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REFUEL/TMC Connect 2017 Registration Open

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  1. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    #1 doug, Mar 26, 2017
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    Hi Folks,

    We're still working on updating the event website, but the mechanics are in place so I wanted to go ahead and open the registration link and get out the basic info.

    TMC Connect 2017 will be June 23-25 in Monterey, CA to coincide with REFUEL EV Races at Laguna Seca.

    Early bird registration is now open at this link: Registration

    Friday June 23. Evening reception
    Saturday June 24 Main Conference
    Sunday June 25 REFUEL at Laguna Seca

    The reception and conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa On Del Monte Golf Course
    Book hotel with this link: TMC Connect 2017

    REFUEL registration for track day and time trials is open and handled separately here: REGISTER 2017 | REFUEL Races
    Space in REFUEL is limited so please register early.
    We'll also be doing an EV parade lap on the track which doesn't require REFUEL registration.

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    Thanks--The Hyatt rates you negotiated look very reasonable. Looking forward to a fun and informational weekend with like-minded acquaintances!
     
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    #3 IgorAntarov, Mar 26, 2017
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    Oh wow, Monterey. Hold on, I'm packing my bags! :)
    It's pity we can't bring our teslas from Moscow for the raceway. The REFUEL races should be great too.
     
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    #4 Jeff N, Mar 26, 2017
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    It looks like registration at REFUEL implies participation on the track. What if I just want to observe? Do I need to register in any way?

    Is the EV parade lap at Laguna Seca specific to TMC Connect and Tesla vehicles? Will I be able to participate in my Bolt EV?
     
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    Doug, this is excellent news ... Monterey is an excellent location and Refuel Laguna Seca track time is a bonus :cool:
    The PCA event was held here in 2014

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    You don't need to register for REFUEL for the parade lap. You can certainly participate with your Bolt.
     
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    #7 doug, Mar 26, 2017
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    It's ok, you can call us friends. :)
    Thanks about the room rates. It's cheaper on the wings too, in case anyone wants an extended stay. This is the same venue we used in 2014, so they were pretty good about working with us.

    We'll also have a Tesla parking area.
    Reserved Parking Area - Aerial View (1).jpg Reserved Parking Area - Aerial View 2.jpg
    Anyone remember who took these photos?
     
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    So would most people fly into San Jose or SFO?
     
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    #9 doug, Mar 26, 2017
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    SJC is definitely the closer of the two. But Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) is just 2 miles from the hotel and is really convenient. In 2014 I had to leave from the conference to the east coast and flew from MRY. I ended up having a connection in SFO, but it was faster to fly there than to drive there. Also security lines at SFO are kinda nuts. It was quick and painless at MRY.


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    I saw MRY, but from NYC, everything is a connection. I'll look for SFO connections and see what turns up. thanks.
     
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    Thanks for your efforts Doug (and Danny et. al. too), sorry I'll miss those that can't make it.

    See you there!

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    Thanks Doug, Danny & all the helpers. Registered & hotel booked. Now where's my copilot @rolosrevenge? ;)
     
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    Thanks for organizing. Going to try to actually make it this year.

    On the second page of the conference registration, it looks like the days shown for the a la carte items don't seem to line up with the actual agenda, is that a mistake or did I not read it right?

    Bruce.
     
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    Probably a mistake. I'll fix.

    Fixed. Thanks. :)
     
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    For the noobies:

    • Does spending the nights of Thu, Fri & Sat make the most sense for most participants?
    • Does there tend to be enough occurring on Sunday for a night-over then also to be sensible?
    • Is Thu night of less importance?
    Thanks in advance from me and on behalf of others.
     
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    I had a great time at the Thursday reception in 2016. Doug and Danny know how to throw a good event. Good food, drinks, people, etc.
     
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    To be clear, we're back to our normal Friday, Saturday, Sunday schedule.
    So Friday late afternoon/evening is the reception.
    We expect most people will at least stay Friday and Saturday nights at the hotel. You can stay longer if you want to check out Monterey/Carmel which is pretty nice. There are beaches, the aquarium (as seen in Star Trek IV), wineries, etc. Monterey Hotels, Restaurants and Things to Do | Monterey County CVB
     
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    Check SJC first, it's at least an hour closer to Monterrey. Also might check OAK just in case they have something a lot cheaper.
     
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    I found non-stop flight to SJC.. nothing convenient through to MRY. I'll probably fly in Thursday night, stay in the area up there, and then drive down to CONNECT on Friday.

    I'm sorry, I thought you mean the reception on Friday night. I don't know anything about Thursday evening.
     
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    I probably was looking at a Thursday reference from a prior year. Sorry to have injected any confusion.
     

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