TDIFest 2015

VW Derf

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Good news, everyone! TDIClub is pleased to announce that TDIFest 2015 will be held at the Jordan Grand Hotel, at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine, from September 4th to 6th.

TDIFest started in 2000, in Wilmington, NC, when a small group of TDIClub supporters got together to raise funds to keep TDIClub up and running. As TDIClub and TDIFest grew and we worked with a variety of venues all over the US and Canada, we learned that locales have significantly different regulations pertaining to conferences and events. TDIClub encountered insurmountable difficulties while attempting to take TDIFest to St. Louis, Missouri, in 2014. Canceling TDIFest 2014 was a last-resort decision that was not taken lightly. The time that TDIClub core event organizers would have spent planning TDIFest was instead spent developing a plan to ensure the success of TDIFest for future years, and ultimately the continuity of TDIClub.
Among other changes, entry to TDIFest will become a benefit for TDIClub’s financial contributors. For more information about changes coming to TDIClub, including more information about contribution, continue reading here.

TDIFest 2015 will be held at the Jordan Grand Hotel at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine, from September 4th to 6th.

After reviewing all viable locations where TDIFest 2015 could be held, we decided to extend our relationship with Boyne resorts and return to Sunday River. Sunday River's Jordan Grand is an excellent fit for TDIFest 2015, given their familiarity with our organization and willingness to go the extra mile to meet our needs, which allows us to limit the amount of venue-specific management needed for this year. Jordan Grand is Sunday River’s newest hotel and offers numerous improvements as compared to the Grand Summit, used for TDIFest 2013 – an even more fantastic view, excellent conference facilities, and an amphitheatre-like parking area which will work well for our needs.

As described in the TDIClub updates announcement, entrance into any TDIFest will be free for any TDIClub member who is a “Contributor” level or higher. Please note that this is just entrance into the event in general and does not include meals or optional events that require additional fees. Individuals who wish to attend TDIFest will be required to first become a “Contributor” to TDIClub, either prior to the event’s start or at the door. On-site contribution will be possible, similar to how event registration has been available at the door at prior TDIFest events. While TDIClub membership will be available at the door, access to meals and any other limited-attendance events (such as the awards banquet and auction) cannot be guaranteed unless purchased by the pre-registration deadline. There are no other methods by which entry into TDIFest can be obtained. More information, including dates, hotel information, and room reservations will soon be available at http://wiki.tdifest.com.

Registration for TDIFest 2015 is currently planned to be available as of June 3, 2015. Details about how to register will be released closer to availability.

Read more about our plans for TDIFest 2015 at http://wiki.tdifest.com in the next few days.
 
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Abacus

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I could not be more psyched about this! Since I finally have that weekend off and am somewhat local (a few hours away), I am offering to help in whatever way I can.
 

MonsterTDI09

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To anybody thinking about going to the fest. Trust me it's worth the trip the views are spectacular, if you are lucky you see will some moose.
 

n8ronJ

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Seeing a moose would be awesome... Just not right in front of me in the road! Or my car will end up being parted out at the Fest :eek:
 

Nash_TDI

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Had a great time a few years ago. Hopefully I can squeeze in another work trip to NYC as a midpoint for the trip.
 

VeeDubTDI

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I could not be more psyched about this! Since I finally have that weekend off and am somewhat local (a few hours away), I am offering to help in whatever way I can.
I plan to take you up on this offer. Let's talk soon about some things. :)
 

manual_tranny

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I have a wedding to attend in France on September 6th. I guess I'll be missing this one..

I am pretty sure that one of our Utes will be attending. I'll miss you guys!
 

PeterV

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The Jordan Hotel site is well laid out. This will be another great Fest.
 

IndigoBlueWagon

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What I liked best about the hotel was when I walked into the Lobby with Parker (my dog) and learned that (a) dogs aren't allowed; (b) service dogs are allowed; (c) hotel staff aren't allowed to ask if a dog is a service dog. Perfect
 

rocketeer928

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Parker playing the role of a service dog. Now that's funny.

I would love to come to this year's Fest. Not sure, as I am currently looking for work. I had two interviews the past couple of weeks that went really well; one near Boston and another near Chicago. If I land in MA, then I would try to be there with my buddy n8ronJ. If in IL, that would be difficult. If no job soon, then no chance.
 
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cevans

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Parker playing the role of a service dog. Now that's funny.

It's a very serious responsibility.

I loved the Maine fest, but I'm somewhat surprised that Detroit wasn't picked again, though. Middle of the country, lots of car culture, history, museums...I'm Monday morning quarterbacking and I apologize.

Maine was great, though. Awesome drive up, amazing scenery, the Mt. Washington drive was classic. It was surprisingly very, very fun - and the lift ride to the banquet was a really nice touch. Good venue all around.
 

VeeDubTDI

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It's a very serious responsibility.
I loved the Maine fest, but I'm somewhat surprised that Detroit wasn't picked again, though. Middle of the country, lots of car culture, history, museums...I'm Monday morning quarterbacking and I apologize.
Maine was great, though. Awesome drive up, amazing scenery, the Mt. Washington drive was classic. It was surprisingly very, very fun - and the lift ride to the banquet was a really nice touch. Good venue all around.
We were looking at Detroit/Ypsi again, but the budget wasn't adding up. Food pricing increased nearly 30% and there was an increase in hotel rooms; the value just wasn't strong enough. No worries, we'll be back there for the Detroit Auto Show in January! :cool:
 

n8tgc

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Fantastic! Close enough for a day-trip! Putting it on calendar now...
 

VeeDubTDI

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Some pictures from last weekend's trip to Sunday River...

The sunset view when we arrived on Saturday evening


Slider's restaurant where we will be having the meet & greet. It extends out onto a large slope-side patio


Heated pool with two hot tubs


Awesome panorama of the back side of the hotel


I got a ride in a snow cat! View of the hotel from the top of Lollapalooza


Pisten Bully 400... what an amazing machine


Losers in the lobby! (references: here, here, here, here, and here)


Lobby fireplace


Covered bridge over Sunday River


At the end of the Chondola at the top of North Peak where the Sunday banquet will be held
 
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