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Poll results: Are you coming to Stanfest?

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  • Maybe, I'll explain below

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Thread: Who's coming to Stanfest

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    Cyburbian jsk1983's avatar
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    Who's coming to Stanfest

    I've attached a poll so we can try to get a count of who's coming. Feel free to elaborate, especially if your a 'maybe'.

    Stanfest is July 12, meeting up at midday, and will last however late we want it to.

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    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
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    I'm there.

    Provided, as I've said before, complications due to pregnant wife and/or toddler son.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Katie and this Bear will be there. Non-planners crashing your party. Woo-stan-hoo!

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    I'll need to evaluate my schedule closer to the time.
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    Maybe, depending on finances. I don't know if I'll have a new job by then. If I'm still unemployed, I'll need to conserve every penny. I may just drive in for the day, but I'd like to stay overnight.

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    It also depends on the finances for me and I will likely drive home afterwards instead of spending the night if I do go, too. Downtown Chicago is about a 3-3.5 hour drive from here.

    Mike

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    too fah for me...
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    mom has informed me she is getting a new hip at the end of June. Therefore, I may not be able to make it. Otherwise I'd already have my Amtrak ticket.

    Just wondering does anyone know of a nice hotel that won't cost a billion dollars? I've had good luck in the past at the Hilton Towers, Monaco, and Residence Inn.
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    In..........
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    In..........
    Out...



    Not this year anyway, plan to be in Good Hart or Cross Village that weekend.

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    I might actually be able to make this.....
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    Quote Originally posted by boiker View post
    I might actually be able to make this.....
    Sweet. I guess you finally benefited from having four kidlings, eh?
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    I should be there.

    I think people should also note how many guests they will be bringing (i.e. spouse, significant other, etc.). I know I'm not, but it appears some people are.
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    Likely unless a gig pops up.

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    Quote Originally posted by Jen View post
    Out...



    Not this year anyway, plan to be in Good Hart or Cross Village that weekend.
    Oh, sweet.....Legs Inn, Cross Village. Camped for years on the beach north of CV, just south of the southern boundary of Wilderness Park. Good eats at Legs Inn, although most of my visits involved alcohol. Great story behind all the woodwork in that bar.

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    I noted on the other Stanfest thread, I will be in Chicago the week prior to Stanfest for a conference (ACSP) - I will like to stay an extra day and go to Stanfest - but not sure if I can... we'll see
    "Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even though they rarely stick to their plan." - Winston Churchill

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    Hmmm, lets see.

    This may be the only opportunity to not only get a picture of me, and many other planners standing in-front of the global headquarters of the American Planning Association and commenting on how APA is now written in Chinese on the front door.

    This Stan is in.

    (and wife has informed me that we are to stay the night in Chi-town.
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    It is my sincere hope to attend. The wife is from the suburbs and the inlaws are always happy to have the grandkids visit. However, our corporate summer party is the following weekend in the Detroit area, and gas money may be tight. I'm putting down as "maybe" but I think the odds are good. Woo hoo!
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    Cyburbian btrage's avatar
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    I have to unfortunately skip out on the activities.

    Just found out my sister, brother-in-law (who also happens to be my best friend) and 2 nephews are coming to GR that weekend. I don't see them nearly enough, so no Stanfest for me.

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    Less Than 2 Months To Festivius'O'Stan

    We have three separate threads wandering in Cyburbialand, referencing Stanfest 2008 in Chicago. Browsing those threads I extrapolated the names below as possible attendees. My guess on whether or not they are actually going to go is just that.....a guess. I only present these names to keep the organizational side of my brain from going fuzzier than it already is. Yes, some of the "for sure" names will not make it (gasoline, etc.) and some of the "maybe" names may turn into the planners with the party hat. After browsing threads this is what I see.....

    Maybe For Sure
    jsk1983
    mendelman
    SW MI Planner
    illinoisplanner
    giff57
    michaelskis
    Maister
    DecaturHawk
    hilldweller
    nrschmid
    Bear Up North

    Maybe
    Dan
    mgk920
    TOFB
    boiker
    H
    Veloise
    Cardinal

    My sincere apologies if I missed somebody who "commited" or "maybe'd".

    Spouses and/or sig others may also be tagging. Even with 50% attendance the group size will be quite nice.

    Feel free to update my list as necessary. What the hexx, I was feeling free enough to post to the world YOUR intentions.

    .....and I'm not even a planner.....



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    Cyburbian boiker's avatar
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    arghh. The wedding that I have to attend in July is on the 12th. Im out
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    I'm pretty sure I will be going. If anyone needs a place to crash, my place might be available. I live in downtown Wheaton (25 miles west of Chicago) and am literally right next to the Metra Station, so it's about an hour ride on the train to downtown. Anyone interested, PM me.

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    Cyburbian jsk1983's avatar
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    Stanfest is just about six weeks away. I know some people expressed an interest in a boat tour, but reservations are suggested. Perhaps in a few weeks we could try to get a final head count and go from there...

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    Besides the boat tour, what other things do you guys have planned? The boat tour is wonderful but I have been on it a million times, so I might take a pass (you can all enjoy it without me).

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    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by nrschmid View post
    Besides the boat tour, what other things do you guys have planned? The boat tour is wonderful but I have been on it a million times, so I might take a pass (you can all enjoy it without me).
    This is a tour (whole or parts) I plan to take people on. But see the parent thread in the link for what other's have suggested.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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