February 11, 2009 | Mark Paradies

Tight Budget Year? – Save Money When Attending the TapRooT® Summit!

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Several people have written me already asking about ways they can save when attending the Summit. So I thought I’d take a few minutes to outline my best ideas to minimize your Summit costs – especially travel costs…

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Transportation

First, Nashville is served by Southwest Airlines. If you plan ahead, you can get some really great rates with them (and they don’t charge a fee for bags).

What if you don’t want to fly Southwest? Still good news. Other airlines tend to keep their rates low to compete with Southwest. Remember – book early.

When you get to Nashville, you will be staying downtown. You really don’t need a rental car. Use a Taxi or a Shuttle.

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Because Tennessee and Nashville are so centrally located in the US, you might even consider driving to the course. Gas prices are down — you may be able to beat the cost of a flight if you don’t live too far away.

Hotel

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We’ve negotiated a great rate ($149) at the hotel where we are holding the Summit (Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel). This is a great downtown location within walking distance of many activities. Ask for the TapRooT® Summit block of rooms. call them at (615) 259-2000 to make your reservation.

There are some rooms at a government rate for those on government per diem. The number of rooms at government rates are limited so make these reservations ASAP.

Food

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Breakfast is provided on all three days of the Summit.

Lunch is provided on the first two days. For those who participate in the Golf Tournament on Friday, lunch is included.

We have a reception on Wednesday night with food and entertainment.

So there really isn’t much in the way of food to pay for!

Attend the Summit and a Pre-Summit Course

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Another way to save is to attend both the Summit and one of the Pre-Summit Courses. You save $200 off the course price if you are a Summit attendee.

There are 12 courses to choose from:

– 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation & Root Cause Analysis Course
– Special 2-Day Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis
– Advanced Trending Techniques
– TapRooT® Advanced Techniques
– Safety Culture Improvements
– Interviewing & Evidence Collection
– Stopping Human Error
– Innovation & Creative Solutions
– Risk Management Best Practices
– Hazard Recognition Best Practices
– Getting the Most from Your TapRooT® Software
– TapRooT® and FEMA for Healthcare Root Cause Analysis

Send Multiple People

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Save even more when you send 3 or more people to the Summit and/or a Pre-Summit Course and register them at the same time. The savings start at $100 off for sending 3 or more people to the Summit.

What if you sent 3 people to the Summit and a Pre-Summit Course? $400 off … $200 off each for attending both and another $200 off for sending 3 or more to both!
Have a whole group to send? Call us at 865-539-2139 for special discounts for large groups.

And if you really want to economize, use the Summit as your annual company safety meeting. We’ll do all the organizing and all you have to do is sign your folks up. We can even provide a conference room for your own company meeting (call me soon – these rooms are limited). Imagine how much you will save on speakers, organizing costs, and headaches.

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