2009 Cubs Convention Schedule and Attendees

ryandempster2008-pub.jpgThe 24th Annual Cubs Convention will kickoff on Friday afternoon at the Hilton Chicago and thanks to the Tribune here is the schedule for the three-day event that unofficially kicks off the 2009 season. The CCO has also compiled a list of scheduled attendees, in alphabetical order.

Cubs past and present will be in attendance as well as the newest Cub, Milton Bradley. The convention will also pay tribute to the ’84 team on the 25th anniversary of a magical summer that helped create a whole new generation of the Faithful. Ryne Sandberg, Rick Sutcliffe, Bill Buckner, Bob Dernier, Keith Moreland, Scott Sanderson , Steve Trout and Lee Smith will be in attendance and figures to make “The Magic of ’84” one of the largest attended events of the entire weekend.

2009 Cubs Convention Schedule

Steve Cochran will do a live remote from the Boulevard Room at the Hilton from 3:00pm – 7:00pm on Friday

Friday, January 16th

  • 5:00pm – 5:30pm – Opening Ceremonies
  • 6:00pm – 6:45pm – Autograph Treasure Hunt
  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm – Sports Central Live with Dave Kaplan….the show will be taped due to the Chicago Blackhawks game. WGN Radio will broadcast the show between 4:00pm – 6:00pm on Saturday, January 17th
  • - 6:00pm – 6:30pm – Lou Piniella and Larry Rothschild
  • - 6:30pm – 7:00pm – Jim Hendry and Crane Kenney
  • - 7:00pm – 7:30pm – Ted Lilly, Ryan Dempster, Reed Johnson and Aaron Miles
  • - 7:30pm – 8:00pm – Pat Hughes, Ron Santo, Len Kasper and Bob Brenly
  • 7:00pm – 8:30pm – Cubs Bingo

Saturday, January 17th

  • 9:00am – 10:00am – WGN Radio’s Meet Cubs Management with John Williams and Dave Eanet
  • - Jim Hendry, Lou Piniella, Randy Bush and Crane Kenney
  • 9:00am – 10:00am – Draft Day to the Big Show
  • 9:30am – 10:30am – Cubs Jeopardy with Pat Hughes
  • 10:00am – 11:00am – Wheelchair Cubs
  • 10:00am – 4:00pm – Chicago Cubs Photo Experience
  • 10:30am – 11:30am – WGN Radio’s Not for Women Only with Kathy O’Malley and Judy Markey
  • - Ryan Theriot, Sean Marshall, Reed Johnson and Aaron Miles
  • 10:30am – 11:30am – Who’s the Boss?
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm – Piniella and His Lou-tenants
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm – In Touch with the Cubs presented by the VineLine
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm – WGN Radio’s Game Day Experience with Nick Digilio and Cory Provus
  • - Mike Fontenot, Joey Gathright, Kevin Hart, Koyie Hill and Ted Lilly
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Welcome to Wrigley
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Pitching Clinic
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm – WGN Radio’s The Clubhouse Entertainers with Steve Cochran
  • - Ryan Dempster, Lee Smith, Ron Santo and Randy Hundley
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm – In the WGN TV Booth with Len and Bob
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm – Hitting Clinic
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm – The Magic of ’84
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm – For Kids Only Press Conference
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Baseball Conditioning Clinic
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Sneak Preview of “We Believe”
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm – Making History
  • 8:00pm – 12:00am – Rock ‘n Roll Revue

Saturday between 12:00pm – 1:00pm will feature “In Touch With the Cubs” – A spotlight of some of the ways in which fans are corresponding with the Cubs front office through blogs and personal web sites

Sunday, January 18th

  • 9:00am – 10:00am – Meet Cubs Business Management
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm – Chicago Cubs Photo Experience
  • 10:30am – 11:30am – Down on the Farm presented by VineLine with Oneri Fleita and Tim Wilken

The CCO will have first hand daily recaps and photos of this year’s convention….for the fourth consecutive year.

Scheduled Attendees

  • Ernie Banks
  • Darwin Barney
  • Glenn Beckert
  • Milton Bradley
  • Bob Brenly
  • Bill Buckner
  • Randy Bush
  • Jose Cardenal
  • Neal Cotts
  • Doug Dascenzo
  • Jody Davis
  • Ryan Dempster
  • Bob Dernier
  • Ivan DeJesus
  • Leon Durham
  • Oneri Fleita
  • Mike Fontenot
  • Joey Gathright
  • Doug Glanville
  • Kevin Gregg
  • Brandon Guyer
  • Rich Harden
  • Kevin Hart
  • Jim Hendry
  • Koyie Hill
  • Micah Hoffpauir
  • Pat Hughes
  • Randy Hundley
  • Ferguson Jenkins
  • Len Kasper
  • Crane Kenney
  • Derrek Lee
  • Reed Johnson
  • Ted Lilly
  • Carlos Marmol
  • Sean Marshall
  • Aaron Miles
  • Keith Moreland
  • Gerald Perry
  • Lou Piniella
  • Larry Rothschild
  • Rick Reuschel
  • Mike Quade
  • Jeff Samardzija
  • Ryne Sandberg
  • Scott Sanderson
  • Ron Santo
  • Matt Sinatro
  • Lee Smith
  • Alfonso Soriano
  • Geovany Soto
  • Tim Stoddard
  • Lester Strode
  • Rick Sutcliffe
  • Ryan Theriot
  • Alan Trammell
  • Steve Trout
  • Tim Wilken
  • Billy Williams
  • Carlos Zambrano

Photo of Ryan Dempster from the 2008 Cubs Convention taken by ChicagoCubsOnline.com

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