Second Annual Route 66 Miles of Possibility
Conference | October 20-23, 2016 | Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
Hosted by McLean County Museum of History, 200 N Main Street,
Bloomington, IL 61701
Contact Terri Ryburn at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 309-452-5325.
7:00-9:00pm Registration, check in, and Hot Dog Roast
Anderson Park (Large Pavilion), 100 South Maple Street,
FREE PARKING: Anderson Park lot
Friday, October 21
The Chateau Hotel and Conference Center, 1601 Jumer Drive,
Keynote Address- Cory Jobe, "Leveraging Tourism to Promote
10:45am-11:45am Rep. Tim Butler, "My Past, Present, and
Future on Route 66"
10:45am-11:45am Fred Walk, "Preserving Towanda's Piece of
the Mother Road"
10:45am-11:45am Deborah Carr Senger, "The Other Side of
Historic Entertainment on Route 66"
10:45am-11:45am Will Krause, "Communicating Value: Route
66 and Heritage Tourism"
11:45am-1:15pm LUNCH ON OWN
1:15pm-2:15pm Frank Butterfield, "Place Matters: Historic
Preservation as Economic Development
1:15pm-2:15pm Rob Dirks, "Route 66 Restaurants and their
Attractions in McLean County, Illinois"
1:15pm-2:15pm Joel Baker, "Muffler Men: Giants of
1:15pm-2:15pm Bill Kemp, "Preserving the Past: Basic Tips
on What to Collect and How to Preserve It"
2:30pm-3:30pm Ellie Alexander, "Enhancing Tourism's
2:30pm-3:30pm Cheryl Eichar Jett, "Writing Popular
2:30pm-3:30pm Cindi Fleischli, "Marketing Wine and
Creating a Brand for Route 66"
2:30pm-3:30pm Herb Eaton, "Art and Inviting People: An
artist's experience invigorating Route 66"
3:45pm-4:45pm Debby Funk, "Sweet Serendipity: Funks Grove
Pure Maple Sirup and Route 66"
3:45pm-4:45pm Dave Hoekstra, "A Route 66 Roadtrip: the
Constancy of Change"
3:45pm-4:45pm Kaleigh Moore, "Leveraging Social Media for
Route 66 Economic Development and Marketing"
3:45pm-4:45pm Tricia Stiller, Joe Tulley, "Event planning
for Your Community"
Dinner and 90th birthday party for Route 66, Dance Party
Load a Trouble band
Dance party with Wagon
Load a Trouble (local band) at the Eagle's Club
(free admission, dinner and beverage included)
Saturday, October 22
9:30am-10:30 Guy Fraker, Lincoln Expert, "Lincoln Rides
the Eighth Judicial Circuit to the Presidency"
9:30am-10:30 Frank Norris, "Courageous Motorists: African
American Pioneers on Route 66"
9:30am-10:30 Dan Bruce, "Market and Promote Your Route 66
9:30am-10:30 Nick Gerlich, "Preserving Route 66 in Photos
10:45am-11:45am Aimee Awonohopay, "American Indians and
Route 66: Stories Untold"
10:45am-11:45am Geoff Ladd, "Saving and Restoring The
10:45am-11:45am Jerry McClanahan, "The Art of
LUNCH ON OWN
1:15pm-2:15pm Greg Koos, "Grids: Travel in a Prairie
1:15pm-2:15pm Bill and Jane Diaz - "Public Art and the
1:15pm-2:15pm Anne Haaker, "Follow the Auburn Brick Road"
2:30pm-3:30pm John Weiss, "Preserving the Past for the
2:30pm-3:30pm LaWanda Henry Matson, "Chester Henry:
Illinois State Policeman to Route 66 Legend"
2:30pm-3:30pm Phyllis Grey, "Passing the Route 66 Torch:
Igniting the Interest of Generations Beyond the Boomers"
2:30pm-3:30pm Jim Hinckley, "Route 66: Crossroads of the
Past and Future"
DINNER ON OWN
UPTOWN NORMAL - Normal Theater, 209 W. North St., Normal
7:00pm-9:00pm Conference closing, movie
9:00pm-11:00pm Social hour following movie - Marriott
Hotel, Uptown Normal
Sunday, October 23
OPTIONAL - MAKE RESERVATION ON REGISTRATION
10:00am-11:30am Haunted Route 66 Bloomington walking tour
with Deborah Carr Senger
1:00pm-3:00pm Tenth anniversary showing of "Cars" movie at
Normal Theater - NO RESERVATION NECESSARY
($5 admission to "Cars" by showing conference name tag)