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Next month, frequent flyer enthusiasts and bloggers alike will gather at the Holiday Inn Elk Grove Village just around the corner from ORD for the annual Chicago Seminars conference. Unfortunately TPG won’t be speaking this year, but we will have several staffers on hand — and you’ll have an opportunity to join them for a weekend-long deep dive into the world of miles and points, with presentations covering topics that range from ExpertFlyer to top rewards credit cards.

This week, you’ll have chance to win two tickets to this year’s Chicago Seminars conference, which runs from Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18. Tickets went on sale earlier this year, and there are still 100 or so left to purchase — if you’re interested in attending, be sure to grab your tickets now. There’s plenty of newbie content too, so if you’re new to the points and miles world, don’t be afraid to join.

TPG speaking at last year’s Chicago Seminar.

We have four pairs of tickets to giveaway to TPG readers. To enter, comment below with the session you’d most like to attend using your Disqus account (be sure to attach your email address to the account so we have a way to contact winners), and keep and an eye on your inbox! Submissions must be received by 11:59pm ET on Sunday, September 27th. Even if you’re not a winner, you can still attend the event — tickets are available to the public for just $100 via Eventbrite.

For more on what to expect, check out the TPG presentation from last year.

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