The banquet will take place on the top floor of the Illinois Terminal in downtown Champaign. A cash bar will be open by 7:30pm and dinner will be begin at 8pm.
A shuttle bus will take participants to the banquet in two waves with pick-ups at the I-Hotel and the Hilton Garden Inn at the times listed below. Similarly, there will be two trips to return people to the hotels.
If you have a car and wish to drive, you should park in the lot behind the station on other side of the railroad tracks. From the Hilton, drive north on Neil Street. As you approach downtown, Neil will split into a one way street (Walnut). At the next light, turn right on University. At the next light, veer right toward the train station and drive past it and under the train viaduct. Just the past the viaduct, turn right into the parking lot.
Pre-Banquet Beer Tasting
Ray invites you join him for a taste of local liquid fare--beer from one of our two microbreweries. Join him between 6:45pm and 7:30pm at the Blind Pig Brewery, which is within walking distance of the banquet center. Here's how you get there: