Summer Meetup 2019 | Aug 16-18 (Portland, OR)

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Summer Meetup 2019 | Aug 16-18 (Portland, OR)

Post by Justin Alderman » Thu May 09, 2019 6:18 pm

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*** EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE ***

The controllers with the Seattle Virtual ARTCC (part of the VATSIM Network), also known as “ZSE”, are hosting a 2019 Summer Meetup, with one surprising caveat. We’re inviting all VATSIM members (not just controllers) to join in the fun with us in Portland! So even if you’re just a pilot you absolutely can and should attend. This event is running the entire weekend of August 16th to the 18th, taking place at the Shilio Inn Portland Airport right next to KPDX.

Reality Flight Simulation (based at KSLE in the Salem Air Center) is happy to be providing financial and logistical resources to support our event to give back to those who volunteer their time and/or enjoy this great hobby! This support is resulting in subsidizing registration costs that are over half of the actual per-person costs for the event space, major savings in hotel costs, special event prizes, and more.

A flat $125 per night rate was negotiated for our attendees. Based on the rates which are already about $200 per night (remember it's peak season for hotels in the pacific northwest), this is at least a $150 savings. This is fantastic news as it'll remove the financial barriers that can often keep many of our fellow members from being able to attend.

For more details on the event and to register please visit this page hosted by Reality Flight Simulation. Because VATSIM and its sub-organizations are unincorporated, there are significant challenges to obtaining such facilities as we have for this awesome meetup, at least without a single member personally being liable for the costs.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND/OR TO REGISTER

UPDATE:

We're happy to announce that Bill Womack (aka iBlueYonder) from ORBX has confirmed he will be in attendance for the Summer Meetup! Bill Womack is best known for his work on many airports and other projects with ORBX, as well as Flightbeams KPDX !

If you have any questions about the event please email [email protected]

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Re: Summer Meetup 2019 | Aug 16-18 (Portland, OR)

Post by Justin Alderman » Mon May 20, 2019 6:19 pm

**BUMB**

Early bird registration is now open!! Extended until June 15th.

Discount coupon for registration for use by our Home Controllers is provided in the emailed announcement.

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Re: Summer Meetup 2019 | Aug 16-18 (Portland, OR)

Post by Alexander Patrushin » Mon May 20, 2019 9:56 pm

Finally it's official! I just registered today :)

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Re: Summer Meetup 2019 | Aug 16-18 (Portland, OR)

Post by Daniel Grammer » Tue May 21, 2019 7:38 am

So sorry I won't be there physically but maybe I can get in a few hours flying during the event. Such a GREAT idea.
Yáll have a GREAT time.

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Re: Summer Meetup 2019 | Aug 16-18 (Portland, OR)

Post by Eric Maresh » Sat May 25, 2019 9:31 pm

This Friday I will get my tickets for that weekend
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Re: Summer Meetup 2019 | Aug 16-18 (Portland, OR)

Post by Mike Fries » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:49 pm

Registered and excited for the meetup!

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Re: Summer Meetup 2019 | Aug 16-18 (Portland, OR)

Post by Alex Seeberger » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:22 am

I’m there

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Re: Summer Meetup 2019 | Aug 16-18 (Portland, OR)

Post by Matthew Woerly » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:06 pm

Glad we are having more events like this. I'll be there!

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Re: Summer Meetup 2019 | Aug 16-18 (Portland, OR)

Post by Chris Brettrager » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:45 pm

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Re: Summer Meetup 2019 | Aug 16-18 (Portland, OR)

Post by Jim Thompson » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:16 pm

Look forwarding to meeting you guys

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Re: Summer Meetup 2019 | Aug 16-18 (Portland, OR)

Post by Justin Alderman » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:59 am

We're happy to announce that Bill Womack (aka iBlueYonder) from ORBX has confirmed he will be in attendance for the Summer Meetup! Bill Womack is best known for his work on many airports and other projects with ORBX, as well as Flightbeams KPDX !

We're in the final days before things move into the Late Registration and ticket costs go up and attendance count will have a cap (as we have to confirm the meeting size space). Be sure to get registered soon. The deadline for the room bookings is soon too!

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Re: Summer Meetup 2019 | Aug 16-18 (Portland, OR)

Post by Pete Wise » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:26 am

Just registered, so I will be there. My question is, do I have to stay at the hotel? I live here in PDX so, I was just going to go back and forth between the house during the event.

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Re: Summer Meetup 2019 | Aug 16-18 (Portland, OR)

Post by Justin Alderman » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:23 pm

Pete Wise wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:26 am
Just registered, so I will be there. My question is, do I have to stay at the hotel? I live here in PDX so, I was just going to go back and forth between the house during the event.
Not at all. Had that been the case the registration would have been a combined cost that included the hotel stay. We only negotiated a great rate for individuals in order to bring the costs down and remove barriers for those that do need the hotel room, namely those from out of town.
Jim Thompson wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:16 pm
Look forwarding to meeting you guys
Looking forward to having you, Jim!

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Re: Summer Meetup 2019 | Aug 16-18 (Portland, OR)

Post by Justin Alderman » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:02 am

Final reminder, we're in the last week for folks to register who will also want to enjoy the $125 a night room rate which ends August 5th! The current rate is now $219 per night, so that's nearly a $200 savings for two nights.

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Re: Summer Meetup 2019 | Aug 16-18 (Portland, OR)

Post by Michael Mcqueen » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:59 pm

Hi there! Is there an itinerary or anything being sent out for those of us that will be in the room? Thanks!

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