Tentative Schedule for Miles of Possibility: The Edwardsville Conference

Here it is - our tentative conference schedule!


MILES OF POSSIBILITY: THE EDWARDSVILLE ROUTE 66 CONFERENCE
Thursday-Saturday, October 29-31, 2015
Wildey Theatre, Edwardsville, IL

Sponsored by the Illinois Route 66 Blue Carpet Corridor Coalition
Hosted by the City of Edwardsville


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Thursday, October 29

12:00 noon – 6:00 pm Registration, packets/goody bags/info available – Wildey lobby

Afternoon -  Edwardsville Historic Districts tours – by City of Edwardsville Historic Preservation Commission
Wildey Theatre tours – by Joan Evers, Wildey Theatre historian

Evening -  Route 66 Pub Crawl – Stagger Inn, Springer's Creek Winery, Hi-Way Tavern, a couple newer Main Street establishments


Friday, October 30

8:00 – 10:00 am Registration, pick up packets/goody bags/info – Wildey lobby

9:00 – 9:15 am Welcome – Wildey auditorium – Mayor Hal Patton

9:00 am Author Book Store/Artist & Collector Expo opens – second floor

9:30 – 10:30 am Concurrent conference sessions – auditorium and third floor

10:45 – 11:45 am Concurrent conference sessions – auditorium and third floor

11:45 am – 1:15 pm Lunchtime stroll – downtown restaurants and shops

1:15 – 2:15 pm Concurrent conference sessions – auditorium and third floor

2:30 – 3:30 pm Concurrent conference sessions – auditorium and third floor

3:45 – 4:45 pm Conference session – auditorium only while buffet sets up on third floor

4:45 pm – 6:00 pm Shop/visit Author Store/Artist & Collector Expo or Evening Main Street Stroll

6:00 pm Author Store/Artist & Collector Expo closes for the day

6:00 pm Buffet Dinner – third floor

7:30 pm Band concert – auditorium


Saturday, October 31

8:00 am Tentative - E-group Breakfast (hosted by Mike & Sharon Ward, Mesa AZ) - Location TBA

9:00 am Author Book Store/Artist & Collector Expo opens – second floor

9:30 – 10:30 am Concurrent conference sessions – auditorium and third floor

10:45 – 11:45 am Concurrent conference sessions – auditorium and third floor

11:45 am – 1:15 pm Lunchtime stroll – downtown restaurants and shops

1:15 – 2:15 pm Concurrent conference sessions – auditorium and third floor

2:30 – 4:00 pm Special Surprise, announcements of future events – auditorium only

5:00 pm Author Book Store/Artist & Collector Expo closes

5:00 pm End of conference events at the Wildey

4:00 – 6:00 pm Free time – nap, eat, shop, drink, get a spot for the parade

6:00 pm Halloween Parade steps off at Lincoln Middle School but does not arrive downtown until about 6:30 pm. Parade theme "Miners Mobsters and the Mother Road."

After parade -  Roadie Party (hosted by Dr. Nick Gerlich, Amarillo TX, and Roamin' Rich Dinkela, St. Louis MO) – Tentatively at host hotel Holiday Inn Express Conference Rooms. Joe Sonderman (Route 66 author/collector and long-time St. Louis radio personality) will DJ.


Sunday, November 1

Blue Carpet Corridor tour for attendees staying through Sunday