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UK+IE Community Conference - Birmingham - July 13th 2019

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This year we will be holding our 6th annual conference in Birmingham on Saturday, July 13th. This is your chance to meet with staff* and other users, to discuss issues and talk about all things Waze. The event will be held at the Novotel in the city centre, and will include lunch and refreshments. We usually start at about 9am, and finish sometime after 5pm.

(*Unfortunately we won't have any staff from Israel, but hopefully someone from the London office will be able to attend. Shira will video conference in, technology permitting)

As is traditional, there will also be an optional social gathering on the Friday evening at a nearby pub where we eat, drink and chat.

Waze will pay for Friday night's accommodation + breakfast, and usually reimburse travel expenses.
If you need flights, then I'll send you the travel agent form you need to fill in.

:arrow: Registration is now closed

Note: This event is for UK and Ireland editors only, and submitting an entry via this form does not guarantee a place as spaces are limited. Preference will be given to active editors and area managers, though we welcome any other new users too.

If you have any questions, please post them below.

Go!

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Post by atrophicshiner
I'll be busy wearing orange overalls and picking up pieces of broken Formula 1 cars at Silverstone that weekend. I realise I have my priorities mixed up, I'll give myself a good talking to :lol:

Sorry to miss what I'm sure will be another good event, especially as it is next door :evil:
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Post by Challenger3802
Sorry guys, I won't make it this year. We are at a friends wedding on the Saturday, and the Sunday I'm running a 5 mile race in Staplehurst.

Better luck next year.
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Post by binko12
Is the registration still open?! Only just remembered it's that time of year where the event takes place and wanted to attend my first meetup. Also, if it is, has there been any update on the location of the event, as I'm looking at getting the train and I have no knowledge of Birmingham?!

Thanks.
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Post by hublander
Twister-UK wrote:Also, when reimbursing train fares, do Waze cover the cost regardless of ticket type (advance, open return etc) and class of travel?
Checking National Rail Enquiries the cheapest fare from Euston to New Street is £7.00 if booked now on the Friday ;) Might be cheaper than parking for the weekend but then it is also the stopping train which takes 2 hours.
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Post by hublander
woodvale wrote:
hublander wrote:Checking National Rail Enquiries the cheapest fare from Euston to New Street is £7.00 if booked now on the Friday ;) Might be cheaper than parking for the weekend but then it is also the stopping train which takes 2 hours.
I've just booked my train - Euston - Birmingham New St. First class advance 12/07 14:43 arr 16:04 £25.75; BNS-EUS 1st ADV 13/07 18:30 arr 19:55 £15.20. (with discount from Senior Railcard). If Waze deem that too expensive, I don't mind only claiming the standard class off-peak fare of £46.35!
Thing is John Virgin Trains got rid of Peak fares on a Friday Afternoon since it was ridiculous everybody waiting for the first off-peak busy train. I know since I took a train after 7pm to Macclesfield.

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Post by arthurohara
Dear Tim, et al,

Thank you.

Just to confirm please, that the Novotel Hotel address is 70 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HT
(Waze: https://www.waze.com/ul?ll=52.47620980% ... es&zoom=16

I'm thinking of staying the extra night - Saturday 13th rather than rushing to catch a flight back to Dublin. I understand I will be responsible for the accommodation charge for that night.

Looking forward to attending and renewing acquaintances.

Sincerely,

Arthur.
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Post by hublander
arthurohara wrote:Dear Tim, et al,

Thank you.

Just to confirm please, that the Novotel Hotel address is 70 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HT
(Waze: https://www.waze.com/ul?ll=52.47620980% ... es&zoom=16

I'm thinking of staying the extra night - Saturday 13th rather than rushing to catch a flight back to Dublin. I understand I will be responsible for the accommodation charge for that night.

Looking forward to attending and renewing acquaintances.

Sincerely,

Arthur.
I have asked Tim the same question How much for the Saturday Night as well? Since I was last in Birmingham for work on a Saturday Morning and the Wife enjoyed having a wonder and the shopping she could do. ;)
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Post by Ianinessex
Hi Tim, just to clarify, is the car parking reimbursed by Waze or do we pay that?
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Post by iainhouse
I have posted a new, sticky topic in the UK forum here, where you can post questions that you would like to ask Waze.
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Post by hublander
Thanks for Organising. It is very informative as always.

As for where to go next Year I know most would like to go to Ireland but I always say York but I am guessing it will be somewhere in London. The Novatel in Marshwall Canary Wharf is only a 15 minute cycle ride from my work ;)
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