2023 Convention

2023 Convention

UPDATE: Convention Now Concluded

Registration NOW OPEN

Due to booking issues with the Sheraton, we have secured rooms at the hotel directly across the street.
We will have one of the convention buses come over if needed to pick up and drop off those staying at the Doubletree before and after the concert events.

Doubletree by Hilton Lisle Naperville
3003 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, Illinois 60523

Room Rates are the same $109 a night + taxes, with free WiFi and parking

July 2 - 7 2023

Pre-Glow July 2
After-Glow July 7

Hotel - Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center, Lisle Illinois
Hotel - Doubletree by Hilton Lisle Naperville


The Pre-Glow begins with a visit to the incomparable Sanfilippo Estate. Richard Hills will be featured at the 5/80 Wurlitzer. After the concert we will adjourn to the pavilion to ride the historic 1890 carousel.


MORNING:  Walt Strony at Mundelein. 4/21 Mundelein Organ
AFTERNOON: Membership Meeting / No Host Cocktail Party
EVENING: Dave Wickerham at the Rialto Theatre. 4/27 Barton Grande

MORNING: YTOC and Aaron Hawthorne at the Tivoli Theatre 3/10 Wurlitzer
AFTERNOON: Workshops/Seminars at the Hotel
EVENING: July 4th Celebration at the Hotel.

MORNING: Justin Stahl at the 4/21 Mundelein Organ
AFTERNOON: Award Ceremony / Luncheon
EVENING: Tedde Gibson silent movie “Captain January” on the Oriental Wurlitzer Console at the Hotel. Paramount 4/50

MORNING: Brett Valliant at Mundelein. 4/21 Mundelein Organ
AFTERNOON: Member Forum/Seminars
EVENING: ATOS Finale – Simon Gledhill at the Rialto. 4/27 Barton Grande


The afterglow will feature a visit to Organ Piper Pizza and Carma Labs.
Zach Frame will perform on the 3/30 Wurlitzer at Organ Piper Pizza
Jelani Eddington will perform on the 4/90 Wurlitzer at Carma Labs

Visit www.catoe2023.org for more information.

The 2023 Convention Committee carefully considered many venues to attend for the 65th Annual ATOS Convention. Despite our best efforts, there remain a few venues that we unfortunately won’t be able to access due to scheduling issues, transportation logistics, rental/staff costs and other situations out of our control; these include the Chicago Theatre, Aragon Ballroom, Pickwick Theatre and Downers Grove North High School. With an effort to keep prices affordable to attendees, the focus was put on organizing a fun-filled, easy travel week of wonderful theatre organs, including the chance to hear some of the world-class instruments in the greater Chicagoland area.

Seminars & Organ Demonstrations

Dennis Hedberg will be presenting “A Few Wurlitzers I Have Known Well”

Bill Coale
Bill Coale will be presenting “Research Updates & How to Search the Latest TO Online Databases.”

Rosemary Bailey
We are very excited to announce that Critchett's Lowrey Legacy Company from the Quad Cities will be bringing in several of their instruments for us to see and hear! Rosemary Bailey will be on hand demonstrating them for us and there will be plenty of time for you to try them out!

More updates and surprises are coming - so stay tuned!

St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein)

Rialto Square Theatre

Tivoli Theatre

Oriental Wurlitzer

Organ Piper Pizza

CarmaLabs Organ

Sanfilippo Foundation

Sheraton Hotel

Sheraton Hotel

Sheraton Hotel