Speed Dating floor at TBEX in Toronto

Speed Dating floor at TBEX in Toronto

Are you joining us in Dublin for TBEX? If you are, then this is the post you need most. Here, you’ll find all the information about TBEX 2013 in Dublin, either listed or linked below, so you’ll make sure you didn’t miss a single pre-conference announcement.

The Conference:

  • TBEX 2013 in Dublin runs from October 3-4, and the conference venue is the DoubleTree Burlington Road, Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4. (Tel: 353-1-6185600)
  • TBEX Dublin is totally sold out! If you didn’t get a ticket to this one, be sure to sign up for our email newsletter (form in the right-hand column) so you don’t miss out on future TBEX conferences.
  • Who will be speaking? See the complete list of Dublin speakers here.
  • The complete conference schedule is available here.
  • Our newbie guide to TBEX is available here.
  • None of this would be possible without our sponsors. Check out the full list of TBEX Dublin sponsors and be sure to thank them when you see them in Dublin!

DAY ONE – Tuesday, October 1, 2013: Pre-BEX Dublin Day Tours

  • Tour departure times and locations vary depending on the tour.
  • Some tour activities are weather-dependent. Organizers will notify participants via email if things get cancelled, so please be sure to check your email.
  • You needed to sign up ahead of time for these day tours, and they are sold out.
  • More information about Dublin tours on October 1 is available here (including the departure times and locations).
  • For those of you in town early, check out the Travel Massive Meetup on October 1 at O’Neill’s Bar & Restaurant, starting at 7:00pm. You must RSVP to attend, which you can do here.

DAY TWO – Wednesday, October 2, 2013: Pre-BEX Dublin Day Tours & Workshops + Opening Party

  • TBEX registration is open from 12:00pm-5:00pm.
  • Tour departure times and locations vary depending on the tour.
  • The Writing Workshop is from 12:30pm-4:00pm at the DoubleTree Dublin. The WordPress Workshop is from 12:30pm-3:30pm at the DoubleTree Dublin. The Photography Walk & Workshop is from 12:00pm-3:00pm and will meet at the DoubleTree Dublin in the lobby before heading out into the city.
  • Some tour activities are weather-dependent. Organizers will notify participants via email if things get cancelled, so please be sure to check your email.
  • You needed to sign up ahead of time for these day tours and workshops, and they are sold out.
  • More information about the Pre-BEX Workshops is here.
  • More information about Dublin tours on October 2 is available here (including the departure times and locations).
  • Our opening party is hosted by Failte Ireland at The Guinness Storehouse from 7:30pm-12:00 midnight. This event is open to registered TBEX attendees only. Badges are required. If you have not registered for TBEX yet but will be in Dublin in time for the opening party, we will have a registration table set up at The Guinness Storehouse from 6:45pm-8:30pm so you can attend the opening reception

DAY THREE – Thursday, October 3, 2013: TBEX

  • TBEX registration is open from 7:00am-5:00pm.
  • The Opening Session with Rick Calvert and Keynote with Chip Conley starts at 8:45am.
  • The breakout sessions start at 10:45am.
  • There will be a break for lunch (served in the hotel restaurant) at 12:45pm.
  • Speed Dating (see more below) starts at 4:00pm.
  • Our evening event is a “Get Wilde Party” sponsored by Expedia, which will be at Odeon from 8:00pm-11:00pm. You’ll find all the necessary details here, and don’t forget to use the #ExpediaTBEX hashtag along with the #TBEX one for this party. This event is open to registered TBEX attendees only. Badges are required.

DAY FOUR – Friday, October 4, 2013: TBEX

  • TBEX registration is open from 8:00am-12:00pm.
  • The Morning Keynote with Alastair McKenzie intervewing Irish photographer John Minihan starts at 8:45am. John Minihan’s appearance is made possible by sponsor Kildare Village Chic Outlet Shopping.
  • The breakout sessions start at 10:45am.
  • There will be a break for lunch (served in the hotel restaurant) at 12:45pm.
  • Open Marketplace (see more below) starts at 2:30pm.
  • The Closing Session with keynoters Audrey Scott and Dan Noll starts at 4:45pm.
  • Our closing happy hour reception hosted by the DoubleTree Dublin starts at 6:30pm-8:00pm.
  • There are some Dublin tours available on Friday evening. You needed to sign up ahead of time for these tours, and they are sold out. More information about the October 4 evening tours (including departure times and locations) is available here.

DAY FIVE – Saturday, October 5, 2013: Post-TBEX Dublin Day Tours

  • Tour departure times and locations vary depending on the tour.
  • Some tour activities are weather-dependent. Organizers will notify participants via email if things get cancelled, so please be sure to check your email.
  • You needed to sign up ahead of time for these day tours, and they are sold out.
  • More information about Dublin tours on October 5 is available here (including the departure times and locations).
  • Post-TBEX FAM trips (see more below) also depart.

DAY SIX – Sunday, October 6, 2013: Post-TBEX Dublin Day Tours

  • Tour departure times and locations vary depending on the tour.
  • Some tour activities are weather-dependent. Organizers will notify participants via email if things get cancelled, so please be sure to check your email.
  • You needed to sign up ahead of time for these day tours, and they are sold out.
  • More information about Dublin tours on October 6 is available here (including the departure times and locations).

Important Announcements:

  • Our hosts at Failte Ireland have put together TBEX welcome packs for all attendees who are arriving at Dublin’s airport. Look for the TBEX Welcome Desk (there’s one in the arrival halls of both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2), just after baggage claim. In your welcome pack, you’ll find not only a Dublin city map but also a 3-day Dublin Freedom Pass. And you’ll be able to use that Freedom Pass right away, since it’s good on that Airlink express bus that will get you from the airport to the city center! The TBEX Welcome Desk will be staffed from 8:00am-7:00pm, September 28-October 2. You’ll find more details here.
  • You must have your TBEX badge with you for entry into all events, including parties and conference sessions – no exceptions, and we won’t be reprinting badges if you lose them. So hang onto that badge!
  • All TBEX events are for registered attendees only, unless it specifically says otherwise in a party or meetup announcement. This means no “plus one” or guests will be allowed entry.
  • Bringing a child to TBEX? Check out this important information.

Pre- & Post-TBEX Dublin FAM Trips:

  • The FAM trips (“familiarization” trips, AKA press trips) run from September 28 through Wednesday, October 2 and then from Saturday, October 5 through Monday, October 7.
  • These FAM trips were by application only, and these trips are already booked.
  • If you’re going on one of the FAM trips, information about departure points and times is listed here.

Dublin/Dublin’s Doorstep Day Trips & Experiences:

For everyone who has signed up to a Dublin/Dublin’s Doorstep day trip or experience, please note the following:

  • Your tour provider will email you directly with information about the tour you have signed up for – please make sure to check your email regularly.
  • If you have requested additional places on the tour for your family, please confirm this with your tour provider when they email you.
  • If you are unable for any reason to show up for your tour, can you please email, contact Shauna at Failte Ireland to let her know, so they can inform tour providers, as a courtesy.
  • If you have signed up for a Dublin Pass, you can collect it either at the Dublin Discover Ireland Centre, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2 (just off Grafton Street) OR you can collect the pass during TBEX at the Visit Dublin desk.
  • There will be a Visit Dublin desk at TBEX if you have queries about the day trips and experiences. If you have not yet signed up for your Dublin day trip or tour, you can check with the Visit Dublin desk at TBEX regarding last minute availability for tours to see if your request can be accommodated.
  • The overall contact for these Dublin trips is Shauna Cunningham, Failte Ireland. Please email Shauna if you have a specific question about a day trip/experience or stop by the Visit Dublin desk at TBEX.

Speed Dating:

Open Marketplace:

  • Open Marketplace on Friday does not have appointment scheduling.
  • It’s the perfect time to browse the show floor and talk with anyone you might not have been able to schedule a meeting with during Speed Dating.

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Don’t forget to use the #TBEX hashtag when you’re posting about TBEX-related events on social media! That means FAM trips, day tours, conference sessions, parties, meetups, etc.