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Re: AHA Conference is SOLD OUT!
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2012, 10:16:31 AM »
Drew,   

we are no longer "on the cusp"
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Re: AHA Conference is SOLD OUT!
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2012, 10:35:38 AM »
America has embraced craft beer and homebrewing, so, as long as the NHC remains primarily a hombrewer's conference, I'd be OK with growth as long as it doesn't turn into a brewfest overrun with local college kids looking to party like the GABF has become.

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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2012, 11:10:14 AM »
You'll have to do it like the old MacWorld conferences...one for the East, one for the West and everyone in the middle can decide which one to go to.
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Re: AHA Conference is SOLD OUT!
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2012, 11:16:18 AM »
America has embraced craft beer and homebrewing, so, as long as the NHC remains primarily a hombrewer's conference, I'd be OK with growth as long as it doesn't turn into a brewfest overrun with local college kids looking to party like the GABF has become.

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Re: AHA Conference is SOLD OUT!
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2012, 11:22:03 AM »
I can't imagine the local efforts necessary to put one of these things on; even if there is demand among AHA members are there really enough volunteers in more than a handful of cities to put on a bigger conference?  I suppose we'll likely find out in coming years.

I don't think there's any danger of conferences with less than 200 people again!

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Re: AHA Conference is SOLD OUT!
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2012, 11:52:54 AM »
From a workload perspective, this year the AHA has taken a great role in reducing the amount of work that the local committee has to undertake.  There has been a great push towards "keep it simple."  There is a lot of effort that can be put into a conference that really doesn't add much benefit.  As this year's conference co-organizer, I appreciate the effort that has been put into managing the scope of the conference.

I think as the conference continues to evolve, they'll be able to shape the scope of the local committee's roles even better to make it even smoother and more managable, despite growth. 

Basically, as long as you've got a good community that get get some beer ready, you can pull it off.

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Re: AHA Conference is SOLD OUT!
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2012, 11:59:15 AM »
Not the news I wanted to wake up to today!
The NHC is finally in my backyard, one city away and now, after renewing my membership, I see that's it's sold out!
It's not a good day!  :'(

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Re: AHA Conference is SOLD OUT!
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2012, 12:01:19 PM »
Get yourself on the wait list.  FIFO
Some tickets will become available
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Re: AHA Conference is SOLD OUT!
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2012, 12:08:35 PM »
Get yourself on the wait list.  FIFO
Some tickets will become available

I have, thanks.
I can't imagine that many spots will open up.
I'll try an keep my head up...at least propped up by a pint.  :-\

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Re: AHA Conference is SOLD OUT!
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2012, 12:12:20 PM »
I have, thanks.
I can't imagine that many spots will open up.
I'll try an keep my head up...at least propped up by a pint.  :-\

I bet they will.  Life gets in the way sometimes or some may have bought they ticket and then realized how much it's going to cost in the end ( airfare & hotel ) and decide not to go.  Good luck.
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Re: AHA Conference is SOLD OUT!
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2012, 12:13:24 PM »
The other thing I'll add is the the AHA staff is having a blast, a SNOW day in Colorado (yea right)

Do Not expect any reply from AHA staff about anything until Monday.

(Just kiddin 'bout the snow day Gary)
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Re: AHA Conference is SOLD OUT!
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2012, 12:18:34 PM »
The other thing I'll add is the the AHA staff is having a blast, a SNOW day in Colorado (yea right)

Do Not expect any reply from AHA staff about anything until Monday.

(Just kiddin 'bout the snow day Gary)

A foot of snow in Colorado...I thought they called that flurries  :D

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Re: AHA Conference is SOLD OUT!
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2012, 12:20:51 PM »
I guess given that there's a waitlist, there must be some procedure for refunding or transferring a reservation. Does anyone know for sure?
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Re: AHA Conference is SOLD OUT!
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2012, 12:35:59 PM »
America has embraced craft beer and homebrewing, so, as long as the NHC remains primarily a hombrewer's conference, I'd be OK with growth as long as it doesn't turn into a brewfest overrun with local college kids looking to party like the GABF has become.

I think the AHA and the GC are committed to making sure that doesn't happen.  I will personally do all I can to maintain NHC as a homebrewer's conference.
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Re: AHA Conference is SOLD OUT!
« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2012, 12:39:04 PM »
If nothing else, I'm pretty sure the registration fee will keep the college kids out.
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