Washington D.C. | Dec 5th - 7th [regular and advanced sessions]

Discussion in 'Washington D.C. | Dec 5-7, 2014 [normal/advanced]' started by tommy777, Sep 28, 2014.  |  Print Topic

  1. tommy777
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    Folks,

    I'm happy to announce the first evolved FTU hosted with USA Today.

    The first of the new format events will be hosted on the weekend of December 5th at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, minutes from DCA, Reagan.

    There will be regular FTU sessions with many new elements and speakers provided by USA Today in addition to the top bloggers out there.

    We will also be hosting an advanced session capped at 125 participants.

    On Friday night, our exclusive hotel partner Hyatt and milepoint will be hosting an exciting holiday party as well.

    You can read more about the events at www.ftuniversity.com and sign up as well.

    Hope to see you in DC!

    PS!

    Looking for a ticket / Have a ticket to sell? Please use this thread:

    http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/ticket-exchange-buy-and-sell-your-ftu-dc-ticket-here.100890/
     
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  2. satman40

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    Have a $149.00 ticket to sell, will pay the transfer fee.

    Bought it before the advanced was announced.

    DC is a great place to visit, and $99.00 for a room is a great deal.
     
  3. Kalboz
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    Can we use the Hyatt Diamond suite upgrades for this rate?
     
  4. rehoult
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    You should be able to if there is availability.
     
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    A nice, intimate event with 1500 people expected. :eek:
     
  6. Seacarl
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    You don't appear listed as a speaker
     
  7. Wandering Aramean
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    No one asked me to be one.

    I guess I'm no longer relevant.
     
  8. iolaire
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    Don't forget the advanced sessions with another 125 people!

    Had I not been to other sessions I would attend, but being local and being an avid reader I really can not justify the cost/benefit of attending again - but I hate to miss out on the happy hour and seeing people.
     
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    :eek:
     
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  10. mhnadel
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    There is nothing about FTU Advanced on the website. I registered within 5 minutes of getting the email and it was not shown as an option then, either.
     
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  11. Kalboz
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    :D
    You are relevant to me ... I am subscribed and read almost every one of your blog posts! :)
     
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    Agreed, hardly any value or any new information ... but a great opportunity to hobnob and network with like-minded people! :)
     
  13. tommy777
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    More like a 1000, but I see your point ;)

    The new partnership with USA Today will open up a much broader type of audience, but this is an enormous property with a massive amount of options.

    The advance sessions is small and intimate. Those sessions are being held in a totally different area of the hotel

    Funny guy. I'm quite sure @gleff has you on the list. He has just started to piece together the schedule and invite speakers. I can't imagine a Christmas party without you ;)

    It's definitely there as we have less than 10 tickets left for the advanced sessions ;) If you look under the featured event on the front page of ftuniversity.com, all options available are listed.
     
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  14. tommy777
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    It all depends. Even of you spend hours online every day, it's a pretty bald statement to say you know absolutely everything ;)

    There are always new elements to keep up on on a bunch of subjects. It's hard to keep up for busy people. I feel we've got all the experts from all the specific areas available for a weekend and the feedback from the surveys we send out after each event proves that over 80% learn something new.

    Social is of course important, but not the only reason to go.
     
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    I signed up for the Advanced session this morning, but the ticket never arrived in my email. I've sent a message to Melinda, I'm sure that she'll sort it out. Looking forward to seeing old friends and new in DC.
     
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    Not to mention the great Hyatt rate ;)
     
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    Advanced Tickets are still for sale, just traded in my old $149.00 one, upgraded.

    Have the email conformation, and the new ticket.

    The Hotel Rate is Great,

    Wife just got back from DC last night..
     
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    23 minutes was all it took to get my refund confirmation and credit back.

    That is sure...... Superior Super Service, ....

    Thanks, Tommy777, :D
     
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    Hey! Don't give him all the credit, I was the one who processed it :p

    Sorry to those who were confused about how to buy an FTUA ticket. We're going to try and make it a little more clear.
     
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    I got confused too and bought FTU first. I have since bought FTUA. Please refund my FTU

    ETA - just saw the refund notice. Thank you.
     
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  21. satman40

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    I will give you all credit, and thank each and every one if you.

    Please put out the TIP ENVELOPE....

    Once all the tickets are sold, I am taking bids on the best offer...

    Do I hear $500.00 !

    Profit us not a Dirty Word.
     
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    Hey, don't take all the credit, Melinda and you need to share it. Me? I had absolutely nothing to do with it ;)
     
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    Well - I have gone to almost all the FTUs and Advanced ones and every time I learn new stuff. The quality of the speakers and their presentations continues to improve. As I read and understand it, the Basic and Advanced in DC are separate sessions and events. There is an EXPO which both can go to. The Advanced is more VIP - with private party before the big Friday Night Party, upgraded food, etc.
     
  24. tommy777
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    Folks,

    The FTU Advanced part of this huge gathering is now sold out. Thank you again for your support
     
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    I have an Advanced Ticket For Sale,

    Bidding starts at $500.00 as I said earlier.:D

    Please PM me with your best 50% discount offer.

    My wife wants to go to NYC, not DC...:rolleyes:
     

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