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Connect and learn with coatings industry leaders - now offered in both an in-person and hybrid option!

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Wednesday - Thursday
August 18-19, 2021


American Institute of Architects Headquarters
Washington, DC

Mask Mandate

Starting Saturday, July 31, Washington, D.C. reintroduced regulations to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19. All persons must wear masks indoors as prescribed by DC Health guidance and regulations. All persons are encouraged to adhere to other non-compulsory provisions of DC Health guidance. MPI/AMPP is recommending that you wear a mask when you can, as well as take additional precautions such as washing or sanitizing your hands whenever possible. We recommend you bring a mask with you to the event to have on hand whenever it is needed as masks will not be provided by event organizers. We appreciate your help to maintain a safe event and we look forward to seeing you soon.

If you have any questions please contact Lesley Martinez.

What to expect

Gain a better understanding about the performance standards and specifications for paints and coatings in the architectural, commercial and industrial coatings industries.


Join your peers and network with leaders in the commercial coatings industry.

Meet MPI

An institute dedicated to the establishment of quality, performance and sustainable coatings standards.


Join us in August 2021, both in-person and online, as the Master Painters Institute (MPI) and the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) (formerly NACE International and SSPC) team up to bring you the first ever MPI Commercial Coatings Summit.  The goal is to deliver a technical program that unites different areas from across the commercial coatings industry.  Hear presentations on numerous current issues facing the coatings industry today, including the state of the industry, strategic industry shifts, the role of standards in coatings and a variety of other topics.

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Key Dates

 August 13, 2021

Online registration closes


There are several lodging opportunities just minutes from the American Institute of Architects headquarters in Washington, DC. Get the full list of partner properties to the AIA on the "Travel" page.

Available Hotels