As a not-for-profit 501 c (3) organization, VIVA takes its fiduciary responsibility seriously and strives to offer the best educational experience coupled with the best value for attendees. The requirements for this unique educational experience, including overall meeting space, technology to support our Laptop Learning features, adequate inventory of hotel rooms at reasonable prices and an easily accessible U.S. location, limit our options.
With the increased scrutiny and various regulatory concerns involving ACCME events, here are several reasons why VIVA (Vascular Interventional Advances), The National Education Course for Vascular Intervention and Medicine, has maintained Las Vegas as its’ perfect location:
1. Meeting and Hotel Accommodations
Las Vegas hotel room rates are extremely competitive with more than 150,000 rooms available.
2. Convention Centers and Services
Las Vegas hosts more than 19,000 meetings and conventions annually, ranging in size from 10 to more than 100,000 attendees. Las Vegas has more than 10.5 million sq. ft. of meeting/exhibit space and is home to three of the country's 10 largest convention venues.
With an average of 2,000 attendees, Las Vegas offers convention space best suited to the size and space requirements for VIVA.
Las Vegas generates strong attendance for meetings. On average, attendance increases 19% when conventions rotate into Las Vegas. Research also shows that attendees spend more time in meetings and on the exhibit floor when programs are held in Las Vegas.
4. Air Service
With more than 900 flights per day and non-stop service from 130+ US cities, Las Vegas represents one of the easiest air travel destinations within the United States.
Airfare into Las Vegas continues to be very competitive among other destinations, making VIVA more accessible for everyone to attend.
Las Vegas averages 320 days of sunshine per year. With an average temperature of 66.3 degrees, annual rainfall of 4.13 inches and humidity around 29 percent, the climate is perfect for meetings held throughout the year, limiting flight delays and loss of time from work and home. This provides VIVA additional security against weather-related delays and costs.
6. VIVA Continues to be the Leader in Multispecialty Vascular Education
VIVA is an intense, CME accredited program spanning 4 full days with additional morning and evening sessions that extend the educational experience from 6:30 am – 7:30 pm. This is not a meeting for the faint of heart!
Utilizing over 30,000 square feet of general session space, Laptop Learning stations are provided for attendees where they can ask questions of faculty in real time, take pre and post tests and learn at their own pace.
Overall, as a destination, Las Vegas offers a better value which allows VIVA to keep tuition costs down.
VIVA continues to grow as is evident by our record attendance in 2012!
Las Vegas offers the best value and best meeting criteria for VIVA of any city in the United States.