Las Vegas Conventions

Some of the largest conventions scheduled for the Las Vegas area:

Location Dates Attendance

American Production and Inventory Control Society Wynn Las Vegas Oct. 13-22 2,000

California Statewide Law Enforcement Association Flamingo Oct. 14-17 500

Men’s Division International Riviera Oct. 14-17 300

United States Military Academy Mandalay Bay Oct. 14-17 100

Wheelchair and Ambulatory Sports, USA Platinum Oct. 14-18 100

Bick International Circus Circus Oct. 15-17 1,000

Braun Corp. M Resort Oct. 15-18 250

Design Build Institute of America Caesars Palace Oct. 15-22 1,500

Jetcareers/Aviation Career Expo Palms Oct. 15-19 300

Love Systems Super Conference Harrah’s Oct. 15-17 150

American Society of Civil Engineers Bally’s Oct. 16-24 800

National Education Association Alexis Park Oct. 16-19 170

Ad Softball World Series Golden Nugget Oct. 17-21 500

California Grocers Association Mandalay Bay Oct. 17-19 900

International Academy of Business and Economics Circus Circus Oct. 17-20 300

International Sourdough Palace Station Oct. 17-21 100

Parenteral Drug Association JW Marriott Oct. 17-19 250

Real Estate Investment Securities Association Paris Las Vegas Oct. 17-19 600

Substance Abuse Program Administrators Tropicana Oct. 17-22 200

Credit Union Association of New Mexico Monte Carlo Oct. 18-20 200

Institute of Internal Auditors/All-Star Conference Encore Oct. 18-20 325

Occupational Safety and Health State Plan Alexis Park Oct. 18-20 100

Quiznos/Operations Field Team Training Harrah’s Oct. 18-22 100

RMI Solutions World Wide Remedy User Group Hard Rock Hotel Oct. 18-22 400

Technology Services World Conference The Mirage Oct. 18-21 800

Western CPE/Oct 2010 Continuing Education The Mirage Oct. 18-23 200

Bank Administration Institute Retail Delivery Mandalay Bay Oct. 19-21 4,300

Gov-Con Solutions Inc. Rio Oct. 19-20 400

TechEd The Venetian Oct. 19-22 5,000

Construction Financial Management Association Caesars Palace Oct. 20-22 500

Credit Managers Asssociation of California Golden Nugget Oct. 20-22 225

Metalcon International Las Vegas Convention Center Oct. 20-22 8,000

Qdoba Marketing Mind Meld Wynn Las Vegas Oct. 20-22 100

Redwood Collaborative Software Test Performance The Mirage Oct. 20-29 250

American Postal Workers Health Plan Tropicana Oct. 21-23 300

Association of Steel Distributors Encore Oct. 21-24 100

Episcopal Diocese of Nevada Santa Fe Station Oct. 21-24 210

Meeting Professionals International San Diego Golden Nugget Oct. 21 150

SMB Nation Annual Fall Conference Flamingo Oct. 21-24 700

StandUp for Kids Monte Carlo Oct. 21-23 200

Live Design International Las Vegas Convention Center Oct. 22-24 11,000

IEEE Computer Society Monte Carlo Oct. 23-26 100

Conference on Gay and Lesbian Tourism The Mirage Oct. 24-26 200

Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies Green Valley Ranch Resort Oct. 24-27 120

CFO Conferences Annual Rising Conference JW Marriott Oct. 24-27 375

National Purchasing Institute Bally’s Oct. 24-27 125

United Communications Group Palazzo Oct. 24-26 1,500

USTA/Marketing Outlook Forum Caesars Palace Oct. 24-28 350

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Gyms and discount stores take over empty retail spaces
Grocery stores used to draw people to shopping centers. But many large retail spaces have been vacant since 2008. Discount stores like goodwill and gyms like EOS Fitness are filling those empty spaces, and helping to draw shoppers back in. K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Funding source of Las Vegas stadium for the Raiders is sound, expert says
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Elaine Wynn continues her fight to change Wynn Resorts board
Elaine Wynn, the largest shareholder of Wynn Resorts Ltd., is seeking to kick a friend of her ex-husband Steve Wynn off the company’s board of directors. (Todd Prince/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Zillow is getting into house flipping in Las Vegas
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Ellis Island Buys Mt. Charleston Lodge
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Casinos to be penalized for allowing drug-impaired customers to gamble
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Terrible Herbst to open large travel center in Southern Nevada
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Art Bell’s Top 10 Shows
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Hooters owner talks about room upgrades at his hotel-casino
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Passengers Discuss Allegiant Air
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Longtime Las Vegas attorney John Momot dies at age 74
Criminal defense attorney John Momot, who represented mob figures and even played himself in the movie “Casino,” has died.
Trump Slams Amazon for Not Paying Enough in Taxes
Trump Slams Amazon for Not Paying Enough in Taxes Trump tweeted his concerns about the company on Thursday. This isn't the first time Trump commented on the issues via Twitter. August 2017 December 2017 Amazon did hold back on paying state taxes in 1995, but the company has been routinely collecting state sales taxes since then. In 2016, the company's report from the Securities and Exchange Commission confirmed it paid $412 million in taxes.
David Copperfield in court after man injured during magic trick
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eyecandylab CEO shows augmented reality during NAB
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Trends in access to capital for local black business owners
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Sir Richard Branson announces purchase of Hard Rock Hotel
Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, has acquired the Hard Rock Hotel with partners and plans to turn it into a Virgin-branded property by the end of 2019.
Calvary Christian Learning Academy, “There was no fair warning.”
Samantha O’Brien, whose three-year-old daughter attended the Calvary Christian Learning Academy daycare, found out Monday night when her daughter’s teacher called about the school closing.
Adobe unveils #HackTheBracket application for March Madness
Adobe unveiled their #HackTheBracket application at the Adobe Summit trade show at Sands Expo. People can use data from Adobe Analytics to make their bracket for March Madness. K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal
Adidas Signs Yankees' Star Aaron Judge
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