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Offline TylerC

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FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« on: August 03, 2017, 09:08 AM »
We'll be announcing more details about Festool Connect very soon, but Festool is planning to host a special event for FOG members on the Friday evening (Sept 15) before Connect. It will be a pretty casual opportunity for online friends to connect in person. Food, beverages, hanging out, etc. The location and details will depend a bit on how many people plan to attend.

To help us plan, please RSVP using the link below. It will help us determine the location, order food/drinks, and select the time. Depending on the number of RSVPs we receive, space may be limited, so RSVP soon!
https://festoolusa.wufoo.com/forms/festool-connect-2017-fog-meetup/

Here are some more details about what to expect from Festool Connect 2017:

   •   Preview of upcoming Festool products
   •   Demonstrations from Festool partners including SawStop, Shaper Tools and Tanos
   •   Exclusive access to Festool swag — shirts, hats, stickers, etc. — from the upcoming Festool Fanshop
   •   Tour the Festool office — including the brand new FS Guide Rail production line!
   •   Panel discussion about craftsmen in the digital age, featuring a live Q&A with notable Instagram members
   •   Get your tool questions answered at 10 demo stations
   •   See the Festool Roadshow truck
   •   Free food and beer
   •   Music, giveaways and more!

You may have noticed that there's no mention of recon tools. There will be a recon component, but the details are being worked out now.

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2017, 04:00 PM »
....good on Festool US for this - looks a great programme  [big grin]
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 04:45 PM »
Interested, but no idea where I will be with work then.
I may be in Indiana around Thanksgiving, but not sure.
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2017, 04:49 PM »
Interested, but no idea where I will be with work then.
I may be in Indiana around Thanksgiving, but not sure.

If you ever find yourself in the Indianapolis area, let me know. You're welcome to stop by the office and get the tour.

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2017, 04:51 PM »
Interested, but no idea where I will be with work then.
I may be in Indiana around Thanksgiving, but not sure.

If you ever find yourself in the Indianapolis area, let me know. You're welcome to stop by the office and get the tour.

Thank you Tyler will do. I have family in Munster. We may
visit in November. Didn't make it out last year so we're due.
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2017, 07:10 PM »
What a great idea.  Hope to see lots of Foggers there!

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2017, 08:01 PM »
Really wish I could go but as we all know, life happens.
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 09:25 PM »
Shady group of guys..... [big grin]

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2017, 10:26 PM »
Great idea - looking forward to attending the meet-up and the event!  Thanks for the details, Tyler.

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2017, 10:54 AM »
I just signed up!
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2017, 10:57 AM »
We're going to make a final design about the FOG event location tomorrow. If you're planning to attend, please RSVP so that we have a more account number of people to plan for. Thanks!

https://festoolusa.wufoo.com/forms/festool-connect-2017-fog-meetup/

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2017, 12:23 PM »
My flight lands at 5pm. If I can get there I'll be there !!!
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2017, 01:38 PM »
I just posted this another thread but thought it would be relevant here as well:

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: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2017, 12:39 PM »
Tyler, - great idea!  we look forward to seeing you there!
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2017, 02:20 PM »
Yay! Hey Tyler!!
So excited for the FOG meet up and the Connect! Registered for both!
Looking forward to hanging with you again.
Tell Minnie & Sedge to be ready!
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2017, 02:32 PM »
Welcome to the FOG!  Come say HI!

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2017, 07:33 AM »
Sooooooooooooooooo, is there a final time for this meet-up on Friday?
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2017, 08:00 AM »
Sooooooooooooooooo, is there a final time for this meet-up on Friday?

It's looking like 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. However, we'll be renting out part of a local bar, so if people want to come early or stay late if they want. I'll be emailing more details to everyone who has registered next week.

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2017, 02:33 PM »
Thanks to everyone who has registered for the FOG event at Festool Connect! We'll email more details to everyone who has registered within the next week. We're trying to keep the details offline so that we don't have too many non-FOG crashers.

The FOG event will take place at a bar in Lebanon from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Because it's a bar, you can come early or stay late, but Festool will be picking up the tab for FOG folks during those two hours. There's no set agenda. Just meeting in person, hanging out, and talking shop. There will also be a special Festool draft on tap! (It will also be available on Saturday at the main Festool Connect event.)

It isn't too late to register. To help with our planning, please register by this Thursday (Aug. 31).

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2017, 08:52 PM »
Question: I don't drink but 3 Floyds is between my house and Lebanon. Should I, would it be appropriate / inappropriate to pick up a case or two for guys to enjoy during the FOG event?
Let me know yes, no and/or particular flavors.
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2017, 08:54 PM »
Question: I don't drink but 3 Floyds is between my house and Lebanon. Should I, would it be appropriate / inappropriate to pick up a case or two for guys to enjoy during the FOG event?
Let me know yes, no and/or particular flavors.
markus

3 Floyds is FANTASTIC. That's a really generous offer. If you want to bring some for people, I'd save them for the hotel or Saturday. Because the FOG is in a bar, we can't bring in outside food or drinks.

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2017, 07:31 PM »
Understood,
need to know if there is any interest in this, 3 floyds fans, etc.
I don't mind doing it but would like to know whether there is interest or not.
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2017, 02:52 PM »
Question: I don't drink but 3 Floyds is between my house and Lebanon. Should I, would it be appropriate / inappropriate to pick up a case or two for guys to enjoy during the FOG event?
Let me know yes, no and/or particular flavors.
markus

3 Floyds is in my neighborhood.

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2017, 10:21 PM »
I have been a long time viewer/lurker and yet to post, only because the rabbit hole is deep and am scared to fall down! [eek], anyway the main reason I am replying to this thread is I have filled out the rsvp however i am bring my father and a friend (father is not internet savvy yet a longtime woodworker and the reason I am into it and a friend who I surprised with the trip to Festool Connect for his bday last week so he is not a member of FOG yet but is borrowing all my tools lately. Would it be acceptable for them to come or do I need to have them register as  FOG member?

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2017, 08:09 AM »
@CustomAV Thanks for making the leap from reading to posting! We're glad to have you here.

Yes, that's fine if your father wants to join. Please complete a registration for him as well. In the "username" field, just put "@CustomAV Guest" or something like that. The bar that we'll be in is divided into two sections. Everyone at the FOG event will have a name tag to help bartenders know gets put on the Festool tab and who doesn't.

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2017, 10:22 AM »
Based on the response we've received, we've bumped up the FOG meetup to 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. An email will go out with details tomorrow.

Sedge will be joining us at the meetup!

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« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2017, 04:13 PM »
Yay!! Sedge!! Can't wait to see you guys again! Tell Minnie to come to the meet up too!!
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2017, 04:34 PM »

Sedge will be joining us at the meetup!

I out then..... [laughing] [laughing] Unless Minnie decides too join us.  [thumbs up]

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2017, 04:43 PM »
 
                 Very much looking forward to the meet up on Friday night and Connect on Saturday.
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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2017, 11:17 AM »
Based on the response we've received, we've bumped up the FOG meetup to 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. An email will go out with details tomorrow.

Tyler,

I have not received an email. Received an email  for connect but not fog meet -up. location?

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2017, 11:41 AM »
Based on the response we've received, we've bumped up the FOG meetup to 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. An email will go out with details tomorrow.

Tyler,

I have not received an email. Received an email  for connect but not fog meet -up. location?

I didn't want to put this on the FOG until close the event, because I don't want a bunch of non-FOG folks turning up. Here's the info:

Brian "Sedge" Sedgeley and @TylerC from Festool will be at the event along with the FOG's loyal moderators, @SRSemenza  and @Peter Halle

The meetup will take place at People's Revel Room in downtown Lebanon. The Revel Room is part People's Brewing Company and is the regular hangout spot for the Festool USA team, and they've become good Festool friends. They also have food at People's, so feel free to eat dinner there. (The actual bar was made using Festool products.)

When you enter Peoples, go left into the bar area instead of right into the restaurant area.

Festool will pick up the tab from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Feel free to hang out at People's before or after the event on your own dime. Please drink responsibly.

Friday, September 15
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. ET

People's Revel Room
111 W Main St
Lebanon, IN 46052

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2017, 04:09 PM »
Thank you,  see everyone on Friday. [cool]

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« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2017, 06:16 AM »
Well darn my buddy Jerry and I were at the people's bar last night and figured it was a Festool thing but didn't really know why. now I see it on the Forum I wished I'd known. Don't really look at this part of the Forum very much oh well looking forward to the day

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Re: FOG-exclusive meet-up at Festool Connect 2017
« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2017, 07:24 AM »
@TylerC

Will ther be a live stream of festool connect?

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« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2017, 07:31 AM »
@TylerC

Will ther be a live stream of festool connect?

Some of it will be streamed live on Facebook and Instagram, and we'll be putting more video online in the next week or two. We won't have a dedicated livestream this year, because
a. The format is different than most other years. It's less based around speakers and presentations, so a long-running livestream makes less sense.
b. Lebanon is pretty much in the middle of a cornfield and a dead spot. Our success with live streams from here in the past has been questionable.

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« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2017, 08:42 AM »
     The gathering was quite enjoyable. Seemed that everyone had a good time.  I just have to work on remembering screen names and real names and faces.   [huh]  I am sure I didn't get a chance to talk to everyone but I hope to get in some more conversations at Connect.           Speaking of which ...........  look at the time I better get moving  [eek]


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« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2017, 08:44 AM »
Last night was very nice and well put together.

Everyone who put up with me---thanks.

Tom

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« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2017, 05:54 PM »
Last night was very nice and well put together.

Everyone who put up with me---thanks.

Tom

How about a couple more sandwiches , Tom?   [big grin]

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« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2017, 11:30 PM »
Last night was very nice and well put together.

Everyone who put up with me---thanks.

Tom

How about a couple more sandwiches , Tom?   [big grin]

Seth

I'm good, trying to get my young girlish figure back [big grin]

Tom
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« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2017, 07:27 PM »
Thanks to everyone who came to the FOG event on Friday! I hope that you all had a great time. I definitely did!

It was really great to get to meet you all face to face. I just wish we'd had more time, because there were so many good people to get to know better. It means to much that you guys made the trip!

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« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2017, 10:28 AM »
The FOG meet-up was great to be able to put so many names, faces, and personalities all together.  Also thanks to Sedge, Minnie and Tyler for coming up to meet with everyone.  I can think of at least 15 people I visited with whom I had never met. 

Saturday was fantastic.  I would not change a thing.   I believe there were close to 1400 registered and I think most of them showed.  Programs, food, demonstrations were all on the money.  Weather was fantastic --- although I live nearby and would have preferred a couple of inches of rain for all of the stuff we are hand-watering.

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« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2017, 11:47 AM »
Thank you to everyone that worked so hard for the meet up and Connect!  You are really appreciated!  The food was great, there was more room this year and the swag was great!  I had a great time, hooked up with a couple friends and met many new friends.  The format was great and I second that I wouldn't change a thing!  Thank you again and look forward to next year!