I’m very much looking forward to Frequent Traveler University Seattle, which will be held in Seattle the weekend of April 25-27, 2014. There have been a handful of Frequent Traveler University events prior to this across the country, most recently in Tampa, Washington, and Los Angeles.
These are mega-events that have sold out well in advance, with 400-600 attendees each.
To provide a different environment/experience, there will be an FTU Advanced held in Chicago, July 18-20, 2014. You can find the basic details here:
Here’s Gary’s description, via Milepoint:
We’ve listened and have begun to put together a more intimate event called FTU Advanced that will be held at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare July 18-20.
- Smaller, more intimate, for greater in-depth discussion
- More advanced. FTU events welcome everyone, at all experience levels, and of course everyone is welcome. But the program will feature a more focused conversation geared to people that have spent more time with the activity.
- A different program. We’ll be able to go more in-depth, and we’ll be able to go more hands-on. There will be internet in the meeting rooms to facilitate learning by doing, not just telling and showing.
Last April’s Northern Virginia FTU drew well over 600 people. We decided to cap the Seattle event at a little over 400. Both sold out months in advance.
In order to provide a more hands-on experience and facilitate better networking opportunities we are limiting this event to just 125 people.
Tickets are $199. This is designed to be a break-even event. The cost covers:
* Open bar cocktails on Friday evening (past FTUs have limited type and/or quantity of beverages)
* Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday (this is new compared to larger past FTU events)
* Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
* Meeting space with internet
I’m working on the program now, but wanted to get the information out to everyone as quickly as possible in order to allow you to make plans. I’ll be speaking of course, and so will Lucky from One Mile at a Time. More details to follow.
Room block at the Marriott will be available for $99++ per night.
Purchase tickets here;
Room block booking link will be sent out to individuals who purchase tickets.
And remember, this event has only 125 spaces. While it will be important to act quickly, we understand that plans change and there will be a procedure to transfer tickets if you turn out to have that need.
I’ll be there, Gary will be there, and I know lots of others that have yet to be announced will be there as well. Hope to see lots of you there as well!