Des Moines: Site of the 2018 NLAPW Biennial


The 49th Biennial Conference of the NLAPW, Inc.
April 19-22, 2018

49th Biennial Registration Form

Des Moines Marriott Downtown group rate


The Des Moines Social Club



A Dozen Reasons to Attend the 49th Biennial Conference in Des Moines, Iowa 

Hoyt Sherman Place Theater

by Laura Walth, National Outreach Chair, and 49th Biennial Chair

1.    Network with creative professional Pen Women in art, letters, and music

2.    Hear General Adams-Enders lead a panel discussion, Swimming Upstream
3.    Attend the Biennial Music program at the historic Hoyt Sherman Building

4.    Attend the Arts reception at the Des Moines Social Club (open to the public)

5.    Attend reading of Letters Biennial Winners

6.   Attend an Acro-balance Performance

Des Moines Sculpture Park

7.    Meet the National Board Members and attend Installation of
the new officers for 2018-1019

8.    Attend the 2016-2018 Memorial Tribute

Sights to see in Des Moines:

9.    Pappajohn Sculpture Park

10.   Meredith Corporation

11.   The Des Moines Art Center

12.   Des Moines Public Library, designed by London architect David Chipperfield.

Catch Des Moines is delighted to be the host city for the
2018 49th Biennial Conference.

“Your attendees may find the Catch Des Moines website very beneficial while planning their visit to Greater Des Moines. On our website – – they will be able to find things to do, download maps, coupons and research restaurants and places to visit while they are in our community. They may also access our website from their smart phone while in our community. We want your attendees to catch the spirit of Des Moines.”

Direct: (515) 699-3445 | Cell: (909) 354-1045