Calling all first-timers! Or even those veterans who just want a refresher leading into the 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo Conference. We’ve got some advice.
We want you to have a great experience in Las Vegas, so we’re going to help you out. You know about all of the impactful speakers and informative educational opportunities available, but we want to take it a step further and help you out with a few things to maximize your trip.
Here are our best tips for Conference, ranging from how to stay up to date and organize your week, to where you can spend your free time:
Download the app and enable notifications
Our mobile app is your lifeline throughout the week, so make sure you download it and request access. It has everything you could ever need to know about Conference, like the schedule each day, bios for our featured speakers and a list of exhibitors with contact information.
The neat part about the app is that it’s customizable. You can add Education Sessions to your schedule and pinpoint the booths you want to check out. We’ll also be sending you push notifications throughout the day to remind you of when sessions are starting, just in case you lose track of time.
One last thing: If you still have last year's app on your phone, it's best to delete it and re-download this year's app.
Pack a variety of clothes
You already know that Vegas is hot and dry, so you’ll need some comfortable clothes if you’re going out. But keep in mind, the Expo floor can get a little cold in the air conditioning, so pack a jacket or wrap that you can easily slip on to stay warm. There is no set dress code, but attendees are typically in professional dress throughout the week.
You’ll also want some comfortable shoes because we’re going to be moving around a lot!
Take advantage of the discounts
We know you live and breathe the spa life, so we had to hook you up with some discounts while you’re in Vegas. There are five ISPA members located in and around the Las Vegas area that have extended specials for ISPA Conference & Expo attendees. Caesar’s Oakace – Qua Baths & Spa, Canyon Ranch Spa + Fitness, Four Seasons Las Vegas, Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa and Red Rock Casino & Resort each have some sort of 20 percent discount deal. Just remember to give them the correct promo code.
If you book with any of these ISPA members, you also get access to their fitness classes at no extra cost.
Hang out at The Hub
The Hub, located in Venetian F, is a great spot to be. Some are calling it “the true heart of the 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo.” That’s because it has a little bit of everything, including self-check-in and onsite registration, entry to the Expo, lunch area, ISPA Foundation Live & Silent Auctions and the Smart Stage and free headshots. Plus, it will be open for networking! So, when you want to sit down and connect with someone, that’s the best place to do it.
Bid it to win it
When you have a little down time, check out the items available in the ISPA Foundation Silent Auction, which opens Wednesday morning and closes Thursday evening. There are some incredible values included in there, so don’t miss out! And the Live Auction on Thursday night is sure to be exciting once again. Both are located in The Hub, Venetian F.
Do some exploring
We’re here to learn, but we also want to have as much fun as possible during our down time, and The Venetian is loaded with options. It features a wide variety of signature restaurants, including the recently opened Mott 32, The Factory Kitchen, Truth & Tonic and Smith & Wollensky. Test your luck (and skill!) in the casino, visit the Grand Canal Shoppes (over 160 stores with dozens of luxury brands) or even take a gondola ride.
Last but not least… take pictures
You’re going to see some really cool things at Conference, and chances are, you’re going to forget them. There’s just so much going on for the week that we’re there, so we don’t blame you. Well, we have a solution: Take a picture!
Get out your phone and snap a photo so you can remember that awesome booth setup. The benefit of getting everyone together is we can all learn from each other, so don’t miss out on that opportunity.
And you’ll want to take photos with each other and share them on social media with the hashtag #ISPA2019 and #ISPADoYou. Let’s show everyone why Conference is a can’t-miss event each and every year.