About Triple Nine Society: triplenine.org

Sixth Annual

Global General Gathering of Triple Nine Society
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
October 9 to 13, 2014

(Columbus Day weekend in the US)

Be a part of the highest temporary local concentration of human intellect in the Universe, hear brilliant speakers, meet scores of your intellectual peers, get a job, hire a genius, be inspired to greatness, find your soulmate ...


The cost to register this year:

  • $60 until April 30th
  • $70 until June 30th
  • $75 until Aug 30th
  • $80 until Sep 30th
  • $85 from Oct 01 onwards.

This includes the Saturday evening outdoor barbecue. It doesn't include your hotel room, field trips, or other meals and expenses.

To register and make a payment by credit card or Paypal, click here:

If you prefer to pay by check, make it out to "Triple Nine Society" and send to
ggg999 Registration
c/o Jon Miles
141 E 13th Ave
Escondido, CA 92025-5802

Hotel Information

We will be headquartered in the fabulous Doubletree Hotel by Hilton right in the downtown area.

The Doubletree is supplying free shuttle service to and from the airport. Just let them know when you are arriving.

The special hotel room rate is just $89/night plus tax (13%). Call 501-372-4371 and mention The Triple Nine Society to get this rate. This rate is good October 7 through 16. But you must reserve your room before September 16. You can also reserve your room online. Click here and enter TNS as the Group code in the right column.

But don't plan on spending a lot of time inside the hotel! This year we will get out and smell the roses! Clyde Snider's walk-throughs on Youtube:
Hotel Lobby and Event Room
Barbecue Pavilion Site


Obviously the schedule, at this early date, is subject to change, but I bet it's pretty accurate.

Thursday, Oct. 9
Early-birds will gather in the lobby of the hotel around 5:30 for chat and pre-dinner drinks. Then about 6:30 we'll pile into the hotel shuttle buses and go to one of the best and most famous restaurants in the nation - Does Eat Place. The wonderful steaks are served family style and the tamales and catfish are to die for. http://www.doeseatplace.net/

Friday, Oct. 10
This day is for the hikers and the bikers.

Hikers will travel about 15 miles out to Pinnacle Mountain State Park and hike up Pinnacle Mountain for one of the most breathtaking views overlooking the Arkansas River you'll ever see. Hikers will need to split the cost of a van. http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/pinnaclemountain/#.UxEKpEJdXfk

Bikers can rent a bike (w/helmet) in downtown Little Rock and bike some 7 miles out and then back, crossing not 1, not 2, but 3 river bridges that are limited to walkers and bikers only. At 4,226 feet (1288 m) in length The Big Dam Bridge is the longest pedestrian/bicycle bridge in North America that has never been used by trains or motor vehicles. (I know! I know! A train IS a motor vehicle!) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Dam_Bridge

Lunch and dinner will be on your own (I'll have suggestions).

Then at 7:00 we'll have a reception in one of the meeting rooms at the hotel and I'll give a brief welcome with information about the weekend.

Saturday, Oct. 11
Here is where things really get different! We'll want to start early because it's a full day. You can ride the trolley or take the free hotel shuttle to the Clinton Presidential Center. We'll spend the morning there and have lunch at the restaurant inside. Believe me, you'll be complaining about not enough time to see everything. http://www.clintonlibrary.gov/

At 2:00 we'll walk over to Heifer International for a tour and a talk.
Heifer International

At 6:00 we'll be in a big pavilion, about 4 blocks from the hotel, in the River Market (LR's entertainment district) for an Arkansas Outdoor Barbecue!

Sunday, Oct. 12
Well, we have to spend SOME time in the hotel listening to speakers. We'll start at 9:00 in our event room on the second floor. We'll have information about some great speakers a little later. We'll break at noon for a group picture and lunch.

Then we'll give you a choice. Those who choose to will meet in the hotel lobby at 2:00 and board a Little Rock Tours bus for a field trip. We'll take a brief tour of some interesting points in the city-the state capitol, Central High School (remember 1957?) and a few others. We'll end our tour at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and go into the Emerging Analytics Center where you'll put on special headgear and experience "first of its kind in the world" data visualization equipment and a unique...approach to cutting-edge data analytics and data visualization." http://ualr.edu/emerginganalytics/

We hope to be addressed by Dr. Mary Good. Info on Dr. Mary Good

Because of the bus service there will be a charge of $25 per person for this fieldtrip.

Those not choosing the field trip may either return to the Clinton Library for the afternoon or just explore the River Market.

At 7:00 we will have a speaker in our event room in the hotel. Then the annual TNS Talent Show at 8:30.

Monday Oct. 13
We'll meet in the event room for speakers at 9:00 and 10:30. We'll have a farewell lunch somewhere at noon. I'll get that information out later.

The people at the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Burerau are excited about our coming to Little Rock and are being very helpful. This is going to be a great time and a lot of fun.

If you have any questions email Clyde at 2014@ggg999.org or call (501) 681-5577.

See you in October!

Clyde Snider, Event Coordinator

Past Gatherings

Fourth Annual egg999
29 May to 1 June, 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Fifth Annual ggg999
August 30 - September 2, 2013, Denver, Colorado

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Program - Videos - Who was there

Third Annual egg999
May 31 - June 2, 2013, Paris, France

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Fourth Annual ggg999
August 31 - September 3, 2012, Woodland Hills, California

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Second Annual egg999
May 18 - 20, 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Third Annual ggg999
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 2-5, 2011

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Inaugural egg999 (European General Gathering)
London, England, June 3-5, 2011

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Second Annual ggg999
Berkeley, California, September 3-6, 2010

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Program and Videos

Inaugural ggg999
Denver, Colorado, September 4-7, 2009

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Program - Pictures - Videos - Slide shows - Report - Kudos

About Triple Nine Society: triplenine.org