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Registration is now open and tickets are on sale for the 2015 Chicago Seminars in good old Elk Grove, Illinois, right near Chicago O’Hare. This year, the event will take place Friday-Sunday, October 16-18, again at the Holiday Inn Elk Grove Village near O’Hare. You can register here for $100 for the weekend, which includes the cost of attending, but not your accommodations or dinner. As of this posting, there are 393 tickets left and 100% of the profits will be donated to various charities.

Tickets are now on sale for the Chicago Seminars.
Tickets are now on sale for the Chicago Seminars.

To find out more about this year’s event, you can check out this FlyerTalk thread, but here are the details.

Date: October 16-18, 2015
Location: Holiday Inn, Elk Grove
Price: $95 for ticket to all the weekend’s seminars
Room rate: $84 single, $94 double. You can find all the info on booking here

For the past several 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.

My schedule is currently up in the air (no pun intended) right now for October, so I may not be able to go, however it’s a great weekend for frequent flyers!

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