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PagodaFest Chicago 2022
« on: July 04, 2020, 16:01:34 »
Here is some Information pertaining to plans for the next US based PUB/PagodaFest.
 
With what began as a small informal gathering of a handful of Pagoda enthusiasts in 2002, PUB (Pagoda University Blacklick), as it was eventually called, has since grown into a biennial 2-3 day event attracting over 120 people and 40+ Pagoda's. Event sponsors have been attracted to our gatherings, and we have been fortunate to have had great hosts and organizers. At the Pagoda University Virginia event in 2017, event organizer Alex Djuric began laying track with me about planning a future event in the Chicago area. After Jon Berardi and his team pulled off an exceptional event last year with PagodaFest 2019 in San Diego, their message to me was, "You cannot start planning soon enough." In January of this year, I scoped out what I thought would be the perfect location for hosting an event in the Chicago Area for 2021. The Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook, Illinois. The Hyatt Lodge https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/illinois/hyatt-lodge/chilo is located on 80 beautiful acres which once included McDonald's Corporate Headquarters. The Hyatt Lodge is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Chicago and both O'Hare and Midway airports. This location would allow us to have lodging, and main event activities and meals all in one secure location. We also have the option to move indoors if the weather does not cooperate.
 
Before the outbreak of Covid-19, the plan was to target a late August gathering in 2021. Since no one knows what the future holds, and a European event for this year will likely be rescheduled to September 2021, we believe we will be moving the next US based gathering to August 2022. We felt it was important to let everyone know now since some of you may already have been wondering what is in the pipeline for the next US gathering. Anyone interested in assisting with organizing this event should get in contact with me by PM (Personal Message).

We will provide updates on this topic as new information and a sense of certainty develop.
Frank Koronkiewicz
Willowbrook, Illinois

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