Well, with the AMPS 2023 International Show from Camp Hill, PA, in the books, it’s time to gear up and take the AMPS 2024 International Show to South Bend, Indiana, April 11-13, 2024. The 2024 show theme is “1944”, as voted by the AMPS general membership at the 2023 AGM held in Camp Hill, PA. Clarification for the 2024 show theme will be announced and released soon.
Show Location/Facility: For those who had the opportunity to attend the AMPS Super Regional in August 2021, it’s a great place for an AMPS International Convention. While I was unable to attend, looking at the photos of the Super Regional at the Century Convention Center AMPS will be occupying, I’ve got to say it looks fantastic, complete with plenty of light and room. In my many years of attending AMPS International conventions, this one looks to be one of the very best.
AMPS recon team, er…show planners, have already identified 2 hotels for this event and reservations can be made on-line by going to the AMPS homepage at https://www.amps-armor.org. Make your reservations early before rooms fill up. We have less than 275 days before the show!
On-line Hotel Reservation Information:
Doubletree by Hilton - this hotel is located across the street from the conference center and is connected to it via an enclosed bridge. The room rate is $149 per night, plus tax. There is also a special parking rate of $5 per day. To book using these special rates, go to the AMPS homepage (https://amps-armor.org) and click on the link.
Courtyard by Marriott - this hotel is just steps across the street from the Century Center where the convention will be held. The special AMPS room rate is $159 per night, plus tax. To book using this special rate, go to the AMPS homepage (https://amps-armor.org) and click on the link. Note that parking is extra ($39 per day at the hotel, $10 per day offsite).
On-Line Judges Training: It’s no secret that AMPS International Conventions require a lot of volunteers (especially judges) to help run the show and the more volunteers, the more smoothly the show runs. Check out the online types of Judges Training on the AMPS homepage (https://amps-armor.org). There are training modules for Field Judges, Diorama and Vignette Judges, Figure Judges, Ramrod Certification Training, Table Captain Certification Training and Assistant Chief Judge (ACJ) Certification Training.
Membership Renewal: Don’t forget to renew your membership and stay current with what’s happening around the AMPS world!
More AMPS 2024 Convention information will follow as the show team continues to work behind the scenes to bring the biggest and best armor-centric model convention in North America for 2024.
Until the next AMPS 2024 Show announcement,