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Re: 2020 User Group Meeting - San Diego

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:33 pm
by dlpetker
Morning from Arizona.

I am happy to see that San Diego was picked for the 2020 User Group meeting. Have visited San Diego many times and find it a great place to spend time. I am attaching an Excel spreadsheet with a few examples of things to see and do while in San Diego.

Regards, Darryl

Re: 2020 User Group Meeting - San Diego

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:19 am
by gjforeman
Paid for my trip to the San Diego Meeting, and booked the second night at the Double Tree, but the night before the meeting starts was full up. Ended up booking that night at a Best Western a few miles away. We're in Southern California, but about 100 miles north, near Ontario, CA. A question for prior User Group visitors . . .

My wife is going to the meeting with me, but not as a paid attendee. Not a woodworker. Quilting is her thing. Are the displays of CNC projects on display normally open to the public, or only to paid attendees? Asked this of the Vectric staff but no reply so far.

Thanks,
George Foreman

Re: 2020 User Group Meeting - San Diego

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:39 pm
by highpockets
George just like most conferences I've attended the display area is open the the attendees only, however I believe spouses were allowed to browse also.

Re: 2020 User Group Meeting - San Diego

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:59 pm
by gkas
gjforeman wrote:Paid for my trip to the San Diego Meeting, and booked the second night at the Double Tree, but the night before the meeting starts was full up. Ended up booking that night at a Best Western a few miles away. We're in Southern California, but about 100 miles north, near Ontario, CA. A question for prior User Group visitors . . .

My wife is going to the meeting with me, but not as a paid attendee. Not a woodworker. Quilting is her thing. Are the displays of CNC projects on display normally open to the public, or only to paid attendees? Asked this of the Vectric staff but no reply so far.

Thanks,
George Foreman
At the last UGM, my wife really enjoyed the exhibit room. At least last year, exhibits were open to all. Plus, my wife is really into needlepoint.

Re: 2020 User Group Meeting - San Diego

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:07 pm
by Stephanie Downing
gjforeman wrote:Paid for my trip to the San Diego Meeting, and booked the second night at the Double Tree, but the night before the meeting starts was full up. Ended up booking that night at a Best Western a few miles away. We're in Southern California, but about 100 miles north, near Ontario, CA. A question for prior User Group visitors . . .

My wife is going to the meeting with me, but not as a paid attendee. Not a woodworker. Quilting is her thing. Are the displays of CNC projects on display normally open to the public, or only to paid attendees? Asked this of the Vectric staff but no reply so far.

Thanks,
George Foreman
Hi George,

It's great to hear you will be joining us in San Diego for our upcoming User Group Meeting.

Our partner exhibits are not generally open to the public, however if your wife wishes to join you to look around the room during break times and lunchtimes we are more than happy for her to do so.

I hope this helps.

Thanks
Stephanie

Re: 2020 User Group Meeting - San Diego

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 4:46 pm
by honesttjohn
When will a decision be made if the meetings will be delayed or even cancelled? We're already seeing events cancelled up to the end of August so far here in the USA. Airlines don't have a clue what they're even doing.

Re: 2020 User Group Meeting - San Diego

Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 12:01 pm
by ger21
I think you can still fly anywhere. We were supposed to go to Vancouver at the end of the summer, and I can book flight now if I want. But we're probably going to wait until next year.

Re: 2020 User Group Meeting - San Diego

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 10:08 am
by Stephanie Downing
Hello honestjon,

Thank you for your message.

At this time we are being led by the events team at the hotel in San Diego as we feel they are better placed to advise us on the complexities of the situation in this area.

As it stands, the hotel and our team are still fully committed to hosting the User Group Meeting in September, however we will continue to monitor the changing situation very closely each day and act on the advice of the hotel team.

I hope this helps.

Thanks
Stephanie

Re: 2020 User Group Meeting - San Diego

Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 7:09 pm
by honesttjohn
The hotel doesn't want to lose the business so they are biased. The big question is whether it'll be safe to fly, since most of us will have to travel in some way and are "above the average age" of the general population and most at risk. Plus you must have concerns coming from the UK too. I've had all our summer events and festivals local here cancel through August and wouldn't be surprised if the Labor Day one is cancelled too. What's the latest you can make a decision and is there a policy on cancelling if things don't abate?