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Re: 2014 NHC is in Grand Rapids MI
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2012, 11:10:50 PM »
In SoCal we call it flyover country :-)

Jokes aside, this is a great place for it.  I have a number of friends and family in the area.  Can't wait.

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Re: 2014 NHC is in Grand Rapids MI
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2012, 06:48:18 AM »
If they could get the laws fixed, Austin wouldn't be a bad place.  I heard the barbeque and music are good there.

Yeah, I hear they have both kinds...Country and Western  ;D

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Re: 2014 NHC is in Grand Rapids MI
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2012, 07:36:36 AM »
sweet, this will be an awesome location.  now if only KBS is the beer for the opening toast it'll be perfect.   ;D

as always, curious which other cities were in the running.  Also curious what the the specific problem Texas has is.  They seem to do a fine job with BlueBonnet.  I'm rooting for those guys whatever the issue is.

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Re: 2014 NHC is in Grand Rapids MI
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2012, 04:28:56 PM »
We even know where it's at: De Vos Place Convention Center.  We know more about the 2014 NHC than we do the 2013 NHC.  Just sayin...
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Re: 2014 NHC is in Grand Rapids MI
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2012, 06:57:13 AM »
We even know where it's at: De Vos Place Convention Center.  We know more about the 2014 NHC than we do the 2013 NHC.  Just sayin...

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Re: 2014 NHC is in Grand Rapids MI
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2013, 10:57:29 AM »
I'm excited about this! I mean, it's still a 10 hour drive from KC, but it's doable! Seattle was half a country away and Philly is too. I'm liking this Midwest location!
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Re: 2014 NHC is in Grand Rapids MI
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2013, 11:06:15 AM »
I'm excited about this! I mean, it's still a 10 hour drive from KC, but it's doable! Seattle was half a country away and Philly is too. I'm liking this Midwest location!

A midwest location is equally fair to both West and East coast dwellers.
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Re: 2014 NHC is in Grand Rapids MI
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2013, 11:13:25 AM »
I'm gearing up for this one. Only a littler over an hour for me! I'll be there all week probably.
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Re: 2014 NHC is in Grand Rapids MI
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2013, 11:47:28 AM »
I'm excited about this! I mean, it's still a 10 hour drive from KC, but it's doable! Seattle was half a country away and Philly is too. I'm liking this Midwest location!

A midwest location is equally fair to both West and East coast dwellers.
It is about 700 miles from Philly to GR, Kansas City is only 10% closer while Seattle and the other major west coast cities are 3 times further.  Miami (also on the East coast), is ~1400 miles from GR.  You could easily drive from many East coast cities in a single day.  But there comes a point at which you fly rather than drive - Philly is cheaper and easier for me to get to even though it is "East Coast" and GR is closer.

There are a lot of factors that come into play when conference sites are selected - geographical location is a minor consideration when compared to the host hotel, local committee, nearby amenities, ease of access, etc.  We could have a conference in the geographical center or population center of the US to make it "fair", but those places are hard to access for many of us and don't have the facilities to host us.
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Re: 2014 NHC is in Grand Rapids MI
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2013, 05:53:40 PM »
Awesome!  I grew up in GR, and it's only about 30 minute drive from where I live now.  Yes!