EDIT: 9/4/2020 – We sent out the initial invitations yesterday, and we’re already getting confirmations and interest from some very well-known conference speakers. We’ll announce those as soon as they’re confirmed. We’ve also had two people respond who didn’t notice that this event isÂ next year,Â not in 2020 – so that’s worth clarifying.
EDIT: 8/30/2020 – In exploring the costs for both venues and boats, we’ve found there’s a substantial premium charged for weekends, vs. weekdays. So we’re thinking we may change the event to 2 consecutive weekdays (Tue/Wed, Wed/Thu) instead. We’ll keep you posted here.
Steve Gerencser and I have been working on putting together an event next year – around the beginning of September, 2021, down in Baja California – sponsored by MentorsOnTap. The exact date isnâ€™t set yet, but weâ€™re tentatively planning on a Friday-Saturday of either the third & fourth or tenth & eleventh of September. it promises to be productive â€“ and fun.
In a nutshell, weâ€™re talking about a 1-day conference, with 4 to 6 speakers, then a dinner/drinks get-together in the evening. For those interested, thereâ€™ll be a deep-sea fishing trip the following day. For the folks interested only in the meet-up, the cost will be minimal â€“ only what it takes to cover the venue. The cost for the conference will depend upon the headcount and how weâ€™ll handle dinner/drinks remains to be decided. Thereâ€™s no intention of making any money off this event â€“ we just want to cover the costs, which should be minimal.
Thereâ€™s cross-border Uber, Lyft, and taxi service available to get across the border and to the venue, for people who donâ€™t want to drive, and if anyone wants to come in the day before or stay over, weâ€™ll be happy to coordinate lodging for you.
This isnâ€™t intended to be just a social gathering â€“ weâ€™re talking to some heavy-hitter speakers, well-known to all of us. (We should be announcing those speakers before long!)
On the second day, weâ€™re planning on taking a charter boat out of Ensenada, Baja California, for about a 15-hr. trip, 40-50 miles off-shore. Because of limitations in the headcount allowed by the charter boats, reservations for the trip will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Depending upon how many folks sign up for the fishing trip, weâ€™ll likely be on either a 36-footer or 50-footer. Weâ€™ll be going after amberjack, barracuda, mahi-mahi, yellow-fin and blue-fin tuna, marlin, wahoo, grouper, yellowtailâ€¦ there are still plenty of big gamefish to be had out there.
If you think youâ€™re interested, please let us know soon, so we can start planning to reserve the boat. Thatâ€™s sport-fishing season, so we need to get our reservation in as soon as possible. Once weâ€™ve nailed down a date and headcount, weâ€™ll have to pay a deposit. The total cost for the trip is expected to be around $150/head, which will include the fishing license, all tackle, lures, and bait, as well as lunch.
Weâ€™re also planning to have some very respectable prizes to make it more interesting.
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