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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« 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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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« 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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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« 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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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« 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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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« 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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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« 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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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« 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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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« 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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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« 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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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« 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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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #42 on: October 09, 2018, 09:46 PM »
when ya getting there buddy?

Ill be staying with the inlaws

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« 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.

Tom

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« 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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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« 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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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« 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.

Tom

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« 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...

Tom

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« 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: October 20, 2018, 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.)

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #51 on: October 20, 2018, 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

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #52 on: October 20, 2018, 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.   
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #53 on: October 21, 2018, 11:41 PM »
@TylerC  what time does the  even t open?  And what time does it close?

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #54 on: October 22, 2018, 02:14 AM »
The event runs from 9:00 am to 3 pm.  Here is the website page:  https://www.festoolusa.com/company/festool-connect

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #55 on: October 22, 2018, 12:14 PM »
Thank you Peter
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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #56 on: October 24, 2018, 09:01 AM »
It's almost time for Connect! Here's the schedule for Saturday:

Doors Open - 
Registration
8:45 a.m.

Tool Demos
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Main Stage
 - This Old House
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Lunch
 - Main Stage Area
Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Product Demos
12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Meet & Greet
 - This Old House
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Event End
3:00 p.m.

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #57 on: October 24, 2018, 03:58 PM »
SPECIAL LAST-MINUTE SURPRISE ...

We'll be having a reception on Friday evening prior to Festool Connect. Nothing fancy but food, drinks, and good friends. All FOG folks are welcome. Shoot me a message if you want the time and location. (We're not posting it publicly to prevent it from getting too big.)

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #58 on: October 25, 2018, 01:37 AM »
A quick answer to a few questions about Las Vegas
1. Uber or lyft are going to be cheaper than the taxi
2.  There are fantastic restaurants all over on and off strip depending on your budget of course
3.  If wanting to see a cirque type show, I think la reve at Wynn is the best one
4. Rarely will you beat the casino so save some of your money to buys tools!

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Re: Announcing Festool Connect 2018: Las Vegas on October 27
« Reply #59 on: October 29, 2018, 10:25 AM »
Just wanted to say Thank You to everyone at Festool USA for a GREAT weekend !!!!!!!
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