Since I started the blog back up, I have been contacted by quite a few readers interested in getting together for a meetup in Calgary. For those that have been reading for a while, I did this back in May of 2017 and the turn out was quite well so I’ve decided to do it once again.

When and Where

The meetup will happen on Sunday, February 16th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Inner City Brewing (820 11 Ave SW). Inner City Brewing is a beautiful brewery in the Beltline of Calgary and they’re well known for their delicious handcrafted beers. We have been told that their kitchen should be up and running by the date of the event so there will be food provided as part of your ticket cost.

Special Guests

I’m pleased to announce that Ricky from Prince of Travel will be flying out from Montreal to be part of this event. As you are all probably aware, Ricky is killing the travel game right now and has recently been featured in Forbes … yes, that Forbes. He has graciously agreed to be a part of this event and you don’t want to miss your chance to speak with Ricky.

In addition to Ricky, Ian from US Tax Resources will be there to answer your questions around the nuances of getting an ITIN from the IRS using the service I wrote about a few weeks back.

What to Expect

During this event, there will be a short presentation on a topic that is sure to please Calgarians in particular. It has to do with a HUGE flight benefit that has been hiding in plain sight for years and I’m going to teach you how to take advantage of it for yourselves.

In addition to the short presentation, Ricky and I will take some questions and then take time to engage with the attendees on a table by table basis.

Ian from US Tax Resouces has also graciously donated his services to help one lucky attendee apply for and receive an ITIN, the first step in your journey to be able to apply for and receive US credit cards. This is normally something that he charges $249 CAD for but someone will walk away with the service for free. You must be in attendance to win.

Attendees will also be invited to join a WhatsApp group to continue the discussion and grow the community.


The cost to attend the event is $29 and the majority of the money will go to paying for space to host the event at Inner City Brewing as well as for the food that will be served. I know that people that play this game tend to go to extremes to save money, but I can assure you that this is a very small price to pay for the information you will receive at this event.

This is a paid event and tickets will be checked at the door. The taphouse is closed to the public and reserved for this event only so open discussion is encouraged.

How to Get Tickets

It’s pretty simple, just fill out the form below and complete the checkout process.


I tell as many people that are willing to listen that my travel game didn’t skyrocket until I started attending conferences with like-minded individuals. I have formed friendships and incredibly strong networks that openly share information but trust needed to be established before that could happen. As much as we think we can build that trust online, it doesn’t come anywhere close to the bonds you form through face to face interactions.

I haven’t paid cash for more than 2 flights in the last 10 years (outside of mileage runs) and I couldn’t have done it without the help and advice from my trusted friends – friends I would never have met if it weren’t for events like these.

I hope to see you out on February 16th!

Jayce is the founder of PointsNerd, and avid traveller and a teacher by nature. He prides himself on flattening the learning curve through step-by-step guides because everyone needs to start somewhere.


  1. I’m sad I can’t join you (especially since it’s just a short-haul redemption away), but I’ll be redeeming points in Hawaii then. So, please do it again soon!

  2. Hi Jayce; I registered for this event and was really looking forward to it. However the wife pressured me into booking an aeroplan redemption to Hawaii for Valentine’s Day long weekend…sigh. I would love to be a part of the WhatsApp group after the event; is there a way to be involved in that? Cheers

    • Hi Jenk, unfortunately due to fire regulations there’s a physical limit to how many people can attend. People have until Sunday to cancel so if they do, a ticket will come free. Sorry. Wish I could accommodate.


      • Hi Jayce,
        please, let me know if someone cancelled. I sent a question by facebook few weeks ago about the event but haven’t received a reply and now it’s sold out. My bad, I should have bought my ticket without waiting.

        Thanks a lot

  3. Hey Jayce, my girlfriend and I just happen to be coming from Ottawa that weekend and would love to attend. Could you let me know if there are any cancellations?




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