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Registration is officially open for April’s Frequent Traveler University in Tyson’s Corner, VA April 26-28. Tickets are $100 and go towards covering the cost of the event as it’s a non-profit affair. I will be presenting, however my topic is yet to be determined. (Personally, I have the most fun mingling and swapping stories at the happy hour).

The event, which has historically been in NYC, will take place at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner outside Washington DC, which is reputed to be one of the nicest Hilton properties in the US. In addition, other speakers will include Gary Leff from View From the Wing, Ben Schlappig from One Mile at a Time, Darius Dubash of Million Miler Secrets, MommyPoints, Steve Belkin, and many more will be announced. It will also piggy back on the Freddies award ceremony for the top loyalty programs, so it should be an action packed weekend. Here’s the tentative schedule:

Friday April 26th:

4:30pm: Registration opens

6:30pm: Welcome cocktails sponsored by Milepoint, hosted by Randy Petersen and the Milepoint crew

Saturday April 27th

8:00am: Registration opens

Complimentary coffee and tea available

9:00am: Sessions start

12:00pm: Plated lunch

1:00pm: Afternoon sessions starts

Sunday April 28th

Complimentary coffee and tea available

9:00am: Sessions start

12:00pm: Plated lunch

1:00pm: Afternoon sessions starts

4:00pm: Program concludes

Accommodations: FTU has negotiated a rate at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, VA for the participants of 89USD per night + taxes. The rate is available Friday to Sunday. The room block is limited and sells out fast so be sure to book sooner than later. You can use this link to book.

This is a great event to take your mileage learning to the next level and meet all of your favorite bloggers (ah hem). This is one of the largest frequent traveler events planned, so book sooner than later, because its bound to fill up!

If you can’t make this one, next year’s Chicago Seminars which I co-organize with my bud Rick the Frugal Travel Guy, will be October 11-13, 2013. Better yet, go to both events if you can swing it!

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