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59th World of Wood Convention
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 
March 18-20, 2015

Thank you for registering for IWPA’s World of Wood Convention, March 18-20, 2015 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. We are looking forward to seeing you in Las Vegas. This email provides the information, links and phone numbers you might need before you arrive and when you get there. The Convention Schedule and full details on all events will be given to you at registration or you can access this information here.

Below is the schedule during which the registration desk (located at the Condesa Registration Desk – Second Level) will be open to pick up your badges and convention materials:

Wednesday, March 18th 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 19th 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, March 20th 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Attendee List
Here is the early registration list to help you pre-arrange business appointments and maximize your networking. The registration excel sheet is attached to this email.                               

Conference Location
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7000

Located less than 3 miles/10 minutes from McCarran International Airport, a taxi is the best way to get to the Cosmopolitan. The estimated fare cost for a taxi will be $21.00 (plus tip).

New Session Added: Friday, March 20th (10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
On Friday, March 20th, there will be a special session titled “After the Lumber Liquidators ’60 Minutes Report’ – Protecting Your Company From the Fallout.” This session will focus on the practical steps every company should take to protect itself after the recent ’60 Minutes’ segment on laminate flooring alleged to be non-compliant with California’s CARB Phase 2 rules. Our speakers will help you understand (1) what the lawsuit against Lumber Liquidators is really about; (2) what the CARB 2 rules actually require; and (3) how to make sure you’re ready when the lawyers and regulators knock on your door. To accommodate this session, we have made some adjustments to the Friday schedule. The revised schedule can be viewed here.

Passing the Gavel Reception – Friday night
In lieu of a formal dinner, we will have a reception with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres from 5pm-6:30pm to celebrate the end of another successful conference and to pass the gavel from IWPA President Chris Connelly to Craig Forester. This early evening will allow you to enjoy the Jersey Boys show or the many other entertainment options that Las Vegas has to offer!

IWPA Early and Optional Events

Golf Tournament – Wednesday Morning
Information has been sent to registered golfers previously. Space is limited in this tournament. If you would like to check availability, contact Felicia Johnson.
Hoover Dam Discovery Tour – Thursday afternoon
A limited number of tickets may be available to purchase onsite for $100 (free for children under 18). The tour is scheduled for Thursday, March 19th (12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.). All attendees who registered for this event will meet at the front entrance of the lobby at 11:30 a.m. If you would like to check availability, please contact Felicia Johnson.

President’s Fun Run/Walk – Friday Morning
Kick-start a healthy lifestyle with a free 3K run (or walk). You don’t need to sign up in advance. Just show up in the lobby of the hotel Friday morning no later than 6:50 a.m.

Jersey Boys at Le Theatre Des Arts at Paris Las Vegas – Friday Night
After the Passing the Gavel Reception, come and see the #1 Broadway play “Jersey Boys.” The play will take place at the Le Theatre Des Arts at Paris Las Vegas. The estimated taxi fare from the Cosmopolitan will be $7.16 (plus tip). A limited number of tickets may be available to purchase onsite for $148. If you would like to check availability, please contact Felicia Johnson.

Attire – Business Casual
Don’t forget to bring a sweater or jacket, as session room temperatures comfort levels can vary. All events, including Wednesday's evening reception and our Friday Closing Celebration are business casual (meaning men will likely wear jackets, but you won't see jeans. Ties are optional).

Safe travels to everyone and we look forward to seeing you at the World of Wood Convention!

IWPA Staff
Cindy Squires, Executive Director
Mobile Phone – 703.489.5126

Felicia Johnson, Manager of Membership, Marketing, and Administration
Mobile Phone – 240.476.0836

Joe O’Donnell, Manager of Government Affairs
Mobile Phone – 202.549.2303

IWPA On-Site Contact
Kim Koteff, Meeting Coordinator
Mobile Phone – 410.231.1239


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