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Fri, Nov 10


Waterloo Convention Center


General Session and Breakouts on Saturday!

Registration for the seminar and the banquet will be available on-sit starting Fri, Nov 10th.
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Time & Location

Nov 10, 2023, 5:00 PM – Nov 12, 2023, 7:00 PM

Waterloo Convention Center, 200 W 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50701, USA

About the Event

Bags Tourney on Friday Night!

General Session and Breakouts on Saturday!

Banquet with Silent and Live Auction on Saturday! (Banquet is $30/person. Pre-register for the Banquet here)

Hotel Reservations: Best Western Plus Executive  Residency, A.B.A.T.E. 23 Room Block - 319-88-1000

$99 Standard/$114 Suites, Plus tax per night!


Seminars To Educate and Motivate (S.T.E.A.M.) November 10, 11, & 12, 2023 Best Western Plus Executive Regency Inn, 205 W 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50701 319-888-1000  This is an event for current and potential A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa members or anyone who wants more information on A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa. Riders and non-riders alike are welcome. The Saturday evening banquet requires a reservation and a $30 fee per person (see form below). The bags tournament will be held for $20 per team, contact Ethan at 319-575-4175 for any questions or to sign up. All other listed activities, including breakout sessions, are FREE to attend!!!  

Hospitality room AND silent/live auction items will be in Room 3 at the Convention Center!! 


5:00pm - 7:00pm Registration- Convention Center Lobby 

6:00pm – 7:00pm Legislative Meeting-Room 1 

8:00pm - 10:00pm Bags Tournament (Exhibit Hall) Cash bar available 7p-11p 


8:00am – 9:00am 11:30am-1:00pm Registration- Convention Center Lobby 

9:00am- Noon General Session: United We Stand as a Brotherhood-Brian and Julie Bidleman 

                   The Price of Freedom-Charlie Chopper Gilmore 

Noon – 1:00pm Lunch (on your own) 

1:00pm to 4:00pm Breakout Sessions (45 min each) 

     1:00-1:45   Room 1 ) Profiling Frogger and Little 

                           Room 2 ) Earning Respect and How to Hold on to it Theresa Benjamin, Jayne Bremer and Jean Culver 

                           Room 4 ) Origin of Share the Road Megan Eimers 

     2:00-2:45   Room 1 ) Communicating our Committees Committee Heads 

                           Room 2 ) How to change and Create a Strong District Dustin and Amy Swagel 

                           Room 4) Know Your Park (In case of Emergencies) Jamie Totten and Bunny 

     3:00-3:45   Room 1) Profiling Frogger and Little 

                            Room 2) Team Building/Leadership Keith Nims 

                            Room 4) Origin of Share the Road Megan Eimers 

5:00pm – 6:00pm Happy Hour 

6:30pm -? Banquet and Awards Ceremony, Live and Silent Auction 

After party at the SCREAMING EAGLE, Shuttles will be available!!! Live music and specials!! 


10:00am - ? BOD Meeting

For reservations, please call the hotel and mention the ABATE block. The special rate this year will be $99.00 plus tax a night for standard rooms or $114 for executive suites. A credit or Debit card will be required at the time of check-in. Cash or credit only upon check-out, no checks. All rooms are non-smoking.  AFTER PARTY WILL BE HELD AT THE SCREAMING EAGLE BAR & GRILL! FREE DRINK WITH PURCHASE OF THE BANQUET INCLUDED. They will have live music, drink specials, and shuttles will be available!

Riders and non-riders alike are welcome.

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