One of the longest standing annual miles & points “events” is the Chicago Seminar Do, which has been held in Elk Grove, IL near Chicago for the past four years.
The Chicago Seminar Do will be returning this year, October 17-19, 2014. Registration opened a couple of days ago, and as of now about half of the tickets have been sold, meaning fewer than 250 tickets are left for sale. You can register for the Chicago Seminar Do here.
The fee to register is $95 and is non-refundable, and that gets you access to all the events, a buffet lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and coffee and snack breaks. Any excess proceeds go to charity.
The Seminar host hotel is the Holiday Inn Elk Grove Village, with the Holiday Inn and Suites O’Hare/Rosemont a few miles away as overflow. There will be shuttles between the hotels and to/from ORD airport. There are lots of other hotels in the area, though, depending on your preferred chain.
The following people will be presenting this year:
Rick Ingersoll the Frugal Travel Guy
Brian Kelly The Points Guy
Rene from DeltaPoints.com
Ben Schlappig from One Mile at a Time
Summer Hull Ms. Mommy Points
Daraius Dubash Mr. Million Mile Secrets
Greg the Frequent Miler
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
While the Holiday Inn Elk Grove isn’t the most glamorous hotel out there, it works out pretty well for this event since we have the whole hotel to ourselves.
Hope to see lots of you there!