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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #210 on: February 28, 2014, 06:28:16 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.....
They most likely have a block of rooms at a contracted price set aside which would not be available for booking until you register for the conference.  This is probably why the rooms left are pricier, because the available rooms left are few.
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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #211 on: February 28, 2014, 07:11:28 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.....
Yes if you look online the rooms are high, there is a big conference going on that has blocks of rooms reserved at a conference rate.  :) as stated by thedarkside.

What were the publicly available room rates in Philly?

Edit - I was in GR last Saturday night, as we poured beer for a brewer friend at the MI Winter beer fest, which has about 7000 people when you include workers. Our usual hotel was expensive, compared to what we are used to. Be glad there is a negotiated conference rate that you will be able to reserve your room at.

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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #212 on: February 28, 2014, 07:20:07 AM »
Guess what conference that is.   ;D

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« Reply #213 on: February 28, 2014, 07:22:48 AM »
Guess what conference that is.   ;D
It is a softball guess!
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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #214 on: February 28, 2014, 07:47:59 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.....
The conference hotel rate will 'probably' be cheaper than rack rates. And the shuttles are for after capacity is reached at nearby hotels. I think there are four hotels directly connected to the convention center, those will be filled first (assuming blocks in all of them).
 
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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #215 on: February 28, 2014, 08:57:11 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.....
The conference hotel rate will 'probably' be cheaper than rack rates. And the shuttles are for after capacity is reached at nearby hotels. I think there are four hotels directly connected to the convention center, those will be filled first (assuming blocks in all of them).
 
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There is another across the river, not connected.
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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #216 on: February 28, 2014, 08:59:06 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.....
The conference hotel rate will 'probably' be cheaper than rack rates. And the shuttles are for after capacity is reached at nearby hotels. I think there are four hotels directly connected to the convention center, those will be filled first (assuming blocks in all of them).
 
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There is another across the river, not connected.
You want me to swim after club night?  Are you nuts?!?! ;D
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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #217 on: February 28, 2014, 09:14:49 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.....
The conference hotel rate will 'probably' be cheaper than rack rates. And the shuttles are for after capacity is reached at nearby hotels. I think there are four hotels directly connected to the convention center, those will be filled first (assuming blocks in all of them).
 
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There is another across the river, not connected.
You want me to swim after club night?  Are you nuts?!?! ;D
Only if you can't stay on the Pearl St. Bridge.
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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #219 on: March 01, 2014, 08:21:41 AM »
The cat's out of the bab,

No Lotto is needed, all AHA members that applied are in.

http://www.ahaconference.org/news/registration-update/
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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #220 on: March 02, 2014, 09:44:25 AM »
Can I assume since the registration is being handled by Altitude Tickets, that everyone's emails will go out at once and not staggered like the competition emails?

I'm extremely paranoid about accidentally deleting the email but I figure people will post here when the start registering. 
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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #221 on: March 02, 2014, 12:35:21 PM »
I think that is what the announcement said. Don't know about timing.

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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #222 on: March 02, 2014, 12:36:58 PM »
And there are extra spots still available, so I don't think you need worry. If you don't hear by Friday just email Janis.

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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #223 on: March 02, 2014, 08:35:43 PM »
The cat's out of the bab,

No Lotto is needed, all AHA members that applied are in.

http://www.ahaconference.org/news/registration-update/
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We are excited to report that all AHA members who applied to attend the AHA National Homebrewers Conference are guaranteed a spot. So rest easy, and feel free to start making your travel plans to Grand Rapids—Beer City, USA.


Fantastic!  This is great news.  See you all in Grand Rapids.  Cheers!
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Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« Reply #224 on: March 03, 2014, 12:30:03 AM »
The cat's out of the bab,

No Lotto is needed, all AHA members that applied are in.

http://www.ahaconference.org/news/registration-update/
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We are excited to report that all AHA members who applied to attend the AHA National Homebrewers Conference are guaranteed a spot. So rest easy, and feel free to start making your travel plans to Grand Rapids—Beer City, USA.


Fantastic!  This is great news.  See you all in Grand Rapids.  Cheers!

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