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I went last year which I believe was the first RW Conference they held. It was GREAT. I can't say enough good things about it. Well worth it for the networking alone. Really well run conference and I am sure they will have an even better conference this year. Mainly because I think a lot of industry people were hesitant on how it would all turn out and it is a little more expensive than most other conventions and such.

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I signed up the other day, booked the room and booked the flight. About $1600 in all not including food. Not a lot of cash sitting around but I think this will be money well spent. Looking forward to it for sure, hope to see some of you there in person!

 

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9 hours ago, Trealubit said:

You wont regret it. Its worth it. Make sure to bring a copy of RW for mspec to sign! emoji4.png


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LOL. The last issue of R+W is sitting on my desk and he is staring me in the face right now lol. 

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7 minutes ago, Joe Marconi said:

I will be at the conference also. I will be giving two presentations: Avoiding and Overcoming Shop Owner Burnout, and The True Cost of Comebacks.  Hope to see everyone there!

 

Joe! I am very looking forward to meeting you in person sir. Great topics btw

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September 22-24 is ASA illinois CAN conference in chicago. Close to where RW conference will be. Lots of great hands-on and classroom technical training from instructors like John Thornton, Jorge Menchu, Eric Ziegler, Ken Sanders. And Management training from Bill hass, Jeremy Oneal.

Its the days before RW conference. Not that expensive lots of value.

Highly recommended when your in Chicago. You can take classes a la carte as well.

Check it out and register at asailcan.com


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14 hours ago, Jay Huh said:

Mspec I already know what you look like now lol. THey got your picture everywhere

 

11 hours ago, Trealubit said:

You wont regret it. Its worth it. Make sure to bring a copy of RW for mspec to sign! emoji4.png


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2 hours ago, Jay Huh said:

LOL. The last issue of R+W is sitting on my desk and he is staring me in the face right now lol. 

 

OMgoodness its going to an asian triad meeting of shop owners LMAO. The universe is about to implode. I think RW has selected me to be the token asian for the industry.

 

 

47 minutes ago, Trealubit said:

September 22-24 is ASA illinois CAN conference in chicago. Close to where RW conference will be. Lots of great hands-on and classroom technical training from instructors like John Thornton, Jorge Menchu, Eric Ziegler, Ken Sanders. And Management training from Bill hass, Jeremy Oneal.

Its the days before RW conference. Not that expensive lots of value.

Highly recommended when your in Chicago. You can take classes a la carte as well.

Check it out and register at asailcan.com


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That looks pretty interesting, I think I'll look into this! Just make sure you roll out the air mattress for me Tristan lol

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4 minutes ago, mspecperformance said:

 

 

 

OMgoodness its going to an asian triad meeting of shop owners LMAO. The universe is about to implode. I think RW has selected me to be the token asian for the industry.

 

 

 

That looks pretty interesting, I think I'll look into this! Just make sure you roll out the air mattress for me Tristan lol

😂 I didn't want to be the first one to mention the asian thing but I was definitely thinking it lol

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