gateway Arch tour, Mississippi River cruise, and lunch ($39, register no later than April 1, 2016)
2:00 PM Mosaic Museum tour at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis ($2, pay on site)
3:30 PM Forest Park and Missouri History Museum
5:00 PM Return to Chase Park Plaza
Opening Night Cocktail! – Sponsored by Hal Leonard Corporation
Thursday, April 27, 2016
RPMDA Scavenger and Trivia Hunt!
Join us for an exciting adventure honoring RPMDA’s 40th anniversary! Test your knowledge of print music and industry trivia and on an exciting race in search of memorabilia and “special clues” hidden throughout the pubs, restaurants and gift shops in the neighbourhood close to the hotel. It will be a fun-filled way to explore the area and meet new people. The finish line will be a wonderful reception sponsored and hosted by our St. Louis friends. More details to follow….
Welcome to St. Louis!! from St. Louis Area Music Businesses and Friends of RPMDA
Friday, April 28, 2016
Friday night – Don’t have anything to do? Bored and lonely? Don’t worry, the Events Committee is cooking up some fun stuff for you to do tonight and Saturday afternoon. You will never be without something to do at the RPMDA convention. Will email you all the details soon!
Saturday, April 29, 2016
Closing Night Cocktail Party – Alfred Music Company
Banquet – Shake Your Groove Thang! At the 40th Anniversary Retro-Prom. You haven’t had the full convention experience if you haven’t stayed for the closing banquet and awards ceremony. This is especially so this year as we celebrate the history of our organization and the people who built it. The banquet hall is absolutely gorgeous with a panoramic view of the city. Great food, great music and great friends. Be there or be square!