avroair Posted April 23, 2013 Share Posted April 23, 2013 Geocoinfest was conceived in 2006 and went to Temecula, CA in 2007. 2008 saw it travel to Steel City: GCF Pittsburgh 2008. The following year it traveled to the Crossroads of the West and Salt Lake City. The Event moved north to the Twin Cities 2010 (Minneapolis). Then east to Charlotte, GCF 2011. Last year it hopped up a Mile High to: Denver and this coming fall what happens at Coinfest Las Vegas stays at Coinfest Las Vegas! And it is time to start thinking about where the event should move to in 2014 and beyond? If you want to host it, put together a team, a plan and a vision and then a bid. Some things people need to think about: * this event(s) take time to pull together, at least 7 months * the Geocoinfest is held in the fall typically on Columbus day weekend * the city needs to have a major airport that is generally accessible * city needs to have nearby attractions rather than just the coins and caches * there needs to be ample hotels in the area * geocoinfest is typically an indoor event; the actual event site needs to hold a mega-sized crowd * there needs to be 2 (preferably 3) local coin coordinators, we need coin people, not just general cachers * vendors are not allowed to bid, this is a conflict of interest * need to work within a team environment Bids are due June 1st, 2013: Previous organizers of Geocoinfests will receive each bid and vote on their merits under 10 criteria. There will be two finalists. This will be finished by August 1st. The winning bid will be announced at Geocoinfest 2013 in Las Vegas. I have a sheet of what to expect if anyone is interested, I also have the bid proposals that can help. If you know your city would be good to host a mega event, post it here! And see if other cachers in your area concur! Quote Link to comment
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