SCHEDULED CONVENTIONS

Location Dates Attendance

36th Troop Carrier Squadron Sam’s Town Sept .30-Oct. 3 150

Diversified Business Communications MGM Grand Sept. 30-Oct. 3 1,500

Ivara Corp. Rio Sept. 30-Oct. 6 300

Korean War Veterans Reunion Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Sept. 30-Oct. 5 300

U.S.S. Wasp Plaza Sept. 30 -Oct. 4 300

Wound Care Education Institute Rio Sept. 30-Oct. 5 30

American Backflow Prevention Association Palace Station Oct. 1-2 300

American Payroll Association The White House Oct. 1-5 25

Asset Protection Society Monte Carlo Oct. 1-2 125

Cps Security Solutions The Orleans Oct. 1-3 75

Dealer Communications Las Vegas Hilton Oct. 1-3 400

Inspection Training Associates Planet Hollywood Resort Oct. 1-3 900

Mindsharp Hampton Inn Tropicana Oct. 1-5 100

Molson Coors Brewing Co. Rio Oct. 1-4 350

Princeton University Class of 1951 Reunion Treasure Island Oct. 1-5 70

Professional Convention Management Association Wynn Las Vegas Oct. 1-6 110

Roadrunners International Gold Coast Oct. 1-5 300

Washington Group International Green Valley Ranch Resort Oct. 1-3 350

Global Institute for Management Rio Oct. 2-5 30

Integrated Business Systems Rio Oct. 2-5 100

National Center for Evaluation of Residency Programs Riviera Oct. 2-4 140

Service Brands International Bally’s Oct. 2-4 75

American Orthodontic Society Rio Oct. 3-8 300

California Bail Agents Association Palms Oct. 3-6 225

Edwards and Associates Imperial Palace Oct. 3-5 25

FBL Financial Services Flamingo Oct. 3-5 175

Industrial Fabrics Association International LV Convention Center Oct. 3-5 9,000

Metalcon International LV Convention Center Oct. 3-5 8,000

National Gem Consortium Rio Oct. 3-7 350

Surety & Fidelity Association of America Rio Oct. 3-6 50

Utilization Review Accreditation Commission Loews Lake Las Vegas Oct. 3-5 350

Western Concrete Products Riviera Oct. 3-6 60

American Institute of Steel Construction Red Rock Resort Oct. 4-6 150

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Rio Oct. 4-7 175

International Vision Expo Sands Expo Center Oct. 4-6 16,000

North American Wholesale Lumber Association JW Marriott Oct. 4-6 500

Noteworthy Newsletter Tuscany Suites Oct. 4-7 340

Accuray Wynn Las Vegas Oct. 5-6 150

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Rio Oct. 5-7 225

State Bar of Nevada Golden Nugget Oct. 5 25

Sun Trading Mandalay Bay Oct. 5-7 29

Boomers Show Sands Expo Center Oct. 6-7 10,000

Garold Gardner Scholarship Foundation Arizona Charlie’s Decatur Oct. 6-7 250

Las Vegas Koi Club Palace Station Oct. 6-8 150

Advertising Softball World Series South Point Oct. 7-11 550

Concoa Embassy Suites Convention Center Oct. 7-10 45

Federal Railroad Administration Imperial Palace Oct. 7-12 17

John E Reid & Associates Harrah’s Oct. 7-12 75

Medical Graphics Corp. Luxor Oct. 7-1 115

Medical Intelligence Corp. Luxor Oct. 7-11 300

Mind Leaders International Caesars Palace Oct. 7-9 75

National Association of Certified Floor Covering Inspectors Sam’s Town Oct. 7-10 125

National United Merchants Beverage Association Excalibur Oct. 7-11 220

Nextech Users Group Golden Nugget Oct. 7-10 26

Nursing Spectrum Atrium Suites Hotel Oct. 7-9 75

Western Carwash Association Las Vegas Hilton Oct. 7-9 2,000

SOURCE: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (www.visitlasvegas.com)

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