SMC Fest 2021 – August 28, 2021
Yes, Virginia, SMC Fest will be an in person event this year.
SMCFest will be at the Marriott in Naperville on August 28, 2021.
Chicago Marriott Naperville
1801 North Naper Boulevard
Naperville, Illinois 60563 USA
As is tradition, we will have a gathering for dinner on the Friday evening prior to SMC Fest.
This year’s dinner will be held at
It’s a Southern Thing
1727 Freedom Dr, Suite 121
Naperville, IL 60563
We’ll gather in the hotel lobby at 5:15 PM, weather permitting, we’ll walk to dinner. It’s about a 10 minute walk from the Marriott. For those wishing to drive, we intend to arrive at the restaurant at 5:30 PM
Our group will be set up at two long, 20-person tables, with additional side tables for overflow. The restaurant has agreed to separate checks.
Following dinner, we’ll head back to the hotel lounge for further socializing.
We have a block of rooms reserved for Friday night and some on Saturday night for those who want to stay an extra night.
You may make your hotel reservation online or you may call them (800-228-9290 or 630-505-4900) and request the room rate for the Society of Midwest Contesters.
The special group rate for SMC Fest will expire July 30th. The special room rates will no longer apply after this date. Make your reservations early, once our reserved blocks of rooms our booked, the hotel cannot guarantee availability.
We have a full schedule of programs, including lunch. based on feedback from previous events, we also wanted to provide some additional social time, so we have replaced an hour long program with a social period.
Below is a tentative schedule of the day.
|Start (CDT)||End (CDT)||Presenter||Topic|
|9:15||9:30||K9WX/W9XT||SMC Lifetime Achievement Award|
|9:30||10:30||N9LQ||Little Pistol Station Building|
|10:30||10:45||Break||Break and Photo|
|11:00||12:00||K9CT||Station enhancements @K9CT|
|14:00||14:45||NN1N||Largest QSL effort in history|
|16:00||16:30||AB9YC||Prize drawings, wrap up|
Registration for SMC Fest is now closed.
Updated: 8/27 9:00 AM