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Your Guide to IEHA’s Conference and Convention—Las Vegas

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Colleagues, can you believe it is almost that time again? IEHA’s 53rd Annual Conference and Convention, held in conjunction with the world-famous ISSA Show North America, is just around the corner— November 15–23 in Las Vegas.

IEHA will welcome attendees on Sunday, November 17 at its headquarters: Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino on the famed Las Vegas Strip, across from Caesar’s Palace and the Paris Hotel. The resort sits on 44 acres and is a short walk to many other hotels and attractions.

Registration Tips

Before you check out the convention lineup, visit www.ieha.org for information regarding online registration and special member packages. By booking your hotel room directly through IEHA, you will receive special pricing and guarantee a place at the center of IEHA’s activities. Purchasing a Complete Convention Package inside the IEHA room block will also make travel easier, as it includes a bus pass to and from the Las Vegas Convention Center for one of the biggest trade shows in the cleaning industry, which is sponsored by IEHA’s parent company, ISSA. The week will be filled with education, networking opportunities, and yes, IEHA fun!

Don’t miss the opportunity to make connections and network with other IEHA members while you participate in educational workshops and events that can advance your career and improve your skills. Here is a day-by-day guide of what you can expect from this year’s convention:

 

Friday, November 15 to Sunday, November 17

MESCE/MESRE Boot Camp
 
Before the educational activities kick off on Monday, members of IEHA who hold either CESE or RESE designations may take part in a three-day boot camp November 15–17 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Bally’s Hotel. The IEHA’s Master’s designation is IEHA’s highest professional designation, held by only 2% of members. In order to complete the course, registrants will present individual or group projects.
 
Successful participants will mentor new IEHA members and write articles for publication. This course requires separate registration and has an additional cost. Please visit www.ieha.org or call 847-982-3471 for more information and to learn about any additional requirements for this course.


Sunday, November 17

IEHA convention registration will open at Bally’s Hotel from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., setting off the ultimate star treatment. We will greet our attendees at the Welcome Reception in the Skyview Room, on the 26th floor of the Resort Tower, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
To attend the IEHA Welcome Reception, purchase either IEHA’s Full-Access Package or a ticket à la carte at www.ieha.org or by registering directly with an IEHA team member at 847-982-3471.


Monday, November 18

Registration is open from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Convention Center.
 
IEHA’s educational tracks will take place in the Convention Center. The Deming Institute workshops will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Attendance requires the purchase of either the IEHA Full-Access Package or an à la carte ticket. IEHA’s Health Care Track also starts, with various seminars throughout the day.
 
On Monday evening, all members who purchased either the ISSA All-Access Pass or the IEHA Full-Access Package are invited to a reception at Bally’s Hotel from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Tuesday, November 19 and Wednesday, November 20

Registration is open from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Convention Center on Tuesday, and 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
 
IEHA will host both the Hospitality and Health Care Tracks throughout the day at the Convention Center, and at various times on the trade show floor. The trade show officially opens at 10:00 a.m. and will run through 5:00 p.m. IEHA will offer additional continuing education units (CEUs) to those attending a special health care or hospitality presentation in IEHA’s trade show booth, No. 3522, given at various times throughout the day. All booth visitors who have their blood pressure checked will receive a gift.


Thursday, November 21

Registration is open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Convention Center.

IEHA will host two educational tracks on the trade show floor, which opens at 10:00 a.m. and will run through 2:00 p.m.
 
In the evening, IEHA will host the Executive Director and IEHA Council Presidents Membership and Awards Dinner from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Bally’s Hotel. This event requires the purchase of the IEHA Full-Access Package or an à la carte ticket for admission.
 

Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23

CESE/RESE Boot Camp
 
As the event winds down, IEHA will host a two-day intensive CESE/RESE Boot Camp at Bally’s Hotel from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. If you have always wanted to earn your CESE or RESE designation but could never find time, this is the event for you. The course requires separate registration and has an additional cost. Please visit www.ieha.org or call 847-982-3471 for more information and to learn about any additional requirements for this course.
 
To my professional colleagues and IEHA family and friends who are fortunate enough to attend the convention in November—viva Las Vegas! We know you will benefit from attending our convention and the ISSA Show, and we look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. I truly believe that upon returning to your workplaces, you will be recharged and excited with your newfound knowledge and skills.

There is still time to register ahead of time. You can register online by visiting www.ieha.org or by calling 847-982-3471, where a dedicated IEHA staff member will assist you. See you in Las Vegas, “the city that never sleeps.”

 

 

Michael Patterson

Michael Patterson

IEHA Executive Director

Michael Patterson is the executive director of IEHA. He can be reached at michaelp@issa.com.

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