jamescobalt wrote:For those who already live in the area or don't want to stay at the host hotel (just learned they have a bed bug and mold issue and I'm freaked out) is there anything lost by staying offsite? Does a lot of the networking happen over breakfast and happenstance or is it primarily in the kickoff party and the game room?
If you want the full experience, I recommend that you stay at the host hotel. You'll still have plenty of fun if you don't, but non-scheduled things will surely happen between midnight and 10am. If you don't feel comfortable, then we totally understand if you stay offsite.
We did immediately bring this up with the hotel, and they assured us that if there is ever an issue that they take the effected rooms out of commission and deal with it immediately. If you have an concerns you can contact our hotel rep, his name is Chris Barr and you can call him at 314-436-8052 directly.