Route 66 Miles of Possibility Announces 2022 Conference

Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway

The seventh annual Miles of Possibility Route 66 Conference will be Thursday – Sunday, October 20 – 23, in Pontiac, Illinois! This year’s theme, “America’s Main Street Welcomes the World,” emphasizes the importance of small-town America to those seeking the authentic Route 66 experience.

The conference is dedicated to the memory of David Clark, Windy City Road Warrior, who died in January. A special session will highlight memories and accomplishments from his long association with Route 66, including the major contributions he made to the Route 66 Miles of Possibility Conference.

The conference kicks off on Thursday with a special afternoon tour and an evening hot dog roast at Pontiac’s most famous mural.

Stephanie Stuckey, CEO of Stuckey’s Corporation, will present the keynote speech on Friday morning, October 21. Route 66 and Americana enthusiasts won’t want to miss the inspiring story of Stuckey’s rise and fall – and rise again – told as only the granddaughter of Stuckey’s founder could tell it. Following the keynote speech, Friday and Saturday feature daytime conference sessions. On Friday evening a movie with Pontiac connections will be shown.

At Saturday’s closing ceremony, MOP will announce the host cities for every Miles of Possibility conference from 2023 through 2026, the Centennial Year of Route 66! On Saturday evening, a band will make sure that you “get your kicks.”

The Miles of Possibility Route 66 Conference will wrap up on Sunday morning with a “Preservation Showcase” tour led by Illinois Route 66 preservationist and advocate John Weiss.

Register now to secure your place at the only annual Route 66 conference at For information on host hotels, schedule, speakers, and entertainment, go to and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Stephanie Stuckey will be Keynote Speaker at this year’s conference.

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