Chicago Seminars 2015 tickets went on sale today, April 28, 2015 at 9am PT/12pm ET. I’ve got mine. Have you got yours?
Is this conference right for me?
Beginners – Absolutely! This would be (and is) the conference I recommend to newbies to the travel/miles/points arena.
Advanced – Maybe. While I attend primarily for the social aspects, I always manage to learn some great, new tips from the speakers AND from socializing (the best part!).
Capt. Denny Flanagan (see video below)
Rick (Frugal Travel Guy)
Summer from Mommy Points
Greg from Frequent Miler
Daraius [dar-EYE-us] from Million Mile Secrets
Ben (“Lucky”) from One Mile At A Time
MJ from MJ on Travel
Stefan from Rapid Travel Chai
Matthew Klint from upgrd
Scott Grimmer from MileValue
Drew from Travel is Free
Angelina from Just Another Points Traveler
As for where to stay, if you are a Hilton person like I am (for better or for worse), you might consider the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago Wood Dale – Elk Grove.
Yes, a ridiculously long and goofy name, but this hotel is nicely remodeled DoubleTree just a few minutes from the conference (via Uber, taxi or your own car). I have stayed here for numerous Chicago Seminars in the past and find the price is right. HOWEVER, there is NOT a hotel shuttle serving O’Hare International Airport, but there is a shuttle for up to a 5 mile radius (ORD is 9 miles).
I booked it for 20,000 HHonor points per night which I value at about $80.
Or you could go with the Hilton MVP rate of only $87!
See you all there!
One of my favorites!
CBS with Captain Denny Flanagan
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