Due to circumstances beyond our control, we changed our plans for our forty-first annual convention, which we originally planned to hold in Duluth, Minnesota. On March 28, Amtrak announced their new policy for the operation of charter special trains. Our request for an Amtrak special train, the “Lake Superior Limited” from New Orleans to Duluth and return to Chicago, was disapproved, as it did not meet Amtrak’s new criteria for the operation of charter special trains.
After exploring our options, we decided to hold the convention at Saint Paul, the capital of Minnesota, on Wednesday September 19 thru Saturday September 22. Participating private cars will arrive and depart on Amtrak’s Empire Builder, and will be parked at Union Depot, St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Hyatt Place St. Paul/Downtown is our convention hotel. You can make your reservation thru the hotel’s website or by calling 1-888-492-8847. Use code G-AAPR to receive the AAPRCO room rate of $134 plus taxes per night.
The current schedule of convention activities is available here.
Convention registration is available here.
We will update this web page if/when more information is available.
Last updated September 13, 2018.
NOTE: The convention is open only to members of AAPRCO, their family and their personal guests.
Ken Buehler, Anne Lewis and Dirk Lenthe, 2018 Convention Co-Chairs