By Daniel Neugebauer 1309811
#508614 I wondered the same - I've checked the Board of Governors Q3 Minute protocol published last week and (with the meeting having taken place in late November) it says the following concerning the convention:
VATSIM Convention 2017 –29-30 July 2017
Planning going well, website is already to go once the payment system is complete. Next phase is planning the itinerary. Website will list some suggested accommodation based on budget. There will be no official accommodation

Judging from just that information I guess there's some delay with either implementation of payment processing or accomodation recommendations. It may be completely unrelated but I know there may be difficulties with credit card transactions for anything that will be "delivered" more than 6 months later; maybe that's causing the delay as there are almost 7 months to go?

Personally, I wouldn't be too sad if it took another 2 months to enable bookings as I'm unable to plan a full vacation until later next month (I'm changing my job on February 1st) but it doesn't really matter as I'm quite committed to attend at least the VATSIM weekend, even if I wouldn't be able to see anything else in London. :)
By Andreas Fuchs 810809
#509161 Cool stuff, just booked my ticket!

Just to make sure: non-members are not able to book tickets? At least for the dinner on Saturday night I'd like to bring someone along with me and need to find a way to purchase a ticket.
By Chris Pawley 856109
#509162
Andreas Fuchs 810809 wrote:Cool stuff, just booked my ticket!

Just to make sure: non-members are not able to book tickets? At least for the dinner on Saturday night I'd like to bring someone along with me and need to find a way to purchase a ticket.



Hi Andreas,

Thanks for supporting the event, we look forward to welcoming you to London in July.

Only VATSIM members are able to buy tickets to the convention itself via the website; however for the dinner on Saturday, we'll gladly organise a ticket for partners, spouses and others, though it might not be possible via the website - when we offer something for the dinner, just drop us a mail to take care of this.

Regards

Chris.
By Andreas Fuchs 810809
#509166 Hi Chris,

thanks a lot, I will. In case that "she" wants to take part in the discussions/presentations as well, she will have to register with VATSIM, simples. Although it is not really the purpose of the exercise :lol:
By Gunnar Lindahl 967365
#510099
Martin Tornberg 1069087 wrote:How long will the tickets be out for sale? I still need an OK to leave work before buying the ticket, since I'm planning to stay a bit longer in UK.


Hi Martin,

I don't have the specific date to hand when we need to confirm numbers but once it begins to approach we will make it known. It's best to buy your ticket as soon as you can. Look forward to seeing you there.
By Atthar Ahmadi 1014334
#510469 Hello guys,

I'm Atthar, an ultra-light flight student and X-Plane user. I'm very interested in Connexion event but I'm not sure if international people can join as well. If so, do you provide kind of invitation letter for getting England visa? In case of visa rejection is the ticket fee refundable?

I'm so excited about the event and hope to see you guys there.

Atthar
By Rahul Parkar 1105594
#510471 Hi Atthar,

Where are you visiting from? It may be best to ensure that you can get a tourist visa for the UK and then book the tickets, however that is just a personal suggestion from myself.

This UK website regarding standard tourist visa's may be of assistance. https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa

Cheers!
Rahul