2011 Cubs Convention Schedule and Attendees

26ConventionLogo.jpgThe schedule for the 26th Annual Cubs Convention was released on Tuesday. The three-day event begins on Friday at the Hilton Chicago. Cubs past and present, the front office and the Ricketts family will be in attendance … as well as the newest Cubs, Matt Garza and Carlos Pena, plus Aramis Ramirez is scheduled to attend his first convention.

Remembering Ronnie“, the Cubs tribute to Ron Santo figures to be the most attended session of the weekend. Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ferguson Jenkins and Randy Hundley will be among those on hand to share their stories of the Cubs’ legend … and “On the Road with #10” featuring Pat Hughes, Judd Sirott, Cory Provus and Andy Masur telling stories of their days calling Cubs’ games with Ron Santo figures to be as entertaining as heartfelt.

Greg Maddux will also be in attendance and join Jim Hendry, Randy Bush and Mike Quade in the Meet Cubs Baseball Management session on Saturday morning.

The “Unofficial Opening Day” is just around the corner …

2011 Cubs Convention Schedule

Friday, January 14th

  • 5:00pm – 5:30pm – Opening Ceremonies
  • 6:00pm – 6:45pm – Autograph Treasure Hunt
  • 7:00pm – 8:30pm – Cubs Bingo
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm – WGN Sports Night Live with Brian Noonan and Judd Sirott … the two hour show will be simulcast on 720 WGN
  • - 7:00pm – 7:30pm – Tom Ricketts, Jim Hendry and Mike Quade
  • - 7:30pm – 8:00pm – Andrew Cashner, James Russell and Randy Wells
  • - 8:00pm – 8:30pm – Len Kasper, Bob Brenly and Pat Hughes
  • - 8:30pm – 9:00pm – Chris Carpenter, Jay Jackson and D.J. LeMahieu

Saturday, January 15th

  • 9:00am – 10:00am – The Ricketts Family Forum – with Len Kasper
  • 10:00am – 11:00am – WGN Radio’s Meet Cubs Baseball Management – hosted by Dave Kaplan – with Jim Hendry, Randy Bush, Greg Maddux, Mike Quade
  • 10:30am – 11:30am – Pitching Evolution – with Kerry Wood, Randy Wells, Sean Marshall, Jeff Samardzija, Andrew Cashner and Mark Riggins, the Cubs’ new pitching coach
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm – The Future of Cubs’ Facilities – with Crane Kenney
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm – For Kids Only Press Conference
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm – The Q Factor – with Mike Quade, Rudy Jaramillo, Lester Strode, Ivan DeJesus, Bobby Dernier, Mark Riggins and Dave Keller
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm – Battery Talk
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm – On the Road with #10 – with Pat Hughes, Judd Sirott, Cory Provus and Andy Masur
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm – Meet Cubs Business Management
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm – TV Baseball 101
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Off the Field and Off the Cuff - with Sean Marshall, John Grabow, Mike Bielecki and Todd Walker
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Remembering Ronnie – with Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ferguson Jenkins, Glen Beckert, Randy Hundley, Milt Pappas and Jose Cardenal
  • 3:30pm – 4:30pm – The Dominican Way of Life – with Aramis Ramirez, Starlin Castro, Carlos Pena and Oneri Fleita
  • 4:00pm – 6:50pm – WGN Radio’s Saturday Sport Central – Dave Kaplan and Jim Memolo
  • - 4:00pm – 4:30pm – Keith Moreland, Lee Smith and Tim Stoddard
  • - 4:30pm – 5:00pm – Koyie Hill and Sean Marshall
  • - 5:00pm – 5:30pm – Oneri Fleita and Tim Wilken
  • - 5:30 pm – 6:00pm – Carlos Pena and Fernando Perez
  • 8:00pm – 12:00am – Rock ‘n Roll Revue

Sunday, January 16th

  • 9:15am – 10:15am – The 25 Club – with Tyler Colvin, James Russell, Darwin Barney and Scott Maine
  • 10:45am – 11:45am – Down on the Farm presented by VineLine with Oneri Fleita, Tim Wilken, Chris Carpenter, D.J. LeMahieu and Jay Jackson

Scheduled attendees for the 26th Cubs Convention

  • Jeff Baker
  • Ernie Banks
  • Darwin Barney
  • Glenn Beckert
  • Justin Berg
  • Mike Bielecki
  • Bob Brenly
  • Bill Buckner
  • Randy Bush
  • Marlon Byrd
  • Jose Cardenal
  • Chris Carpenter
  • Andrew Cashner
  • Starlin Castro
  • Casey Coleman
  • Tyler Colvin
  • Ivan DeJesus
  • Ryan Dempster*
  • Bobby Dernier
  • Blake DeWitt
  • Oneri Fleita
  • Matt Garza
  • Doug Glanville
  • Tom Gorzelanny
  • John Grabow
  • Jim Hendry
  • Koyie Hill
  • Pat Hughes
  • Randy Hundley
  • Jay Jackson
  • Rudy Jaramillo
  • Ferguson Jenkins
  • Len Kasper
  • Dave Keller
  • Crane Kenney
  • D.J. LeMahieu
  • Greg Maddux
  • Scott Maine
  • Carlos Marmol
  • Sean Marshall
  • Andy Masur
  • Gary Matthews, Sr.
  • Keith Moreland
  • Dave Otto
  • Mike Quade
  • Carlos Pena
  • Fernando Perez
  • Milt Pappas
  • Cory Provus
  • Aramis Ramirez
  • Laura Ricketts
  • Pete Ricketts
  • Todd Ricketts
  • Tom Ricketts
  • Mark Riggins
  • James Russell
  • Jeff Samardzija
  • Carlos Silva
  • Judd Sirott
  • Lee Smith
  • Geovany Soto
  • Tim Stoddard
  • Lester Strode
  • Steve Trout
  • Todd Walker
  • Randy Wells
  • Billy Williams
  • Tim Wilken
  • Kerry Wood
  • Carlos Zambrano

*Ryan Dempster was on the original attendees list but not on the final one released on Tuesday.

Sources Cubs.com and WGN Radio.com

Weekend passes are still available on Cubs.com and this year’s passes feature photos of current Cubs including Starlin Castro, Alfonso Soriano, Carlos Marmol and Aramis Ramirez.

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

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