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Tour: Ford Motor Company Cleveland Engine Plant | Welcome Reception | Indians Baseball Game | Night at the Comedy Club | Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Discount | Back to 71st AM Home

These events are available to attendees of the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019.

We encourage you to register for all special events at the time you register for the conference, but if you have already registered you can add special events using the below link.



Wednesday, June 12, 2019 (1 - 4:30 pm) 
Ford Motor Company Cleveland Engine Plant Tour

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This tour will include a behind the scenes look at the Ford Motor Company Cleveland engine plant, as well as discussions about incorporating technology into training and the introduction of new equipment. A trolly will leave the Cleveland Westin at 1pm and return back by 4:30pm. Closed toed shoes are required.

Organized by: Bill Dirksen, Susan Helper, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 1:10 pm - ?
Join us at Progressive Field to cheer on the Cleveland Indians!

Baseball Game (Indians V.S. Reds), first pitch 1:10 pm. Tickets in the LERA block are $43 and our seating is in section 316 and 311. Come network with other LERA members and enjoy Progressive Field and the Cleveland Indians.

After the game, Nicky Schmidt, VP of Brand, Strategy and Analytics for the Cleveland Indians, will give a presentation to the group on "Integrating Data Analytics into Business Operations" with time allowed for Q&A with dinner in the ballpark in the Heavy Hitters meeting room which can be accessed through the Cleveland Indians executive offices located at 2401 Ontario Street, Cleveland, OH (from just outside the ballpark).

Organized by Dennis Minni and sponsored by Zashin & Rich Co., L.P.A.

Thursday, June 13, 2019, 6 - 10 pm
LERA Welcome Reception on Goodtime III Charter

We encourage everyone to attend the LERA Welcome Reception which will take place on the Goodtime III Charter on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Transportation from hotel will begin at 6pm and you should arrive back at the hotel by 10pm. This event has been sponsored by The Martin and Laurie Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution, The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University; Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions; and UAW/Ford. You can take advantage of this special event for only $45, which covers your transportation to and from the charter, admission on the charter vessel (only available for private charter), and hors d'oeuvres. A trolly will leave the Cleveland Westin at 6pm and circle until 6:30pm. 

Friday, June 14, 2019, 6:30 - 10 pm, showtime 7:30
A night out at the comedy club!

 Hilarities logo Join us for a fun and entertaining evening out at the Hilarities comedy club at the Pickwick and Frolic. Jeff Allen will be performing. Hilarities 4th Street Theatre is one of the largest made-for-comedy venues in the country, presenting the best in national stand-up comedy. Your $40 ticket includes transportation and entrance to the club. Blue Cross Blue Shield has sponsored the event and will be providing food at the show. A trolly will leave the Cleveland Westin at 6:30 pm and return back after the show (which should be before 10 pm).

Anytime! June 13-16, 2019, Saturday they are open late for the public
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Discount Code

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A main attraction to Cleveland is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but unfortunately, it was not available for LERA to host an event there. They have offered LERA a discount code to share with meeting participants:

Using the link and special promo code below, adult general admission tickets can be purchased at the discount rate of $18 (regularly $26).  Offer available online only.

  1. Go to ticketing.rockhall.com
  2. Enter promo code “LERA19” in the upper right hand corner at checkout
  3. Hit “Submit” to activate the code