TGB4 2014 To Go Before 2014, Boston - A National Owners Celebration | September 18-21 2014

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  1. Danny

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    I'm very excited to announce that this year's To Go Before event will be held in suburban Boston September 18th - 21st at Kimball Farm in Westford, MA. Last year's event was a huge success in bringing together Prius owners for a few days of socializing, learning, and fellowship, and myself and co-organizer @Russell Frost are looking forward to building TGB4 2014 into a bigger and better event.

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    We are carrying over much of our schedule from last year, and adding in a 2nd day of content after 2013's one day felt cramped. The 2nd day of content (Saturday) will also be a public day which will be free (using a coupon code from PriusChat when RSVPing). We hope this will bring out some of the more casual Prius fans that we all know.

    Starting a day earlier this year, Thursday will be for those who can come into town early and would like to participate in the annual Service Project Thursday afternoon before a Social Mixer that evening. Friday will be the main day of content for paid attendees (price to be set soon), with several planned technical sessions and discussion roundtables along with an accessory vendor & show-car midway. Saturday will be a day open to the public and for paid attendees and will contain more technical sessions, a Prius Build Out (watch our accessory vendors turn a Base Prius into an accessory-stuffed Prius in real-time), and many more events. Sunday will be a day for a Countryside Prius Caravan for paid attendees (one of my highlights from last year).

    Each evening there will be more opportunities to meet and socialize with your fellow Prius owners at pre-determined eating establishments.

    You can view the current Schedule of Events here. Note that any of the listed events could change before the first day of the event. Especially that TBD stuff :)

    Our host hotel information is available on the TGB4 website. There are two hotels to choose from this year based on your budget and space requirements (A Hampton Inn & a Residence Inn): Hotel Accommodations | To Go Before

    Registration for To Go Before 2014 is now open and you can receive a $10 discount by using the following link, or inputting 'priuschat' as the discount code on the TGB4 website: To Go Before 2014 Registration, Westford - Eventbrite

    If you are or know of a New England Toyota dealership who would like to assist in getting the word out about TGB4 2014, please send me a Conversation or reply to this thread. I have some fantastic reciprocal advertising opportunities.

    Special thanks again to @Tideland Prius, @F8L, @HAWAIIANBUILT, @FireEngineer and the numerous others who worked their tails off to make TGB4 2013 a success.

    I can't wait to see you in Boston this September!
     
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    Fantastic! This is going to be an amazing event. I hope many folks on the Least Coast can make it! ;)
     
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    I have already launched my Kickstarter to crowd fund my trip. Looking forward to it.

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    Can't wait for another exciting year at TGB4 2.0 with Everyone !!!

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    We'll See Ya There Boston !!!

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    You're pretty awesome, Rodney. :)
     
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    I haven't had a lot of time to surf PriusChat this past year but was so excited to see ToGoB4 will be on the East Coast and close by! Squee!
     
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    Is it July 7th or July 17th?
     
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    Ummmm. . . Registration? Location? Hello?
     
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    The registration is still not available and the hotel page is is also unavailable
     
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    Sorry.
    I remember seeing that it was going to be open on July 7th so I thought it'd be ready.

    I'm sure those guys will update sometime soon.
     
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    Well, I know some people have already bought plane tickets to be there so I don't think the date will change. I'd say just keep the date open if this is the kind of event you are interested in.
    Don't sweat the details.
     
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    I plan on driving my pri all the way from North Florida.
     
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    Hi guys - Sorry about the radio silence recently about TGB4 and the lack of open registration thus far. We had hoped to have it open by now, but had hit a couple of road blocks and didn't want to announce things and then have to change them.

    @Russell Frost and I will be doing a site visit next week in Boston to sign some papers and get things finished up. Then we'll officially open up registration (hopefully open it while we're still up there next week).

    There is a 99.9% chance that it'll be in the Westford, MA area, which is west of Boston off of 495. Hotel room info will hopefully also be available next week.

    Can't wait to see everyone September 18-21!
     
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    Ok, now that I'm back from Boston I'm excited to share some real information about TGB4 this year. Some of this information may be duplicated in other threads, but I wanted to post it all here for anyone watching this thread specifically.

    Venue
    The fantastic Kimball Farm in Westford, Massachusetts. Located conveniently off I-495 just outside of Boston, Kimball Farm is exactly what we were hoping for in a venue this year. They have food on site, including some fantastic seafood and even better ice cream. Want to bring your family? No problem, because Kimball Farm has tons of activities to keep them occupied including mini-golf, bumper boats, video arcade, driving range, pitch & putt golf, batting cages, and more. Kimball Farm is putting together a discounted activity package for our attendees and their families.

    It's a beautiful facility, and we are even getting a special parking area so that all of the Prii can be together. You can find out more about Kimball Farm at their website: Kimball Farm

    Registration
    Registration is now open and you can use this special link to get $10 off the All Access pass: To Go Before 2014 Registration, Westford - Eventbrite

    Registration is $49.99 for All Access attendees, and $29.99 for Guest attendees.

    What does the All Access attendance registration fee include?

    • TGB4 All-Access Badge;
    • TGB4 2014 Commemorative Organic Recycled T-Shirt, plus Swag Bag with over $50 in awesome goodies;
    • Chance to win prizes including Bridgestone tires, Clazzio leather seats, & more!;
    • Exclusive Friday activities including private technical sessions;
    • Reserved seating in technical sessions.
    • Parking in special To Go Before lot with fellow Prius owners;
    • Evening social mixers;
    • Sunday morning caravan to New England Countryside.
    Saturday will also be open to the public, and attendance will be free with pre-registration. Public day registration does not include any of the items listed above.

    Hotels

    We met with several area hotels while we were in town last week and decided to use two different properties, a Hampton Inn & Suites and a Residence Inn. The Hampton Inn is a great value at $109/night for our group rate, and the Residence Inn is great for families who come and want more space. Both hotels are very excited to have us coming.

    You can find out more about the hotels and register at TGB4 discounted rates by clicking on the links on this page: Hotel Accommodations | To Go Before

    Schedule of events
    Here's a link that outlines the schedule in more depth than I'll go into here, but basically here's the general schedule:

    Thursday
    • Service Project in the afternoon
    • Registration Check-in and Social Mixer in the evening
    Friday
    • Technical Sessions throughout the day
    • Sessions by vendors throughout the day
    • Prius Build-Out going on all day
    • Time to meet and socialize with fellow Prius owners
    • Time to talk one-on-one with sponsor representatives (accessories, maintenance, etc)
    • Prizes
    • Official Unofficial Dinner & Social Mixer
    Saturday
    • Additional technical & vendor sessions
    • Meet and socialize with fellow Prius owners
    • Play at Kimball Farm
    • Official Unofficial Dinner & Mixer #2
    Sunday
    • Prius caravan to the New England countryside & lunch somewhere on the way.
    I can't wait to see everyone there! It's going to be a great time that shouldn't be missed if you're anywhere on the East Coast! Register today!

    To Go Before 2014 Registration, Westford - Eventbrite
     
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    man I would love to go if I could get the time off work, but that is sadly unlikely. I hope everyone has a stellar time at the event!
     
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