Please Read All the Information and Disclaimers BEFORE Registering for the Conference!

Note: Tickets are Will Call only. Check in at the Registration Tent when you arrive at the event.

Looking for a Craft Class? We’ve partnered with CraftWork Studios to offer a variety of craft classes during the event. They are conveniently located across from Central Park (the site of the International Team Forging Competition) at 134 Gazebo Park, Johnstown (above The Write Cup Coffee Shop). Register Now!

Additional independent classes will be announced very soon.

Tent Camping Disclaimer: Tent camping is on the grounds of Peoples Natural Gas Park. The train tracks are extremely close to the park and trains run frequently during the day and even through the night. Check out this video to see the proximity.

Waiver of Liability: In organizing and running this conference, ABANA and its members, volunteers, demonstrators, and assistants (collectively, “the Conference Team”) seek to take reasonable and appropriate precautions to prevent injury to participants and their property. There are, however, certain inherent and unavoidable dangers connected with the conference activities that the Conference Team cannot be liable for. By registering and/or attending the event, you agree to hold blameless the ABANA Board, Conference Team, staff, and volunteers for any claim of personal injury or property damage arising out of your attendance at, or participation in, the conference.

Refund Policy: Conference admission is non-refundable. All sales are final.

Members who cannot attend due to a medical emergency, death in the family, or other unforeseen situation of a grave nature can submit a request in writing to ABANA, PO Box 462, Johnstown, PA 15907 or for consideration by the Board. No refund requests will be accepted via phone. All pre-ordered merchandise is non-refundable and will be shipped to the address of record in the event of a no-show.


for ABANA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration & Conference


Want your t-shirt before the Conference? Pre-order from our online store and it’ll ship at the end of May.

Save yourself shipping costs by ordering your Conference t-shirt via the registration form. T-shirts will be available when you check in.