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A Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education



Seminars to Educate and Motivate


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, specials and shuttles will be available!

Riders and non-riders alike are welcome.





Heartland S.T.E.A.M. is a regional seminar for the officers and members of the heartland region (MRO) motorcycle rights organizations, the AMA, and the MRF. The heartland region consists of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. S.T.E.A.M. stands for “Seminar to Educate and Motivate.” Its purpose is to help educate state MRO officers and members on how to work with and be leaders in the political arena. The seminar also brings together the various state MROs to encourage discussion on political issues about Motorcycle rights. These discussions provide insight to those states fighting those issues in their legislatures and give them fresh ideas and the motivation to deal with them.  Heartland S.T.E.A.M. takes place in the spring. Timing is determined by a general consensus of the attending state coordinators and directors.  Each year a different state takes its turn hosting the seminar. The states are asked to each teach a workshop if possible.


The seminar is open to all motorcyclists. There is a charge for attending the workshops, which covers the banquet cost. Attendees are responsible for the costs of their hotel rooms. Hotel room reservations are to be made at the host hotel. Information for the seminar can be obtained from the hosting state MRO.


The format for the seminar is similar to Iowa S.T.E.A.M. with registration and hospitality on Friday night. Saturday, there is registration, an early bird workshop, a general session with speakers and the various state MROs and national organizations reporting on their activities, more workshops followed by the banquet, and a silent and live auction.  The seminar ends on Sunday morning with another general session. Everyone is encouraged to attend Heartland S.T.E.A.M. This regional seminar is a great way to meet and learn from our brothers and sisters from our surrounding states.

2023 Dates Coming Soon!
Time is TBD
Location is TBD
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