2015 Austin Mega DO :: February 26 - March 1

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  1. Mackieman
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    Hey everybody, welcome to the discussion thread for the 2015 Austin Mega DO. :cool:

    As usual, the website (https://www.ausmegado.com) will have the latest and greatest information in case I forget to update this post. As we announced a couple of weeks ago, the dates for the 2015 event are February 26, 2015 through March 1, 2015. The event schedule has also been released, and you can view it and all of the details over on the Events page.

    ***Registration will open at 7PM Eastern on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.***​

    We sold out in six minutes last year so you'll want to be there on time and ready to go to secure your spot.

    As promised, there will be barbecue, beer, and live music. Here's a quick rundown of what's contained in the 2015 event:

    Schedule Of Events (tentative):

    Thursday, February 26, 2015
    7PM - Dinner at NxNW Brewing
    10PM - Choose Your Own Adventure

    Friday, February 27, 2015
    10:30AM - United Airlines event at Austin Bergstrom International Airport
    5PM - Evening In The Park
    10PM - Choose Your Own Adventure

    Saturday, February 28, 2015
    11AM - Hecklevision at Alamo Drafthouse featuring Con Air
    2PM - Afternoon Pub Crawl
    7PM - Private dinner at Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew
    10PM - Choose Your Own Adventure

    Sunday, March 1, 2015
    11AM - Private lunch at Hula Hut

    Reminder: all the details about each of the events is available on the website.

    Additionally, there is no plan to provide transportation to any event for 2015; please plan accordingly. All events are in the immediate Austin area, but some of them are outside downtown. We encourage car pooling and ride sharing. On the upside, Uber is now available in Austin along with our normal taxi services. We're also forgoing the official hotel group rate in favor of not signing a risky contract and believing that each of you are savvy travelers who can locate a good hotel rate on your own. :)

    We expect registration to open in late October and we'll provide updates to the schedule and official hotel details as we get closer. Stay turned to the website, this thread, Facebook, and Twitter for the latest updates.

    We look forward to seeing everyone in 2015!
     
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    Booked. :cool:
     
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    It's on teh calendar. :cool:
     
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    Interested - might have to skip out of part of it, though.
     
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    I soooo don't want to miss Hecklevision, Con Air version.
     
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    Not sure if I can make the Austin Mega DO this time, due to out-of-town schedule. Yes, Hecklevision is fun!
     
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    Booked - Hyatt Regency - better breakfast!

    Here's to hoping the thread notification works...
     
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    A couple of updates for everyone:

    Firstly, we announced that we're partnering with United Airlines for an airport event at Austin Bergstrom International Airport. All funds raised from this event will be donated to the United We Care Employee Relief Fund which is our charity partner for the 2015 Austin Mega DO.

    Secondly, we've selected the Sheraton Austin and the Hyatt Regency Austin as the official hotels for the event, but as earlier reported, there will not be an official group block or group rate available. Our expectation is that you're an experienced traveler and know how to book a hotel room at a decent rate.

    As with last year, we will have a charity auction and raffle to benefit We Care. If you have items you'd like to donate to the raffle/auction, please let us know. We had a great list of unique items in 2014 and we're hoping to top that.

    Finally, we're hoping to open registration in mid-November. We'll provide an update in the next week or so with the official registration time so that everyone can plan ahead and be available to register as soon as it opens so you can secure your spot at each of the events.

    The website is the best place to go for the latest and greatest information. We'll also update this thread and our Facebook page and Twitter feed when updates are available.
     
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    Registration dates announced! Registration for the 2015 Austin Mega DO will start at 7:00PM Eastern on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. We also released pricing, the event map, and a preview of the new registration system that you can play with prior to registration opening. All the details are over at the website and as always keep up with this thread and our Facebook page and Twitter feed for the latest information.
     
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    Was the switch to Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew intentional or were you unable to get the Franklin's spot?

    Also booking preview looks good, only recommendation is to allow account creation for both guests in advance so we don't loose our spot filling out all five fields....
     
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    Booked at Hyatt Regency. Hopefully registration works.
     
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    Yes. :)

    I thought about that but decided against it based on good UI design principles and past experience. If you're ready to go when registration opens, you stand a really good chance of getting into everything you want.
     
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    A friendly reminder that registration for the 2015 Austin Mega DO starts in less than a week:

    When: Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 7:00PM EST
    Where: ausmegado.com

    (Last year we sold out in 6 minutes, so be sure to mark your calendars!)
     
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    A reminder that registration opens tomorrow for the 2015 event. We sold out in six minutes last year so you'll want to be ready to go when it opens. The website has all the details. :cool:
     
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    Doesn't like IE9, got the tits up page about 20 times. When I finally got the registration page loaded, it refused to submit. I should have just started with my iPhone.
     
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    I was able to sign up on my phone, but am waitlisted for the UA event. The red "register now" box wouldn't show up on the page so kept having to go to the sign up hyperlink on the page.
     
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    Had a meeting for a few hours, but UA event was full at 4:07pm :(.
     
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    I kept getting the 404 Not Found error. Kept refreshing the website and reclicking for 2-3 minutes before the registration page finally loaded. I'm registered but the United event was already full at 6:05pm Central Time. Booooooo IT issues! Those few minutes trying to get to the registration page definitely cost me. I'm "waitlisted" for the United event, but that's like being on a standby list for a completely full flight.

    Those attending the United event, take good notes. It's looking unlikely I'll be able to join :(
     
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    You'll miss out on the spectacle. ;)
     
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    I'll be there!
     
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    Quick reminder that registration closes at 12:00PM Noon Eastern time on January 28, 2015. At this point, all registrations become non-refundable. So if you have changes, please contact us so we can get them processed before the window closes. :)
     
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    I need to cancel my registration for the Austin Do. I have been trying to contact someone using the online form on the website and no one has gotten back to me. Can someone assist me?

    Thanks
     

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