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See You Real Soon! FT4RL Orlando is Just 3 Weeks Away

ft4rl (Insert time flying cliche here.)
I’m so excited to catch up with all of you at FT4RL 4 in Orlando April 23rd. Today’s post has some updated info about the event and the weekend. If you don’t have a ticket yet, a very few are still available on the event page.  Both FT4RL and the event dinners are capacity controlled so I won’t be able to add folks once the tickets are gone.

Event Schedule:

NEW! Friday night pre-dinner meetup and reception, sponsored by Parksavers.  Meet at the hotel at 6PM.

Saturday:

9:30-9:50: Me on How FT4RL came to life: Where we’ve been and where we’re going

9:55-10:55: Travel Hacking 101 Community leader, The Points Guy senior contributor, and now Traveling Dad Rich Kerr on Hacking Trips on the Ground: Cruises, Trains, Cars, Camels…

11:00-12:00: Coming out of retirement! Milenomics author Sam Simon on Be Your Own Elite : Go where you want, when you want spending as little as possible to do so. 

12:00-1:00: Lunch. Use this time to make new friends!

1:00-2:00: Miles to Memories author Shawn Coomer on Beyond New York, London and Hawaii: Distinctive Family Destinations

2:05-3:05: Saverocity Observation Deck Podcast  host, As the Joe Flies author and now Traveling Dad of 2 Joe Cheung on Miles and Points Earning and Burning Strategies for Growing Families

3:05-3:15: Afternoon break

3:15-4:15: Disney Expert Haley Bach returns! By popular demand- Disney World: Travel Hacker Style

4:15-5:00: Ask the speakers. Come with your travel dilemmas and be ready to share with the class!

After much thought (and with a lot of help) I decided to hold both Friday’s and Saturday’s dinners at Disney World.  No tickets to the parks are required to come to the dinners- both are on property but at resort hotels.  It’s important to me that everyone who wants to come to dinner is able to do so with no worries- I’ll do my best to organize rides for anyone who doesn’t have a rental car.  I’ll be sending out a survey with dinner details and RSVP info soon.

We’ve got a running post on the Saverocity Forum for folks to share info. I know a bunch of us will be in the Disney parks Thursday and/or Friday so you won’t lack for partners in crime.

FT4RL has become my favorite part of what I do.  I’m really proud of what we’ve created together- if you’re looking for a tribe of fellow travelers we’d love to have you!

Questions? Ideas?  Leave a note in the comments.  Can’t wait to see you at FT4RL!

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8 thoughts on “See You Real Soon! FT4RL Orlando is Just 3 Weeks Away

  1. Cheryl

    Hi Dia, my husband is flying down Friday for the weekend. Do you have an idea of what time dinner might be on Friday? Now that it won’t be near the airport…I need to make a plan.
    Thanks!

    1. thedealmommy Post author

      Hi Cheryl,
      Dinner will be later to help accommodate folks coming in, our reservations are at 8:15.

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  3. Sarah

    Hi,
    We arrive in Disney on the 22nd for a family trip. I am not sure if I could get away for a whole day on the 23rd (and we won’t have a car) but am wondering if it would be possible to join the group one night for dinner. Please let me know what you think, thanks!

    1. thedealmommy Post author

      Hi Sarah,
      Sorry, but because the reservations are capacity controlled I have to save the spots for conference guests.

      1. Sarah

        Thanks for getting back to me, that makes sense. If I attend for the day is there any shared transportation to and from Disney in the works?

        1. thedealmommy Post author

          Hi Sarah,
          FT4RL is a pretty friendly group- we’re capped at 50- and I try to make sure everyone gets where they need to go. I don’t have an “official” shuttle but a number of us can help with carpooling. We have a post on Saverocity’s forum where people connect. I know there’s no problem getting TO Disney from the event as we’re all headed there. FROM Disney to FT4RL Saturday morning? I’m pretty sure a bunch are staying at Disney so I think getting a ride would be do-able.

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