VATSIM Global Convention, London 2017

VATSIM Global Convention, London 2017
« on: March 10, 2016, 06:13:47 am »
VATSIM is pleased to announce that the next global convention will be held in the summer of 2017. The host city has been selected as London; a city with diverse and vibrant cultural events and historic sights which can all be enjoyed alongside our event.

The VATSIM global convention is a ticketed weekend-long gathering, to which all members are invited in order to meet each other, socialise and learn about the latest developments on the network. It is an excellent way to engage with new and old faces from the organization at all levels and regularly sparks new collaborations, projects and ideas for the coming years. Through previous global conventions, lifelong friendships have been formed and we hope that this event will be no different.

Our team of organizers is busy identifying a fantastic venue, designing an engaging and enriching programme and gathering the resources they need to deliver an incredible weekend for all our members.

We are making information available as early as possible and have deliberately chosen to make an announcement (even though it is brief) to facilitate members who are from further afield in making plans to join us in London. More information about specific dates, costs and what you can expect to find during our weekend will be available in the coming months. Should you have any immediate queries you can contact our team at convention@vatsim.net.

We look forward to welcoming you to London in 2017.
Don Desfosse
Vice President, Membership, VATSIM
Division Director Emeritus, VATUSA

Re: VATSIM Global Convention, London 2017
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2017, 03:38:59 pm »
This in from VATSIM:

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VATSIM is delighted to announce that the website for Connexion 2017 has been launched and tickets are now available to book.

This email has been sent to all Governors, Region Directors, Division Directors and Division Event Managers.

This is a global convention open to all VATSIM members, and in order for the event to be as good as it can be we would like to invite members from across the world to attend. To do this we need to spread the word, and this is where we need you to cascade this to your local communities.

Division Directors/Marketing Managers: please post a thread in your division forums to make your members aware of this event (if one already exists please update it to mention that the website is now live and tickets on sale). In addition if you have ARTCCs/vACCs etc working under your division, please forward this on to any local event managers.

The announcement is available here: https://www.vatsim.net/news/book-now-vatsim-connexion-2017

The event website is here: https://connexion.vatsim.net/

The discussion thread is here: https://forums.vatsim.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=70655

I look forward to meeting many of you in July!

If you have any queries or would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Gunnar Lindahl
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
VATSIM Board of Governors
Don Desfosse
Vice President, Membership, VATSIM
Division Director Emeritus, VATUSA

Re: VATSIM Global Convention, London 2017
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 01:23:42 am »
With less than 3 weeks to go, I've been asked to cascade one of the final updates on Connexion2017, available here, to your teams.

Of particular note is a Teamspeak session arranged for this Thursday at 1900z aimed at attendees who aren't local to London and might want some guidance on logistics and things to do during their stay.  Full details in the update.

For all VATUSA members that are able to make it, I wish you safe travels, and encourage you to post your observations so we may all learn from the conference.
Don Desfosse
Vice President, Membership, VATSIM
Division Director Emeritus, VATUSA