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Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« on: August 08, 2018, 09:19 AM »
You’ve been asking, and we’re finally ready to announce …

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Festool Connect 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
Saturday, October 27

Why Las Vegas? First off, why not? It’s Vegas!

More importantly, it’s important that we see our friends all over the US and Canada. All of our previous Connect events have been on the eastern half of the country, and we want to show some love to our West Coast friends!

We’ll be announcing more specifics about the day’s event shortly — including some special guests that we’ll be bringing along.

As always, Festool Connect is a free event, but we request that you register in advance. This helps us plan for food, parking, swag, etc.

Register for free at festoolconnect.com.
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 05:01 PM »
Where is a good place to stay?
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 05:30 PM »
Where is a good place to stay?

There's so few hotels in the Vegas area.... (sorry, could not help myself). I would say wait until they announce the location, then find a hotel nearby. Festool's training center is in Henderson, but certainly that space will not allow for such an event. I have stayed at a nearby hotel that Festool suggests when they offer end user training classes, can't remember the name of the hotel, but honestly my last stay kind of sucked, so I would not recommend it personally...

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 02:58 AM »
@Don T

There are a lot of goodplaces to stay. If you take a end user class there they recommend sunset station (think thats the name). Rio and Texas have great buffets so you might want to look into them.

Ill be staying with my compadre (BIL) as I always do.

He'll be visiting this weekend Ill let him know Im coming.

Remember my burger babe Avitar. She's at the Heart Attack Grill and plenty like , its a fun place w Huge Burgers and fries its awesome.
http://www.heartattackgrill.com/phone/menu.html

There is also a Hofbrauhaus there.

https://www.hofbrauhauslasvegas.com

As you can tell I can tell you where to eat.

But as far Hotels, Id say the grab closest to where the FT Connect is.
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2018, 06:58 AM »
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2018, 07:57 AM »
Where is a good place to stay?

There's so few hotels in the Vegas area.... (sorry, could not help myself). I would say wait until they announce the location, then find a hotel nearby. Festool's training center is in Henderson, but certainly that space will not allow for such an event. I have stayed at a nearby hotel that Festool suggests when they offer end user training classes, can't remember the name of the hotel, but honestly my last stay kind of sucked, so I would not recommend it personally...

I know it seems to be a silly question but I was looking for suggestions from people that have done a class there. I thought waiting to see if Festool would make recommendations also.
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2018, 08:01 AM »
@Don T

There are a lot of goodplaces to stay. If you take a end user class there they recommend sunset station (think thats the name). Rio and Texas have great buffets so you might want to look into them.

Ill be staying with my compadre (BIL) as I always do.

He'll be visiting this weekend Ill let him know Im coming. The

Remember my burger babe Avitar. She's at the Heart Attack Grill and plenty like , its a fun place w Huge Burgers and fries its awesome.
http://www.heartattackgrill.com/phone/menu.html

There is also a Hofbrauhaus there.

https://www.hofbrauhauslasvegas.com

As you can tell I can tell you where to eat.

But as far Hotels, Id say the grab closest to where the FT Connect is.

Thanks Jobsworth for the food recommendations, I do love to eat. I ended up booking a room at the Skyline Hotel in Henderson.
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2018, 11:28 AM »
Cool Glad ya found a place, I dont know anything about it but maybe we can get the Foggers together a hook up for dinner some place the night before.

Lots of great places for a sit down there. Im stoked about this as I havent been able to make the Festool connects on te east coast.

Im going to be festool saturated by Nov. 23 Aug festool demo day at Anderson Ply, Sept end user doors ad drawers training in NC , Roadshow in Oct and this festool connect end of Oct. its great being retired.

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2018, 12:59 PM »
This is my first connect also.  I might try to get out to Anderson Plywood since In Touch Tools closed.  Being retired is great, I just celebrated my 1 year anniversary a few months ago.  Loving every minute.
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2018, 07:19 AM »
I read on Instagram that the venue for the event will be at The Enclave.  That is a little east of the airport.  Just mentioning this so that those who are looking for hotels close by can use this info for hotels etc.

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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2018, 11:18 AM »
This is my first connect also.  I might try to get out to Anderson Plywood since In Touch Tools closed.  Being retired is great, I just celebrated my 1 year anniversary a few months ago.  Loving every minute.

Thats awesome Don, Congrats, Ill have mine 1 Sept

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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2018, 11:20 AM »
just looked up the enclave.

Looks like I might have to wear shoes to get in the place. It looks......Faaaannnnnnnnccyyyy.

The sight says it will hook you up with Hotels. didnt check prices, locations etc as Im at the BILs.

 Putting this out here for general info for those interested

http://enclavelv.com

5810 S. Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Phone: (702) 747-9900
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2018, 11:36 AM »
The date is wrong on the confirmation email...

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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2018, 11:39 AM »
Yes, the venue will be Enclave. http://enclavelv.com/
5810 S. Eastern Avenue Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

It's a few miles off of the Vegas Strip. It should be a fun place for it.

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2018, 02:33 PM »
see you all at FESTOOL Connect 2018 !

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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2018, 09:07 PM »
The date is wrong on the confirmation email...

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Do we have to re register ?

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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2018, 09:14 PM »
@jobsworth - No, you don’t have to register. However, it’s helpful for us so that we can accurately plan for food, swag, staffing, etc.

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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2018, 09:50 PM »
@jobsworth - No, you don’t have to register. However, it’s helpful for us so that we can accurately plan for food, swag, staffing, etc.
He said re register. Do we need to register again if we received the incorrect message?
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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2018, 03:59 PM »
I re-registered anyway . Got my conformation for 2018 in LV.

Looking fwd to it. Told my BIL yesterday Ill be up there hanging out for a few days.

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« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2018, 04:21 AM »
Just signed up.  And got the email conformation,

@TylerC  Will there be any entrance passes mailed ? Or any other information forthcoming.
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« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2018, 08:11 AM »
Just signed up.  And got the email conformation,

@TylerC  Will there be any entrance passes mailed ? Or any other information forthcoming.

Passes won't be necessary. We'll have a registration table at the entrance, but you won't need a pass.

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2018, 04:15 PM »
Soooooo, any more people attending?
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« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2018, 10:47 PM »
Are you coming Bob?

If so well go getting a burger at the heart attack grill . Tom (tjbnwi) said He maybe be coming and we go go chow down.

www.heartattackgrill.com

Id like to see ya wolf down a quadruple bipass burger.
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« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2018, 07:39 AM »
Are you coming Bob?

If so well go getting a burger at the heart attack grill . Tom (tjbnwi) said He maybe be coming and we go go chow down.

www.heartattackgrill.com

Id like to see ya wolf down a quadruple bipass burger.

 I'm not sure as there is a conflict with this date - (friend's wedding) but if I do go, I'll take you up on that offer.
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2018, 07:47 AM »
Well I will finally get to meet some more of the Foggers from the other side of the Mississippi!  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

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« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2018, 02:10 PM »
Are you coming Bob?

If so well go getting a burger at the heart attack grill . Tom (tjbnwi) said He maybe be coming and we go go chow down.

www.heartattackgrill.com

Id like to see ya wolf down a quadruple bipass burger.

 I'm not sure as there is a conflict with this date - (friend's wedding) but if I do go, I'll take you up on that offer.

Those burgers are huge. The quadruple bypass is something like 12000 calories. They cook their food the old way in pure lard (like when I was a kid)

Yea I know but once in a while wont be bad

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« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2018, 02:13 PM »
Well I will finally get to meet some more of the Foggers from the other side of the Mississippi!  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

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great to see you in person finally buddy :>D

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« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2018, 02:55 PM »
Tom Silva and Kevin O'Connor from This Old House will be there. Also, although he won't be there in an official capacity that we can really promote, Mike Holmes Jr. will be there as well.

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! The first 500 pre-registered attendees will receive a 3.5 m sleeved hose (500276).

Be sure to register at festoolconnect.com.

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« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2018, 12:08 PM »
@Tyler how will we know if we are one of the lucky ones?

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« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2018, 12:14 PM »
@Tyler how will we know if we are one of the lucky ones?

We've had a couple of questions about this. So it's based on being among the first 500 to show up that day ... but you have to have pre-registered. To be honest, I'd be surprised if we have more than 500 pre-registered attendees. Although I definitely can't guarantee anything, if you pre-register and attend you have a pretty good likelihood of getting the hose.

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« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2018, 06:25 PM »
By pre-register, Im assuming you mean register on line in advanced correct?

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« Reply #33 on: September 20, 2018, 06:01 AM »
Oddly enough I happen to be in town for exactly that weekend for a professional trade conference of my dayjob so I registered just in case I can skip some sessions of my show to visit Connect.

What is the suggested method of taxi transport around LV? Uber? Something else? It's easy enough to get a cab at the hotel, but getting the return ride was horrible last time I was in LV in 2006, but that predated all cab apps and Uber so wondering how is it now?

I do have data roaming available, though I won't be using it much as it costs an arm and a leg in the US.
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« Reply #34 on: September 20, 2018, 11:42 AM »
You will not have a problem getting around LV.
There are all sorts of different methods of transportation.
Uber is popular here in the States, taxis are everywhere in Vagas and both are affordable to use.
 Some of the Hotels offer free service drop ya off and pick ya up.

The hardest part youll have is picking a good place to eat.
 There are way to many of them. I like the Heart Attack grill biggest burgers you admost have ever seen. Cooked the old fashion way in lard, same with their fries. Plus the waitresses dress like nurses.if you remember my burger babe, she is a waitress there.

The hotels like the Rio and Texas have very good buffets.

Even Chef Ramsey has some resteraunts there. i think a he has 2 or 3 in Ceasars Palace alone.

One thing about Vegas its 24/7 anything you want anytime you want.

Hope this helps
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« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2018, 12:21 PM »
@jobsworth  are you saying that even Uber is expensive in LV; I was thinking of using it when I am there for the connect. What about Lyft?
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« Reply #36 on: September 20, 2018, 12:57 PM »
@vkumar

I see where you thought I said it was expensive.

My Bad I corrected the grammer and said they (transportation) is affordable.

Thanks for letting me know so I could correct what i wrote.

Remember its a town that is built on tourist and they cater to the tourist.

Also I did say that maybe the Hotel may offer free shuttle service, take and pick up. Depends on the Hotel.

Especially if you have someone else share the cost. Maybe there are other FOGGERs staying at the same Hotel you are.

Personally Im driving there and staying at my BILs in N. Vegas.

Now if your looking for a place to eat, I already mentioned a couple, there is also a Official Hofbrau Haus there that sells good beer and German food and HB Haus LV liter mugs. Like the ones they sell at the Original HB Haus in Munich.
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« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2018, 06:33 AM »
I'm staying at Caesar's Palace for the 6 days I'm there so mostly I'll probably eat something along the strip and we have conference gala dinners and sponsor food available so lets see if I can squeeze a heart attack into my schedule  [cool]

Last time I never really left the Strip, but what else is in Vegas to see?

I've done the hotels with roller coasters & Stratosphere Tower amusements last time and wondered through all the casinos on the Strip and seen the Pirate Show and the Dancing Water Show, etc.

I'm thinking of getting tickets to a Cirque du Soleil show or two if they are still running (haven't checked yet) and was wondering is there anything worth seeing Downtown outside of your suggested burger join?

Where would one go for "normal" clothes shopping on a budget in Vegas? Is there a Macy's or similar there? On the strip the services seemed to cater to jackpot winners and I'm not on such a budget  [sad] and no supermarkets in sight.
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #38 on: September 21, 2018, 10:47 PM »
Ney any thought about a Fog members meet up at Las Vegas ?
OK there is a few more things to see and do in Las Vegas than Lebanon, Indiana at night LOL !!!!
But last year it was Fun to meet Fog people face to face.
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« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2018, 07:52 PM »
I'm staying at Caesar's Palace for the 6 days I'm there so mostly I'll probably eat something along the strip and we have conference gala dinners and sponsor food available so lets see if I can squeeze a heart attack into my schedule  [cool]

Last time I never really left the Strip, but what else is in Vegas to see?

I've done the hotels with roller coasters & Stratosphere Tower amusements last time and wondered through all the casinos on the Strip and seen the Pirate Show and the Dancing Water Show, etc.

I'm thinking of getting tickets to a Cirque du Soleil show or two if they are still running (haven't checked yet) and was wondering is there anything worth seeing Downtown outside of your suggested burger join?

Where would one go for "normal" clothes shopping on a budget in Vegas? Is there a Macy's or similar there? On the strip the services seemed to cater to jackpot winners and I'm not on such a budget  [sad] and no supermarkets in sight.

They have a outlet mall there you’ll have a good time shopping there. No sure on the directions to get them but they are not that far off the strip, not walking distance but a nice selection of different clothes manufacturers

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« Reply #40 on: September 23, 2018, 07:53 PM »
I’m down for it  let’s Rock.

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2018, 09:04 PM »
I'm in the process of making travel plans.

Anyone want to share what hotel you're staying at?

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« Reply #42 on: October 09, 2018, 09:46 PM »
when ya getting there buddy?

Ill be staying with the inlaws

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« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2018, 09:48 PM »
I just booked a 4 points off the strip. Not big on the glitzy hotels.

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2018, 11:31 PM »
when ya getting there buddy?

Ill be staying with the inlaws

Looking like Friday evening. I'm flying out of Colorado Springs, one flight out at 5:30 PM.

I'm going to look at flying out of Denver.

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« Reply #45 on: October 19, 2018, 07:07 PM »
I arrive in Vegas next Friday evening about 6:45. Should be to the Four Points by 7:30.

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« Reply #46 on: October 19, 2018, 09:33 PM »
@tjbnwi

Ill give ya a call. I was going to head out tomorrow but now I think Ill go Tuesday

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« Reply #47 on: October 19, 2018, 09:36 PM »
@jobsworth

I wanted to head out Thursday night but could not get a flight without driving to Denver.

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« Reply #48 on: October 19, 2018, 10:06 PM »
@TylerC,

Any chance Festool will be selling t-shirts and sweatshirts? The ones I have from various classes are getting long in the tooth...

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« Reply #49 on: October 19, 2018, 10:32 PM »
Yah, last year I bought the hoodie at the Connect Love that thing could use another
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #50 on: Yesterday at 09:07 AM »
@TylerC,

Any chance Festool will be selling t-shirts and sweatshirts? The ones I have from various classes are getting long in the tooth...

Tom

We will have a Festool Fanshop selling various items. I know that there will be t-shirts, but I don't recall offhand if there is a sweatshirt. (My gut says "yes", but I don't want to promise anything.)

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #51 on: Yesterday at 09:09 AM »
@TylerC,

Any chance Festool will be selling t-shirts and sweatshirts? The ones I have from various classes are getting long in the tooth...

Tom

We will have a Festool Fanshop selling various items. I know that there will be t-shirts, but I don't recall offhand if there is a sweatshirt. (My gut says "yes", but I don't want to promise anything.)

Thank you.

Tom

Offline dmccririe

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #52 on: Yesterday at 05:48 PM »
Sadly (or joyfully), my second granddaughter is due about that time. Since I am happily married (and plan to stay that way), I won't be able to make it.   I hope you all have fun.   I always have at the Indy connect.   
Dale