UPDATE: I’ve received word from a number of people that they want to participate in the contest, but they didn’t think they could get their story to me by the 6th.  I know how it is, it’s a crazy time of year.  So, I’ve changed the deadline for submissions to the 9th.  That changed all the dates.  The changes are below in red.

From having been to Inman Real Estate Connect numerous times, personally, I’ve got plenty of stories stored up from all the awesome people I’ve met, and valuable things I’ve learned.  Chances are, if you’ve been to Connect before, you do, too.

Now we’re going to give you a chance to put those stories to good use, and possibly win a FREE pass to Connect NYC ’10!

PLUS– If you’ve never been to Connect, but really want the opportunity to attend, now’s your chance to tell us why!

Here’s how it works:

1)  Tell us your best story of your Connect experience.  It could be something that you’ve implemented as a result of things you’ve learned, or a relationship you’ve formed that started at Connect.  Never been to Connect, but want to go?  No problem!  Just tell us why you want to come to Connect!  Tell us the story in 500 words or less, or if you want to do a video, 2 minutes or less.

2)  If you have a blog, you can do the story as a blog post.  If not, just put it in an email.  Then, email the story or a link to your blog post to me at Daniel@Inman.com ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59PM (PST) ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6THWEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9th

3)  Once I have all of the entries, they will be judged by the staff here at Inman.  We’ll pick the 3 best stories from each group.  3 stories of previous attendees, and 3 stories from people who have never attended.  We’ll post all 6 entries here on the Inman Blog on Wednesday, December 9thFRIDAY, DECEMBER 11th

4)  On the 9th, we’ll turn the final voting over to you, our readers.  All you’ll have to do is vote on which story you think is the best.  Voting will be open until 11:59 PM (PST) on Sunday, December 13th. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16th

5)  Once all the votes are counted, we’ll announce the winners from each category right here on Wednesday, December 16thFRIDAY, DECEMBER 18th.

Here’s what the winners will get. . .

  • The first-place vote getter will receive a FULL-ACCESS FREE pass to Connect NYC ’10 AND a pre-conference workshop.
  • The second-place vote getter will receive a FREE pass to Connect NYC ’10.
  • The third-place vote getter will receive a FREE Inman News Premium Membership for a full year.

That’s a grand total of 6 winners!

But, what if. . .

What if I’m already registered for Connect NYC ’10?  NO PROBLEM.  If you’re already registered, and you win, you can share the wealth! We’ll let you give your pass to anyone else you want.  Connect is even better when you share the experience with someone else!

One last thing. . .

If you choose to participate in the contest by submitting your story to us, you’ll be giving us permission to use your story in part or in whole in future promotions for Connect.  We won’t do anything crazy with your stories, but we’d like to be able to share your experiences with others who might be interested in attending Connect.

So, that’s it.  It’s pretty simple.  Tell us your story, and you could find yourself registered for Connect NYC ’10 FOR FREE!  If you have any questions, just let me know.

So, what are you waiting for?  Tell us your best Connect story today!

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