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Old May 11th, 2017, 07:49   #1
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TDIFest 2018: Life after Dieselgate

What is required to host a Fest?
  • Hotel with affordable room rates (sub $150/night)
  • Group activity space (usually a hotel with a conference center or other area where we can congregate for extended periods of time)
  • Event ideas (auto-cross, drag racing, group scenic drive, etc.)
  • Food ideas (people need to eat)
  • Reasonable weather for the time of year (historically Labor Day Weekend, but that isn't set in stone)
  • A local (100 mile radius?) group of people (recommend 3 to 6 dedicated individuals) who can see the process from inception to execution

If you are in an area of the country that you feel is conducive to a TDIFest and you have the time and energy to put into planning a national event for a large group of people (100-200), please post here.

Please do not use this as a casual location suggestion area. Things like "have you considered having a Fest in ______ location?" and "______ location would really be swell" are not productive if you aren't willing to do the work to make it happen.

While I don't have the time to take the lead on any more TDIFests, myself and others will be available to provide some direction. We have a steering committee of about a half-dozen members who have been involved in TDIFests for over a decade, so you aren't alone!
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Old June 4th, 2017, 05:45   #2
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I'm not a super regular poster here, but how about Cleveland? It's a wasteland where TDI gurus are concerned, but there's affordable hotels and convention centers, we've got the soon to be two time champion cavaliers, the Indians, and the browns, Cedar point is a short drive west, and the whole area is situated on a beautifully picturesque lakefront setting.
If there's interest, I could put in some work to get things rolling.
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Are you up to plan it?
There was a Fest in Mason Ohio a few years ago......not my Favorite Fest?
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If you consider Cleveland, you have to remember the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame there, and other Hall of Fames short drives from Cleveland too.
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Are you up to plan it?
There was a Fest in Mason Ohio a few years ago......not my Favorite Fest?
I'm up to HELP plan it. I'm local, so I can scout some sites and do some legwork without issue. I've never been to a tdi fest, so I'm not sure I would be a good choice to do all the planning.
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I'm up to HELP plan it. I'm local, so I can scout some sites and do some legwork without issue. I've never been to a tdi fest, so I'm not sure I would be a good choice to do all the planning.

PM VeeDubTDI and see what it takes to put a team together to do all the scouting and tasks. The key is finding the hotel/facilities that will allow a large group to have the place for a long weekend and accommodating vendors and activities.

Heck, the last Fest was about as good as it gets and I wouldn't mind seeing another one there.
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I'd be fine with one anywhere on the eastern half of the us, really.
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I would likely come to a Cleveland Fest.
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Here we go again...l
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South Carolina �� Would be amazing
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Maybe we should have a poll...
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Maybe we should have a poll...
Evidently no one has read the 1st post in this thread.....
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Evidently no one has read the 1st post in this thread.....
Especially the posters who just throw out location suggestions...
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Evidently no one has read the 1st post in this thread.....
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Evidently no one has read the 1st post in this thread.....
I did.
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