SCHEDULED CONVENTIONS

Location Dates Attendance

Chicago Police Association of Nevada Law Endorcement The Orleans June 7-10 250

H&R Block Canada Inc./National Managers Meeting The Mirage June 7-12 80

Special Forces Association Palace Station June 7-12 1,400

American Payroll Association Courses/Seminars: Payroll 201 UNLV/Stan Fulton Building June 8-12 25

American Society of Gas Engineers Luxor June 8-10 40

Fordyce Forum 2009 M Resort June 8-10 250

Buffalo Exchange Managers Meeting Treasure Island June 9-11 50

National Association of Colleges & Employers Caesars Palace June 9-12 1,200

National Notary Association Bally’s June 9-12 1,500

Waste Expo 2009 Las Vegas Convention Center June 9-11 16,000

Las Vegas Tall Club Social Weekend Tuscany June 10-13 225

Management Concepts Training Seminar Embassy Suites Airport June 10-12 25

University Learning Systems/Education Seminar Excalibur June 10-12 100

NALS/The Association of Legal Professionals Golden Nugget June 11-14 150

PSMJ Resources, Inc/Small Projects 2009 Caesars Palace June 11-12 40

Coffee Fest Las Vegas Convention Center June 12-14 5,000

Sme/Rapid Excavation & Tunneling Conference Caesars Palace June 12-18 1,100

HTE Users Group 2009 Annual Conference Rio June 13-19 1,800

International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa 2009 Conference Las Vegas Convention Center June 13-19 32,000

ASTM International/Committee D19 on Water Imperial Palace June 14-18 40

Intel’s Technical Bootcamp Series 2009 The Venetian June 14-19 850

Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics Palms June 14-17 250

American Association of State Troopers/National Board Meeting Luxor June 15-18 60

Circus Fans Association/2009 National Convention The Orleans Junae 15 -18 200

American College of Addictionology & Compulsive Disorders Golden Nugget June 16-22 50

Cadillac & LaSalle Club/2009 Grand National South Point June 17-20 1,000

Black Writers Reunion & Conference 2009 Golden Nugget June a18-19 200

2009 Public Safety Writers Association Suncoast June 19-21 30

Astellas Pharma Europe Sales Meeting Bellagio June 19-26 1,700

Deaf Seniors of America 2009 Annual Conference Paris Las Vegas June 19-28 5,000

International Order of the Rainbow for Girls Tropicana June 19-23 200

International Quality & Productivity Center Bellagio June 20-25 600

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

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