2021 NMRA National in Santa Clara Ca

2021 NMRA National in Santa Clara Ca

Postby Bill Dixon » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:47 am

The 2021 NMRA National will be in Santa Clara, CA. That's near San Jose CA.

I guess Richard will be the contact for that event.
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Re: 2021 NMRA National in Santa Clara Ca

Postby Richard-B » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:29 am

Bill Dixon wrote:The 2021 NMRA National will be in Santa Clara, CA. That's near San Jose CA.
I guess Richard will be the contact for that event.
...but it's so FAR away; 28 miles!

Sure... I will gladly be TT-scale PoC for the 2021 National in Santa Clara...

Actually, there's about a 50-50 chance I'll end up on the Convention organizing committee...
since I'm Clinics Chair with the hosting Coast Division - Pacific Coast Region (PCR) NMRA.
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Re: 2021 NMRA National in Santa Clara Ca

Postby Richard-B » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:32 am

Given the NMRA NTS discussion post-Salt lake City...
I will make a point of engaging with the 2021 NMRA organizing committee here in the Bay Area...

Dates are July 4th to 10th, 2021
https://www.nmra.org/conventions/nmra-2021-santa-clara

The NMRA Convention venue is the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara
https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/36983

The NTS would be at the Santa Clara Convention Center 1.2 miles North...
https://santaclaraconventioncenter.org

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Re: 2021 NMRA National in Santa Clara Ca

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:29 pm

Considering that my sister does not live to far from the location of the 2021 National Train Show, I am trying to figure out how to make the trip work.
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Re: 2021 NMRA National in Santa Clara Ca

Postby Richard-B » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:06 pm

AstroGoat760 wrote:<snip> my sister does not live to far from the location of the 2021 National Train Show...
The 'sibling B&B' option is going to be by far the most cost-effective...
The going rates for rooms in Silicon Valley are 2x to 3x what we just paid in Sandy UT.
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Re: 2021 NMRA National in Santa Clara Ca

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:50 pm

Richard-B wrote:
AstroGoat760 wrote:<snip> my sister does not live to far from the location of the 2021 National Train Show...
The 'sibling B&B' option is going to be by far the most cost-effective...
The going rates for rooms in Silicon Valley are 2x to 3x what we just paid in Sandy UT.


Good point. I think it might be wise to invest in a camper trailer...
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Re: 2021 NMRA National in Santa Clara Ca

Postby Bill Dixon » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:46 pm

Richard-B wrote:
AstroGoat760 wrote:<snip> my sister does not live to far from the location of the 2021 National Train Show...
The 'sibling B&B' option is going to be by far the most cost-effective...
The going rates for rooms in Silicon Valley are 2x to 3x what we just paid in Sandy UT.


So how many rooms are available at the Richard B&B?<G>

Be curious to see what the convention hotel rate will be. I paid $119 at Salt Lake City. Wouldn't grumble at $150 or so.
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Re: 2021 NMRA National in Santa Clara Ca

Postby Bill Dixon » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:29 pm

I don't see an official name for the convention yet.
Is it the 'Silicon Valley Express'?

Also no web site yet. A bit hard to register.
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Re: 2021 NMRA National in Santa Clara Ca

Postby dileTTante » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:46 pm

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In addition to information given above by Richard, MRH has unofficial information including comments about hotel rates here -- https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/36983
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Re: 2021 NMRA National in Santa Clara Ca

Postby Richard-B » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:58 pm

Bill Dixon wrote:<snip>Also no web site yet. A bit hard to register.
I believe the NMRA does not let the two-year out Convention advertize formally before the NEXT Convention (i.e. St. Louis...) on the grounds that that would poach away potential attendees.

I suspect this rule was put in place when print media ruled... long before the extant of the searchable Internet was recognized.
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