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2022 WMA Convention & Expo
The M Resort Spa Casino, Henderson, NV

Still in the planning . . .

Hello! Welcome to this year’s WMA Convention & Expo’s website! While planning is still underway, we wanted to make certain you knew that NOW is the time to make your seminar proposals! Attached is a file called “Call for Presentations 2022″. The Planning Committee will meet at the end of February to discuss seminars — so get yours in by February 15!

 

Guestroom Reservations

Please make your hotel reservations directly with The M Resort. Get the nightly rate of $150 (Sunday thru Thursday). The cut-off date for reservations is September 16th. Rate will not be available for reservations received on September 17th and thereafter.

Dates: October 10 – 13, 2022

You can make your guest room reservations in one of two ways:

  • Book onlineThe link will be available soon!
  • Call the hotel at 877.673.7678 to make your reservation over the phone using a group code that will also be posted soon.

A resort fee of $11 per night plus tax will be applied to each guest room. This fee includes basic daily in-room internet, two bottles of water per day in room, self and valet parking, shuttle to and from McCarran International Airport by reservation, scheduled shuttle to and from Tropicana Las Vegas to get you to the Strip, access to Digital Press-reader (the all you can read digital newsstand) and admission to the fitness center at the resort.

Porterage and housekeeping gratuities will be at the discretion of the individual guest.

 

Convention Registration Information

Participant Registration Disclaimer and Liability Waiver

Please carefully review this important information. All 2022 WMA Convention & Expo participants registering to attend in-person or who will be present in-person at the 2022 WMA Convention & Expo are required to complete and sign the Participant Registration Disclaimer and Liability Waiver as part of the registration process. This includes any guests that you bring to any of the events like the No-Cost Networking Event as well as all ticketed events.

You will be asked to check a box online or on the actual registration form in order to participant in-person at the 2022 WMA Convention & Expo at The M Resort. Those individuals who do not check the box will not be permitted to participate in-person at the 2022 WMA Convention & Expo.

Checking the box on the registration forms or on the online registration platform, will be treated in all respects as having the same effect as an original signature.

Should you have any questions, please email regina@wma.org.

 

Registration Fees

The registration fees are listed below. 

                       Before Sept. 12th        On or After Sept. 13th

Member              $425 pp                      $495 pp
Non-Member       $850 pp                      $990 pp

Registration forms and online sign-ups will be posted in the Spring 2022.

Cancellations

For a full refund, cancellations must be received on or before September 2, 2022; an 85% refund will be given for cancellations received September 3 through September 13, 2022. No refunds for no-shows, cancellations or event tickets on or after September 14, 2022. Contact Regina Sànchez immediately for cancellations.

 

Education, Networking and Entertainment

Owners rely on managers to find opportunities to ensure the successful operation of their communities. Here, you will find everything you will need, on a professional level, we’ll blend educational programs with entertainment and networking forums so that you can succeed in this business. We will feature seminars with industry experts focused on shaping our future and our communities; sessions covering practical business issues; opportunities to network with other industry leaders; and a dynamic Expo to make your attendance worthwhile!
 

 

Expo

The Expo will open right after the Kick Off Lunch on Tuesday. Later on in the day, we will once again have the wine tasting event during the Welcome Reception. A dinner buffet is included. Connect with exhibitors who will feature delicious wines while you network. 

The well-received dessert reception on the Expo floor after Wednesday’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon will take place again! We will offer you a full day of Expo events the second day — a dynamic Expo will make your attendance worthwhile!

 

Exhibitor Forms

A downloadable packet for exhibit registrations will be available here on this website page. A separate floor plan will be made available daily as booth spaces are sold. 

 

Golf Tournament

More information coming soon!

 

No-Cost Networking Event

Before we get to business, we are going to start you off with a no-cost, no-host networking event where you can catch up with industry colleagues during a leisure evening.

Would this be your first WMA Convention? Then you must come to this networking event. Introduce yourself and make connections with people who will give you helpful advice for years to come!

All guests, regardless of registration MUST sign the Participant Registration Disclaimer and Liability Waiver in order to participate. You can print the full form at wma.org/Conv2022 and send it with your ticket request.

 

Highlights

Kick Off Lunch — Tuesday, October 11

You are invited to the Kick Off Lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m.! We are going to begin the afternoon with a delicious plated lunch while giving you ample opportunity to network with friends. Remember, there’s always a new face in the crowd ― introduce yourself and welcome first time attendees. Make them feel good about joining WMA and being a part of this wonderful, resourceful organization!

President Candy Holcombe will welcome you and officially open the 2022 WMA Convention and Expo. After lunch, the scholarship recipients from this year’s Frank J. Evans Charitable Foundation will be announced. Greg Evans will reveal this year’s recipients for deserving youth residing in WMA-member communities. Perhaps one of them is from your community! After that, WMA’s Legislative Advocate, Chris Wysocki, will give a brief legislative update and announce the winners of WMA’s hotly contested golf tournament held on Monday, October 10. Closing the luncheon will be Doug Johnson with updates on rent control.

Right after lunch, you’ll head into the opening of the Expo.

Expo Opening — Tuesday, October 11

The Expo will once again open right after lunch! You will have over two hours on the Expo floor before returning back to the educational seminars.

Welcome Reception and Wine Tasting — Tuesday, October 11

It’s become a tradition! You will LOVE this wine tasting event. This evening also includes a dinner buffet in the Expo. We’ve planned another exciting show for you! Exhibitors have been invited to bring their favorite wines again! This is always a great time to reconnect with other Expo attendees or get to know new people! The Expo continues on Wednesday, stopping only for the Annual Meeting and Luncheon. Stop in between seminars! You’ll experience a dynamic day interacting with outstanding exhibitors who represent cutting edge products and services of the industry. Drawings will be held at the close of Expo on Wednesday. The Expo will close at 3:00 p.m. — don’t miss the drawings!

Annual Meeting and Luncheon — Wednesday, October 12

Take a well-deserved break from the fast paced action of the Expo and educational seminars. Join us for the Annual Meeting and Luncheon. It is a great opportunity to be introduced to new members, as well as continuing members of WMA’s leadership ― all in one place.

A plated lunch is provided ― delicious food and drink to satisfy your hungry appetite. This is followed with our formal program. An award will be presented to a deserving member whose political contributions have stood out above and beyond all those who continuously support WMA. Another award will be presented to a member whose selfless contributions have impacted the industry. During the Annual Meeting, you’ll also learn the state of WMA, and see the new Board of Directors for 2022 – 2023 elected and sworn in.

Once all the business has been dealt with, we have some entertainment for you! Don’t be in such hurry! We haven’t forgotten dessert! Come follow us into the Expo and enjoy your dessert as you visit our exhibitors one more time!

President’s Dinner Dance — Wednesday, October 12

You are cordially invited to WMA’s signature black tie event. It will be held on Wednesday evening in a beautifully appointed ballroom. Dress to impress! We will be there to warmly welcome you ― our honored guests ― to this annual President’s Dinner Dance. As you walk into the exquisitely decorated ballroom, you know that a captivating evening awaits you. The magic begins the moment you arrive. Join family, friends and colleagues for an elegant meal, then sit back and celebrate as the new President of the WMA Board of Directors, Chad Casenhiser, is sworn into office and delivers his inaugural address. Next, join us in feting the 2022 recipient of WMA’s most recognized and esteemed honor: The Busch, Carr & McAdoo Memorial Award.

Finally, after we have wrapped up the business end of our evening, prepare to dance and party the rest of the night away! We promise this will be an evening you will long remember!

 

Seminars

If you wish to submit a proposal, please complete the Call for Presentations. These completed forms are due back to Regina Sánchez no later than February 15th.

 

Schedule

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2022

Golf Tournament (optional)

Badges/Tickets Pick Up for Pre-registered Convention Attendees
    1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Networking Event Reception
    5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2022

Registration Opens
    8:00 a.m.

Educational Seminars
    9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Kick Off Lunch
    11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Expo Opens
    12:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Educational Seminars
    3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception and Wine Tasting
    4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2022

Registration Opens
    8:00 a.m.

Expo Hours
    7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Continental Breakfast in Expo
    7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Educational Seminars
    9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Pre-Lunch Cocktails in Expo
    11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting and Luncheon
    12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Desserts and Drawings in Expo
    1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Expo Closes
    3:00 p.m.

Educational Seminars
    2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

President’s Dinner Dance
    5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.     Pre-Dinner Cocktails
    6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.    Dinner Dance

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2022

Final Breakfast
    8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
    9:00 a.m.                     2022 WMA Convention & Expo Closes

 

Hertz Car Rental

WMA has negotiated special meeting rates with Hertz for car rentals during Convention at all California and Nevada locations. For reservations, call Hertz at 800.654.2240 and refer to CV#02RE0035.

 

Sponsors

Download the list of Sponsorship Opportunities in the links provided above the staff photo. Direct any queries to Regina Sánchez at regina@wma or 916.448.7002, extension 4034.

2022 PLATINUM SPONSORS

2022 GOLD SPONSORS

2022 SILVER SPONSORS

2022 BRONZE SPONSORS

 

2023 Convention

Peppermill Reno
2707 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502

October 23 - 26, 2023

Visit us at wma.org/conv2023 (site is expected to open May 2023).

 

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12300 Las Vegas Blvd S
Henderson, NV 89044
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