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Registration is now open and tickets are on sale for the 2014 Chicago Seminars in good old Elk Grove, Illinois, right near Chicago O’Hare. This year, the event will take place Friday-Sunday, October 17-19, again at the Holiday Inn Elk Grove Village near O’Hare. You can register here for $95 for the weekend, which includes the cost of attending, but not your accommodations or dinner. As of this posting, there are 443 tickets left, and they cost $95 each. 100% of the profits will be donated to various charities.
To find out more about this year’s event, you can check out this FlyerTalk thread, but here are the details.
Date: October 17-19, 2014
Location: Holiday Inn, Elk Grove
Price: $95 for ticket to all the weekend’s seminars
Room rate: $84 single, $94 double. Overflow guests will stay at the Holiday Inn O’Hare with shuttle service – info on booking here
For the past three years, I have co-hosted the event along with The Frugal Travel Guy, Rick Ingersoll. This year, there will be about 500 frequent flyer enthusiasts in attendance and several informative sessions for both beginner and advanced mileage junkies, as well as some fun cocktail hours thrown into the mix.
I personally have given seminars on topics like American Express Membership Rewards, Maximizing Transferable Points and Bonus Spending Categories, and Advanced Credit Card Strategies, as well as hosting get togethers for TPG readers. I’ll be one of the event sponsors again and plan to give another presentation, plus there will be lots of TPG prizes and specials as well, so stay tuned for more news.
The list of confirmed speakers this time around is bigger and more exciting than ever and includes:
Rick Ingersoll the Frugal Travel Guy
Brian Kelly The Points Guy
Ben Schlappig from One Mile at a Time
Summer Hull from Mommy Points
Daraius Dubash from Million Mile Secrets
Greg the Frequent Miler
Rene from Delta Points
Captain Denny Flanagan
Stefan of Rapid Travel Chai
Marshall Jackson on Cruising
Bikeguy with Rookie Bootcamp
Howie Rappaport with Managing Family Accounts
Cara Kretz ITASoftware by Google
John Lopinto of ExpertFlyer
Marathon Man & Manufactured Spend
Cliff Stratton with Computer Tips and Tricks
Scott Mackenzie from Hack My Trip on Alaska Airlines
Geoff from NoobTraveler on Southwest & The Companion Pass
Best Rate Guarantees with Angelina Aucello
Scott Grimmer from MileValue
Ari Charlestein from AwardMagic
Jeff Brownson of IndulgeTheWanderlust on VRBO & AirBNB
More news to follow in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, be sure to register now, because space is limited, and once it’s gone, it’s gone. Hope to see you in Chicago in October! With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.
With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.