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Where should next years HWDC meet up be held?

San Francisco
11 (32.4%)
New York
15 (44.1%)
Tokyo
8 (23.5%)

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HWDC Mid Point Meet Up
« on: July 17, 2013, 06:03:12 pm »
San Francisco - Denim City, but very expensive if you're travelling from outside the USA.

New York - Most exciting city in the world, not a place for relaxation.

Tokyo - Home of IH Denim, visit the Works.
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Re: HWDC Mid Point Meet Up
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 06:42:45 pm »
Are we doing all 3?

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Re: HWDC Mid Point Meet Up
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 06:49:59 pm »
There's a poll on top  ;)
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Re: HWDC Mid Point Meet Up
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 11:13:28 pm »
haha whoops didnt see that on the table sorry

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Re: HWDC Mid Point Meet Up
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2013, 03:36:39 am »
I know SF is expensive, but can we argue that it's halfway between Japan and the UK? Is that even accurate? I might have just made that up. Anyway, I voted for SF because I absolutely love it there, and will most likely be able to attend if it's there.
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Re: HWDC Mid Point Meet Up
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2013, 06:48:48 am »
Unfortunately man if SF is the same price this year as it is next then there is no way I will be able to afford to fly the family out there, which pretty much rules it out for me. But the meet will happen where the majority decides, I don't have to be there for it to happen.
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Re: HWDC Mid Point Meet Up
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2013, 07:58:36 am »
You looked at airbnb Mega, you can get some really nice apartments in SFO
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Re: HWDC Mid Point Meet Up
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2013, 08:39:28 am »
I have, still pondering.
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Re: HWDC Mid Point Meet Up
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2013, 09:02:12 am »
Split the difference? HWDC meet up in Chicago? A SE or IH pop-up shop could be organized. Might be kind of cool to show the Midwest some love, and it could spread awareness of IH to a market that is under-penetrated. I know that most IH and (I'm assuming) HWDC members live on either coast, but it could make this meet up even more unique. I am guessing Chicago is cheaper than the other cities, too.

In regards to Tokyo, SF, and NYC, it's a win, win, win. You can't go wrong.

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Re: HWDC Mid Point Meet Up
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2013, 09:58:18 am »
I think we should do the one most people can get to. We want more than 8 people rocking up

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Re: HWDC Mid Point Meet Up
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2013, 12:01:31 pm »
Exactly Todd, that's why the poll is there.
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Re: HWDC Mid Point Meet Up
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2013, 04:11:01 am »
off topic but relevant, mega not sure how things work on your side of the pond, but with all the jeans & boots you sell for these companies with these comps you should really consider maybe trademarking heavyweight comp or something along those lines.  it might help you if you are able to claim all your travel as a work/small biz related expense and then you would be able to at least write off a lot of your expenses and maybe even generate a little revenue with your vice, i mean hobby.

something to think about as i know i wouldn't have bought those heavy busters or at least two pairs of boots in my closet if you weren't involved . . . .
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Re: HWDC Mid Point Meet Up
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2013, 06:39:59 am »
You sound like Pam ha ha. Yeh, I know I might have missed a trick on this, but I guess none of us knew if it was going to be a success or not, I'm just happy to get great brands line Iron Heart and Whites on board with this to be honest.

Maybe next time I'll register the trade mark and license options for official involvement etc.... But I still wanted it to be about the love of denim rather than money. I'm only learning now that grand plans need grand finance, especially when you have three to think about rather than one  :-\
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Re: HWDC Mid Point Meet Up
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2013, 07:33:18 am »
It is costing us $100,000 to trademark IH in 6 countries, not sure trademarking HWDC2 is fiscally viable.
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Re: HWDC Mid Point Meet Up
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2013, 07:40:26 am »
Well feck it then, public domain it is  ;D
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