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Route 66 Miles of Possibility
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 route66lives@gmail.com or call 309-452-5325.



Conference Schedule

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Thursday, October 20

7:00-9:00pm Registration, check in, and Hot Dog Roast
Anderson Park (Large Pavilion), 100 South Maple Street, Normal
FREE PARKING: Anderson Park lot

Friday, October 21

The Chateau Hotel and Conference Center, 1601 Jumer Drive, Bloomington
9:15am-10:15am Welcome
Keynote Address- Cory Jobe, "Leveraging Tourism to Promote Economic Development"

PRESENTATIONS
Downtown Bloomington
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 Industry"
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 Potential"
2:30pm-3:30pm Cheryl Eichar Jett, "Writing Popular History"
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"

7:00pm-7:45pm
Dinner and 90th birthday party for Route 66, Dance Party with Wagon Load a Trouble band

7:45pm-10:30pm
Dance party with
Wagon Load a Trouble (local band) at the Eagle's Club (free admission, dinner and beverage included)

Saturday, October 22


PRESENTATIONS
Downtown Bloomington
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 Community/Business/Attraction"
9:30am-10:30 Nick Gerlich, "Preserving Route 66 in Photos and Video"

10:45am-11:45am Aimee Awonohopay, "American Indians and Route 66: Stories Untold"
10:45am-11:45am Geoff Ladd, "Saving and Restoring The Mill"
10:45am-11:45am Jerry McClanahan, "The Art of Preservation"

11:45am-1:15pm
LUNCH ON OWN

1:15pm-2:15pm Greg Koos, "Grids: Travel in a Prairie Place"
1:15pm-2:15pm Bill and Jane Diaz - "Public Art and the Walldogs"
1:15pm-2:15pm Anne Haaker, "Follow the Auburn Brick Road"

2:30pm-3:30pm John Weiss, "Preserving the Past for the Future"
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 PAGE
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)



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