The Awards Banquet will be held Saturday night from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Tickets for the meal will be an extra cost. There will be a Social Hour from 6:00 to 7:00 PM with a cash bar. The meal will be served from 7PM to 8PM, after which the doors will be opened to everyone for the award ceremonies. We encourage attendees to register for the banquet which we anticipate will be a truly special event.
Banquet Keynote Speaker
We are working on procuring a keynote speaker of renown in the model/prototype railroad community.
In past conventions there were complaints about the scarcity of food as well as the appropriateness of the menu given the cost to attend the banquet. One problem is that hotels typically plan for events where the attendees are closer to a 50/50 male-female composition, where that is rarely the case with model railroaders. Convention committee member Karen Confer is working closely with the hotel to plan appropriate menus and to make sure that all attendees will be well-fed. When the menu and format are finalized, the information will be posted here. Thank you for your patience.