We are pleased to announce that our 2009 National Bogleheads Reunion (Bogleheads 8) will be held in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, with registration and reception starting at 3PM on Wednesday, September 30, 2009, and ending at noon on Friday, October 2, 2009. Airport to hotel transportation options will be provided to registrants.
Our special guest for Bogleheads 8 is our friend and mentor, Jack Bogle (health permitting). Jack plans to attend specifically to meet with his Bogleheads, so this is a unique and rare opportunity. Other investing authorities expected to attend are authors Bill Bernstein, Rick Ferri, Taylor Larimore, Michael LeBoeuf, Mel Lindauer, and Bill Schultheis. In addition to the Boglehead authors, our Q&A Panel of Experts is also expected to include Morningstar's Sue Stevens, Professor Ed Tower of Duke University, and our own Queen Laura.
We'll start with a wine and cheese reception on Wednesday afternoon. After breakfast on Thursday morning, we’ll meet with Jack Bogle for his personal presentation and Q&A. After lunch, there will be book signings and personal discussions with Jack and our authors and experts. Then on Thursday evening, we’ll enjoy our annual Bogleheads Banquet with Jack Bogle. Finally, we'll wrap up the reunion around noon on Friday after breakfast and a Q&A session with the Panel of Experts.
The registration fee for this meeting is US$190 per person. This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE
since we must sign a contract with the hotel and guarantee them a minimum level of revenue. This non-refundable fee covers the wine and cheese reception on Wednesday, breakfast, lunch, and dinner banquet on Thursday, breakfast on Friday, and the meeting room rental and audio equipment that we need for the various functions.
Registration is now open
. We have a limited number of spots, and the registration will be on a first-come basis. We suggest that you make your reservation early and send in your registration fee right away to ensure getting one of the available spots. Last year’s event sold out in a very short time, and many Bogleheads who wanted to attend had to be turned away. We need enough paid registrants in hand so we can sign the contract with the preferred hotel. Therefore, it’s important that we hear from you now.
To make your reservation for the meeting, please send an email with your Boglehead and/or Morningstar login name, your real name, and your contact information to Bogleheads8@yahoo.com
ASAP. Gail Cox and Jon Fortman of the Dallas Chapter, who are the local coordinators for this event, will respond via email with details regarding where to send your non-refundable registration fee. Once your payment is received and the contract is signed, they will advise registered Bogleheads on the procedure for reserving a room at our preferred conference hotel at the discounted rate of $159 per night (versus the regular rate of $259-$349 per night). Once we’ve signed the contract, the hotel will hold a limited number of rooms for us at this special rate, so we suggest you make your reservations as soon as you receive the hotel booking information. Our block of hotel rooms sold out quickly last year, and those who registered later had to pay a higher rate.
We suggest that registrants not make their travel arrangements until we sign the contract with the hotel. (We'll post that information here on this thread.)
We look forward to another exciting event.
Mel, Taylor, Gail Cox & Jon Fortman