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Camp Mustache Toronto - CM*TO 2020
« on: November 04, 2019, 07:59:10 AM »
Can you believe that people are already asking about dates for camp in 2020. Like multiple people have asked me about dates. MULTIPLE! And it's a whole year away!

For those planning way in advance, here is some stuff you should know...


CM Seattle (Spring Event):
1. CM Seattle 2020 Lottery Dates: TBA (Usually early in January - @yolfer can help with details)
2. CM Seattle: Memorial Day Weekend - May 22-25, 2020, I think
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CM Toronto (Fall Event):
1. CM Toronto Session Proposals accepted (proposals for keynote and breakout sessions): March 2020
2. CM Toronto 2020 Lottery Opens (First 150 ppl get into the Lottery): Late April 2020
3. CM Toronto Bunks awarded (75 bunks to be awarded from lottery entrants): Early May 2020
4. CM Toronto: October 2-4, 2020


Note that we have bumped the CM Toronto lottery to spring 2020. In the past we have held the lottery closer to Christmas, but this year we are planning to tighten up the schedule. This is to minimize change, and hopefully to allow folks with variable schedules to have a better handle on things like field postings, project schedules etc. (some folks can't know in January what work will look like in the fall.)

This year in early spring (March) CM*TO will be accepting proposals to form panels, lead breakout sessions, and to be keynote speakers as usual. If your proposal is a winner, you are pretty much guaranteed a spot at camp. It's worth it to be a contributor. However, you should beware that feedback from camp has us thinking about ways to have fewer "set" sessions and more impromptu/organic sessions. We have a balance to maintain here, and will likely follow the CM Seattle pattern of one "track" of FI (financial) topics and another track of RE (lifestyle) topics. When you think about your proposals give yourself a winning chance by including which track it fits in, and who your target audience is. Sessions will be chosen in a Late March Org Committee meeting.

In the spring (April) we will accept 150 names for our lottery. Those names will be entered into a random number generator in Excel, and the first 65 (or so - it's actually 75 minus Org committee and presenters) will be given 3 days to accept their bunk. After 3 days, the remaining bunks will be offered to the remaining people on the lottery list 10 at a time until we sell out. This is the same process we used this year and it worked well. One difference is that we have found an app that allows us to build and manage a ticketing website on Wordpress, so we will try to do that to sell the tickets. This means we will mostly be taking payment through Paypal. It is a far simpler and more streamlined process... As long as we can get the website up and running - something we never tackled last year.

We are considering adding an Org Com Role of Social Media and web admin. If you are local-ish to the Golden Horseshoe area and have the technical and social media abilities to do this, let me know.

Winners of CM*TO 2020 bunks should all know by or Before Victoria Day weekend (Mid-May) if our lottery and bunk sales go as planned. Your payment will be your acceptance of the bunk.

If you haven't already joined the Mailchimp email list, it is your best way to stay on top of the calendar as it proceeds. We will reach out to everyone as dates come up for camp, the lottery, and for presenters. In case you aren't on the list, but you are interested in being part of the 2020 camp, here is the link one more time.

« Last Edit: November 04, 2019, 10:17:24 AM by Le Poisson »

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Re: Camp Mustache Toronto - CM*TO 2020
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2019, 08:01:59 AM »
This is the annoying post where I just tag all the people who I think have asked me for the 2020 dates, or who can confirm that I made no mistakes above...

@NinetyFour
@thecampguy
@grantmeaname
@Daisy
@elaine amj
@okits
@SnakesintheGrass
@Mrs.Prospector
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Re: Camp Mustache Toronto - CM*TO 2020
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2019, 08:24:10 AM »
CM Toronto: October 2-4, 2020

Oh!  That's much later than I had thought it would be, so I'm glad I asked! 

Now I'm wondering if I should adjust the dates for the Moab meetup...there could be a few crazy people who want to do both meetups...

Thanks for all the info, Poisson!

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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2019, 10:14:00 AM »
CM Toronto: October 2-4, 2020

Oh!  That's much later than I had thought it would be, so I'm glad I asked! 

Now I'm wondering if I should adjust the dates for the Moab meetup...there could be a few crazy people who want to do both meetups...

Thanks for all the info, Poisson!

I do my best.

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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2019, 11:13:45 AM »
PTF

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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2019, 01:47:31 PM »
Me too

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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2019, 03:44:08 PM »
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Talk proposal: Advertising is dumb and bad and dumb

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Re: Camp Mustache Toronto - CM*TO 2020
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2019, 03:57:18 PM »
I must follow this thread, since I have been tagged. I'm trying to be as polite as a Canadian. My friends think I must be searching for Canadian citizenship since I travel there every year.

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Re: Camp Mustache Toronto - CM*TO 2020
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2019, 06:49:07 PM »
Camp dates are problematic in my current job. Good to know sooner...get the disappointment over sooner.

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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2019, 07:09:54 PM »
Camp dates are problematic in my current job. Good to know sooner...get the disappointment over sooner.

!! ☹️

I guess my usual "just tell your friends to get married at CM*TO, the venue hosts weddings" advice doesn't apply here?  😞👎

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Re: Camp Mustache Toronto - CM*TO 2020
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2019, 07:13:41 PM »
Sadly, no. However, if I manage to rearrange my life, I'll incorporate these dates into that plan. It's an outside chance, since I've not historically been willing to do much about the job.

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« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2019, 07:20:59 PM »
Sadly, no. However, if I manage to rearrange my life, I'll incorporate these dates into that plan. It's an outside chance, since I've not historically been willing to do much about the job.

Ack!!  I need your encouragement on the high ropes course!!!!

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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2019, 10:40:18 AM »
Following!

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Re: Camp Mustache Toronto - CM*TO 2020
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2019, 12:39:33 PM »
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Talk proposal: Advertising is dumb and bad and dumb

What are ads? You still see those? ;)

Whooo! AFAIK I don't have any weddings next year on those dates!

Camp dates are problematic in my current job. Good to know sooner...get the disappointment over sooner.

!! ☹️

I guess my usual "just tell your friends to get married at CM*TO, the venue hosts weddings" advice doesn't apply here?  😞👎

How many people have you invited to get married at CM*TO now?
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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2019, 12:51:42 PM »
Following. Thanks for the early heads up about the slightly later dates!

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« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2019, 01:40:59 PM »
Camp dates are problematic in my current job. Good to know sooner...get the disappointment over sooner.

Camp dates are problematic in my current job. Good to know sooner...get the disappointment over sooner.

!! ☹️

I guess my usual "just tell your friends to get married at CM*TO, the venue hosts weddings" advice doesn't apply here?  😞👎

No, this is the one where you tell them that the camp has WiFi and they can "work from home" or "Be on call" that day.

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Re: Camp Mustache Toronto - CM*TO 2020
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2019, 01:36:03 PM »
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Hi guys!  We got the email last week and we are so excited about the idea of coming back to Toronto!  Last time we got FIRE'd because of CMTO...wondering what this year could bring...

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« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2019, 01:48:22 PM »
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Hi guys!  We got the email last week and we are so excited about the idea of coming back to Toronto!  Last time we got FIRE'd because of CMTO...wondering what this year could bring...

So lovely to hear from you, @CheapskateWife !  ❤️ It would be great to see you and CSHubs at camp next year, this time FIREd!

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« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2019, 04:06:11 PM »
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Hi guys!  We got the email last week and we are so excited about the idea of coming back to Toronto!  Last time we got FIRE'd because of CMTO...wondering what this year could bring...

You didnít go to CMTO 2.0 because of your doggo. So is that still an issue?

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« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2019, 06:26:54 PM »
Hi guys!  We got the email last week and we are so excited about the idea of coming back to Toronto!  Last time we got FIRE'd because of CMTO...wondering what this year could bring...

Well, look who's back!  I was just wondering about you.  Read a comment about people who disappear after they FIRE and you were the first to come to mind.  I hope you are enjoying the retired life.

Pre-ETA:  Oh, I see you have a new journal.  I'll go take myself over there now.

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« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2019, 09:52:11 PM »
Hi guys!

Even though I haven't been around much since the first CMTO, I did see an email in my (generally neglected) personal email.

And boy, the idea of another camp sure does appeal, though it's hard for me to get the weekends away ... hmm, if someone *did* want to get married at CMTO 2020, then I could make the excuse that it's work related after all, couldn't I?

Anyway, have missed you all, sorry I haven't been around. No promises, but it's nice to "see" you!

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« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2019, 02:47:23 AM »
Hi guys!

Even though I haven't been around much since the first CMTO, I did see an email in my (generally neglected) personal email.

And boy, the idea of another camp sure does appeal, though it's hard for me to get the weekends away ... hmm, if someone *did* want to get married at CMTO 2020, then I could make the excuse that it's work related after all, couldn't I?

Anyway, have missed you all, sorry I haven't been around. No promises, but it's nice to "see" you!

🎼 Itís a nice day for a cheap wedding 🎼

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« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2019, 07:53:09 AM »
following (just to raise hackles)

Hi guys!  We got the email last week and we are so excited about the idea of coming back to Toronto!  Last time we got FIRE'd because of CMTO...wondering what this year could bring...

You didnít go to CMTO 2.0 because of your doggo. So is that still an issue?
We are going to travel like we did the first year, have the doggos stay with my parents.  We didn't do it that way last year because we were already going to be up north in our RV with the doggos.  CSKid wants to come too, so that should be fun!

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« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2019, 07:54:04 AM »
Hi guys!

Even though I haven't been around much since the first CMTO, I did see an email in my (generally neglected) personal email.

And boy, the idea of another camp sure does appeal, though it's hard for me to get the weekends away ... hmm, if someone *did* want to get married at CMTO 2020, then I could make the excuse that it's work related after all, couldn't I?

Anyway, have missed you all, sorry I haven't been around. No promises, but it's nice to "see" you!
Hi PJ!  Welcome back to the fold!

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« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2019, 07:57:37 AM »
Hi guys!  We got the email last week and we are so excited about the idea of coming back to Toronto!  Last time we got FIRE'd because of CMTO...wondering what this year could bring...

Well, look who's back!  I was just wondering about you.  Read a comment about people who disappear after they FIRE and you were the first to come to mind.  I hope you are enjoying the retired life.

Pre-ETA:  Oh, I see you have a new journal.  I'll go take myself over there now.
Yeah, yeah, we are the worst.  It was alot to process, this retiring thing.  Honestly, if we were going to crash and burn, I didn't want to broadcast it...stupid pride and all that.  Now that we have over a year in... best decision we ever made, aside from picking eachother of course.

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« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2019, 08:08:46 AM »
Posting to follow. One of these days I'd love to go to a Camp Mustache, but I'm not sure if I can convince my partner that it would be a fun time. He doesn't see the appeal of meeting up with internet friends/strangers. Now if I can sell it as a possible wedding venue...

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« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2019, 08:26:13 AM »
Posting to follow. One of these days I'd love to go to a Camp Mustache, but I'm not sure if I can convince my partner that it would be a fun time. He doesn't see the appeal of meeting up with internet friends/strangers. Now if I can sell it as a possible wedding venue...

The plan is really started to come together <rubs hands gleefully>

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« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2019, 11:31:00 AM »
Posting to follow. One of these days I'd love to go to a Camp Mustache, but I'm not sure if I can convince my partner that it would be a fun time. He doesn't see the appeal of meeting up with internet friends/strangers. Now if I can sell it as a possible wedding venue...

The plan is really started to come together <rubs hands gleefully>

I LOVE WEDDINGS!  😃❤️🎂

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« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2019, 12:12:57 PM »
Posting to follow. One of these days I'd love to go to a Camp Mustache, but I'm not sure if I can convince my partner that it would be a fun time. He doesn't see the appeal of meeting up with internet friends/strangers. Now if I can sell it as a possible wedding venue...

The plan is really started to come together <rubs hands gleefully>

I LOVE WEDDINGS!  😃❤️🎂

I love CMTO more! The people tend to be way less Bride/Groomzilla like

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« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2019, 12:56:21 PM »
This is genius!  Get married and then play volleyhockeyball at the reception.  And no-one at the wedding would be family per se so no one making unreasonable demands on "your special day"

And I bet you at least one of these online weirdos can perform a legal wedding ceremony.

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« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2019, 09:13:34 PM »
This is genius!  Get married and then play volleyhockeyball at the reception.  And no-one at the wedding would be family per se so no one making unreasonable demands on "your special day"

And I bet you at least one of these online weirdos can perform a legal wedding ceremony.

Umm, yup! I sure can. Official, authorized wedding provider. Anglican liturgy. Marriage license and some marriage prep sessions required. I do make people talk about their financial future as part of that, by the way!

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« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2019, 10:52:29 PM »
Camp dates are problematic in my current job. Good to know sooner...get the disappointment over sooner.

Camp dates are problematic in my current job. Good to know sooner...get the disappointment over sooner.

!! ☹️

I guess my usual "just tell your friends to get married at CM*TO, the venue hosts weddings" advice doesn't apply here?  😞👎

No, this is the one where you tell them that the camp has WiFi and they can "work from home" or "Be on call" that day.

:'(

No WFH allowed during the first 7 business days of the month.  I would need to get a different job, probably in a different field (not accounting), in order to make those dates.

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« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2019, 11:41:53 PM »
Camp dates are problematic in my current job. Good to know sooner...get the disappointment over sooner.

Camp dates are problematic in my current job. Good to know sooner...get the disappointment over sooner.

!! ☹️

I guess my usual "just tell your friends to get married at CM*TO, the venue hosts weddings" advice doesn't apply here?  😞👎

No, this is the one where you tell them that the camp has WiFi and they can "work from home" or "Be on call" that day.

:'(

No WFH allowed during the first 7 business days of the month.  I would need to get a different job, probably in a different field (not accounting), in order to make those dates.
This is not approved!

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« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2019, 04:43:58 PM »
Camp dates are problematic in my current job. Good to know sooner...get the disappointment over sooner.

Camp dates are problematic in my current job. Good to know sooner...get the disappointment over sooner.

!! ☹️

I guess my usual "just tell your friends to get married at CM*TO, the venue hosts weddings" advice doesn't apply here?  😞👎

No, this is the one where you tell them that the camp has WiFi and they can "work from home" or "Be on call" that day.

:'(

No WFH allowed during the first 7 business days of the month.  I would need to get a different job, probably in a different field (not accounting), in order to make those dates.
This is not approved!

I'll let you negotiate with my boss :D

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« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2019, 09:02:39 PM »
Iím down to meet in Toronto!

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« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2019, 09:20:04 PM »
This is genius!  Get married and then play volleyhockeyball at the reception.  And no-one at the wedding would be family per se so no one making unreasonable demands on "your special day"

And I bet you at least one of these online weirdos can perform a legal wedding ceremony.

Umm, yup! I sure can. Official, authorized wedding provider. Anglican liturgy. Marriage license and some marriage prep sessions required. I do make people talk about their financial future as part of that, by the way!

I can too. Just bring your own strainer, and/or pirate costumes, and we'll mail the certificates to New Zealand.

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« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2019, 08:41:55 PM »
Camp dates are problematic in my current job. Good to know sooner...get the disappointment over sooner.

Camp dates are problematic in my current job. Good to know sooner...get the disappointment over sooner.

!! ☹️

I guess my usual "just tell your friends to get married at CM*TO, the venue hosts weddings" advice doesn't apply here?  😞👎

No, this is the one where you tell them that the camp has WiFi and they can "work from home" or "Be on call" that day.

:'(

No WFH allowed during the first 7 business days of the month.  I would need to get a different job, probably in a different field (not accounting), in order to make those dates.
This is not approved!

I'll let you negotiate with my boss :D

Negotiations with The Boss have begun :)