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General Information

Every year, the Cubs Convention is the official kickoff for the upcoming season. The 30th Annual Cubs Convention will kick off the 2015 season and feature Cubs celebrity guests including players, coaches, alumni, broadcasters, business executives and some of the organization's top Minor League prospects. Throughout the weekend, fans will have the opportunity to engage with these special Cubs guests through a variety of autograph and photograph sessions, question-and-answer seminars, interactive exhibits, a children's play area, exhibitor booths and more.

Still trying to get an idea what the Cubs Convention is? Check out last year's 2014 Cubs Convention program, which includes a layout of the space and descriptions of the weekend's activities!

A percentage of the net proceeds from Cubs Convention benefits Cubs Charities. To date, Cubs Convention has raised approximately $4 million for Cubs Charities.

Confirmed players, coaches, alumni, team executives and broadcasters

Major League Players:
Arismendy Alcantara INF/OF
Jake Arrieta RHP
Javier Baez INF
Dallas Beeler RHP
Welington Castillo C
Starlin Castro INF
Chris Coghlan OF
Justin Grimm RHP
Jason Hammel RHP
Kyle Hendricks RHP
Edwin Jackson RHP
Eric Jokisch LHP
Tom La Stella INF/OF
Jon Lester LHP
Rafael Lopez C
Miguel Montero C
Jason Motte RHP
Mike Olt INF
Blake Parker RHP
Neil Ramirez RHP
Anthony Rizzo INF
Hector Rondon RHP
Zac Rosscup LHP
Brian Schlitter RHP
Jorge Soler OF
Dan Straily RHP
Pedro Strop RHP
Ryan Sweeney OF
Matt Szczur OF
Jacob Turner RHP
Luis Valbuena, INF
Tsuyoshi Wada LHP
Travis Wood LHP

Minor League Players:
Albert Almora, OF
Kris Bryant INF
C.J. Edwards RHP
Pierce Johnson RHP
Addison Russell INF
Kyle Schwarber C

Cubs Alumni:
George Altman INF/OF
Glenn Beckert INF
Ryan Dempster P
Bobby Dernier OF
Mark DeRosa INF/OF
Leon Durham INF/OF
Bob Howry P
Randy Hundley C
Fergie Jenkins P
Jay Johnstone OF
Jacque Jones OF
Les Lancaster P
Jon Lieber P
Ted Lilly P
Bill Madlock INF
Gary Matthews OF
Dave Otto P, Broadcaster
Milt Pappas P
Glendon Rusch P
Lee Smith P
Tim Stoddard P
Rick Sutcliffe P
Steve Trout P
Billy Williams OF
Kerry Wood P

Coaching Staff:
Joe Maddon, Manager
Henry Blanco, Quality Assurance Coach
Mike Borzello, Catching Coach
Chris Bosio, Pitching Coach
Eric Hinske, Asst. Hitting Coach
Brandon Hyde, First Base Coach
Gary Jones, Third Base Coach
John Mallee, Hitting Coach
Dave Martinez, Bench Coach
Lester Strode, Bullpen Coach

Team Executives: Tom Ricketts, Chairman
Laura Ricketts, Board Member
Todd Ricketts, Board Member
Theo Epstein, President, Baseball Operations
Crane Kenney, President, Business Operations

Baseball Staff/Broadcasters:
Jed Hoyer, EVP/GM
Jason McLeod, SVP, Scouting & Player Development
Randy Bush, Assistant GM
Shiraz Rehman, Assistant GM
Pat Hughes, Radio Broadcaster
Ron Coomer, Radio Broadcaster, INF (2001)
Len Kasper, TV Broadcaster
Jim Deshaies, TV Broadcaster

Special Guest:
Clark, Team Mascot

Schedule of Events

Friday, January 16th

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday Night with Ryan Dempster, presented by Budweiser

Saturday, January 17th

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Ricketts Family Forum
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Cubs Jeopardy
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. A Recent Look Back: The Cubs of 2007-08
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Meet Cubs Baseball Management
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Meet the New Cubs
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Joe Maddon & His Coaching Staff, presented by Wintrust Community Banks
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. For Kids Only Press Conference, presented by Advocate Children's Hospital
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cubs Business Operations Update
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. New Kids on the Block
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Cubs Family Feud, presented by Mastercard
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. What Lies Ahead
5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. #CubsSocial
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Cubs Bingo, presented by Budweiser

Sunday, January 18th

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 30 Years of Cubs Convention Memories
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Down on the Farm

Event Schedule Subject to Change

Cubs Convention Survey Sweepstakes Rules
2015 Convention Dates
  • January 16, 2015
  • January 17, 2015
  • January 18, 2015
Cubs Registration Hours
  • Friday: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

301 East North Water Street Chicago, IL 60611
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