2018 Route 66 Miles of Possibility
Conference | October 25-28, 2018 | Blackburn College |
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1-800-258-6645 for more information.
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The Illinois Route 66 Blue Carpet Corridor is proud to present the 4th
Annual Route 66 Miles of Possibility Conference that will be
held in Carlinville, Illinois, on Thursday-Sunday, October
25-28, 2018. The primary venue for the conference is
Blackburn College, northeast of Downtown Carlinville at
University and Nicholas Streets. The conference focuses on
historic preservation, economic development, history, and
marketing presented by an outstanding line-up of nationally
known experts on Route 66.
CONFERENCE WEEKEND PACKAGE OVERVIEW:
Conference attendees that arrive on Thursday, October 25,
will have the opportunity to take local historic tours, both
walking and via shuttle bus, on and around Route 66 leaving
the Historic Square during the afternoon, visiting locations
such as the Macoupin County “Million Dollar” Courthouse, the
Macoupin County “Cannonball” Jail, the Sears Homes
neighborhood, and more. On Thursday night everyone can meet
up at the “Carlinville Crawl,” an evening enjoying food,
beverages, and merchant specials at shops and establishments
around Carlinville's Historic Square on Route 66.
Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27,
feature daytime sessions that include presentations, panel
discussions, and workshops. The final session on Saturday
afternoon will feature the premiere of an original one-act
play about the lives and work of women along Historic Route
66. One ticket to the play will be included with your
conference registration. Single play admission tickets will
be available for purchase closer to the conference.
On Friday evening, enjoy dinner with Route 66 friends new
and old at the banquet, and then the concert/dance with the
Robert Perry Band With the Original Mojos! Great food, cash
bar, and the best oldies band in the area all in spacious
Woodson Center on the Blackburn College campus! One ticket
to this event will be included with your conference
registration. Additional banquet/concert tickets can be
purchased via the registration link. In Downtown Carlinville
on Saturday evening, view Carlinville's traditional
Halloween Parade with the special parade theme of “Get your
kicks on Route 66!” Then, enjoy pizza and Italian cuisine at
a Halloween costume party with special guest DJ at Reno's on
the Historic Square.
JUST ANNOUNCED FOR SUNDAY - The Haunts of 66 - a morning after
tour guided from Carlinville and back in search of mobsters,
miners, murderers, ghosts and ghost roads, spirits and their
haunts near the Mother Road. Presented by InSites To Go,
with the Windy City Road Warrior. 9am-Noon. And, yes, you
can show up wearing last night’s costume!
TOURISM PROFESSIONALS ONE-DAY SPECIAL
Tourism industry staff and Route 66 business owners may opt
for the Friday one-day “Essentials of Route 66 Tourism.”
Enjoy the welcome breakfast and tourism-focused keynote,
followed the rest of the day by the Tourism
Track--high-level, detailed coverage of the key issues,
strategies, challenges, tools, practical solutions, and
opportunities facing Route 66 municipalities, counties, and
businesses. Learning won't stop with the last Friday
session; attendees of "Essentials of Route 66 Tourism” will
take home with them a special resource package.
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