As Ben wrote about a few months ago, the next Frequent Traveler University will be held at the Marriott Chicago O’Hare the weekend of November 17-19, 2017.
What’s different this time around is that there’s both an FTU Signature event, as well as an FTU Expo, and for the next 24 hours we have discount codes that save big on both.
FTU Travel Expo
For the first time ever there will be an FTU Travel Expo with 36,000 square feet of exhibition space and three simultaneous educational stages. This part of the event is on Saturday, November 18th only, and runs from 9AM to 6PM.
I’m really excited for this part of the event, as I’ve long felt there needed to be more “travel” in the FTU content. Stefan Krasowski has put together a fantastic assortment of speakers, including yours truly and the usual FTU crew, along with new voices like:
- Rudy Maxa
- Chris Guillebeau
- Johnny Jet
- Chris McGinnis
- Gary Arndt
- Nomadic Matt
- Erica Ho
- Erick Prince
- April Peregrino
- Becky Pokora
And many others. Seriously, it’s a great-looking schedule.
And what’s the fun in being excited about something if you can’t share it with others? So for the next 24 hours, One Mile at a Time readers can get free tickets to FTU Expo using code OMAATFREE.
Just go to the event registration page, click the link for Expo, and enter the code on the payment screen. Once the 24 hour flash sale expires, tickets will cost $39, so this is a nice savings for our readers.
FTU Signature details
In addition to the Expo there will be an FTU Signature event, 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. FTU Signature attendees will still have full access to the Expo.
Tickets to FTU Signature include the following:
- Cocktail reception on Friday
- Coffee, tea, and seasonal breakfast breads 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
This is a two-day event, with another great mix of speakers. If you’re interested in a more in-depth experience, you can save $20 off FTU Signature using code OMAAT20. Same process here, just go to the event registration page, click the link for Signature, and enter the code on the payment screen. Once the 24 hour flash sale expires, tickets will cost the full $249, so if you’ve been debating attending I’d jump on this.
This should be a really fun event. I’m excited about the diversity of speakers, and coming off an amazing Chicago Seminars weekend I’m looking even more forward to connecting with miles and points enthusiasts.
Regardless of whether you’re interested in the one day expo or the entire event, you have 24 hours to save on your tickets (especially for Expo, where the tickets are just free), so this is a good opportunity to try it out.
Which OMAAT readers will I see in Chicago next month?