Midwest Penturners Gathering 2020 - Save The Date

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Dec 1, 2006
Aurora, Ill, USA.
The largest and longest running gathering of pen makers will be back for 2020 in the Chicagoland area for another year. When - April 24 and 25, 2020. Last year the event was spectacular and we will work hard to make this one even better. Same location - but we have added a third room. Which means
  • More demos
  • More hands-on
  • More socialization
  • More vendors
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Chicago Schaumburg (Same as last year)
We will be providing the special rates and a special link for registration in the next coming weeks. We have added more rooms so registration will be easier.

Over the next few months we will be communicating all the exciting details:
  • Registration Details
  • The Vendors
  • The Demonstrators
  • The Prizes
  • New Social Activities
The Venue:
Traveling with family? The hotel is situated near many popular attractions such as Woodfield Mall (largest in Illinois and one of the largest in the country) and LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago - so bring the whole crew. Look at the pictures below of the main meeting facility and break out room. We have two meeting rooms reserved and plan to follow the symposium strategy of those in Ohio. One main room with vendors and demonstrations and a second room for hands-on activities. This is going to be a lot of fun. And we have some new social events planned.

The History:
Those who have "been around" long enough will remember Cozee (Greg Cozad) starting the Midwest Penturners Gathering (MPG) about a decade ago in Urbana, Illinois. After four years, Low48 (Rich Coers) continued the tradition in a super-human single-handed presentation for another four years. Then, the Ohio IAP contingent volunteered and the event was moved to Wadsworth, Ohio for the last four years. The event has seen tremendous growth over all these years. From a few hours at a union hall to a three day event in a fantastic hotel. Great demonstrations, vendors, and new activities. Most importantly great friendships, conversations, and sharing of ideas.

The Chicago Team:
Ed Brown, John Underhill, and Mark Dreyer

Additional Info:
If you would like to volunteer or be a demonstrator please contact any of the Chicago team or email us at MPGInfo@yahoo.com. Also any suggestions or comments.

This will be fun ...


May 6, 2014
I really appreciate the early notice. Where I work (which includes weekends) we will pick our vacations for 2020 in October of this year. The early notice should help so that I am off for this event.

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