THE 6TH ANNUAL ROUTE 66 MILES OF POSSIBILITY CONFERENCE (OCTOBER 15-18, 2020 - PONTIAC IL) IS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19.
2020 MILES OF POSSIBILITY ROUTE 66 CONFERENCE CANCELLED.
From all of us at the Miles of Possibility organization and at Pontiac Tourism, we are sorry to announce that the sixth annual Miles of Possibility Route 66 Conference scheduled for October 15-18, 2020, is cancelled and is being rescheduled for October 2021. We know that this is the right choice to keep everyone safe and well and to maximize the next event! We'll continue to plan for the 2021 event and look forward to sharing information with you throughout the coming months as we confirm dates, speakers, and activities. Everyone, please follow social distancing, stay healthy and well, and join us in Pontiac in October 2021 for the biggest and best Miles of Possibility Route 66 event yet!
(Please pardon our dust as we transition to a new website!)
The first conference was held at the Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville, Illinois, in 2015. Subsequent conferences were held in Bloomington-Normal (2016), Joliet (2017), Carlinville (2018), and Normal (2019). Each event has featured a combination of some of the biggest names on the contemporary Route 66 scene - historians, authors, explorers, photographers, artists, and cartographers - and also experts, academics, and professionals featuring the local history and culture of each host city. Each year, social and networking activities round out the long weekend schedule. The event rotates south to north along Illinois Route 66 to showcase different communities. The sixth annual event will be held in Pontiac, Illinois!
From the first conference held at the historic Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville in 2015, we knew this was a special kind of event. Gathering Route 66 aficionados, historians, authors, artisans, travelers, and explorers from across the U.S. and around the world, the annual event offers presentations, programs, workshops, Route 66-focused arts and entertainment, and social and networking activities. It is the only annual conference that focuses on the history, preservation, and economic development of Route 66. Miles of Possibility is in the process of becoming its own nonprofit organization to provide greater capacity and expertise for future events! Please pardon our dust as we move from one website to another!
The Sixth Annual Miles of Possibility Route 66 Conference!
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