Happy June, Tribers – can you believe we’re almost halfway through the year?!
You know what that means… it’s time to unleash your wanderlust over our 2020 schedule – we’ve had a blast curating and collecting the epic list of next year’s chapters, and hope you’re excited for the announcement as we are!!
But this year, we’re up to something a bit different…
As much as we love picking out all the chapters ourselves (because um, trust us…we do!), we’ve schemed up a way to bring you guys more into the mix with selecting the chapters for 2020.
Because here’s the thing. We can lay out an epic chapter calendar for you…. but isn’t it far more fun if you get to actively design it yourself?
Yep. We think so. 🙂
Introducing: Make It Happen Chapters
For each chapter segment of 2020, we’ll have a handful of finalized chapters on the calendar (just like they are now!), and two “Make it Happen” chapters.
What does that mean, exactly?
Simply put: If you want to see that chapter happen… YOU make it happen!
Cast your vote with your chapter deposit, spread the word to your friends in the Tribe… and count down the days until we announce the winner.
Cast your vote for your favorite chapters
Make It Happen chapters will be run as a voting system – with your deposit as the ballot.
Here’s how it will work:
- To cast a vote for a Make It Happen chapter, simply email us to put your deposit towards that chapter.
- A minimum of 10 votes is required to make a chapter happen.
- We’ll announce the winner 4 months in advance of the chapter.
- If the chapter you voted on doesn’t happen, we’ll release your deposit so you can put it towards another chapter!
The one request we have is that if you cast your vote for a Make It Happen chapter – please do not book your flight until we have confirmed the winner 4 months prior!
FAQs for Make It Happen Chapters
Excited to start voting for 2020 chapters, but still have some questions on how it works?
We got you! Here is a list of some common questions that may come up around this new chapter voting system:
Does this affect all chapters for 2020?
Nope! We’ll have our regular lineup of chapters – and two Make It Happen chapters available for you to vote on for each chapter segment in the calendar!
how did you choose the “Make it happen” chapters?
We listened closely to your feedback – and are putting up for a vote many of the new chapters you want to see in 2020! However, you may still see some returning chapters in various segments of the “Make It Happen” lineup.
Will “Make It Happen” Chapters be in the same continent?
Not necessarily! We want to bring YOUR dream chapters to life, so we’re putting up some new locations you’ve mentioned in our survey – many of which span multiple continents!
will i lose my deposit if my chapter doesn’t win?
No way. We’ll let everyone know 4 months prior which chapter came out the winner – but especially if you’ve submitted a deposit as a vote, we’ll make sure to let you know your deposit is released to put towards a different chapter!
how far in advance will the winning chapter be announced?
We’ll announce the winning chapter 4 months ahead of time, so you can make your final plans accordingly.
Why are you introducing this new system?
We’re committed to releasing the most exciting chapters that YOU want to go on this coming year – and we really want to empower our community to have a say in where we go! This feels like the perfect way to bring you right into the selection process, and have a bit of fun while we’re at it!
How can I make sure my preferred chapter happens?
Get creative with it! 🙂 If you see a Make It Happen chapter that you’re obsessed with going on, rally your troops and make the votes happen! You can utilize our Slack channels and any of your past Tribe connections to spread the word – share awesome bucket list items and experiences to be had there, and get your fellow Tribemates excited about the chapter!! The chapter with the most votes 4 months in advance will be the winner.
How can I find which chapters are “Make It Happen”?
Head to our Chapter Calendar – you’ll see the Make It Happen chapters noted in the graphic!
When will this new system take effect?
As soon as our 2020 chapters are announced later this week, you can go ahead and start placing your votes with your deposit!
What will the prices be for these chapters?
As always, the chapter prices will depend on the Tier location. Most Latin American and Asian chapters follow Tier 1 pricing, while our European, Middle Eastern and South African follow Tier 2 pricing. Some of our new chapters may follow a Tier 3 or custom pricing structure similar to Japan this year.
Any other questions/comments?
As always, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have!
We’re excited to put the voting power in your hands for 2020 – and can’t wait to see where in the world we end up!!