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2016 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Post by Mel Lindauer » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:52 pm

Hello Everyone:

We are pleased to announce that our 2016 Bogleheads® Conference will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with check-in starting at 2PM on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. The meeting will end around 1:30PM on Friday, September 30, 2016.

Our special guest for our Conference 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 and sign books or participate as panel members in the Q&A with the Experts are authors Christine Benz, Dr. Bill Bernstein, Laura Dogu, Taylor Larimore, Mel Lindauer, Mike Piper, and Allan Roth. And we’re excited to announce that Gus Sauter, the former Chief Investment Officer at Vanguard, will be joining us again this year.

We'll start with check-in followed by a wine and cheese reception on Wednesday afternoon. After breakfast on Thursday morning, we’ll meet with Jack Bogle for a presentation and an extended Q&A session with Jack. After lunch, there will be book signings and personal discussions with Jack and our authors and experts. There will also be a simultaneous breakout session as well as an ongoing wiki demonstration. Then on Thursday evening, we’ll visit Vanguard. After breakfast on Friday, we’ll hear from Gus Sauter, followed by the Q&A sessions with our Panel of Experts.

The registration fee for this meeting is US$260 per person. This non-refundable and non-transferable fee covers the wine and cheese reception on Wednesday, breakfast, lunch, break snacks, a light evening meal on Thursday following the Vanguard visit, breakfast on Friday, and the meeting room rental and audio equipment that we need for the various functions.

Registration is now open. Space is limited. We suggest that you make your online reservation now and then send in your registration fee promptly to ensure getting one of the available spots. In previous years, we’ve sold out very early (in just a few weeks last year) and we expect to do so again this year. There will be no wait list, so if you want to join us, you’ll need to act promptly.

To register for the Conference, please go to our simple online registration at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1R84Uyb ... 8/viewform. Just open the link, complete and submit the form, and then mail your check (payment must be received to complete registration). If you have any problems or questions, contact us at: BogleheadsConference@gmail.com

Also check out the conference website... https://sites.google.com/site/bogleheadsmeeting/

Once your payment is received, you will be officially registered. You will then be advised on the procedure for reserving a room at the Conference hotel as well as airport to hotel transportation options. Our preferred Conference hotel discounted rate is $144 per night (king or double queen) plus 9% tax. There is also a reduced rate of $154 per night for those who want to spend additional time visiting the historic Philadelphia area. The hotel only holds a limited number of rooms for us at these special rates, so be sure to 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 attempted to book rooms later had to find other accommodations.

We look forward to another exciting event.

Mel Lindauer, Ed Rager, Paul Globerson, Gail Cox and Mel Turner (aka TOM, “The Other Mel”).
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Post by Lynette » Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:08 pm

Mel, I clicked on the link but it references the 2015 Conference.

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:17 pm

Lynette wrote:Mel, I clicked on the link but it references the 2015 Conference.


Sorry about that. It's fixed.
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Post by Lynette » Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:23 pm

Thanks.

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:40 am

Lynette wrote:Thanks.


Thank you for catching that.
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Post by pondering » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:20 pm

If you could go for just one day of the conference would it be Thursday or Friday?
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Post by Mel Lindauer » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:07 pm

pondering wrote:If you could go for just one day of the conference would it be Thursday or Friday?


Not sure I understand what you're asking. We don't have individual day rates.
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Post by The Wizard » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:30 pm

Mel Lindauer wrote:
pondering wrote:If you could go for just one day of the conference would it be Thursday or Friday?


Not sure I understand what you're asking. We don't have individual day rates.

Friday is just a half day, so go Thursday if you can only do one day.
Full price registration, regardless...
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Post by Kathleen Ryan » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:25 pm

Hi Mel,

Thank you for letting us know. I'm so happy I'll be able to attend this year. I just filled out the registration form, and put the check in the late mail.

It will be so nice to see Mr. Bogle again, and the friends i've made at the reunions, through the years. :happy

I posted this announcement at our Bogleheads site on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Bogleheads/?fref=ts

and the SF/Bay Area Diehards local chapter website, https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/bayareadiehards/info

as well as emailing all members. I know the 2016 Conference will be an amazing time, as always.
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"HERE COME THE BOGLEHEADS!"

Post by Taylor Larimore » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:47 pm

Mel:

I am unable to attend this year, but having attended many conferences, I know it is an unmatched experience. Bogleheads can read what it is like in this article by author and Wall Street Journal columnist, Jason Zweig:

HERE COME THE BOGLEHEADS!

Best wishes.
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Post by LadyGeek » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:49 pm

My check is in the mail. I'll be running the wiki demonstration.

I've posted the info in our sister Canadian forum: 2016 Bogleheads Conference Announcement - Financial Wisdom Forum

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Post by The Wizard » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:17 pm

Taylor Larimore wrote:Mel:

I am unable to attend this year, but having attended many conferences, I know it is an unmatched experience. Bogleheads can read what it is like in this article by author and Wall Street Journal columnist, Jason Zweig:

HERE COME THE BOGLEHEADS!

.Best wishes.
Taylor

Hmmm.
This will be my third BH conference and I was hoping finally to shake hands with Taylor.
I shall plan a trip to South FL to make things right...
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Post by mookie » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:41 pm

Thank you for organizing the conference. In future years, would you please consider holding it over a weekend (to make it easier on work schedules)?

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Post by Norris » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:05 pm

I sent the money in and DW and I are looking forward to our 3rd BH conference. I was hoping too that Taylor would be able to attend. I am grateful to have met Taylor, his son and daughter in law at the conference in 2013.

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Post by GreatOdinsRaven » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:38 pm

Looking forward to attending my first Bogleheads conference!

See you there!
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Post by Mel Lindauer » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:31 pm

The Wizard wrote:
Mel Lindauer wrote:
pondering wrote:If you could go for just one day of the conference would it be Thursday or Friday?


Not sure I understand what you're asking. We don't have individual day rates.

Friday is just a half day, so go Thursday if you can only do one day.
Full price registration, regardless...


Yes, if you can only attend one day, Thursday would be my choice. We have a presentation by Jack Bogle, a fireside chat with Jack and Bill Bernstein, a chance to get your books signed and chat with Jack and the other authors and a trip to visit your money at Vanguard, followed by a light meal after returning to the hotel. A very busy day from early morning on.

However, as I mentioned in my previous post and as The Wizard correctly stated, there is no single day registration so the full fee is required for registration.
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Post by Mel Lindauer » Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:20 pm

Kathleen Ryan wrote:Hi Mel,

Thank you for letting us know. I'm so happy I'll be able to attend this year. I just filled out the registration form, and put the check in the late mail.

It will be so nice to see Mr. Bogle again, and the friends i've made at the reunions, through the years. :happy

I posted this announcement at our Bogleheads site on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Bogleheads/?fref=ts

and the SF/Bay Area Diehards local chapter website, https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/bayareadiehards/info

as well as emailing all members. I know the 2016 Conference will be an amazing time, as always.


It'll be great to see you again, Kathleen. I'm sure Jack will be pleased to see you there, too.
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Post by Kathleen Ryan » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:54 pm

Thank you Mel,

for your kind words. It will be so nice to see and visit with you again. Thank you also for always seeing to the largest and smallest of details that make these reunions, the wonderful events they are. I can't wait for the volunteer sheet to come around so I can help in some way.

With best wishes to you,

Kathleen

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Post by Kathleen Ryan » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:01 pm

Dear Taylor,

I know I speak for everyone when I say, you will be missed and the reunion won't be the same without you. I hope your circumstances change so you can in fact, attend. =-)

Thank you for providing the link to the wonderful article written by Jason Zweig titled, "Here Come the Bogleheads." That was the very first reunion I attended and it was absolutely magical. This was when I first met you, Mel, and Mr. Bogle; in that order. You all three give the best hugs!

My four fondest memories were meeting you three for the first time, and then having Mr. Bogle himself give us the grand tour of the Vanguard Campus; throughout the building, the boardroom, and his office. Security is so different these days, but that memory will stay with me forever!

With best wishes to you always,

Kathleen

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Post by Taylor Larimore » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:19 pm

Kathleen:

Your e-mail and Mel's badgering touches me greatly. I will request Registration Forms from Gail Cox immediately. I believe our family would also like to attend what has always been a high-point of our lives.

Thank you for the "push."

Best wishes.
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Post by Miriam2 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:33 pm

Taylor Larimore wrote:Kathleen:
Your e-mail and Mel's badgering touches me greatly. I will request Registration Forms from Gail Cox immediately. I believe our family would also like to attend what has always been a high-point of our lives.
Thank you for the "push."
Best wishes.
Taylor

More pushing from this camp 8-)
Taylor - your Bogleheads would be ecstatic :D

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Post by Kathleen Ryan » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:26 pm

Oh Taylor,

I'm so happy to hear that you will be attending! :happy I'm not usually very, "Pushy," but for you it is so extremely important.

We're all thankful for Mel's, "Badgering," too. =)

I remember one year, both you and Mr. Bogle could not attend. That was the year he was so ill, but being it was Mr. Bogle, the hospital he was in found a way for him to be able to talk to the entire room of his Bogleheads. I remember there not many dry eyes in the place. It was really mixed emotions in that I was so happy to hear his voice, but so desperately worried about his health that I was crying, along with many others. He was so missed, just like you would be.

I know Gail will be thrilled to receive your registration form.

Fondly yours,

Kathleen

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Post by sddiehard » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:58 pm

Kathleen:

Your e-mail and Mel's badgering touches me greatly. I will request Registration Forms from Gail Cox immediately. I believe our family would also like to attend what has always been a high-point of our lives.

Thank you for the "push."

Best wishes.
Taylor


At last! The answer we all have been waiting for!

Taylor, I have received your family's online registrations and am thrilled that you will all be attending.

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Post by LadyGeek » Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:36 pm

I would wait for the check. :D

Just kidding. I am very much looking forward to meeting Taylor again.
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Post by Taylor Larimore » Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:54 pm

I would wait for the check. :D

Lady Geek:

I love your sense of humor because it always contains a grain of truth.

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Post by HueyLD » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:43 pm

I didn't know that "The King of Bogleheads" needs to pay to play. :D

It is so wonderful to hear that Taylor will be attending again this year.

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:19 pm

LadyGeek wrote:My check is in the mail. I'll be running the wiki demonstration.

I've posted the info in our sister Canadian forum: 2016 Bogleheads Conference Announcement - Financial Wisdom Forum

Disclaimer: I'm a member of both forums.


Your wiki demo is always a hit at the Conference, LG.
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Post by shawcroft » Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:15 pm

Taylor Larimore wrote:Kathleen:

Your e-mail and Mel's badgering touches me greatly. I will request Registration Forms from Gail Cox immediately. I believe our family would also like to attend what has always been a high-point of our lives.

Thank you for the "push."

Best wishes.
Taylor


Great news that Taylor will be attending. Makes a special event even more spectacular.
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Post by Mel Lindauer » Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:08 pm

Taylor Larimore wrote:Kathleen:

Your e-mail and Mel's badgering touches me greatly. I will request Registration Forms from Gail Cox immediately. I believe our family would also like to attend what has always been a high-point of our lives.

Thank you for the "push."

Best wishes.
Taylor


So glad to hear that my "badgering" and Kathleen's email made you realize just how important your attendance is to everyone, my friend.
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The Wizard wrote:
Taylor Larimore wrote:Mel:

I am unable to attend this year, but having attended many conferences, I know it is an unmatched experience. Bogleheads can read what it is like in this article by author and Wall Street Journal columnist, Jason Zweig:

HERE COME THE BOGLEHEADS!

.Best wishes.
Taylor

Hmmm.
This will be my third BH conference and I was hoping finally to shake hands with Taylor.
I shall plan a trip to South FL to make things right...


You'll be able to shake Taylor's hand at this year's Conference, Wizard, since he's changed his mind and will be attending after all.
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Post by Norris » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:00 pm

Performing a "Boglehead Bump" for the announcement. I'm very glad that Taylor and family can attend this year!!:)

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Post by Silence Dogood » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:58 pm

I wish I could finally go, but sometime around then I'll have a wedding to go to.

(We're still finalizing a date).

:D

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Silence Dogood wrote:I wish I could finally go, but sometime around then I'll have a wedding to go to.
(We're still finalizing a date). :D

Ooohh! You could make this the first Boglehead wedding at a Boglehead conference 8-)
Congratulations!

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:48 pm

OK, folks. Fair warning. We're closing in on a sellout, so if you want to attend, you need to move now before registration is closed.
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There may be others from our group attending ...
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Post by Downtown » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:21 pm

Looking forward to my first conference. My check is in the mail!

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Post by GerryL » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:01 am

OK. I have just registered for my first Boglehead Conference. (Mel's limited-quantity tactic pushed me to do it tonight.) Will get check in mail tomorrow.

That said, If there are any solo female travelers who are interested in economizing by sharing a room, please PM me to discuss.

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Post by jwillis77373 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:12 am

I'm registered... well the check is in the mail tonight!

Hope I get confirmed.

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Post by rvs323 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:57 am

I just registered for my first conference. I've learned so much on this site and through your books; I look forward to meeting all of you!

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Post by dodecahedron » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:47 pm

Happy to say that my check arrived on the other coast and I got my confirmation email yesterday, so I definitely plan to be there again this year.

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Post by shawcroft » Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:53 pm

The clock ticks..
My "check is in the mail" as of Saturday ...I hope the postal service is reasonably efficient (I surmise that is the wish of many who are hoping to attend)
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Post by Mel Lindauer » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:43 pm

OK folks, registration is closed for now while we wait for those who registered to pay. If everyone pays, we're sold out.

If you signed up, you need to get your check in promptly (by March 1st). If anyone who signed up fails to get their check in by then, we'll open up the registration process again to allow folks to take the place of those who signed up but failed to get their payment in on time.

So, if you're interested in attending but didn't make the cut, you can add your name to this thread (below) and if any spots open up because of non-payment, I'll notify you via PM after March 1st.
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Post by Emilyjane » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:10 pm

Wow! Glad I got my check in the mail this weekend.
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Long time lurker, first time poster. Would love to attend the conference if someone slacks off on paying.

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Post by JCE66 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:12 am

Mr. Lindauer....Add me to that waiting list, please.

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Please add me to the waiting list.

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Post by ModifiedDuration » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:06 pm

As some people appear to be holding something (admission to the 2106 Bogleheads Conference) that other people may value (those on the waitlist), perhaps I should set up a market to allow individuals to buy and sell admission to the Conference? Assuming that is Ok with Mel, etc., of course.

I would just make a small bid/ask spread on each transcation. (The definition of "small" may be open to interpretation by some, though).

Sort of like a StubHub, but I would act as market maker.

Good idea? :happy

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ModifiedDuration wrote:Good idea? :happy

Ummm, no...
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Post by Mel Lindauer » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:15 pm

ModifiedDuration wrote:As some people appear to be holding something (admission to the 2106 Bogleheads Conference) that other people may value (those on the waitlist), perhaps I should set up a market to allow individuals to buy and sell admission to the Conference? Assuming that is Ok with Mel, etc., of course.

I would just make a small bid/ask spread on each transcation. (The definition of "small" may be open to interpretation by some, though).

Sort of like a StubHub, but I would act as market maker.

Good idea? :happy


No, it's not a good idea. Apparently you overlooked the NON-TRANSFERABLE part of my announcement. Previously, before we included that stipulation, someone has actually tried to sell their Conference spot. It ain't gonna happen.
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Re: 2016 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Post by shawcroft » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:16 pm

ModifiedDuration wrote:Sort of like a StubHub, but I would act as market maker.

Good idea?


Well, I suspect we are all economic beasts of prey......

That said, I recognize this is (hopefully) said with tongue in cheek.......otherwise, the much-feared" Wrath of Lindauer" will descend upon you..

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