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International TI Treff Rome 2017
September 29th – October 1st 2017

The Italian community of the TI-99/4A invites all users for the next European Treffen in hotel “Rouge et Noir" in Rome from September 29th through till October 1st, 2017. 
For those who don't know. The TI Treffen is a historic European gathering of TI99/4A enthusiasts from all over the world, has taken place since 1986 and is organized every year in a different city. This year, for the second time, it is Italy's turn to host this beautiful and long-awaited event. The TI-99 Italian User Club is organizing this event in the Italian capital!

The TI-99/4A will be the protagonist of this full immersion. The live auction and competition section with available TI-99 material must not be missed. You can see also the presentation of new hardware and miniconferences-on-topics-concerning-the-TI-99.

ROME’s historical town was founded in 753 AD but was already inhabited much earlier and this makes some places of Rome the most ancient in Europe. The population of the city consisted of a mix of Latin’s, Etruscans and Sabine’s. The city became the capital of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, and is regarded as one of the cradles of Western civilization. It is called ‘Roma Aeterna’ (The eternal city). 

The TREFFEN HOTEL will be the Rouge et Noir Hotel & Conference Center, a 4star hotel near the Centre of Rome with 207 rooms: cosy and bright double, triple and quadruple rooms. Those rooms include all comforts and a spacious balcony: air conditioning, WiFi, TV, fridge, phone, electronic safe and bathroom with bathtub or shower. Rouge et Noir also offers a private parking and an outdoor swimming pool, free of charge to customers. The Hotel has a shuttle bus (at fixed hours) to and from the nearest Metro station. The Hotel Rouge et Noir is about 2 km from the Metro station 'Pietralata' (line B). 
Hotel Rouge et Noir, address: Via di Pietralata, 162-00173 Roma (Italia) Telephone: (+ 39) 06-416009  Email:
The website of the hotel is:

TWO AIRPORTS bring in Rome connection with the rest of the world.
The airport of Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) the biggest and with connections to the major airlines from all over Europe. This airport is also used by budget airlines such as Easy Jet and Vueling.
The other airport of Ciampino is instead old and small. It is used by Alitalia and also by many other airlines such as: Wizz Air, Transavia, Ryanair and Easy Jet. The public transportation in Rome is excellent. There is an extensive network of buses and there are three Metro lines: A, B and C. The central point for public transport is Termini (also the main train station). At this station there are train connections to the two Rome airports.  

The TI-TREFFEN starts on Friday after lunch with the installation of computers in the exhibition room of the Hotel Rouge et Noir: the ideal room for demonstrations of this type.  Saturday is totally dedicated to our beloved computer and we will close the day together with the annual TI TREFFEN dinner. During this dinner we will communicate about the place and date of the TI-TREFFEN for the subsequent years and also we will announce the winners of the Edgar Mauk Awards for the year 2017.  On Sunday morning the TI-99 Italian User Club offers to those who are interested, a visit by bus into Rome; a tour guide will be present inside the bus. It is possible to wine and dine within the hotel or choose to dine in one of the restaurants scattered around the city. The number of seats is limited and we give priority to non-Roma residents. Reservations are recommended and appreciated.The cost of attendance Booking for a double room for single use, about € 134.-for 2 days which include two nights and breakfast buffet (2 x € 48.60.-), dinner on Saturday (€ 25.-), taxes (2 x € 6.-). (For a double room with two visitors you should consider € 22.- extra). For other rates and inquiries you are recommended calling the hotel directly. 

Friday: 13:00 – 16:00           Exhibition locations and welcome; 
16:00 – 16:30           Official opening of the TI TREFFEN and event information; 
17:00 – 19:00           Fun with the TI-99 between the participants; 
19:30 – 21:30           Break for dinner in the hotel; 
21:30 – 00:00           More TI-99/4A fun; 
Saturday: 08:30 – 10:30          TI-99/4A fun; 
10:30 – 12:30           Demonstrations and Lectures; 
12:30 – 14:00           Break for lunch in hotel. During lunch: meeting of the group                                                                                                                         representatives. 14:00 – 17:00           Demonstrations and Lectures; 
17:00 – 18:00           TI-99/4A items for sale: auction and raffle; 
18:00 – 19:30           Demonstrations and Lectures; 
19:30 – late Official TI-TREFFEN Dinner in hotel. Information about the next meetings. Announcement of the winners of the Edgar Mauk Awards 2017. 
Sunday: 08:00 – 10:30           Disassembly of equipment.   
 10:30 – 12:30           Sightseeing tour of the city of Rome (the schedule is subject to changes) 

David Vella  Game Break Free and the use of GPL
Ralph Benzinger    Demo of FinalGROM and XDT99 tools
Klaus Lukaschek  Presentation of his program WEB99
Jeffery   Watches of RT
Fabrizio V  Presentation of an Android game
Luke B   New game for the TI99/4A
Fred Kaal  HDX project (UberGROM version)
Michael Zapf  Latest developments of the MESS emulator 
TI-99 Italian User Club:  Ciro Barile, tel: +39 328 31 38 026  Email:   Website: 

For a PDF and more printable information please download the full information sheet 

The 2018 TI99UG UK AGM date

We have a venue and date for the Workshop and AGM 
also includes FREE buffet Lunch on Saturday for those attending.
Please contact us as soon as possible so we can sort numbers.

The date is Saturday 17th March 2018. However we will be able to access the room from Midday on Friday 16th March.
The location will again be
The Swan in the Rushes
21 The Rushes
LE11 5BE
Telephone 01509 217014

See website here Swan in the Rushes
The Pub has allowed us to use the room for FREE,  They provide drinks and good meals plus free wifi and car parking.

We are also in conversation for the Bed and Breakfast option provided by the Pub. Deatils coming soon

Hope to see you there…

Just across the road is the Travel Lodge Bridge Street, Loughborough, LE11 1NQ,  so you will only have to walk a very short distance to the venue.

There are other hotels like the Premier Inn but they are not so close to the venue.

You can get to Loughbrough by rail from Nottingham. Then by taxi to your hotel.

You can also get to Loughborough by road via the M1 motorway


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