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Poll results: Are you thinking about attending the NYC APA Conference?

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  • I want to be a part of it. New York, New York!

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  • No...(sleep 'til Brooklyn)

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    Cyburbian dandy_warhol's avatar
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    2017 APA National Conf. in NYC

    The 2017 National Conference will be in NYC May 6–9, 2017.

    I know it is too early to make definitive plans but....I am planning out my spring and was curious who might be attending this conference.

    Sooooo...who is considering attending the conference?
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    I'm planning to go.

    I have family and friends in the City and commuting distance so I will try to save some money by staying with them.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    I don't think I will attend the conference but I might be able to zip down for the laefest.
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    Don't think I can afford the big apple. I'll have to stick with the little apple here in Kansas.
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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    I don't think I will attend the conference but I might be able to zip down for the laefest.
    And you better...if you know what's good for you.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman View post
    And you better...if you know what's good for you.
    I am good on occasion. :p

    That's why I'm gauging interest now. So I can start the search for a marginally affordable hotel room.

    Laefest in Jersey City, anyone???
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    It's looking "probable" at this time.
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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    It's looking "probable" at this time.
    Upgrade it to definite!

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    Hmmmmm, maybe we can entice Hinky with the promise of a Broadway play.
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    How many planners will be attending classes and how many wondering the streets doing the tourist thing? I have expectations of high attendance with low workshop attendance.
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    No way - can't afford to pay my own way. I don't rank high enough on the totem pole to get it paid for.
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    Slipped it into the budget!

    I'll see you clowns in NYC!

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    Unlikely. I'll save my budget $$ for the state chapter conference.

    Where is the 2018 conference?
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    Unlikely. I'll save my budget $$ for the state chapter conference.

    Where is the 2018 conference?
    New Orleans. Again. I think that's the 3rd time since 1999.
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    How many NY cliches will we have to hear at the conference?
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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    I am good on occasion. :p

    That's why I'm gauging interest now. So I can start the search for a marginally affordable hotel room.

    Laefest in Jersey City, anyone???
    ^I work in JC, so of course I am going,

    If you are willing to take public transportation with the masses, there are better priced hotels in Jersey City. Airbnb is pretty common as well, although it might not meet some of your employer's travel criteria. I would tell everyone that it's preferable to fly into JFK or EWR rather than LGA, shop for airfare because they vary considerably between airports. Any other travel related questions send me a PM or hit me up on Facebook.
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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Upgrade it to definite!

    I miss my planner friends.




    Hmmmmm, maybe we can entice Hinky with the promise of a Broadway play.
    That would be the best use of my APA money ever! Not sure how I missed this thread, but I am a definite maybe.

    NYC is cheap to get to, but I don't know if I can swing the accommodations. We shall see.
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    That would be the best use of my APA money ever! Not sure how I missed this thread, but I am a definite maybe.

    NYC is cheap to get to, but I don't know if I can swing the accommodations. We shall see.
    Hinky you have to come!! Mendelman has family in the area. I'm sure they wouldn't mind if you crashed with them.
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    Same time as the American Trails International Symposium in Dayton, OH

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    LOL

    If I couldn't make it to the LA conference.....0% chance I'll make it to NYC
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    Registration completed.


    When booking one of the conference hotels, I asked them to check on the AAA rate and the Govt. rate as well. The AAA rate was $41 more per night & the Govt. rate was $30 less per night than the conference rate.
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    Looks like I am going this year. I just have to get the official approval.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Now looks like I will go to the Main Street Conference instead. Half the price and I've never been to Pittsburgh.

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