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For those of you who were unable to attend our recent TPG Reader Meet Up at the W Lakeshore in Chicago, there are still 20 seats left for the Chicago Seminars on October 17 to 19th. The event will be held 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.
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
This will be my third year co-hosting this event with The Frugal Travel Guy, Rick Ingersoll and we will both be leading information sessions, along with a list of other speakers, for both beginner and advanced mileage junkies. The complete list of speakers 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
This is a great opportunity to learn more about your favorite programs, get some insider tips and network with other points and miles enthusiasts. If you’re interested in attending, be sure to secure your seat and snag one of the remaining 20 tickets.
For more information on the Chicago Seminars and presentations I have given in the past, check out these links:
Registration: Chicago Seminars 2014
FlyerTalk Thread: Chicago Seminars 2014
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