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We are expecting approximately 50-75 attendees.

Meetings are free of charge.  Day-of parking at venue is complimentary with voucher received at ABTA registration.

Registration will become available as dates and details are announced.

Registration will be accepted until 1 week prior to event.

We will be accepting walk-in registrations based upon availability. We encourage advanced registration so we can have an accurate registration count  to ensure we are providing enough meals for all attendees.

Yes, a light breakfast and lunch will be provided to all registered attendees.

Absolutely! We welcome anyone who is interested in joining us.

Please call 800-886-2282 or e-mail

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Mindee Plugues


Mindee J. Plugues, of Los Angeles, CA, is vice president, marketing for the Applebee’s brand and brings skills including brand strategy, executive leadership, and marketing to the board. Plugues has been an ABTA donor since April 2001, following her father’s passing from GBM. She is also a former member of the ABTA endurance program, Team Breakthrough.

Bob Kruchten


Bob Kruchten, of Mount Prospect, IL, is a sales manager at Extreme Reach, a leading advertising technology company. He has strong skills in communications and fundraising, and has been advocating for the ABTA for 19 years in tribute to his best friend, Paul Fabbri, who lost his 10-year battle with GBM in 1998. Kruchten accepted the ABTA’s Joel A. Gingras Jr. Award in 2015 on behalf of the Paul Fabbri Memorial Fund.