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I’ve been offline for the past few days, otherwise I’d have mentioned this earlier, but tickets are now on sale for the next Frequent Traveler University, and there’s a bonus “Cyber Week” offer through tomorrow that some of you may want to take advantage of.
The FTU events provide an opportunity for miles and points enthusiasts to spend a weekend diving in to the nitty-gritty details of various programs and opportunities, meeting people with shared interests, and generally geeking out over travel.
They’re fun events, and I’ve enjoyed presenting and socializing at several of them over the past few years (and I say that as someone who generally dislikes socializing). The combination Signature/Expo event this month was particularly fun, and I was thrilled with the diversity of speakers and content. Hopefully everyone else enjoyed that mix as well.
These FTU Signature events are intended for intermediate and advanced miles and points enthusiasts. This is for those who really want to get into the nitty gritty of miles and points, but relative beginners and spouses are always welcome. There will be a mix of miles and points with broader travel topics, and there’s always something for everyone.
Tickets to FTU Signature include the following:
- Coffee and tea Saturday and Sunday mornings
- Two full days chock-full of classroom-style sessions, on Saturday and Sunday
- Plated lunch on both Saturday and Sunday
- Free wifi in the conference rooms
Typically these events include a cocktail reception on Friday night, but the organizers are doing something a bit differently this time. The first 100 tickets sold will include dinner and a drink at a nearby Thai restaurant, which should hopefully be an even better environment for people to mingle and form a cohort for the weekend.
Gilbert of God Save the Points at the recent FTU Seattle
There will likely be some additional optional activities added as we get closer to the event — the social component of Frequent Traveler University is super important, and recent seminars have included field trips and dinner opportunities. So stay tuned for those.
In the meantime, you can save $30 off FTU through Wednesday night using code CYBERMONDAY. Just go to the event registration page, click the link for the Seattle event at the top of the page, and enter the code on the payment screen. Once the Cyber Monday sale expires, tickets will cost the full $249, so if you’ve been debating attending I’d jump on this.
In addition to the discount, those purchasing tickets in the next two days will also receive a complimentary copy of Chris Guillebeau’s new book, Side Hustle. Chris spoke at the Chicago event about finding supplementary sources of income to give you financial breathing room or expand your travel budget, and the book goes into this in more detail.
This should be another fun event! I’m excited to continue seeing a diverse range of speakers, and coming off a super fun Chicago event I’m looking even more forward to connecting with miles and points enthusiasts.
It sounds like this will be the only West Coast event for next year (but I’m not involved in that at all, so don’t hold me to it), and you have today and tomorrow to save a chunk on your tickets.
Which OMAAT readers will I see in Seattle?