Welcome to Day 1 of the 2019 RPM Chicagoland Conference.

Registration will open just after 9:00 AM in front of the ballroom.

For those that purchased a meal ticket for the kickoff luncheon, we’ll see you in the Coltrane room for a pizza buffet and a presentation by Philip Weibler on the Milwaukee Road.

Included in the handouts this year is an updated schedule. We added a clinic room after the attendee programs were printed, so refer to the 11×17 large format revised schedule and the schedules posted on the information kiosks throughout the event. If you want to use a digital version, here is the latest PDF:


Clinics start at 1:00 PM, and don’t forget the banquet dinner tonight. We have a limited number of dinner tickets available, please stop by the registration desk if interested. Mike Schafer and Craig Willet have sent two great multimedia presentations for after the meal, and we’ll be moving to the Arcadia theater room for great video and audio. Everyone faces the screen!

Welcome once again to Chicagoland and the vibrant fall colors this week. Hope everyone has fun at the event.

Mike Skibbe