[Update] Join Nick & Stephen at the Chicago Seminars this Saturday, 10/17

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Update: For those registered, there will be a bonus event tonight, Friday 10/16 at 6-9 Central. Speed networking, 3 rounds, attend 1, attend all 3 – up to you. Check the email you used to register through Eventbrite for details (note that there were two emails sent — the second has the correct time and the link you need).

The Chicago Seminars is an epic points-and-miles meetup event that happens every year in October at the Holiday Inn Elk Grove in Chicago, IL. It always features a fantastic lineup of speakers and attendees fly from all over the country — often year after year — to attend. This year, an in-person event obviously won’t be possible, so the event has gone online. This Saturday, from 10am to 1pm Central time, Stefan Krasowski of Rapid Travel Chai will host a nonstop variety show of points-and-miles speakers that enlighten, entertain, and elevate your Saturday for just elevent bucks (with proceeds going to charity). Come join us.

The Deal

  • The Chicago Seminars 2020 Variety Show is on this Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 10am-1pm Central Time online (replay will be on if you’re not available at that time) with tickets just $11 and benefiting several charities.
  • Speakers will include Nick & Stephen from Frequent Miler as well as Tiffany Funk, Shawn Coomer, Marty Paz, Dia Wisley Adams, Dave Homyak, Matthew Klint, ZB Feenk, Tom Carnevale, Jamal Robinson, Lee Huffman, Howie Rappaport and more
  • Direct link to register

Key Details

  • Ticket price = $11
  • Event date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
  • Event time: 10am-1pm Central Time (replay will be available)
  • Charities benefitting include:
    • Airline Ambassadors International
    • Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund
    • Semper Fi Fund
    • UNICEF
  • Registration includes access to Facebook networking community

Quick Thoughts

Points and miles events like this are always a good time and are typically a good opportunity for people to share tips and exchange information that you may not find written in posts. They can also be a great chance to network with others “in the game”. Obviously this year is a unique situation, but the ability to connect via the Facebook forum and to attend without needing a plane ticket and hotel might make this event particularly attractive.

Topics are set to be rapid fire as you can guess based on the long list of speakers and tight timeframe. Topics to be covered include:

  • Amplify your earnings and maximize your savings in 2-player mode
  • Hyatt mattress running promotions
  • IHG Ambassador promo
  • Earning Delta status with the current card MQM offers
  • Changing world Of Aeroplan
  • One non-rev to the rule them all, plus that blocked middle seat
  • U-Haul across the US, home renovation
  • Managing and organizing points
  • Estate planning and your miles
  • Hotel alternatives
  • Buying groups
  • Reselling for the holidays

The answer to your next question is no, I’m not talking about Hyatt mattress running.

If you’re free this Saturday and/or if you just want to support a good cause and check out the presentations via the replay after the fact, I think this is worth considering if for nothing else for the novelty of an online variety show bringing together such a wealth of points & miles knowledge.

For more information, click here to go to the event registration page. Note that I do not believe they are publishing a schedule in order to keep the event fresh and maintain an element of mystery. I hope to see some of you there in the comments during the live stream!

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Vince

What is the link to watch on demand?

[…] face Dennis) led a short presentation on estate planning for your points and miles during the recent Chicago Seminars. Tiffany is an absolute wealth of knowledge in this game and my favorite miles & points […]

[…] face Dennis) led a short presentation on estate planning for your points and miles during the recent Chicago Seminars. Tiffany is an absolute wealth of knowledge in this game and my favorite miles & points […]

Mahyar

Completely forgot to register. Is there any way to make the donation and get access to a replay and the group??

Theresa

I signed up for Chicago Seminars on October 5th and got confirmation but no emails since. How can I get the link?

Stefan Krasowski (Rapid Travel Chai)

An email to all attendees with log-in instructions went out this evening, you should have it. If still not received, reply to your original confirmation email and we’ll see it.

Mark

Reyes Nick, I just signed up because I realized there was a replay option (I’m working until Noon PDT tomorrow). Will I still get an invite to the bonus event 10/16 given I signed up after you published the info about additional event?

Stefan Krasowski (Rapid Travel Chai)

Yes, I tried to reach all recent attendees with notice emails.

Steve

Thanks to Stefan and all who put this together each year. I haven’t been able to attend but will for sure watch the recorded version

B b

Just woke up and it’s already sold out?

Jago

Any chance of increasing the capacity since its a virtual event?

Stefan Krasowski (Rapid Travel Chai)

Updated, sorry for that, changed the settings, open again.

Jago

If not, any chance of making the stream available after the event is over?

Stefan Krasowski (Rapid Travel Chai)

And yes, replay is available to all attendees.

Stefan Krasowski (Rapid Travel Chai)

Updated, sorry for that, changed the settings, open again.

AlertPenguin

Says unavailable. Is it sold out?

Nvm, working now.

Last edited 1 year ago by AlertPenguin
Stefan Krasowski (Rapid Travel Chai)

Opened up again, please re-try. Thank you.

Larry K

Do you guys know how the replay works? I cannot attend tomorrow but I want to watch it later and am wondering do I just sign up now?

Stefan Krasowski (Rapid Travel Chai)

Yes, sign up now. Thank you for joining,

jeph36

When travel returns to normal, I very well might have to join a Chicago Seminar in person since it is <2 hours drive. But then I saw the image on the registration page and it looks like a room full of 40K-to-Far-Away participants trying to save money … sitting on the floor, packed in a room :-).

Stefan Krasowski (Rapid Travel Chai)

File photo. A few months ago the what-if scenarios of holding in person we of course thought about much reduced numbers, setting up tents in the parking lot for distancing, and so on.

Chris

Tried using the link provided, got to the registration page, and get error message: “there was a problem submitting your order.” Have VPN turned off for the transaction.

Grant

Link works for me on Safari mobile: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-seminars-2020-variety-show-tickets-124037189573

Looking forward to seeing Nick and Stephen’s presentations tomorrow 🙂

Stefan Krasowski (Rapid Travel Chai)

EventBrite is a major ticketing platform that I don’t think will listen to me. In recent months I’ve used my own VPN less not just because not traveling but because more sites don’t like them and end up with these issues, which is frustrating.