About Las Vegas, Nevada
For decades, Las Vegas has occupied an unrivaled place in America’s cultural identity. Elvis impersonators, showgirls, casinos and neon lights are some of the most familiar emblems of Las Vegas’ culture, but they are only part of the story. Aside from being known as a playground for the rest of the country, Las Vegas is also a desert oasis filled with art, culture, adventure and natural beauty.
In recent years, Las Vegas has secured its place on the cultural map. In 1998, Steve Wynn surprised many when he decided to open an art gallery in his 1.9 billion hotel-casino, Bellagio. Art critics were skeptical, but the public applauded his efforts when the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art opened and launched Las Vegas to the forefront of the art scene. With eyes glued to this emerging art center, other reputable art institutions started looking toward Las Vegas. The result: fine art galleries located in the resort corridor, featuring revered masterpieces by celebrated artists. While hotels embraced the new frontier of bringing art to Las Vegas, others focused on preserving one of the most famous aspects of Las Vegas’ vibrant history. The Neon Museum is a collection of classic neon signs from the 1940s to present day. The collection currently features 11 refurbished, vintage neon signs. The museum is also developing a new building to house the nonrestored historic signs, currently displayed on a threeacre outdoor site called the Boneyard.
Neon has beckoned visitors to the endless casinos and grand entertainment shows of the Las Vegas Strip for decades, but the city’s gaming history began even before the bright lights ever beamed. On March 19, 1931, Governor Fred Balzar signed a bill that legalized gaming in Nevada. Since that day, Nevada, and especially Las Vegas, has become recognized worldwide as a premier gaming destination. From traditional card and dice games, to slot machines and race and sports book betting, the casino industry has flourished and evolved into an international phenomenon. Now, more than 80 years later, Nevada celebrates the very industry that has supported economic growth in the state. In 2011, the Las Vegas strip raked in more than $6 billion in gaming revenue.
If taking risks isn’t your business, Las Vegas is close to many natural attractions that are a guaranteed win-win experience. Mt. Charleston, Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire State Park and the Mojave National Preserve are just a few of the scenic attractions located within just 60 miles of downtown. From hiking, camping, and skiing to the natural beauty and wildlife of the region, there is plenty to see around Las Vegas for those who want a break from the fast pace of the city. Even within city limits you can find an escape. Las Vegas is home to more that 50 exquisite, challenging championship golf courses designed by legends of the sport and available for play throughout the year thanks to the area’s inviting climate.
No matter what your pleasure, Las Vegas is jam-packed with sights and sounds to thrill, and adventures to suit every possible palette. Join us in Las Vegas for E-Learn 2013 and take a chance on a great time!
Hotel and Travel Information
Rio All-Suites Las Vegas Hotel & Casino:
From Rio’s real sand beaches at VooDoo Beach to an electrifying nightlife scene, you won’t have any worries about what to do in Las Vegas. Even if you choose to unwind with a spa treatment or go on a shopping spree, this resort hotel offers
tempting options for every mood and lifestyle.
Place yourself in the middle of all the things to do in Las Vegas!
Special Hotel Rates
Special discounted hotel rates have been secured for SITE participants at the Hotel.
To receive this special rate, hotel reservations must be made by:
January 29, 2015, 5:00 PM PST
and you must identify yourself as an SITE attendee.
- $125.00 US per room
- Additional persons will be charged at a rate of $30.00 per person, per night, with a maximum of four (4) persons per guest room.
These guest room rates are offered by the Hotel from Saturday, February 28 – Saturday March 7, and are subject to availability of guest rooms at the time of reservation.
rates above reflect per night cost, for single or double occupancy. Rates are subject to Clark County Room Tax, currently twelve percent (12%).To receive this special rate, hotel reservations must be made as early as possible.
You must identify yourself as a SITE Conference attendee.
Attendees may make reservations at:
Online » or via telephone 888-746-6955
You must use the group code: SRAAC5 to get the correct block rate.
Rio All-Suites Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
3700 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
The Rio and its sister properties, Bally’s/Paris and Harrah’s Las Vegas on the Strip, offer a complimentary shuttle to and from the Rio. Please note: the shuttle only runs from the Rio to Bally’s/Paris or Harrah’s Las Vegas, not from Bally’s/Paris to Harrah’s Las Vegas or vice versa. The shuttle runs daily from 10am to 1am. Pick-up times are approximately every 30 minutes from each location (depending on traffic conditions).
Rio: Carnival World Buffet entrance
Bally’s: Race and Sports Book entrance (side of Flamingo Rd)
Harrah’s Las Vegas: Shuttle/Bus/Trolley drop off
Super Shuttler Discount for SITE 2015 Attendees
Reservations can be made at the Super Shuttle web site using the group code 2KJ6E.
Terminal 1: Upon arrival, please follow the signs to the Baggage Claim and collect your luggage. Exit door 11 from Baggage Claim area and proceed right to the SuperShuttle booth. Door 11 is located behind Starbucks.
Terminal 3: Exit door 53 and proceed to the SuperShuttle booth