2013 Cubs Convention Schedule and Attendees

The 28th Annual Cubs Convention kicks off on Friday afternoon at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. The full list of attendees was released earlier this week and the schedule was released on Thursday night.

2013 Cubs Convention LogoThe convention kicks off on Friday afternoon with the Opening Ceremonies, which are expected to larger this time around than in year’s past. Saturday is a full day of sessions, highlighted by “Meet Cubs Baseball Management” with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. Several of the Cubs prospects will discuss their experiences on Saturday and Sunday features the popular “Down on the Farm” session with Jason McLeod, Joe Bohringer and Brandon Hyde.

The Cubs are expected to unveil the Wrigley Field renovation plans on Saturday during the “Restoring Wrigley Field” session.

It figures to be a very interesting weekend full of information from the convention’s temporary, new home.

Friday, January 18

5:00pm – 5:45pm – Opening Ceremonies

6:00pm – 6:45pm – Autograph Hunt Game

7:00pm – 8:30pm – Cubs Bingo

7:00pm – 10:00pm – Sports Night Live with Dave Kaplan – The three hour show will be simulcast on 720 WGN

  • 7:00pm – 7:30pm – Dale Sveum and James Rowson
  • 7:30pm – 8:00pm – Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer
  • 8:00pm – 8:30pm – Jeff Samardzija, Matt Garza, Scott Baker and Scott Feldman
  • 8:30pm – 9:00pm – Darwin Barney, Anthony Rizzo, David DeJesus
  • 9:00pm – 9:30pm – Len Kasper, Jim Deshaies, Pat Hughes and Keith Moreland

Saturday, January 19

9:00am – 10:00am – Ricketts Family Forum hosted by Len Kasper. Tom, Laura, Pete and Todd will discuss the first three years of owning the Cubs

10:00am – 11:00am – WGN Radio’s Meet Cubs Baseball Management hosted by Dave Eanet – Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Randy Bush, Shiraz Rehman and Dale Sveum

10:30am – 11:30am – Cubs Jeopardy – Milt Pappas, Scott Sanderson, Lee Smith Rick Sutcliffe, Jose Cardenal, Jody Davis, Randy Hundley and Todd Walker

11:15am – 12:15pm – WGN Radio’s From Draft Day to the Big Leagues hosted by Garry Meier and Dave Eanet – Javier Baez, Dallas Beeler, Marcus Hatley, Barret Loux, Trey McNutt, Hector Rondon, Zac Rosscup, Nick Struck, Matt Szczur, Logan Watkins, Robert Whitenack and Tony Zych

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Dale Sveum and the Coaching Staff hosted by Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies – Dale Sveum, Jamie Quirk, Chris Bosio, James Rowson, Rob Deer, Lester Strode, Dave McKay and David Bell

12:30pm – 1:30pm – WGN Radio’s Kids Only Press Conference hosted by Bill Leff – Darwin Barney, David DeJesus, Brooks Raley, Anthony Rizzo and Chris Rusin

1:30pm – 2:30pm – Restoring Wrigley Field – Cubs executives will discuss what lies ahead for the renovations of Wrigley Field. Renderings of the proposed changes are expected to be unveiled during this session.

2:00pm – 3:00pm – WGN Radio’s Not Just for Women hosted by Carol Roth – Scott Baker, Shawn Camp, Matt Garza, James Russell and Travis Wood

3:00pm – 4:00pm – Cubs Family Feud – Bobby Dernier, Jon Lieber, Gary Matthews Sr., Billy Williams, Michael Bowden, Shawn Camp, Brett Jackson and Ian Stewart

4:00pm – 6:00pm – WGN Radio’s Sports Central Live Broadcast with Jim Memolo and Glen Kozlowski

  • 4:00pm – 4:30pm – Welington Castillo and David DeJesus
  • 4:30pm – 5:00pm – Jeff Samardzija and Darwin Barney
  • 5:00pm – 5:30pm – Shawn Camp, Starlin Castro and Tony Campana
  • 5:30pm – 6:00pm – Brett Jackson, Anthony Rizzo and Edwin Jackson

4:30pm – 5:30pm – Meet the New Cubs hosted by Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies – Scott Baker, Scott Feldman, Edwin Jackson, Dioner Navarro and Nate Schierholtz.

6:30pm – 8:00pm – Rookie of the Year Movie Night

8:00pm – Midnight – Cubs Sock Hop

Sunday, January 20

9:00am – 10:00am – Down on the Farm – featuring Jason McLeod, Joe Bohringer, Brandon Hyde, Josh Vitters and Chris Rusin

10:30am – 11:30am – Stat Sundays featuring Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies

Click Here for complete list of events from Cubs.com

For the eighth straight convention, the CCO will be in attendance and will provide daily recaps, plus we will be tweeting information and photos from the convention.

Scheduled attendees for the 28th Cubs Convention

  • Javier Baez
  • Scott Baker
  • Ernie Banks
  • Darwin Barney
  • Glenn Beckert
  • Dallas Beeler
  • David Bell
  • Joe Bohringer
  • Mike Borzello
  • Chris Bosio
  • Michael Bowden
  • Randy Bush
  • Shawn Camp
  • Jose Cardenal
  • Starlin Castro
  • Tony Campana
  • Welington Castillo
  • Steve Clevenger
  • Jody Davis
  • David DeJesus
  • Rob Deer
  • Bobby Dernier
  • Jim Deshaies
  • Theo Epstein
  • Jeff Fassero
  • Scott Feldman
  • Matt Garza
  • Jae-Hoon Ha
  • Marcus Hatley
  • Todd Hollandsworth
  • Jed Hoyer
  • Pat Hughes
  • Randy Hundley
  • Brandon Hyde
  • Brett Jackson
  • Edwin Jackson
  • Ferguson Jenkins
  • Jay Johnstone
  • Len Kasper
  • Crane Kenney
  • Jon Lieber
  • Barret Loux
  • Carlos Marmol
  • Gary Matthews Sr.
  • Dave McKay
  • Jason McLeod
  • Trey McNutt
  • Keith Moreland
  • Dioner Navarro
  • Dave Otto
  • Milt Pappas
  • Jamie Quirk
  • Brooks Raley
  • Shiraz Rehman
  • Laura Ricketts
  • Pete Ricketts
  • Todd Ricketts
  • Tom Ricketts
  • Anthony Rizzo
  • Hector Rondon
  • Zac Rosscup
  • James Rowson
  • Chris Rusin
  • James Russell
  • Jeff Samardzija
  • Scott Sanderson
  • Dave Sappelt
  • Nate Schierholtz
  • Lee Smith
  • Tim Stoddard
  • Nick Struck
  • Alfonso Soriano
  • Ian Stewart
  • Lester Strode
  • Rick Sutcliffe
  • Dale Sveum
  • Matt Szczur
  • Steve Trout
  • Josh Vitters
  • Todd Walker
  • Logan Watkins
  • Robert Whitenack
  • Billy Williams
  • Tim Wilken
  • Kerry Wood
  • Travis Wood
  • Tony Zych

Representatives from the Kane County Cougars, Tennessee Smokies and Iowa Cubs are also expected to attend the convention. Comcast SportsNet will televise the Opening Ceremonies live from the Sheraton.

This year’s welcoming posters are rather interesting … Starlin Castro and Ernie Banks share one poster while Matt Garza and Kerry Wood are paired on another. Anthony Rizzo and Ferguson Jenkins are featured together on a third.

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  • Kyle

    Can they make Sunday any less interesting and worthwhile. I may go, but it is barely worth it.

    • http://chicagocubsonline.com/ Neil

      Kyle, the Down on the Farm session is worth the time. Has always been a highlight of the convention.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jeff.reith.9 Jeff Reith

    Really miss the Hilton. The Sheraton was not up to par. Nobody had answers or any information that worked there.Vendors were way down, very little food options, to small of an area for the one 5 star option for kids that was huge last year with the IBC on hand along with former players. Really it was just lik
    e Wrigley very much non kid friendly (in my opinion) although my kid loved it…

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeff.reith.9 Jeff Reith

    They want to make it more fan friendly- Start by opening the gate early for everyone to watch the Cubs take batting practice. Maybe then the next generation of Cub fans can get more familiar with these young guys as they can be up close with them more than just away games. Then do away with these Andy Frain ushers, all they do is constantly stand up and get in the way anytime someone comes down. I can see once to make sure that ticket matches, ut come on now these are the pricer tix and we dont need to be looking around these guys during the game. Just like the convention its probably the same people who work the “security” detail there. They think they are bigger than whats at hand, the experience. There was one dope who stood on stage the entire time with Barney and was in the way for everyones photos. Im sure they were happy waiting hours just to have that guy in the background…. I have to stop now.