On June 30, we drew two names from our two pools of patrons (in-person and virtual). For Laura, our in-person winner, we paid for their transportation to the conference. That will be either a one-way air ticket or the fuel to drive there. Or train or bus ticket or donkey — we’re not picky.
Our virtual winner, Sonja, received a buddy pass to give to anyone. If she wants to score points with the boss, a spouse or partner, the person she is dating, or her mail carrier. We don’t care — her virtual buddy pass is hers to do with what she pleases.
This sweepstakes was open to all registrants of the conference who, as of June 30, were paid in full or had their registrations secured by a company purchase order. Drawings among eligible patrons took place on Wednesday, June 30.
THE FINE PRINT: Air travel is for basic economy fare from the nearest major airport in the 48 contiguous United States. The winner can choose to have us book the travel or receive the award as a cash stipend to apply toward a round-trip itinerary. International travelers whose itineraries include a domestic stop can have that leg of their travel covered. Those driving will receive a reimbursement, using prevailing fuel prices.