Convention FAQ – Saab Owners’ Convention 2019

  1. Where is the Saab Owners’ Convention this year?
    • Loveland, Colorado, about an hour north of Denver, at the Embassy Suites Loveland. It’s right on Interstate 25; you can’t miss it.
  2. Where will it be next year?
    • Come to the Saturday awards dinner at this year’s Convention, where we will announce this, at least to the regional level. We move every year and try to move far and fast, so everyone gets a chance to attend.
  3. How can I register?
  4. Do I need a ticket?
    • You need to pay for a registration (which is separate from a hotel room!), but we do not print or mail paper tickets. Just come to the Registration desk when you arrive (and we’re open) and we will have your name tag and other materials ready.
  5. Do I have to be a member to attend?
    • Yes, every transaction must include one active SCNA member. A $10 trial-membership fee that includes one issue of Nines, our quarterly magazine, will be added if you are not already a member. A transaction can include up to 4 people, only one of whom must be a member. (It’s a tax thing.)
  6. I already booked my hotel room. I’m done, right?
    • No, the hotel room, while available at a discounted rate for our event, is separate from the Convention. You must register for the Convention in one place, and book your hotel room in another; sorry. Please do not come to the Convention having only made a hotel reservation: we will probably sell out of all the banquet meals weeks in advance.
  7. I registered for the Convention, but it didn’t ask me what kind of hotel room I wanted. I’m done, right?
    • No, the hotel room, while available at a discounted rate for our event, is separate from the Convention. You must register for the Convention in one place, and book your hotel room in another; sorry. Please do not bring your Convention name tag to the hotel desk and expect it to get you a room.
  8. The hotel booking site says WiFi is $9.99/day. Is that correct?
    • No! Our contract with the hotel includes FREE WiFi for all guests in our event room block, so you have to book with the right link. It covers the rooms and the lobby atrium, but not the conference center. Their web site doesn’t quite reflect this.
  9. Why isn’t breakfast included this year?
    • A full breakfast is included in your room rate, if you’re staying in the Convention hotel (and you should!). Anyone can also buy breakfast there.
  10. Are pets welcome?
    • The hotel has a pet policy that does permit some pets, within certain limits, for guests in the hotel.
  11. Why is it so expensive? Must I pay to attend?
    • It costs us a lot of money. Banquet meals in the hotel are top quality, buffet-style, chef-prepared meals. And the meeting rooms and other spaces we use are only available to us if we meet certain obligations, mostly filling hotel rooms. Please stay in the convention hotel! It’s the easiest way to have fun and not have to drive afterward; and it enables us to continue to put on this event.
    • SOC is a private event, not open to the general public. You must be an SCNA member to attend. But a 3-month trial membership is only $10.
  12. When will day passes be available, and how much will they cost?
    • Day passes will be available for sale on-site, after Registration opens on the first day of the event. Prices will be announced at that time.
  13. Can I buy just Saturday dinner?
    • With each paid full registration (which includes 3 meals), you can add the optional Companion Dinner, for one guest. We cannot sell all the meals separately, because it wouldn’t be fair: many other costs are shared among all the registered attendees and the sponsors. Kids under 13 may register at a reduced price, and choose a special kid’s meal, and those 4 and under eat free (but can’t show a car).