- 25th Annual RPM Conference
October 18, 2018 - October 20, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Phone: 847-298-6404 (Mike)
The Registration Table will open at 9:00 AM on Thursday, October 18, outside the ballroom.
On Friday and Saturday it will open at 8:00 AM with Seminars beginning at 9:00 AM.
Attendees and Speakers can register here for the event, either paying online with a credit card or PayPal account, or by printing a registration invoice and mailing a check. Vendors and Exhibitors can register on the Exhibitor page at https://www.rpmconference.com/index.php/events/2018-rpm-exhibitors/
Online registration will be open until 7:00 PM CST on 10/10/2017, after which time registration will be accepted on-site. The price for one-day admission on Saturday, October 20, is $35 cash at the door and will provide access to the vendor/display room and seminar schedule for that day.
Your standard event registration (earlybird rate of $99 is available up until 11:55 PM CST on September 18) includes a full seminar schedule, access to the Vendor and Display Rooms, and the fellowship and learning that comes from a long weekend with like-minded modelers.
Meals are available as extra fare, in case you do not want to attend them all. The first meal is a kick-off luncheon, a pizza buffet with a slide show presentation by Philip Weibler. It is a great way to get the event started and learn about what is in store for the conference as we also overview the event and highlight some new features this year.
Thursday evening is the traditional RPM Banquet with a high-quality multimedia presentation in the Arcadia theater. Dinner meals this year will be served by plate at the tables! No more fighting through a buffet line! Menu details to follow.
Friday is the popular Friends of the Freight Car dinner with a celebration of 25 years of the RPM Conference and a tribute to Sunshine Models planned.
When your presentation is approved, you will receive a coupon code to enter on the payment screen. This coupon will cover the cost of your base registration, and then meals can be added at separate cost. Please choose the base registration, and any meals, then enter the code on the payment screen to received the discount.
We are working on Mini-kits again this year. Please choose your preferred scale during checkout. We cannot guarantee a kit for all attendees, but the sooner you register the better your chance to receive a kit. For HO scale, Mini-kits are limited to the first 100 registrants.
Venue Phone: (630) 505-1000
Venue Website: http://www.sheratonlisle.com/Address:
Rooms are available at a discounted rate of $99.00 per night at the Sheraton Hotel Lisle. Registrations should be made under the "Railroad Prototype Modelers" block of rooms. The special rate is also available three days before and after the event, if you would like to come early or stay late in order to enjoy more of what Chicago has to offer. Here is the link to online booking for the RPM event: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/RPM2018 If you have any difficulties securing the discounted rate, please Email Me and I will help get you in touch with the right people at the hotel.