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Chicago Seminars 2014 Registration Open – Get Your Tickets Soon!

by on April 11, 2014 · 3 comments

in Appearances, Chicago Seminars

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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.

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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!

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  • StevenXMay

    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. http://qr.net/tICb

  • Cory

    I just got targeted for the 100K Amex Platinum sign-up bonus, but Chase cards are all I know (CSP, Freedom, Hyatt). Nearly all of my spending goes on the CSP or the Freedom (especially this category for 5x restaurant points). I only travel twice a year and my 70K UR points combined with my 2 Hyatt award stays would cover both trips. I love the UR portal for online shopping and CSP for general 2x dining and travel so my question is this; would it make sense for me to get the Platinum, earn my 100K MR points, then hold the card past the first annual fee so Amex allows me to transfer those points to a downgraded card? I’ve gone through every post regarding the Platinum and I’m still not sure if a low spend ocassional traveler flying economy could reap any of the benefits from owning the card.

  • Joey

    I looked at the schedule and everything looked great except I didn’t understand why all the award booking seminars were in the same time slot! I’d be interested in Ari’s session and Ben’s session on award bookings Europe/Asia but both unfortunately are happening at the same time. Is it possible to move one session to another or add another session? The manufactured spending session seems to be the most popular since it’s already full. Seeing there are other time slots that only has 1 session going on, would it be possible for marathonman to add another session?

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