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Updates: New York Times Travel Show, The Freddies, Frequent Traveler University and Chicago Seminars

by on February 25, 2012 · 10 comments

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As I said in a previous post earlier this month, I’ll be speaking at three upcoming events about maximizing miles and points, and presenting an award at The Freddies, so I wanted to personally invite TPG readers to each. I really enjoy meeting readers in person, and I could use your support, so please consider attending any or all of these events. There are a few UPDATES about times and registration, so please read carefully to make sure you can attend any/all that you are interested in.

UPDATE: New York Times Travel Show: Sunday March 4, 2012. Jacob Javits Center. TIME CHANGE: My talk will be in Seminar Room 1 from 1.30-2:15pm on Sunday March 4th. Tickets are $15 ($5 off if you use an Amex card) and free for under 18.

UPDATE: Voting has begun for the The Freddie Awards. The ceremony itself will be held Thursday, April 26, 2012, at the Renaissance Newark. Airport. This is the premier award ceremony for travel loyalty programs and millions of votes are cast by travelers around the world for their favorite airline, hotel and credit card promotions. You can cast your vote HERE. I’ve arranged to get a table for TPG readers, so stay tuned on how you can snag a seat to the hottest award show in Newark!

UPDATE: Registration is open for Frequent Traveler University . Following the Freddies, from Friday-Sunday, April 27-29, 2012, there will be workshops on miles and points by the top experts and many chances to meet representatives from airline and hotel programs. You can find the details here on Milepoint.

UPDATE: Room bookings opened up last month for the 2012 Chicago Seminars from October 12-14, 2012. This is another grassroots conference weekend with both beginner and advanced workshops on how to maximize the points and miles game. Registration will be up within the next week or so. I’m co-hosting the event with fellow blogger and friend Rick a.k.a The Frugal Travel Guy and it’s sure to be a great weekend filled with over 500 mileage enthusiasts. Registration should be opening March 1st so be on the lookout for another update, and act fast because tickets sell out fast!

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  • Sarah

    Brian – if Elk Grove Holiday Inn is showing as sold out for the Chicago Seminars weekend, is there another hotel option?

  • http://twitter.com/jamucsb Jamison

    there should be an overflow hotel…..

  • Raj B

    Darn! When I saw the title, I was excited about a time travel show in New York.

  • DB

    Hotels are packed in NYC for next week not sure if this convention is why but I’m traveling for work w/ a # of others and the W, Westin, & Le Meridien were booked (actually an insanely expensive room for Le Meridien was still available). Glad I got my rooms a few weeks ago.

  • http://fitnessclassfanatic.wordpress.com/ Allie

    Check your email if you are a NY Times subscriber; I got an email for a free ticket for Sunday at the NY Times Travel Show!

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  • Anonymous

    Keeping fingers crossed tow in tickets to the freddies!

  • Anonymous

    LOL thanks.. updated

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