Which Salsa Congresses Or Major Events Do You Plan To Attend in 2017?

#2
I was just thinking about my first real salsa congress and I have 2 candidates:
  • Paris International Salsa Congress 2017 - the reviews from the first edition were good
  • Mamboland Milano - the whole concept seems interesting
Of course, both are at the same freaking weekend - 21-23.4.2017 :(:mad::facepalm:
 
#3
I was just thinking about my first real salsa congress and I have 2 candidates:
  • Paris International Salsa Congress 2017 - the reviews from the first edition were good
  • Mamboland Milano - the whole concept seems interesting
Of course, both are at the same freaking weekend - 21-23.4.2017 :(:mad::facepalm:
I was looking at those just yesterday, after Mamboland finally announced what they're doing. I really like their concept. It's not quite comparable to a congress, also a lot smaller, 300 people max., smallish venue. It sounds great, kind of a bummer though they're not offering evening passes.
Yes, too bad the two events are on the same weekend. One of the Mamboland organizers told me that will not happen next year, so it maybe we'll wait for the next one.
 
#5
I would like to do these double headers, with some euro travel in between each. Will see how my $ and time look though...
Paris/ Mambocity
Amsterdam/ Warsaw

USA wise
Chicago Congress
Maybe Houston
Maybe B.I.G.
 
#10
Would love to go to Mamboland, but as of now it's looking like Paris, so Hexlibris start organizing. SalsaGipsy and Kbitten I definitely want to dance with you guys!!
Well, this means that you should come to Amsterdam :D As I'm stuck here, can't go to any other congress, in fact I've only danced twice in the last two years - yes, at the Amsterdam congress. So, that's the only chance :D
 
#11
I'm planning few ones:
- SOS in London
- Mambocity in London as well
- Paris
- Rovinj (of course)
- Sibenik (not sure)
- Berlin
- Warsaw el sol
- I would consider Moscow but the VISA thing seems a hassle. I heard it's very good.
I may add or replace by some central/east european congresses which are usually cheaper (low cost planes, cheap hotel, cheap pass, low cost of living)
 
#13
What's confirmed so far?
Houston Salsa Congress
Rocket City Latin Dance Festival
Paris International Salsa Congress

What's more than likely going to happen?
Moab Salsa Bachata Festival - HIDDEN GEM HIDDEN GEM (Daytime activities give event high value)
Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival
Aventura Dance Cruise

Going to have to have some discussions about?
Oaxaca Salsa Bachata Festival (Vacation time management)
FusionSalsaFest vs Denver Salsa Congress
Any event in February (Chicago vs Charlotte vs SF Rueda vs Nixmotion vs just chill)
NY Holiday event - Memorial Day vs Labor Day
Masacote Retreat (Vacation time management)

Might just say "F it" and go
Las Vegas or Orlando 4th of July Weekend
 
#14
For some reason can't edit my last post.

Also may go to Tel Aviv Salsa Congress in January, it is the first serious festival in central Israel and is heavily catering to crossbody crowd with Adolfo+Sosa+Fonts.
 
#17
Remix that to Warsaw El Sol! costs about the same
Not if I'm flying out of Cincinnati which is like flying from Mars (pricewise)

It looks like Warsaw is on the same weekend as the Moab Salsa Bachata Festival. I'll probably do Moab again. It's an amazing 72 hour experience (just not dancing)

And now adding Bachatea World Congress in Spain in February as officially in the books
 
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#20
Thinking about the Vegas congress in June/July, mostly because I've never been to Vegas and I've heard the buffets are awesome. ;)
Yes buffets are aweseome. Check out which are the top ranked ones (Cesar's, Metropolitan and Bellagio were top three last time I went there a year back).
Yes, definitely a place to visit, since you never been there.

No - Went to vegas congress last year. It was lamest of all congresses I ever been to.

Since it is on the 4th July weekend, if you want a good dancing experience, you can look for other alternatives that weekend. As for Vegas, you can also visit there on any other long weekend or normal weekend. If your primary goal is to experience gambling then normal weekend is enough. If instead your are interested in sight-seeing (Hoover dam, etc), food (awesome restaurants besides buffet) and Shows (very good entertainment shows). then you need a long weekend. Another thing about July 4th is that it usually is scorching hot. When I was there last year on July 4th, the temp was at 110!! I think it was similar this year too.
 

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