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JustRead Rendezvous 2024 Event Information

Information will added as plans are finalized.

2024 Authors

Keynote Speakers

To Be Announced

Worship Leaders

Kimberley Woodhouse and Lisa Phillips

Additional Participating Authors

To Be Announced

2024 Sponsors

JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC



To Be Announced



The Book Bee sweet reads pop-up shopFeatured titles by participating authors will be available for purchase throughout the event. Cash, debit, and credit cards will be accepted.

The Book Bee sweet reads pop-up shop is a consignment event operated by JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC. All sales are final.



Friday, November 15  (tentative) 
8:00 a.m. Sign-in & Bookshop Open
9:00 a.m. Worship & Prayer
9:15 a.m. Welcome & Announcements
9:30 a.m. Speaker Session 1
10:00 a.m. Break for Giveaways, Game, Shopping
10:30 a.m. Author Panel 1
11:15 a.m. Small Groups Round 1
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Worship
1:00 p.m. Speaker Session 2
1:30 p.m. Short break for Giveaways, Game, Shopping
1:45 p.m. Author Panel 2
2:30 p.m. Small Groups Round 2
3:00 p.m. Break for Giveaways, Game, Shopping
3:30 p.m. TBD
4:00 p.m. Giveaways, Shopping
4:15 p.m. Author Panel 3
5:00 p.m. Closing Announcements, Worship & Prayer
5:15 p.m. Book Signing & Shopping
6:15 p.m. Bookshop Closes

The dress code for this event is casual. Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable (clothing is mandatory, style is optional). The volunteer crew will be in jeans and tees.


To Be Announced

No outside food or beverages, please. The registration/participation fee does not include lodging, transportation, or parking. Attendees are responsible for all reservations and accommodation costs, including taxes and incidentals.

JustRead Rendezvous Event Information 2024

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ECPA PubU/The Christy Award venue
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center Chicago-Downers Grove
2111 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515
+1 630-971-2000

Check-In: 3 p.m.
Check-Out: 12 p.m.

Room Block
Rate: $139 plus 10.14% tax
Dates: November 11-16

link coming soon

Rendezvous may have an additional room block in a nearby hotel at approximately the same rate.


distance from The Christy Award venue
Chicago Midway International Airport 20 miles (50 minutes, depending on traffic)
Chicago O’Hare International Airport 19 miles (30 minutes, depending on traffic)
Dupage Airport Authority 17 miles (30 minutes, depending on traffic)
Amtrak La Grange train station 10 miles
Amtrak Naperville train station 10 miles
Metra Belmont rail station 3 miles
Pace bus stop [Finley/Brook] 0.8 miles


Art of Writing conference
The Christy Award Winners Gala
Route 66

Media Kit

We hope you will share our vision to serve fiction readers and authors through this event by spreading the word to interested community members. A media kit, including a press release, printable flyers, sample captions, and digital graphics (as they become available), is provided for your convenience.

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Beth Erin, Event Coordinator
JustRead Rendezvous

Authors and Readers to gather at the second annual JustRead Rendezvous near Chicago on November 15, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST. The event will celebrate Christian fiction and sweet reads with good food and good books and will be held in the Lisle/Downers Grove/Oak Brook area.

Rendezvous will feature corporate worship, speaker sessions, author panels, small group discussions, and book signings. This event aims to sweeten reading and storytelling experiences with fellowship and encouragement. Keynote speakers, worship leaders, and additional participating authors will be announced at a later date.

The JustRead Rendezvous is open to registered attendees only. The 2024 event is sponsored by JustRead Publicity Tours.

Quick Links: 2024 Authors | Venue | Shop | Schedule | Lodging | Travel | Attractions | Media Kit | Press Release