SCHEDULED CONVENTIONS

Location Dates Attendance

Air Transport Association Harrah’s Nov. 4-6 85

America’s Community Bankers The Venetian Nov. 4-11 4,200

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Hampton Inn Tropicana/Platinum Nov. 4-9 45

Assn. for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation The Westin Nov. 4-7 50

Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The Westin Nov. 4-9 80

Brain Injury Association of America The Westin Nov. 4-10 175

Guitar Center Palms Nov. 4-8 300

Paragon Management The Venetian Nov. 4-5 15

Renaissance Monte Carlo Nov. 4-6 20

Simplexity Health Golden Nugget Nov. 4-5 125

Swissport North America The Westin Nov. 4-8 76

World Piano Pedagogy Conference Riviera Nov. 4-7 500

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boulder Station Nov. 5-9 20

Cheesefest.org Hooters Hotel Nov. 5-9 10

Go Wireless South Point Nov. 5 -8 30

Help Desk Institute MGM Grand Nov. 5-9 500

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Atrium Suites Nov. 5-8 120

IBA Inc. Riviera Nov. 5-11 125

National Society of Accountants South Point Nov. 5-6 200

Real Estate Services Providers Council Wynn Las Vegas Nov. 5-7 300

U.S. Department of the Air Force Hampton Inn Nov. 5-9 65

United States Probation Office South Point Nov. 5-8 60

UNLV Educational Outreach Program UNLV Nov. 5-9 36

American Academy of Implant Dentistry Rio Nov. 6-11 1,000

American Industrial Hygiene Association Atrium Suites Nov. 6 45

International Concrete Repair Institute Bally’s Nov. 6-12 125

Kennedys Disease Association Golden Nugget Nov. 6-9 100

Link Technologies Marriott Suites Nov. 6-10 70

Metals Service Center Institute Ritz-Carlton Nov. 6-11 250

National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses Red Rock Resort Nov. 6-9 300

Supplyside West International Trade Show and Conference Sands Expo Center Nov. 6-8 7,000

Zhealth Publishing Wynn Las Vegas Nov. 6-9 20

American Society of Tax Problem Solvers Embassy Suites Nov. 7-10 75

Ameriprise Financial Monte Carlo Nov. 7-11 250

National Black Police Association The Orleans Nov. 7-11 70

Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp Mandalay Bay Nov. 7-11 500

Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-ground Combat Center Riviera Nov. 7-8 1,200

U.S. Army 6th Medical Recruiting BN Riviera Nov. 7-11 120

American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers Alexis Park Nov. 8-9 125

American Association of Medical Review Officers Planet Hollywood Resort Nov. 8-11 100

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo South Point Nov. 8-11 1,000

Blogworld Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 8-9 5,000

ESOP Association The Venetian Nov. 8-9 1,250

Firerescue Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 8-9 3,000

Governance Institute Ritz Carlton Nov. 8-10 60

Kanawha Valley Builders Association Treasure Island Nov. 8-12 60

Travel Concern Golden Nugget Nov. 8-11 25

U.S.A.F. Class 55 P Plaza Nov. 8-12 90

Armstrong McCall Professional Beauty Supply Gold Coast Nov. 9-13 200

Contemporary Forums Las Vegas Hilton Nov. 9-15 350

K & M Medical Imperial Palace Nov. 9- 11 15

The Society Multiple Nov. 9-12 30

State Bar of Nevada Mandalay Bay Nov. 9 25

U.S. Marine Corps Ball Primm Valley Resort/The Orleans Nov. 9-11 1,200

Medical Technology Management Institute Palace Station Nov. 10-11 35

National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Nov. 10-13 150

The Pulse Las Vegas Hilton Nov. 10-11 1,000

Wood Enterprises Tuscany Nov. 10-13 350

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

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