ChiefExperts Las Vegas Training & Networking Event, Jan 16 – 23, 2015

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Imagine What You Could Learn… Spending a Week With Industry Peers and Some of the World’s Most Experienced Chief Architect Mentors

Our 2014 Get Together Was a Huge Success, so We’re Doing it Again in 2015! Here’s a video from our 2014 stay. 

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ChiefExperts “Workation” January 16 – 23, 2015 Las Vegas, NV Held in conjunction with NAHB International Builders Show

Plus – Chief Architect Live Training Class January 18th & 19th

Dear Fellow Chief Architect Pros, My name is Dan Baumann and for 20 years I was a remodeling contractor. Then in 1996 I hung up my contractors license and proceeded to become a pro user, and instructor of the CAD software Chief Architect. For the past 20+ years I’ve been having a blast working with contractors and designers helping them transform their businesses using Chief Architect

Check out my credentials:  BIO – Design Skills – LinkedIn Profile

I’m excited about the upcoming NAHB International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas this January, and I can’t wait to inspect the over 1,600 exhibits and discover new products and services at the show.  Our industry keeps evolving and we know how important it is to stay abreast of the latest innovations – and IBS is a great place to do just that. But wouldn’t it be a shame to travel that far just to only see a bunch of products?

That’s why I’d like to meet clients, network with peers and offer you a live workshop in Chief Architect.

But I didn’t want to do the same old Conference Room Training Classes

Then it hit me – Why not turn IBS into a working vacation?

Here’s my “Workation” plan:

Rent a house for a small group of like-minded professionals and spend a week learning, brainstorming, and networking… plus attend my Chief Architect live 2-day workshop right at the house!

You’ll stay in fabulous house for less than a fancy hotel and get a Vegas vacation with friends.

Interested?  If so, here’s the commitment I need from you:

  • Check your calendar and decide if you’re able to make the dates listed
  • Attend the 2-day Chief Architect training workshop I’ll be presenting at the house
  • Participate in networking and brainstorming
  • Socialize and share stories and experiences with the other guests
  • Take in as much of the IBS as you can handle and share what you’ve learned

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If hanging out with an elite group of Chief Architect professionals sounds interesting to you, please continue reading…

So I looked for places that would:

  • Accommodate everyone comfortably
  • Have space enough to instruct 15 to 17
  • Allow socializing
  • Be located close to IBS
  • Have lots of fun things to do
  • Be nice, yet affordable.

After much research I found this great property in Vegas.
It’s only a few miles from the strip and it’s perfect for our event.

Spanish Mansion with 11 Bedrooms, 9 Baths, Pool, Spa & Golf

Spanish Mansion in Vegas

Go Here for more pictures and
information about the Spanish Mansion

The amenities include: 11 Bedrooms, 9 Baths, 2 – Large Kitchens, Family Rooms, Dining Rooms, Laundry Rooms and Rec Room. High Speed Internet, TV, AC, Fireplace, Swimming Pool, and Spa.

  • All linens and cleaning services provided
  • Full breakfast provided 6:00 – 9:00 am daily except for the Tuesday Chief Users Breakfast
  • Lunch on Sunday and Monday during our live training classes
  • Dinner each evening. Burgers, brats, salads and all the good stuff. Linda and Avis will feed you well!
  • Wednesday evenings Chief Architect users gathering at the house
  • And Much More….

We’re all set to take care of you in Las Vegas

  • Dan Baumann – your host and Chief Architect trainer
  • Terry Munson – Author of the Chief Architect training books will also be helping out during the Chief class
  • Linda and Avis (Sister and Sister In-law) will make sure you’re taken care of and well fed. Plus they’re a hoot to hang out with!
  • Peter Brown will be there shooting video. He may even teach you a thing or 2 about video for your website
  • Ken Horst – My good friend and social animal will be there to share what we’re doing in Vegas via social media. Ken is excited to be able to share a lot about social marketing and you’ll learn a bunch just by hanging around with him.
  • And of course all of you – Those staying at the house, joining use during the training, attending our Chief users group and dropping in to say hi. Welcome!

Here’s the 2015 Calendar with ample time for relaxation!

Day 1 Friday, January 16
Check-in a day early if you like. Arrive any time after 4:00 pm and spend the rest of the day unwinding or head out for a bit of sightseeing. Training classes are available all day at IBS.

Day 2 Saturday, January 17
Arrive any time and spend the day unwinding or head out for a bit of sightseeing. Training classes are available all day at IBS.

Day 3 Sunday, January 18
Chief X6 Training from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. All of the training materials will be customized especially for those that sign up. I want to make sure you get the most out of this workshop. We’ll take an hour for lunch and at the end of the day you’ll be treated to a cookout.

Day 4 Monday, January 19
Chief X6 Training from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. We’ll take an hour for lunch and at the end of the day you’ll be treated to a cookout.

Day 5 Tuesday, January 20
IBS Opening Ceremonies start at 8:00 am. IBS exhibits and education all day and evening. We’ll start the day by attending the Chief Architect Users Breakfast. Sign up is free.

Day 6 Wednesday, January 21
IBS exhibits and education all day and evening. Chief Architect users meeting at the house. Everyone is invited for complimentary food and drinks.

Day 7 Thursday, January 22
IBS exhibits and education all day.  Show Ends at 3:00.

Day 8 Friday, January 23
Check out, head home and start making money with all of the knowledge and connections you’ve just gained.

Note: It’s a good idea to allow 3 days to explore the show. There is a lot to see and learn at IBS.


Bedroom 1 – 1 King, Full Bath
Bedroom 2 – 1 King, Full Bath
Bedroom 3 – 1 Queen, Full Bath
Bedroom 4 – 1 Queen, Full Bath
Bedroom 5 – 1 Queen, Share Bath
Bedroom 6 – 1 Queen, Share Bath
Bedroom 7 – 1 Queen, Share Bath
Bedroom 8 – 2 Queens, Full Bath
Bedroom 9 – 2 Queens, Full Bath
Bedroom 10 – 2 Queens, Full Bath
Bedroom 11 – 2 Queens, Share Bath

What’s the Investment?

King or Queen Private Bedroom
Sleeps 2 per room, Accommodations for 6 or 7 nights =  $960 + 1 Seat in the Chief X6 Training Workshop = $595
Total Room, Meals and X6 Workshop = $1,555 (Sold out)

Double Queen Shared Bedroom
Sleeps up to 4 per room, Accommodations for 6 or 7 nights =  $600 for each bed + 1 Seat in the Chief X6 Training Workshop per person = $595
Total Room, Meals and X6 Workshop per person (bed) = $1,195 (Sold out)

Chief Architect 2 Day Training Class (5 Seats Remaining)

You don’t have to be staying at the house to take advantage of the class on
Sunday, January 18th and Monday January 19th – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

This 2 day course will cover many aspects of Chief Architect. The course will be tailored for those in attendance and Michael and Terry will be there to answer your questions while Dan helps you discover the best way to use Chief Architect.

And you’re welcome to hang around with us during the week if you like. You can bet there will will plenty of opportunities to get answers to your questions. We are all somewhat extremely passionate about Chief and can’t seem to stop talking about it if there is someone around that will listen.  😉

Reserve your seat today for only $595

Reserve 2 Seats if you’re from the same company for only $995

Reserve 3 Seats if you’re from the same company for only $1,295

If you have any questions please call Dan at 952-236-4427

Here are Some Pictures From Our 2014 Adventure

Questions and Answers

Where is the house located that we’ll be staying in? Here’s some information on the house we’ll be staying in. It’s about 2 miles from the strip in a very nice residential neighborhood.

How far from the Vegas Strip will we be? About 5 minutes from the strip and 15 minutes from the convention center. You can see the strip from the front door of the house.

When will I have to pay for everything? You’ll need to pay in advance. Give me a call at 952-236-4427 or email if you have questions.

Should I wait to apply?  Applications are first- come, first-served when the rooms are gone they are gone.

Can I stay, but not attend the Chief X6 Training?  At least one person in your party staying at the house must pay for and attend the Chief Architect Training Workshop.

Can I stay somewhere else, but still attend the Chief X6 Training? The 2 day class is limited to 18 participants. You don’t have to stay at the house to attend the class.

What will be covered in the Chief X6 Training?  A custom curriculum will be developed based on the interview process with everyone that will be attending.  Bring your own computer with Chief X6 installed.

Do I have to stay at the house for the entire 7 Nights? No, but it would be great if you did. The price is set to cover the expense of renting the house and is sold on a per bed basis.

Would 2 people from the same company get a discount on the Chief Architect X6 training class? Yes, pay only $350 for an additional person from your company staying at the house. Up to 2 discounts per company.

Travel Arrangements.  You are responsible for your own airfare and car rental. There will be plenty of parking at the house and carpooling is an option to get around town.

Networking.  Friendships and business deals are often made around an evening camp fire. Many of us enjoy late night discussions and every effort will be made to ensure sleeping areas remain quiet.

Noise Levels.  If you need peace and quiet, it might be a good idea to reserve a hotel instead.   However, if you like to brainstorm and share ideas in a lively group setting, this is for you.

Is Food Included?  You will be provided a full breakfast and dinner each day and lunch on Sunday and Monday. There will be cookouts by the pool and Linda and Avis will make sure you are well fed. They may even have a few surprises for you. We’ll supply milk, juice, soda and water and you’re responsible to supply any adult beverages you may want. If you are on a special diet, please let us know.

Any other fees to be concerned about?  Prices quoted include all taxes and fees. If we heat the pool there may be a small additional fee for those that chose to swim. It depends on the weather.

Are small children welcome?  As much as we love kids this is an adults only event.

Cancellation Policy.   If you need to cancel, you’ll receive a full refund within 30 days of the event. After 30 days, IF we can sell your space to someone else we’ll give you a full refund.  There will be no refunds for cancellations after January 14th.

Guarantee.  Accommodation charges are non-refundable. If you attend the Chief Architect Training Workshop and are dissatisfied for any reason, a full refund will be issued for the workshop up to 1 week afterwards.

What does it cost to attend the International Builders Show? To get admission to the trade show and visit the 1,600 vendors is free. We’ll make sure you get a pass. The educational events and some of the evening events do have additional charges. Here are some links for the show: Main Website for the NAHB International Builders Show Show Schedule for exhibits and education all day and evening Discover the many Educational Events at IBS

Yes, Dan – I want to start the New Year off right and spend the third week of January 2015 with a group of “Like-Minded Professionals” while attending the International Builders Show and taking some time to relax.

Still Have Questions?

Call Dan at 952-236-4427 or email at

Don’t Miss Out – Even if you’re not able to stay at the house or attend the training, be sure to stop is and say hi. The IBS is well worth taking the time to attend. There is a lot to learn.

I look forward to meeting you and spending time with you in Las Vegas

Dan Baumann 952-451-9911

Chief Architect Certified Professional

PS. Come blaze a trail with me as we gather to learn new ways to propel our businesses to new heights. Give me a call as soon as possible to reserve your spot.