The ICAS Convention
The Air Show Industry's "Must Attend" Event
December 5 - 8, 2016
Paris Las Vegas Hotel
The International Council of Air Shows held its first convention in 1967. Since then, the air show community has gathered every year to exchange ideas, conduct business and begin the process of planning the upcoming air show season. This year, the ICAS Convention will be held December 5, 6, 7 & 8 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
ICAS has negotiated terms that require our delegates to reserve a certain number of sleeping rooms during each year's convention. For the first time, ICAS is offering a $100 discount on the standard registration fee to delegates who reserve and occupy a Rio room. Only members who have confirmed reservations at the Rio under the ICAS block are eligible for the discount. And members who reserve a room within the ICAS block, but cancel their reservation, will not be able to take advantage of the discount.
The ICAS exhibit hall features hours of exhibit sessions in our 60,000-square-foot hall containing every air show performer, support service provider and consultant you need to plan and conduct a spectacular air show.
Think of that. Subject matter experts. All in one place. All at the same time. All willing and able to share that expertise with you.
Year in and year out, our convention delegates tell us that the exhibit sessions are the single most important part of the convention. That’s why we focus much of the organization’s attention on making it the best possible tool for introducing air show performers and support service providers to the event organizers who organize and conduct air shows.
And, to ensure that the activity on the exhibit hall floor gets the full attention of all our convention delegates, ICAS does not schedule any other educational sessions, meetings or events while the exhibit hall is open.
For more information and available 2016 booth locations contact Mary Ann McManamay at ICAS headquarters, by e-mail at email@example.com
or by phone at 703-779-8510.
ICAS will once again offer dozens of different educational sessions during the 2016 ICAS Convention. The topics and the format of this extensive education program have been fine-tuned during the nearly 50 years that ICAS has been running this important education event. Indeed, long before the ICAS Convention included a trade show and exhibit hall, ICAS members were attending this annual business meeting to meet, discuss and learn from one another.
Educational programming includes everything from a pre-convention, day-long, information-packed introductory workshop on air show air/ground operations to a series of hour-long break-out sessions conducted throughout the event. And the education program for the 2016 ICAS Convention will include some of our perennially most popular sessions, as well as a large number of new programs designed to help you look at the air show industry from a somewhat different perspective.
We are currently planning and developing a diverse education program that addresses the information requirements of every air show constituency.
Dress for the ICAS Convention
Generally, dress for the ICAS Convention is business casual.
Though there is no official policy within the military, with the exception of Flight Suit Day and Mess Dress for the Chairman’s Banquet, it is unusual for military representatives to wear their military uniforms.
On Flight Suit Day (date to be announced) all pilots and performers are encouraged to wear their flight suits.
The Chairman’s Banquet is a “black tie optional” event. Though many of our convention delegates choose to wear tuxedos (Mess Dress for military), and evening dresses, they are not required, and you will not feel out of place if you come in less formal attire. Tuxedo rental information and the ordering form will be available closer to the convention.
Pre-ordered tuxedos are typically delivered to the bell desk for your convenience. After the event, return tuxedos to the bell desk on before noon and they will be collected by Tuxedo Junction at no extra charge.
The Paris Las Vegas will be the host hotel for #ICAS16. Paris's state-of-the-art conference center includes over 60,000 square feet of space and offers easy access and great flexibility. The ambiance is elegant yet relaxed and removed from the bustle of activity in the hotel.
The hotel’s meeting space is ideally suited for the ICAS Convention. Large, open meeting space concentrated in our own corner of the hotel will ensure that ICAS Convention delegates will be able to conduct their business comfortably, easily and with a comparative minimum of walking.
This year, ICAS has negotiated a rate of $89 per night for convention participants. Delegates making a reservation within the ICAS block of rooms will also receive complimentary in-room internet access and will NOT be obligated to pay the standard $28 per day resort fee.
Stay tuned for additional hotel information and reservations.
Future Convention Dates
December 3 - 6, 2017
Paris Hotel and Conference Center, Las Vegas, NV