Throughout the year, the founding members of The Points Consultants attend a variety of travel themed conferences, meetups, and events. Whenever we have advance notice, we will post these events here. Feel free to come out and meet us in person to talk travel, pick up a few tips, or just say hello. At this point, we are all local to the DC area, so there will be more events in the surrounding area, but we do tend to travel quite a bit, so you never know when one of us might be in your town.
May 22-25, 2017 – Traveling Dad Conference – Disney World, Orlando, FL.
Jeffrey and Richard will be attending this conference and although we will be busy with conference events for about half of the time, we will be exploring the Disney parks for the remainder of the week. Let us know if you plan to be in Orlando at the same time and maybe we can meet up for a chat.
June 8, 2017 – Travel Massive – Andrew Evans Book Talk – Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe in Washington, DC.
This is the monthly get together for the DC chapter of Travel Massive and as a bonus, the guest speaker is Andrew Evans. Andrew is National Geographic’s original digital nomad and has an amazing repertoire of stories from around the world. Jeff will be attending and will be glad to meet anyone who joins the event.
December 12, 2016 – Frequent Travelers’ Happy Hour – 6:00-9:00pm at the Mad Rose Tavern in Clarendon, VA.
Both Spencer and Jeffrey will be attending this semi-regular get together of DC Area travelers, which is hosted by travel bloggers Jeanne from Le Chic Geek and Ed from Pizza in Motion.
December 16, 2016 – Washington DC Frequent Flyer Holiday Toy Drive – 5pm at the Penn Quarter Sports Tavern in DC.
Richard, Spencer and Jeffrey will all be in attendance as Travel Hacking 101 is teaming up with blogger Trevor Mountcastle of Tagging Miles to host a frequent flyer/points and miles toy drive. Admission cost is one toy to support the Prince William County Toys for Tots program this holiday season. Come out and discuss the latest ongoings of the frequent flyer community and points and miles world. Don’t forget your toy or toys to make a difference in the life of a child this December.
February 9, 2017 – Travel Massive DC – Happy Hour with Atlantic Canada – 5:00-7:00pm at Whaley’s, SE DC
Jeffrey and Spencer will be hanging out with other DC travel friends at this event, co-hosted by Atlantic Canada and DC Travel Massive. There will be drinks, giveaways & prizes and stories from New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. As a bonus, this venue is on the Washingtonian Top 100 Restaurants list this year.
February 24, 2017 – Travel Hacking 101 Chicago Social/Meet-Up Extravaganza – 5:30pm – Green Door – Chicago
Richard and Jeffrey will both be making a visit to the Windy City for the weekend, and we will start our our visit with the Travel Hacking 101 meet-up on Friday evening. Come out for an evening of fun travel talk. Meet the two of us and many other miles and points fanatics, and you will be sure to head home with a few tips and tricks you didn’t know about.
February 25, 2017 – Hamilton – Chicago, IL.
Thanks to American Express buying out an entire performance of the hit musical, Hamilton, Richard and Jeffrey will have a chance to see the show with their families. Because we both have Platinum Cards, we were able to secure tickets at face value for a show that many people pay hundreds of dollars per ticket to see. If you are lucky enough to be heading to the show, be sure to let us know so we can say hello.
March 11, 2017 – South by Southwest (SXSW) – Austin, TX
Richard will be working with Dave Grossman of MilesTalk.com on March 11th, to host an interactive workshop entitled Travel for Free: A Miles and Points Primer. If you are attending SXSW, be sure to register for this session. Take a look at THIS PAGE for more details.
March 28, 2017 – DC Travel Massive – The Future of Travel Storytelling – 5:30-8:00pm
Jeffrey will be attending this event, hosted by DC Travel Massive and Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies. This event includes a panel discussion with experts in the field of tourism, and time for networking, light refreshments, and hors d’oeuvres before and after. If you want to attend, you can REGISTER HERE. You can also visit that link to learn more about who is joining the panel. It should be an informative evening for anyone involved in travel.