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Thank you for submitting your Connect Live application

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CONNECTLIVE_STATIC-01.jpgPhoto Caption: Connect Live 2018 branding which includes a global skyline and fireworks.

Update, 6/13/18: All 151 selected applicants have been notified about their status and all remaining Local Guides will hear about their status by June 20th.

 

Over the coming days everyone who applied for this year’s Local Guides event, Connect Live 2018, will receive an email about whether or not they have been selected to attend. I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for submitting their applications and let you know how much fun the team had in reviewing the thousands (yes, THOUSANDS) of applications.

 

We have selected 151 Local Guides to represent the global community at Connect Live 2018. That’s right: you heard it here first that we selected an extra Local Guide to share information back with the community!

 

Every person selected was carefully reviewed by the team and chosen for a very special reason. While some may not share their status just yet, we ask you to be patient as they work through their excitement — and the details.

 

Overall, it was inspiring to see how committed many of you are to the Local Guides community on top of making fantastic contributions to Google Maps: helping your local community by adding new places, creating lists to help others exploring your area, and hosting meet-ups to connect locally, just to name a few. It was fun learning about your specific passions, too. Whether you were one of the vegan foodies, accessibility champions, or rappers (yes, there were rappers!), you help to keep Connect a warm and welcoming place for Local Guides no matter where in the world you may call home.

 

I’m proud to be a Local Guide and I look forward to seeing our global community grow over the coming weeks, months, and years, especially here on Connect.

 

Keep an eye on #LocalGuidesConnect here on Connect and on social media to hear what folks are saying about this year’s event!

 

3,135 Comments
Level 8

Still today no mail received. Waiting and waiting. Check mail after every 5 minutes. 🏴

Connect Moderator

Hey @Fructy! Congrats!  

 

Can't wait to finally meet you this October!

 

Cheers,

Karen

Congratulations to @LucioV for his selection and wishing all the best to you also @deepakjhic. I am still lost somewhere Deepak bro. 


@deepakjhic wrote:

First of all congratulations to @LucioV who just got the invitation. 

Hie

@HelloSamsonR@OSAMA@BishowvijayaP@JeroenM@Briggs@JanVanHaver@ShafiulB

What about you guys? 


 

Level 9

Until June 20 I do not lose hope!
Maybe they forgot to press the send button in my mail hahahaha

@N4speed77

 

If we are going by population, the US should only have about 30 people out of the 151, maybe even less.

 

One of the top posting people mentioned me in a post congratulating me for getting in, but I don't have an email from Google yet, so I'm holding off celebrating until something official comes my way. 

 

Regardless, it was such a good learning experience. 

 

Cheers!

Connect Moderator

Congrats @Lattoria. See you in  October!

 

Cheers,

Karen

Congrats @Lattoria

Connect Moderator

Congrats @davidhyno! I know @ermest is excited to see a fellow countryman going to the Local Guides Connect Live!

 

See you in October!

 

Cheers,

Karen

Connect Moderator

Congrats @HimanshiS!  Will this be your first trip to San Francisco?

 

Look forward to meeting you in October. = )

 

Cheers,

Karen

Connect Moderator

Congrats @FazeelUsmani!  Happy to read that you received an invite.

 

Will this be your first time to fly to the US?

 

Look forward to meeting you in October.

 

Cheers,

Karen

Level 8

@iyudhi Are you sure invitations are still rolling out? I was thinking for the announcement to come on June 20th, surprisingly it came one week earlier. 

Was thinking to meet you in coming October. Sadly I did not get that mail yet though I will wait till 20th June. 

 

My best wishes to you and other local guides who got the invitation. 

Level 9

Eagerly waiting for the confirmation mail.

Level 8

Hi @TraciC@kmajewski@HelloJess @AriMar,

 

Can I ask a question about getting a US Visa?

 

Regards,

Jed

Level 6

Hii, Thanks for update

Level 8

hehehe @MaxWalsh same same :)))


@MaxWalsh wrote:

Until June 20 I do not lose hope!
Maybe they forgot to press the send button in my mail hahahaha


 

Level 8

wish you all the best @FullCleveland :)


@FullCleveland wrote:

@OSAMA, Thank you, maybe?!?!. I haven't received an official email yet. But if I am one of the winners, that would be mind blowing! 

 

Do you have the list of winners? 

 

Either way, thanks for your post! I'll get an email one way or the other, and if I don't make it this year, I think I am on a path that will allow me to make a strong showing next year.

 

Cheers!

 


 

Level 8

how it come @SarahKa ??? wait wait


@SarahKa wrote:

Hey @TraciC... No brazilians this time?


 

Level 8

@Haruki ?? any news ??

Level 9

Hello congratulations for the selected localguides. Can we have list of thier names.

Cheers 

Saudi local guide 🇸🇦

 

Level 6

Congratulations!!! for who have got selected

@FullCleveland good luck 

Connect Moderator

@JedR,

 

Please click the Register Now button at the bottom of you Local Guides Connect Live invite email and register. Once you do that, Google's travel agency will contact you directly and work with you on how to get a US Tourist Visa for the Connect Live.

 

Cheers,

Karen

Level 9

Congrats @LucioV , you made it.

 

Thank you @ArielleM_ @TraciC @ for selecting him.

 

Waited a long, I am gonna sleep now, I wish when I get up I too get a notification of my Gmail "thousands applied - but you made a cut"

Ohhhh Good God, please make this real for me, 🙏🙏🙏 I have really worked hard for this. 😢😢😢 Now keeping faith on you. 

Congrats everyone who made it. Hope you guys have a wonderful time during the summit.

Level 7

Hellow! @deepakjhic 🐾🐾🐾 is so good to read your words! This will be a great experience 🐱🌸🌻🌼🌾🌺🌻🐳

Greets from Mexico 🌵

Level 8

Hi @DshottDennis I do hope that you have received your invite to Connect LIVE this year because you absolutely deserve to be there. If so ..A HUGE Congrats to you.

I wasn't so lucky this year and not too unexpected.

Have a blast

 

best regards

 

Blanche

Level 7

Congrats to those who have been selected. Don't forget to share your experience with us here. :)

Level 9

@FullCleveland I agree with you.

 

@N4speed77

 

If you go by population then what about India? It is the second largest by population and also holds the second rank in the total number of Local Guides after U.S.A. Still only 6 LocalGuides selected from India out of 151. Also surprised to know that no one got selected from the city of Mumbai, which is having the highest number of local guides in any individual city of India. 

I wish I could be the one. Hehehe

 

Moderators should reconsider some applications.

Level 8

Have nice day 👍😉

!!

 

Level 7

HAHAHA. It would be very nice to go to this great event, I have faith, I'm still waiting

Level 9

Hello @JuanDubo

I hope you will receive an email

Congrats @LucioV , you made it.

 Congratulations @MIHashimi

I made it. I can't wait to see the world's top local guides. 

Cheers

Saudi local guide 💪🇸🇦💪🇸🇦

Level 10

@LucioV

Glad to learn that you are in.

Best wishes

Looking forward meeting you in October 2018.

Best wishes,

 

Level 8

Hi @KarenVChin,

 

Thanks for the reply. Please see screenshot below. This is the required question for them to contact me, am I correct? I haven't receive a word from them. I think I need to process the visa immediately, I heard that the earliest appointment that I can get from US Embassy is 2 months after registering from their website. I just need to confirm it with Google. I don't know if there are some prioritization for this type of visa. Thanks!
Screenshot 2018-06-13 at 12.05.51 PM.png

 

 

Level 10

@FazeelUsmani

Glad to learn that you are in.

Best wishes

Looking forward meeting you in October 2018.

Best wishes,

Level 10

Hope by now you have received the mail @OSAMA

Level 9

@BishowvijayaP wrote:

Congratulations to @LucioV for his selection and wishing all the best to you also @deepakjhic. I am still lost somewhere Deepak bro. 


@deepakjhic wrote:

First of all congratulations to @LucioV who just got the invitation. 

Hie

@HelloSamsonR@OSAMA@BishowvijayaP@JeroenM@Briggs@JanVanHaver@ShafiulB

What about you guys? 


 


Hello @BishowvijayaP,

I'm also waiting for my turn, As there are more than 6 days. 

Level 10

@ermest

Glad to learn that you are in.

Best wishes

Looking forward meeting you in October 2018.

Best wishes,

Level 8

@MaxWalsh wrote:

Until June 20 I do not lose hope!
Maybe they forgot to press the send button in my mail hahahaha


Of course.

That's the rule. No need to panic. :)

 

Cheers

Level 8

@SarahKa wrote:

Hey @TraciC... No brazilians this time?


Sarah

 

One more week to go. Relax. :)

 

Cheers

Level 9

Hello @ProfArunCM

So excited to meet you with the world's top local guides.

@FazeelUsmani

Congratulations, we made it

Cheers

Saudi local guide 🇸🇦💪✈️📸

Level 7

A message of positivism for all my friends. #LetsGuide #LocalGuide. Courage, strength. Let's wait for results with faith. a hug. I traveled 40 cities because I wanted to be in this wonderful event. I'm still waiting

Level 8

@SampsonF wrote:

Thank you very much for the #LocalGuides team to select me for #LocalGuidesConnect Live 2018.

 

For me, this exciting event is already started!

 

I will keep my activities thread updated from time to time.


Congratulations Sampson.

 

Cheers

Level 8

@OSAMA wrote:

good night @MiaMaria @HelloSamsonR @LucioV @Badruddeen

 i will update you tomorrow if i get any email 


Good morning from the Maldives.

 

News: No News

 

What about You. :)

 

Cheers :)

Level 9

Hello @piniel

Of course we will share all the moments.

Cheers

Saudi local guide 🇸🇦

Level 8

@deepakjhic Thank you and Yes I was the 1st. 

 

Fellow local guides shared an email to me and it was unbelievable, so checked my email and go to connect and I saw Traci post

Level 8

@HeyJoe wrote:

@deepakjhic Thank you and Yes I was the 1st. 

 

Fellow local guides shared an email to me and it was unbelievable, so checked my email and go to connect and I saw Traci post


HeyJoe

 

I haven't got my email yet. If I don't make it to SF who is going to carry your tripod this time? Hahahaaaa

 

Cheers

Level 8

@راضي wrote:

Hello @piniel

Of course we will share all the moments.

Cheers

Saudi local guide 🇸🇦


Ok. We believe in you Razi :)

 

Cheers

Connect Moderator

Sad to hear you'll be missing out @BlancheMc! Will be thinking of you and our Jenga fun from 2016!!! 

I'm going to move this post over to the mega thread for Connect Live too, just to keep all the excitement together! Thanks :)

Level 8

Hello @Ram791 Thank yo for your wishes. 

Level 7

Thank you very much for your timely information

 

thanks to all the mederadores that have informed us. for them a hug and a great applause for their work. Thank you