FTU Advanced: Chicago Sept 26-28, [SOLD OUT]

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  1. tommy777
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    Folks,

    Copying and pasting Gary's post so we have a separate thread for the September event

    The event is sold out!

    One of the most requested things we've gotten for future Frequent Traveler University events is a different program -- while each one has several different topics and speakers, they've also had many similar program components, and a large group of people of very mixed experience levels.

    We've listened and we put together the first FTU Advanced for July 2014 hosted in Chicago. That event sold out in a few hours, so by popular demand, we're adding an additional event to be hosted at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare September 26th-28th.
    • Smaller, more intimate, for greater in-depth discussion
    • More advanced. FTU events welcome everyone, at all experience levels, and of course everyone is welcome. But the program will feature a more focused conversation geared to people that have spent more time with the activity.
    • A different program. We'll be able to go more in-depth, and we'll be able to go more hands-on. There will be internet in the meeting rooms to facilitate learning by doing, not just telling and showing.
    Last April's Northern Virginia FTU drew well over 600 people. We decided to cap the Seattle event at a little over 400. Both sold out months in advance.

    In order to provide a more hands-on experience and facilitate better networking opportunities we are limiting this event to just 125 people.

    Tickets are $199. This is designed to be a break-even event. The cost covers:
    * Open bar cocktails on Friday evening (past FTUs have limited type and/or quantity of beverages)
    * Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday (this is new compared to larger past FTU events)
    * Plated Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
    * Meeting space with internet

    We're working on the program now, but wanted to get the information out to everyone as quickly as possible in order to allow you to make plans. The folks who will be speaking are Lucky fromOne Mile at a Time and Greg from FrequentFlier. More details to follow.

    Room block at the Marriott will be available shortly

    Purchase tickets here;
    event is sold out.

    Room block booking link will be sent out to individuals who purchase tickets.

    And remember, this event has only 125 spaces. While it will be important to act quickly, we understand that plans change and there will be a procedure to transfer tickets if you turn out to have that need.

    Questions etc. can be posted in this thread
     
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    Ticket transfer instructions from Melinda

    Folks,

    While we do not make a waiting list, tickets may be transferred. One option is posting in this thread that you have a ticket for sale or that you are looking for a ticket. Once arrangements are made between both parties, the seller needs to follow these instructions -
    Ticket Transfer Instructions
    As always, tickets are non-refundable but may be transferred. Tickets are transferable for free until a month before the event. After August 26, there's a transfer fee of $25 USD.

    1. The seller needs to send me an email at melinda@ftef.net (no PMs accepted)
    2. Include the following information:
    • The full name exactly like it's posted on your ticket and the long ticket ID # found on the ticket
    • The full name of the person taking over your ticket
    I will email you back with the new ticket, which will need to be sent to the person you sold it to.

    Everyone at check-in will be required to have a ticket in their name with matching ID.

    3. If the transfer takes place after August 26, 2014, I will provide you with instructions for payment of the transfer fee. The ticket will not be transferred until the fee is paid.

    Please email me with any questions.

    Thank you!
     
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    Was hotel link sent via email - Tuesday? (did not receive).
     
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    Mentioned this in the Chicago thread already but looks like this is the more appropriate place:

    I have 1 ticket to the September session for trade if anyone has a July ticket and runs into a conflict. September will work (no need to sell) but July would be better for me. Thanks and looking forward to being there either way!
     
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    Don't think hotel link has gone out yet as no alert posted.
     
  6. tommy777
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    As soon as I get it from the hotel it will go out. Hopefully tomorrow

    No worries. Everyone will get a room in the block. The property is huge
     
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    Posting here again. Looking for one September ticket. Thanks.
     
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    Thanks Tommy. Will try to exhibit patience! :)
     
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    Looking for ticket to September event.
     
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    Received hotel link this morning & booked my room. Now just have to wait 5 months! :D
     
  11. KimUSC

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    Will be selling my ticket for September if the dates for the West Coast Advanced FTU work for my schedule. Just waiting for it to get confirmed.
     
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    Folks,

    Everyone should have gotten an email today with the hotel booking link.

    If you didn't receive it, pls contact any of us
     
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    Also looking for 1-2 Tickets for July or September. Will respond quickly to messages. - Very nice to see this so popular!
     
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    Looking for ticket for September. Anyone not able to go? Please PM me. Thanks.
     
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    Also looking for a ticket for September. Please PM me if selling.

    Thanks!
     
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    Also looking for a. September ticket. Will pay you immediately via PayPal.
     
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    Looking for one ticket for Sept. Please ping me.
     
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    Looking for one ticket for Sept Preferably (Or July).....Thanks
     
  19. SingaporeGirl

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    Hi Kim, I will take any ticket you have for the July or Sep FTU meeting. I can pay via paypal or amazon payments.

    Thanks! Mona
     
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    I am sooo stoked for the Sept Advanced FTU. I wasn't able to make it to Seattle, but I will definitely be in Chicago.
     
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    I would like 1-2 tickets please. Please PM me. Thank you in advance
     
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    I'm free for the July or the September U so if you are looking to transfer some tickets (2), PM me. Thank you all!
     
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    When will the dates for the West Coast Advanced FTU be determined?
     
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    I 'm looking for 1 tix to SEPT FTU. Please let me know if you have one to sell. Thanks!
     
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    I'm interested in a ticket to either July or September Advanced Seminars. If you have one that you no longer need, PM me.
     
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