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The 2018 Gathering Evening Speaker Lineup has been announced.
Registration will open in October 2017 - Mark your calendars!
The 2018 Gathering of the Green conference (March 21-24) will feature two outstanding Deere & Company speakers. Neil Dahlstrom, Manager, Corporate Archives & History is the speaker for Thursday evening, March 22, and Graham Thompson, Director, Global Tractor Portfolio Development and Strategic Growth Planning, will be the Gathering banquet keynote speaker on Saturday, March 24.
Thursday: Deere archivist and author Neil Dahlstrom will explore the early 20th century tractor industry as seen from inside the Deere & Company board room, including the interesting history, facts and fictions of the John Deere All-Wheel Drive tractor.
Saturday: Forward looking and notable Deere & Company long-range planner Graham Thompson will focus on the 100 year anniversary of John Deere tractors, key shifts in the agricultural industry and how John Deere’s core values will remain foundational to the company over the coming years
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John Deere Enthusiasts - Save the Dates in 2018!
The 2018 Gathering of the Green will be held on
March 21, 22, 23, & 24, 2018
The 10th edition of this matchless conference will be one you will long remember as we focus on the 2018 theme, "Legend, Made Legacy".
We're Making More Memories!
The Gathering Display Committee is busy planning another spectacular array of artifacts for the 2018 Gathering of the Green Conference. Amazing displays of yesteryear have become a tradition and 2018 is no exception. You can look forward to displays featuring the Dain, Waterloo Boy, and a windmill to name a few. There will be lots of unusual treasures awaiting your viewing pleasure!
The line up of events includes restoration workshops, outstanding speakers, tractor collections, trips and tours, and dozens of vendors for everything you need and want for your own projects.
Connect with old friends and make a few new ones! 2018 will include an opening get acquainted reception, a fun auction, and a family friendly banquet with a keynote speaker.
Just announced! Our special guest speaker on Thursday night will be Neil Dahlstrom, Deere & Company Archivist. Neil will speak about the background leading up to Deere's purchase of the Waterloo Gas Engine Company, and Deere's entrance in the tractor business.
Hotel Reservations available now:
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Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport 888-525-4455
Quality Inn, Davenport 563-386-8336
Rhythm City Casino Resort, Davenport 563-328-8000
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