A week ago Frequent Traveler University-Advanced was launched and it sold out overnight.
One of the most requested things we’ve gotten for future Frequent Traveler University events is a different program — while each one has several different topics and speakers, they’ve also had many similar program components, and a large group of people of very mixed experience levels.
The goals with FTU Advanced:
- Smaller, more intimate, for greater in-depth discussion
- More advanced. FTU events welcome everyone, at all experience levels, and of course everyone is welcome. But the program will feature a more focused conversation geared to people that have spent more time with the activity.
- A different program. We’ll be able to go more in-depth, and we’ll be able to go more hands-on. There will be internet in the meeting rooms to facilitate learning by doing, not just telling and showing.
There was huge demand for this, lots of folks wanted this July event expanded to make room for more participants. But the very model is intensive sessions with a small group, so it was capped at 125 people (in contrast, last year’s April Frequent Traveler University was for more than 600 people).
So instead of making the event larger, the organizers created a second event.
- The second FTU Advanced will be held at the Marriott Chicago O’Hare September 26-28.
Please note that I will not be speaking at this event. This is one of my biggest weeks of year at work.
The goal was to make another session available, and the timing made good sense. So I suggested pushing forward with other great speakers. And indeed Lucky from One Mile at a Time and Greg from Frequent Miler are already confirmed, so it should be a fantastic event.
And in any case I wanted to make sure anyone interested had a chance to sign up, since the last event sold out so quickly.