April 30 – May 3, 2014
Registration is now open, either online or mail/fax in!
Click here to reserve your hotel room (deadline for the convention rate is 5 p.m., April 8th)
You must be a member of RPMDA to attend the convention. To join online click RPMDA Membership Registration.
To download a membership application to mail or fax in, click RPMDA Application.
Online Convention Registration
(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 (Members and Associate Members).
To register online for Exhibit space, click HERE.
Exhibitors – In addition to applying for exhibit space, you must also register your attendees, see Convention Attendee Registration above
To print Exhibit Floor plan, click 2014 RPMDA Exhibit Floor plan.
To print a copy of the program click 2014 RPMDA Program.
Mail or Faxing Convention registration (Fax 972/490-4219)
2014 RPMDA convention registration form (both dealer and exhibitor attendees must register)
Mark your calendars and join us for the 2014 RPMDA convention, April 30 – May 3, at the beautiful Westin Galleria in North Dallas, and home to your association headquarters! REGISTER EARLY for the 2014 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 Westin Galleria in Dallas, which is next to the Galleria Mall, full of shopping and great restaurants. Your reservation as part of the convention hotel room block supports the RPMDA convention! The convention rate is $160 plus tax, single or double. Complimentary internet access in sleeping rooms. Hotel self-parking is complimentary. Hotel valet parking is $27/overnight with in-out privileges. Click here to register online, or click here to download a registration form.
NOTE: When registering online, payments are processed by PayPal. If you have a PayPal account, you can use it if you’d like. Otherwise, you can pay by Mastercard, Visa, American Express, or Discover without having to set up an account. Just select the Don’t have a PayPal account? option when you get to the payment screen.
To make your hotel reservation today, go to https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=1303045714&key=E5E30 or call (972) 934-9494 to make your reservations by phone. The cut-off date for reservations at the convention rate is April 8th. After that date, rooms will be on an as-available basis at the hotel’s regular rate.
RETURN ON YOUR INVE$TMENT: You can literally pay for your convention trip when you redeem coupon offers from RPMDA exhibitors, available exclusively to 2014 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 Wednesday, April 9, 2014. 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: $265 per person (U.S. funds). This badge admits wearer to the exhibit hall, all educational sessions, opening and closing speakers, receptions and meals.
Social Registration: $215 per person (U.S. funds). 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.
TRAVEL INFORMATION: Fly into the DFW Airport, (DFW), serving most major airlines or Dallas Love Field serving Southwest Airlines. Shared ride shuttle service is available SuperShuttle (972) 615-2410. Reservations required, credit cards accepted, cost is approximately $18/$17(shared ride) from DFW/Love Field, respectively. A taxi (one-way) from the airport to the Westin is approximately $50/$35 from DFW/Love Field, respectively (without tip).
WHAT TO WEAR: Dress is business casual for sessions. Since weather can be unpredictable this time of year, be prepared for possible rain and bring a sweater or jacket to sessions in case – hotel meeting rooms can be chilly.
Optional Thursday Evening Event, May 1st, “The Hardest Piano Music Ever Written,” sponsored by G. Henle Music and Collara Pianos. When you think of a classical music concert, which words first come to mind? High-brow? Poetic? Erudite? What about informative? Relaxing? Entertaining? This is a classical piano recital like you have never heard. Here is your chance to hear two world-class pianists, Alex McDonald (Van Cliburn Competition contestant) and Jonathan Tsay playing the world’s hardest piano music. The format is casual, informative and funny. Tickets are only $10. RPMDA members will be talking about this amazing concert for a long time to come!
Come to the Saturday night awards dinner wearing your Diamonds and Jeans. Dig out your Texas wardrobe and your gaudiest jewelry (if you don’t have any, it’s a perfect excuse to buy some, and a lot more in the Galleria Mall – it’s connected to the hotel, ya’ll!) and celebrate the end to another RPMDA convention. Hitch up your jeans and hold on to your horses!