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  1. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I'm so excited! :love: Only 1 more day until registration opens! :thumbup: You know me; I'm already trying to decide what I'll want to wear and take along. :p
     
    Apr 13, 2009
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  2. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

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    It is so exciting! I can't make it work to go this year, but I know ya'll are gonna have a blast!
     
  3. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Sorry you can't go. I've had times when I had to miss it in the past. The good thing is that you have CS buddies who will share as much as possible with you.
     
    Apr 13, 2009
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  4. chefsteph07

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    I'm excited too, I have picked the workshops I want to take, (I think), but I'm sure I'll change my mind a dozen times before I actually hit that submit button!
     
    Apr 13, 2009
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  5. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I'll be checking every hour from the time I get up tomorrow. I'm a little obsessed.
     
    Apr 13, 2009
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  6. Ginger428

    Ginger428 Legacy Member Gold Member

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    And you & I are both up at the crack of dawn, so I'll be there with you! ;)
     
    Apr 13, 2009
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  7. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    So do we have to have everything decided when we register--what workshops we are taking when? I guess I have to coordinate with my cluster before I register if that's the case.
     
    Apr 13, 2009
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  8. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    Amanda please!!! It is fun to mix it up and not be with cluster mates! You can learn so much from other people outside your group. I never coordinate and I have always had a good time and learned alot. Besides, you need to worry about picking what YOU need for YOUR business. Not what everyone else around you thinks you need or get stuck with stuff that does not interest you in the least!
     
    Apr 13, 2009
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  9. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Well, what I'm actually thinking is deciding what I want to go to, then if they want to attend the same ones, we could coordinate it. There's only a few in my cluster that are going, so it's not like we'd be a big group or something. And I don't really know my cluster mates that well. We've only been at cluster meetings one day out of the month for a couple hours (and I've been in since June). I figured that most people go and sit with people they know. I didn't want to feel like an oddball.
     
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  10. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    John's so right. And, even if you attend a similar workshop, it will most likely have different leader(s), different mix of people for question/answer period, etc. It's amazing how different two "identical" workshops can be.

    Just decide which ones you want to attend, and sign up for them. If I remember correctly, you can't actually choose when to attend which workshops, anyway. You choose the workshops, and the HO makes your schedule.
     
    Apr 13, 2009
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  11. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Great point! Hadn't thought about that.

    On the registration form, though, they do list each day and the workshop and have check mark boxes next to them, so I'm thinking they do want you to pick what one you want and when. But who knows if that's a set in stone type thing.
     
    Apr 13, 2009
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  12. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I forgot about that. However, three of you could be at the same workshop on the first day and not be together. They have more than one of most workshops except the Special Guest Speaker going on at the same time with different speakers.

    BTW, if it interests you at all, I suggest seeing the Special Guest Speaker. Some audio version of all of the other workshops will be available from the HO after NC.
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  13. nldavis321

    nldavis321 Member Gold Member

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    Where and how do we register for the workshops....
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  14. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    There will be a link on CC once registration is open.
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  15. nldavis321

    nldavis321 Member Gold Member

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    Thanks Rae! I tried to reg. for housing this morning. They dont have the PC dates in the system yet!?!?!?!?! I thought I read it started this morning at 8am? *deep sigh*

    A very nice lady told me to call back "later this afternoon." Whenever that is....

    Now the number will not even go through. (DH suggested I call again and get the same info from someone else...just incase).
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  16. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I don't think housing opens until registration does.
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  17. nldavis321

    nldavis321 Member Gold Member

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    Hmmm ok. Do you have to register first and THEN get housing?
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  18. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Yes, you do.
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  19. chefsteph07

    chefsteph07 Legacy Member

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    Let's GO HO! We are all waiting! LOL
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  20. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I'm getting a bit antsy.
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  21. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Yeah - don't they know we are all sitting around staring at our computer screens?
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  22. chefsteph07

    chefsteph07 Legacy Member

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    So true...too funny!
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  23. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    That's where I've been all day.
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  24. Nanisu

    Nanisu Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Ok, so has ANYONE been able to get through to Experient, or Home Office? Been trying to make a room reservation since 6:30 a.m. California time and keep getting the "registration is not open yet" message--and of course the Solution Center has a 3 hour call back. I have to head out for the day and I am going to be MOLTO P.O'd if I can't get a room because the lines were messed up. This nonsense with HO has got to get better--it's been going on since January now.
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  25. Nanisu

    Nanisu Veteran Member Gold Member

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    The real funny is that the recorded message from experient says "check the website for open registration times"--um, it says 8 a.m. today....
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  26. Gina M

    Gina M Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Nancy - I talked to someone at Experient this morning (around 8:30 central time) - he said we had to wait until registration is up on the web site at PC before we'll be able to reserve our hotel rooms. So, unfortunately, we're all in the same boat!
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  27. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    My director e-mailed this to me:

    If you were online this morning trying to register for conference, tech support is having "issues" getting online registration/lodging forms up and running. They said to keep checking back, hopefully by late morning it will be resolved. I've been on hold a good portion of the morning trying to book a room - only to have them tell me that the company handling our housing is not open yet and they don't know when they will be!!
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  28. chefsteph07

    chefsteph07 Legacy Member

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    You'd think they would be testing all this before today...
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  29. jenniferm

    jenniferm Member Gold Member

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    When are they opening it....I am ready to register? They are driving me nuts that they have not opened it yet.
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  30. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Nice.:rolleyes:
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  31. jj16

    jj16 Member Gold Member

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one that's a little impatient.

    Judy
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  32. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I feel kind of sorry for whoever is answering the phone today. Can you imagine having to deal with hundreds of impatient consultants? No thanks.
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  33. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    It's open! It's open!
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  34. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    Yep, it's open! I faxed my housing to Experient and registered for conf on CC.
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  35. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    Newbie question here: is there an advantage or reason to register for conference right away? Would I regret waiting a week or two? (reason = money...just placing a supply order, and wanted to get some shows lined up before paying for registration).

    Already have a room reserved (not through conference...rates weren't any different, plus my family is joining me in Chicago).
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  36. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    I always get housing first, but that's because my group wants a specific type of room.
    When I called Experient this morning, I was told "noon."

    Doesn't matter - it's all open now.
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  37. chefsteph07

    chefsteph07 Legacy Member

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    The only reason to really register for workshops/HO tour early is because HO tours fill up FAST and they are usually sold out quickly. Other reasons, the workshop you might want to take could fill up as well. That has happened to me on a few occasions.

    Did you notice HO tour is up to $35 now? Yikes...
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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  38. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legend Member Gold Member

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    I'm registered!

    I'm skipping the HO tour this year...it is the same "self-guided" tour with a videotape.
     
    Apr 14, 2009
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