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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #195 on: February 26, 2014, 07:41:57 PM »
Thanks Fred! I don't mind signing her up for an AHA membership as long as this doesn't mess up my entry in the lottery.
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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #196 on: February 27, 2014, 06:00:14 AM »
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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #197 on: February 27, 2014, 06:31:19 AM »
Now to wait for that email from Altitude Tickets.  At some point will the AHA say how many signed up and if a lottery was even necessary?
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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #198 on: February 27, 2014, 06:32:23 AM »
Yes they will

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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #199 on: February 27, 2014, 07:28:18 AM »
This was a very smooth process so far.  Much smoother than years past. 
Expect the total attendance to be announced at the event as usual. 

The data collected will be scrubbed for members (This is an AHA members only event) and duplicates.
After that the emails will go out.

Anyone else sign up a non-AHA member guest?

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« Reply #200 on: February 27, 2014, 10:35:35 AM »
This was a very smooth process so far.  Much smoother than years past. 

This is GOOD news so far...  :)
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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #201 on: February 27, 2014, 12:40:55 PM »
Fred,

Can you shed light on how many people registered vs will receive tickets, at least in percentages?

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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #202 on: February 27, 2014, 12:52:15 PM »
Not at this time.

The total number registered/attending will be announced at the conference.

I have asked for the details.  But knowing them and being able to post are two different things.  You know I'm as open as I can be.

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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #203 on: February 27, 2014, 01:03:14 PM »
You know I'm as open as I can be.

I don't know about that.  I rode with Fred in the van back to the airport from the Seattle NHC and mentioned to him that I heard at that time Michigan was going to be in 2014.  He shrugged and said it was news to him.  He must be one hell of a poker player!  ;D

Thanks for the info you given us Fred.  I think what people are looking for is whether there was a need for a lottery.  The AHA may want to release some sort of preliminary numbers to ease people's minds...but of course that's up to them. 

My finger is starting to hurt from all the clicking on Send and Receive today.  ;)
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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #204 on: February 27, 2014, 01:27:48 PM »
I feel like if there's a lottery necessary we're going to have a ton of tickets changing hands.

I keep seeing forum/fb/etc comments from people to the effect of "I registered but I'm not sure yet if I can go."
...and they're talking about finances, vacation days, or just plain desire to go, not about making it through a lottery.

Kinda sucks when there are plenty of us in the "Shut up and take my money!" boat but I don't know what else can be done.   :-\

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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #205 on: February 27, 2014, 01:38:22 PM »
True. Some of that happened last year too though, with people buying under pressure and then realizing they can't go. At least this way they have a few days to figure it out. Hopefully, they'll do that and not buy if that's the case, opening those tickets up to others.
 
AHA could probably figure this out after the convention by looking at how many tickets changed hands - since every ticket transaction goes through them.
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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #206 on: February 27, 2014, 01:43:20 PM »
Yeah you can't change hands on the ticket without going through them... I wouldn't really see there being a difference between this year and last as far as that goes... assuming roughly the same percentage of people will change their plans etc... Registration had the same amount of leeway.  I guess there could be a case made for buyers remorse over the week after they applied and when they have to pay... But odds are the same people last year would have bought then had to sell them then too.
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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #207 on: February 27, 2014, 02:08:10 PM »
Yeah you can't change hands on the ticket without going through them... I wouldn't really see there being a difference between this year and last as far as that goes... assuming roughly the same percentage of people will change their plans etc... Registration had the same amount of leeway.  I guess there could be a case made for buyers remorse over the week after they applied and when they have to pay... But odds are the same people last year would have bought then had to sell them then too.

got my 2013 ticket in May from an unfortunate soul who had not cleared it with his wife... 
(Mike, you still alive?)   ;D

side note: I appreciate how easy the AHA made it for him to sell me his ticket and inform them of the change.

...so obviously I wasn't talking about how the tickets change hands.  Just the perception that a lot of people registered that aren't that serious about it yet.  No credit card numbers taken yet.  No implied punishment for not following through and paying like with the competition.

we'll see...I have a feeling that we'll have a lottery but everyone on the wait list will get a spot either when others decide not to pay, or like I did last year.  So it'll work out.

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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #208 on: February 27, 2014, 02:49:10 PM »
...so obviously I wasn't talking about how the tickets change hands.
I know. I'm just saying they'll be able to compare if this lead to more exchanging later.
 
I can see some people signing up that don't really want to pay the $$ it takes to attend between the conference and hotel. Hopefully it's not too many, but I doubt they'll actually purchase without being serious.
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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #209 on: February 28, 2014, 04:15:26 AM »
Still waiting to hear if lotto system is needed? Also hotels seem to be costly in the area right next to the confrence. Looks like they plan to shuttle people in from further away. Not looking forward to a bus ride at midnight after club night.....