2022 PenMakers International Chicagoland MPG
April 22 and 23, 2022 - Symposium - Hoffman Estates Illinois

Key Dates

Shirt Orders End
April 1, 2022

Personalized Mug Orders End
April 1, 2022

Meal Orders End
April 10, 2022

Online Registration Ends
April 18, 2022

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The Largest and Longest Running Pen Makers Symposium

Save the date – April 22 and 23, 2022
This one is going to be bigger and better than ever - let's get back together. You won't want to miss this one.

The Midwest Pen Turners Gathering (PenMakers International Annual Symposium NFP) is coming back in person and it is a cannot miss.

Register Early For Better Odds To Winning

If you came to an event in the past you know we give away a lathe and many more big and small prizes. The big prizes are tickets based on the earlirer you sign up. Every month early, gets you an extra ticket. You know you are coming - sign up NOW!

Changes From The Past Chicago MPG

New Hotel - Marriott Northwest (Hoffman Estates)
Bigger Hotel - Bigger Rooms - More Vendor and Demo Space
Meals - We can only provide an optional dinner on Friday - Pizza
Lunch on Friday and Saturday - there will be food carts on-site

More details will be coming out in the next few weeks. We have already worked out details with a dozen demonstrators. Vendor emails went out and we have numerous commitments already.

Watch for details as we have them. “See you again” in April.

This is going to be fun. The MPG Planning Committee

Register Early For
More Chances To
Win The
Grand Prize

Only 83 Days Away

Topics (Subject To Change)
All Abount Casting
From Beginner To Professional In 90 Minutes
Lightsaber Pen
Scalloped Blanks
Woman In Turning
Blank Harvesting
Bending Jig For Embedding Objects
Photographing Your Art
Sharpening Your High Speed Steel
Lathe Maintenance
The Best Finish for Your Pens: Subjective Observations (Fake News) vs. Objective Data (Real Science)
Color Casting
Sales And Marketing
Kitless Next Steps
The Face Of Your Craft Business; How To Get It Online

Featured Vendor
Ohio PenWorks

Featured Demonstrator
Ed Brown