Meetup: San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles February 11th, 12th and 13th

Discussion in 'Community Center' started by tommy777, Feb 4, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. tommy777
    Original Member

    tommy777 Co-founder

    Messages:
    2,674
    Likes Received:
    6,596
    Status Points:
    4,570
    Greetings all,

    It's an absolute pleasure to welcome everyone to Randy's new venture. The month of February will be very busy for the House of Miles folks and also for us volunteers.

    We are having a total of 7 gatherings in February. The objective is to shape milepoint.com, build content, come up with new ideas and, of course, get together! Randy and his volunteers will be bopping around between the sessions, it will be a lot of fun!

    The first 3 gatherings will be on the west coast, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles on the weekend of February 11th.

    And as usual, EVERYONE is welcome. Meals and parking is covered.

    Thank you in advance for participating.. Please post in this thread if you can join us!

    Here's the program:


    Program Seattle: Hyatt Regency Bellevue

    Friday February 11th:

    We meet up for drinks at a location TBD @ 6PM Tommy will be there.

    Saturday February 12th:

    0830AM Breakfast and registration
    09AM Presentation of the website, feedback and content building session
    1200 Lunch
    1PM Content building session, idea bank, chat
    5PM Program ends




    Program San Francisco: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

    Saturday February 12th:

    0830AM Breakfast and registration
    09AM Presentation of the website, feedback and content building session
    1200 Lunch
    1PM Content building session, idea bank, chat
    5PM Program ends
    7PM Dinner

    Sunday February 13th:

    0830AM Breakfast
    09AM Presentation of the website, feedback and content building session
    1200 Lunch
    1PM Content building session, idea bank, chat
    5PM Program ends



    Program Los Angeles: Hotel TBD

    Friday February 11th:

    Randy kicks off the gatherings at a location TBD @ 7PM

    Saturday February 12th:

    0830AM Breakfast and registration
    09AM Presentation of the website, feedback and content building session
    1200 Lunch
    1PM Content building session, idea bank, chat
    5PM Program ends
    7PM Dinner

    Sunday February 13th:

    0830AM Breakfast
    09AM Presentation of the website, feedback and content building session
    1200 Lunch
    1PM Content building session, idea bank, chat
    5PM Program ends
     
  2. tommy777
    Original Member

    tommy777 Co-founder

    Messages:
    2,674
    Likes Received:
    6,596
    Status Points:
    4,570
    Participants:

    Seattle
    tommy777 (Friday and Saturday)
    Firefly (Saturday)
    MSY-MSP

    San Francisco
    tommy777 (Sunday)
    Firefly (Sunday)
    SFO
    Pegasus
    Pat89339
    Snap
    FriendlySkies

    Los Angeles
    Randy Petersen
    Chris H
    Cholula
    noneemac
    DYKWIA
    Vuelos



    Please post in this thread if you can participate, feel free to invite everyone you know who you think could be a good asset to help build our community.

    Please follow this thread for daily updates.

    Cheers
     
  3. tom911
    Original Member

    tom911 Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,005
    Likes Received:
    3,183
    Status Points:
    2,070
    SFO
    I'm on the east coast on the 12th and not due back to SFO until 7pm. I'll try to standby for earlier flights and get to the Hyatt in early afternoon if possible. Confirm me for the 13th.

    Hyatt SFO has a $107 3A breakfast rate on the 12th for those looking to overnight there. I've just booked to save the drive home and back. Can cancel up to 24 hours out.
     
  4. pokerhammy
    Original Member

    pokerhammy Silver Member

    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    111
    Status Points:
    335
    I'll be in L.A. that weekend. Already have plans for Sat. and Sun...would you prefer people to attend all 3 days or is it alright to go to the kickoff only?
     
  5. Chris H
    Original Member

    Chris H Silver Member

    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    184
    Status Points:
    395
    I'm planning to be in LA that weekend as well. Has the host hotel been identified yet?
     
  6. MSY-MSP
    Original Member

    MSY-MSP Silver Member

    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    247
    Status Points:
    395
    As I live in Seattle, I will likely stop by and say hi to the folks who are busy there. Depending on my real job I will even help provide more content for the site.
     
  7. tommy777
    Original Member

    tommy777 Co-founder

    Messages:
    2,674
    Likes Received:
    6,596
    Status Points:
    4,570
    Thanks all. Host hotel in Seattle has now been confirmed. Hyatt Bellevue. For people staying over night, a good rate will be posted on Monday. Anyone know a good place to meet up for drinks Friday close to the hotel?
     
  8. Cholula
    Original Member

    Cholula Milepoint Guide

    Messages:
    4,073
    Likes Received:
    17,358
    Status Points:
    10,720
    I'm going to definitely try to make the LAX gathering on the 11th-12th.
     
  9. MSY-MSP
    Original Member

    MSY-MSP Silver Member

    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    247
    Status Points:
    395
    There are several places very close to the hotel for drinks and stuff. There is Joey's just downstairs from the Hyatt that is a bar/restraunt. There is Paddy Coynes which is an Irish Pub across the street in Lincoln Square. Small, but fun. There is a new place that just opened (last friday) up in Bellevue Square (diagonal from the hotel) called Munch Bar and Piano Bash. It looks very interesting (link from local coverage). There is also a billiards place and a bowling alley bar that is more upscale in Lincoln square as well. Let me know if you want me to try and block some space at one of them.
     
  10. jpdx

    jpdx Active Member

    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    15
    Status Points:
    75
    Unfortunately can't make it that weekend. Good luck and have fun, everybody!
     
  11. Pegasus
    Original Member

    Pegasus Gold Member

    Messages:
    544
    Likes Received:
    2,309
    Status Points:
    1,145
    I'm planning to attend the SFO gathering on Feb 12th.
     
  12. LIH Prem
    Original Member

    LIH Prem Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,666
    Likes Received:
    5,833
    Status Points:
    4,070
    I'd like to go, but the airfare on short notice OGG-SFO is running more than $800. I guess I should check LAX and SEA as well.

    -David
     
  13. LIH Prem
    Original Member

    LIH Prem Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,666
    Likes Received:
    5,833
    Status Points:
    4,070
    If I can't go, I can certainly do some "content building" on my own.

    -David
     
  14. goalie
    Original Member

    goalie Gold Member

    Messages:
    3,003
    Likes Received:
    7,460
    Status Points:
    5,145
    Sadly, I can't make the SFO meeting on the 12th as I'm "running away" (will wave from the airport [​IMG]) but I look forward to what folks will report back on.
     
    FriendlySkies, Pegasus and Pat89339 like this.
  15. tommy777
    Original Member

    tommy777 Co-founder

    Messages:
    2,674
    Likes Received:
    6,596
    Status Points:
    4,570
    Hmmmmm... Hawaii milepoint.com content do... ;)


    Thanks! We will be on the chat all throughout the weekend
     
    FriendlySkies and Pat89339 like this.
  16. Pat89339
    Original Member

    Pat89339 Gold Member

    Messages:
    16,946
    Likes Received:
    45,325
    Status Points:
    20,020
    Sounds good!
    I will be MRing 2/12 but should be able to make it to the 2/13 Hyatt SFO session, as long as I don't get a bump. [​IMG]
     
  17. tommy777
    Original Member

    tommy777 Co-founder

    Messages:
    2,674
    Likes Received:
    6,596
    Status Points:
    4,570
    Most likely Hyatt Summerfield Suites by LAX. Confirmation to follow Monday
     
  18. SS255
    Original Member

    SS255 Silver Member

    Messages:
    605
    Likes Received:
    907
    Status Points:
    770
    Unfortunately, I will be flying to SJU on the 11th to go on a Caribbean cruise, so I won't be able to make the LA gathering. I'm totally bummed out that I have to miss it, I'm sure it will be a very productive weekend (at least during those times when everyone is sober :D).

    And by any chance, if anybody is flying into LAX on Friday night, and will be in Terminal 1, I will be in the US Airways Club from about 9PM-10PM.
     
  19. essxjay
    Original Member

    essxjay Silver Member

    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    100
    Status Points:
    345
    Take me off the Seattle list. I need to head back home right after my Friday appointment wraps up. :–(
     
  20. snap
    Original Member

    snap Silver Member

    Messages:
    685
    Likes Received:
    1,162
    Status Points:
    870
    Marriott has a BB promo, so I've made a rez to attend Sat 12th at SFO.
     
  21. JY1024
    Original Member

    JY1024 Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,236
    Likes Received:
    3,263
    Status Points:
    1,970
    I'm doing an MR to SFO on Feb 12, but alas I'll only have about 2 hours before turning back around to the right coast. :( Will look forward to hearing about the ideas that come out of the meetings!
     
  22. the_happiness_store
    Original Member

    the_happiness_store Silver Member

    Messages:
    376
    Likes Received:
    664
    Status Points:
    595
    Hopefully you will make the midwest when I'm around.
     
    FriendlySkies likes this.
  23. tommy777
    Original Member

    tommy777 Co-founder

    Messages:
    2,674
    Likes Received:
    6,596
    Status Points:
    4,570
    While the gatherings on the east coast are filling up nicely, the short notice for the west coast event this following weekend looks to be problematic.

    Please spread help us spread the word if you know anyone who live in these cities or are traveling to these cities next weekend.

    PS! You don't have to commit to the entire weekend.
     
  24. tom911
    Original Member

    tom911 Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,005
    Likes Received:
    3,183
    Status Points:
    2,070
    If you need to push SFO back, I'm around right now every weekend in March, but gone the last two weeks of February. I think what you're seeing is that a lot of Bay Area FTers have jumped on sale fares and blocked lots of weekend travel (AA had $150 DCA fares and UA had MIA fares as low as $128 from SFO).
     
  25. FlyinHawaiian
    Original Member

    FlyinHawaiian Silver Member

    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    40
    Status Points:
    165
    I'm going to try and stop by the LAX gathering on Friday night.
     

Share This Page