FlightSimExpo is returning to Las Vegas in 2020 and they have recently announced a discounted advance registration for 2020. Here are some of the details and a few reasons why you may want to be there.
The Tropicana at Las Vegas
A press release from FSExpo 2020 orgranizers have all of the details on the early ticket purchases which bring the cost of the show out at $50.
LAS VEGAS – December 17, 2019 – FlightSimExpo has launched registration for limited-quantity discounted tickets for the return to Las Vegas. As in the past, the first 200 attendees can purchase their tickets now for the June 12-14, 2020 conference and tradeshow for just $50! To register, visit www.flightsimexpo.com.
Event registration includes two-day access, entrance to all seminars, morning refreshments on Saturday and Sunday, a conference bag, a 6-month EAA membership, and free appetizers and drinks during a social event on Saturday evening. Captains’ Corner—a series of educational seminars for experienced simmers on June 12—is available as an add-on with event registration.
The conference is open to the public; all ages and experience levels are welcome. It features a tradeshow floor with hardware and software developers from around the world and seminar rooms with how-to information and tips from experts. Many attendees will be experiencing flight simulation for the first time; others have years of experience. Normally, about half of the attendees are also certificated pilots.
This is the third annual FlightSimExpo. After launching in Las Vegas in 2018, the conference welcomed almost 1,650 attendees to Orlando last summer. The conference’s host hotel, Tropicana Las Vegas – a DoubleTree by Hilton, is centrally located on the Strip and offers an award-winning pool, spa, fitness center, and much more. Attendees wanting the best event experience can take advantage of great rates and special amenities at the host hotel by booking their overnight stay at www.flightsimexpo.com/hotel. The rate averages to $150 per night, including all taxes/fees, over a three-night stay.
“We are proud to welcome simmers of all ages and experiences to Las Vegas,” says Evan Reiter, co-founder of FlightSimExpo, pilot, and Community Manager at VATSIM’s Boston Virtual ARTCC. “Like in past years, we’ve worked hard to ensure this event is affordable. We’ve kept our Advance Registration pricing the same, are offering a great hotel rate, and have negotiated deals on airfare, ground transportation, and nearby activities for families, friends, and simmers of all ages.”
Information about airfare discounts from Delta, Southwest, and WestJet, rental car deals from Enterprise, National, and Alamo, and special rates on attractions like full-motion sim time, museum admission, and ziplining is available at www.flightsimexpo.com.
Exhibitor registration opens in January, and the conference looks forward to announcing the first round of confirmed exhibitors in early 2020. Potential exhibitors, speakers, and media partners can visit www.flightsimexpo.com/partner to get involved.
“This event is the place for the community to come together in North America,” says Phil Coyle, event co-founder and an aerospace engineer. “Whether you’re new to simulation or you’ve been flying for years, this event is all of flight sim, all in one place. You’ll be able to try the latest hardware, learn tips from the experts, and can win great prizes—including a new flight simulation computer!”.
2019 was great!
FlightSimExpo 2019 was held in Orlando Florida and it was my first experience at an expo devoted to flight simulation. With 1,650 attendees, 63 exhibitors, 30 seminars, and 32 media partners (Stormbirds.blog among them), the expo was the largest in North America that I’m aware of and also the biggest that the expo has reached so far. All expectations are that 2020 will be bigger still!
Exhibitors, vendors, speakers and panelists are all going to be keeping the June 12-14th weekend busy with lots to see and do at the expo.
At the 2019 expo, Jason Williams, IL-2’s Lead Producer was on hand with several demo units and a really cool VR/moving seat system to show off just what IL-2 was capable of doing. It was also the official unveiling of the Me262 for IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte.
If all stars manage to align, I will be there for 2020 in Las Vegas providing coverage of the latest in flight simulation and hopefully checking out some cool new stuff from 1CGS, Eagle Dynamics, Microsoft, Laminar Studios and more!