ISTA Certified Packaging LAboratory Professional INSTRUCTIONAL WORKSHOPS

Become an ISTA Certified Packaging Laboratory Professional (CPLP) while attending the Forum! Normally taken in a self-study format, the Forum offers the opportunity for you to take the "live" version - in a classroom setting. Larry Dull, ISTA's Lead Instructor and who is also a CPLP-Professional will conduct the workshop. Two levels of certification are available: both Technician and Technologist. Click here to learn more.


ISTA REsponsibile Packaging by design INSTRUCTIONAL WORKSHOP

ISTA will be offering a one-half day training program on the implementation of our Responsible Packaging by Design (RPbD) recommended guideline. This training will be followed by an exam which, if successfully passed, will lead to a certification in the use of the guideline. Whether seeking to test the waters, training to implement the program, or obtain a professional certificate, the RPbD training program can help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to build your company’s reputation as an environmentally and socially conscious corporate citizen – and drive profitability. Larry Dull, ISTA's Lead Instructor will conduct the workshop. Click here to learn more.


TUESDAY, APRIL 18th, Noon-6:00PM

This is the time we encourage attendees to come pick up their name badge and forum materials before the TransPack Forum begins. The registration desk is staffed during the entire week to answer questions.


TUESDAY, APRIL 18th, 6:15pm-9:30pm

Let us welcome you to the TransPack Forum with a special evening at Disney’s Epcot® Theme Park. We’ll gather at the Yacht Club where we’ll be escorted to Epcot’s American Adventure Rotunda for a private event. Together, we’ll enjoy dinner, drinks, music, and friendship beneath the soaring rotunda. After dinner, we’ll be escorted to a private area of Italy’s Isola Park where we’ll enjoy desserts and a front-row view of Disney’s premier nighttime spectacular, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth! See the schedule below:

6:15pm Gather at Disney’s Yacht Club Marina area near the lighthouse. Look for ISTA Staff.
6:30pm Depart Yacht Club for Epcot (15 minute walk)
7:00pm-8:30pm Welcome Dinner at Epcot’s American Adventure Rotunda
8:30pm-9:30pm Dessert Party at Italy’s Isola Park and IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth presentation

The welcome reception is free to registered attendees and guest tickets are made available for an additional cost of $90. Guests must be 18 years of age or older. Name badges are required.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19th, 5:00pm-7:30pm

Our Exhibitor program is devoted to meeting the packaging suppliers, equipment manufacturers, research institutes and laboratories on exhibit while enjoying an incredible spread of food and drinks.

The exhibitor reception is free to registered attendees and guest tickets are made available for an additional cost of $75. Guests must be 18 years of age or older. Name badges are required.




Forum Networking Volleyball Tournament
THURSDAY, APRIL 20th, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Past attendees asked for more networking opportunities so we’ve enhanced the very popular Forum Volleyball Tournament event to include ALL attendees and guests. We’ve added a cash bar along the beach area that will surely provide a fun evening of networking - each attendee will receive a free "one drink on us" ticket. The networking will be great so register to play or just enjoy being a spectator! When you register for the forum be sure to get on the team list and to reserve your volleyball tournament t-shirt! Yes, your Guests can play, too!