Social Events


Optional Tour: Welcome to Washington

Monday, October, 1, 2018

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fee: US$65

On this tour, guests will enjoy an overview tour of Washington, D.C. that highlights the beauty and awe of the city’s iconic buildings and monumental core. This fast-paced tour is ideal for guests visiting Washington, D.C. for the first time, or for those who have not visited in the past several years and want to see the more recent additions such as the WWII (2004) and Martin Luther King, Jr. (2011) memorials. The spectacular views of the city featured in this tour include the view of the Washington Monument and Reflecting Pool from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and the magnificent Jefferson Memorial from the Tidal Basin.

Accompanied by their guide, guests will have the opportunity to get out of the bus to see:

  • White House (picture stop)
  • US Capitol Building (picture stop)
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • FDR Memorial
  • WWII Memorial
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
  • Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial
  • Korean War Veteran’s Memorial
  • Iwo Jima Memorial

Additionally, the guests will see from the comfort of their vehicle, Pennsylvania Ave (America’s “Main Street”), the Washington Monument, the National Archives, the Smithsonian Museums, the US Navy Memorial, the Canadian Embassy, the FBI Building, the Kennedy Center, the Watergate, and much more while their guide provides engaging commentary along the way.

Social Hour

Monday, October 1, 2018

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
Washington Hilton
McClellan's Sports Bar

If you are in town and looking to have a drink or meet up with fellow convention delegates, you're welcome to meet at McClellan’s Sports Bar in the lobby of the Washington Hilton for a casual evening. Drinks will not hosted by IAPD. 

IAPD Plastics PAC Fundraiser: Wine and Cheese Tasting

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. This fundraiser benefits the IAPD Plastics PAC.
Washington Hilton

Enjoy an evening sipping on red and white while supporting the red, white and blue! Attendees will sample six wines presented by a local sommelier while connecting with fellow convention delegates in a relaxed atmosphere. Attendance at this event will help raise funds for IAPD's Political Action Committee.

Our priorities cannot be accomplished without legislators who understand and hear from the performance plastics industry. What happens in Washington, D.C. affects our companies’ bottom lines.

Supporting the Members of Congress who support our companies is critical. There is no substitute for involvement in the political process to drive change that will benefit your business and to prevent policies from being adopted that will erect new and greater barriers to the present and future success of your company.

The fee to attend is US$100 (in addition to convention registration fees).

This fee is considered a "contribution" to the IAPD Plastics PAC. Federal law requires that all contributions must be made to the IAPD Plastics PAC by personal check or credit card. Corporate contributions are strictly prohibited.

ONLY U.S. Citizens are permitted to personally contribute to the IAPD Plastics PAC. Non-U.S. citizens will be charged US$50 to cover reception costs, but may not contribute a personal donation to the PAC.

About the IAPD Plastics PAC:

  • Supports the Members of Congress who defend our business interests in Washington
  • Allows IAPD members to attend events where we can educate Members of Congress on the realities of our industry
  • Counters the messages delivered by PACs formed by materials such as metal, wood and glass

Proceeds from the US$100 fee to attend this event, plus any additional personal contributions from attendees, will help strengthen the performance plastics industry's position in Washington, D.C. and provide a critical tool for IAPD's representatives in Washington to advance our members' legislative agenda.

New Member/First-Timer Reception

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. by Invitation Only
Washington Hilton

New IAPD members and first-time convention delegates may attend this special reception to meet other new members, IAPD leaders and staff. Easily identify the IAPD Membership Committee wearing a black polo shirt and new members wearing red polo shirts. 

New members and first-time delegates, look for your invitation to this special welcome event in the mail!

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Washington Hilton
Heights Courtyard (Outdoor)

Kick-start the week at the Welcome Reception on the Heights Courtyard of the Washington Hilton. Enjoy meeting - or reconnecting with - your fellow industry peers. All convention delegates and spouses/companions are invited to eat, drink and celebrate!

Sunrise Stretch and Sweat

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. All levels welcome!

Have fun and get your sweat on with a full body workout lead by a certified personal trainer. In this energizing and exciting group class, participants will perform a series of exercises using their own body weight. Comfortable workout clothes are recommended. Water bottles and towels will be provided. No special equipment is required. 

Networking Breakfast

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. All delegates and spouses/companions welcome!

Use this extra time before the IAPD General Session to connect with peers, meet new contacts and strengthen relationships. 

Networking Luncheon

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. All delegates and spouses/companions welcome!

Following the IAPD General Session, discuss lessons learned from IAPD's keynote speakers with colleagues before heading to afternoon meetings.

IAPD Charitable Foundation Fundraiser

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Jack Rose Saloon

After a long day of meetings, meet up with IAPD convention attendees for a drink at the historic Jack Rose Saloon, all for a good cause. In honor of IAPD Past President and Scholarship Committee Chair Howard Natal, this event will raise proceeds to benefit the IAPD Charitable Foundation. The suggested donation is US$30 per person to attend this fundraiser. 

5k Fun Run/Walk

Thursday, October 4, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. All levels welcome!

Join your fellow fitness-minded convention delegates for a morning run or walk.  Participants will meet in the hotel lobby and take off for a fun and laid back 5K.

IAPD Convention Closing Party at the Hamilton Live Venue

Thursday, October 4, 2018

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Hamilton Live Venue

Unwind after a productive week of meetings with new friends and industry peers at the Closing Party. All convention delegates and spouses/companions are invited to eat, drink and relax! The Hamilton Live is a uniquely eclectic experience located just steps from the White House. The Hamilton has quickly become Washington, DC’s favorite gathering place for music, art, entertainment and inventive dining.