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Offline TylerC

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Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« on: April 25, 2017, 03:01 PM »
We officially have a date for Festool Connect 2017! Join us at our North American headquarters in Lebanon, Indiana on Saturday, September 16!

We'll be announcing more details once we get closer to the date, but registration is open now. (Registration is free, but it helps us to plan for food, parking, etc.)

Register here: https://www.festoolusa.com/company/festool-connect

We want to plan a special FOG event. (Maybe on Friday evening?) We'll share more info as we have it.

Who is planning to make it out this year?


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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2017, 08:48 PM »
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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 08:51 PM »
Pretty certain I'll be there.

Tom

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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2017, 10:07 PM »
Had a great time last year, but not sure if I'm going to make this year's event.  The wife and I are thinking of going to Maine in September so might have a date conflict.  Maine lobster vs. Festool?  Tough choice for me- easy one for the wife...

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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 10:10 PM »
Had a great time last year, but not sure if I'm going to make this year's event.  The wife and I are thinking of going to Maine in September so might have a date conflict.  Maine lobster vs. Festool?  Tough choice for me- easy one for the wife...

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Gerald

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Indianapolis is between your location and Maine. [eek]

Tom

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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 10:19 PM »
Had a great time last year, but not sure if I'm going to make this year's event.  The wife and I are thinking of going to Maine in September so might have a date conflict.  Maine lobster vs. Festool?  Tough choice for me- easy one for the wife...

Regards,
Gerald

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Indianapolis is between your location and Maine. [eek]

Tom

Hi Tom,
Yes it is- trying to figure out how to work the stop into the plans.  Probably my only hope is to find a yarn store or two where she can go spend a day.
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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2017, 10:43 AM »
 Last year's Connect was a real winner for everyone; very enjoyable.  I'm looking forward to going again this year and hopefully have more time to spend with fellow Foggers.
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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2017, 07:33 AM »
I should be back in the states by then. I'll see how things go
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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2017, 07:50 PM »
Free Food.

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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2017, 08:26 PM »
Free Food.
Not just free food....fantastic awesome food and deserts! Last year was great!

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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2017, 09:43 PM »
I'm looking forward to another year -

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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2017, 05:46 PM »
  If anyone should be sitting on the fence about attending, I would strongly suggest you jump off and attend. I have gone to each Connect event Festool has offered - all were in Rhode Island, a relatively short and pleasant ride on Amtrak and I had maybe a moments' hesitation about traveling out to Indy, before deciding to attend.  It was a huge success on many levels; lots of fun and I can't recommend it highly enough.
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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2017, 01:34 AM »
Free Food.
Not just free food....fantastic awesome food and deserts! Last year was great!

Yes, I will be at the front door, offering to trade a Pro5 systainer for extra meal tickets.  👌

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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2017, 12:27 AM »
Dan told me that I will be attending Festool Connect this year. Oh, the things I have to do for work! 😀

Looking forward to meeting lots of Foggers face to face.
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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2017, 02:06 AM »
Dan told me that I will be attending Festool Connect this year. Oh, the things I have to do for work! 😀

Looking forward to meeting lots of Foggers face to face.

I will see you there Chris, want to carpool? haha

-Rodger

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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2017, 12:41 AM »
Dan told me that I will be attending Festool Connect this year. Oh, the things I have to do for work! 😀

Looking forward to meeting lots of Foggers face to face.

I will see you there Chris, want to carpool? haha

-Rodger

I'm in as long as we stop at Bowen Island for some pie!
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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2017, 10:17 PM »
we wouldn't miss it for anything. This time we'll plan to stay more days to have time to visit with fellow FOGgers.
See you there!

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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2017, 10:58 AM »
I hope things work out and I will be able to attend, always had a great time when I went in Rhode Island.  Just doesn't look good at the moment.
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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2017, 11:14 AM »
  I've been going to the RI Connect well before it was called that and was a dealer's only presentation. Festool then opened the doors for everyone to attend and it was a smart move on their part and customers and potential customers responded positively. For convenience sake I really liked the RI location, but Festool took the next step and decided to have it at their headquarters in Indiana. Another smart move - more centrally located so it's more accessible for way more customers and all the products are on hand. I think by all accounts last year's Connect was very well received and I expect this years to be at least as good. Again, if you are on the fence, jump off and attend.
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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2017, 01:39 PM »
We'll be hosting a FOG event the night be Connect. Here's more information:
http://festoolownersgroup.com/member-connections/fog-exclusive-meet-up-at-festool-connect-2017

To help us plan for the location, food/beverages, etc., please RSVP here:
https://festoolusa.wufoo.com/forms/festool-connect-2017-fog-meetup/

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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2017, 09:34 AM »
Registration is open for the Saturday FESTOOL Connect Event! 

Festool Connect 2017 Registration (Saturday Event)

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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2017, 10:14 AM »
Does anyone know if they are going to have the same refurbished tool sale they had at the Festool Connect 2016.
Its not listed on the event info.

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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2017, 10:16 AM »
Does anyone know if they are going to have the same refurbished tool sale they had at the Festool Connect 2016.
Its not listed on the event info.

This is still TBD. There will be a final answer in about a week and a half.

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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2017, 10:23 AM »
Does anyone know if they are going to have the same refurbished tool sale they had at the Festool Connect 2016.
Its not listed on the event info.

This is still TBD. There will be a final answer in about a week and a half.
Thanks for the fast response, here to hoping you decide to have the sale!
Seemed like a huge hit last year with how long the line was. Only downfall was how long it took to get through it.
Half way through I was very happy to fill out the order form and just wait for the tools to be shipped to me 4 days later.

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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2017, 07:09 PM »
I will be at festool connect, I will try to be there on Friday as well

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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2017, 10:55 AM »
Who has made hotel reservations already? Where are you staying?
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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2017, 01:36 PM »
I just what to give a heads up.  There is an Indianapolis Colts game on the Sunday after the event so with all the pre-game hoopla there might be shortages of rooms.  Last year there were events the weekend of the event but do not wait to the last moment to book rooms wherever.

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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2017, 02:47 PM »
Who has made hotel reservations already? Where are you staying?

Holiday Inn Express- Lebanon----

Need a lift ?

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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2017, 09:20 PM »
Who has made hotel reservations already? Where are you staying?

Holiday Inn Express- Lebanon----

Need a lift ?


Thanks for the offer. I booked at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Indianapolis NW - Whitestown. I have a car rented if anybody else needs a ride.
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Re: Festool Connect 2017 is September 16
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2017, 10:43 PM »
I'd offer rides, but it turns out I will not make Connect this year (unless a wedding gets canceled, or my wife tells me I don't have to attend [big grin]).

I will be down Friday night for the FOG meet and greet.

Tom