Outside of major holidays, Las Vegas is home to many conventions, both large and small. When the bigger conventions like the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) are in town, hotel room availability drops and prices are more expensive†than usual. Thatís the old law of supply and demand. Have no fear! The neurotic planner is here with details on some of the notable conventions of 2015 (i.e., times to avoid).
January 6-9: Consumer Electronics Show will bring 155,000 attendees to the Las Vegas Convention Center. This is the biggest convention of the year and just about every hotel will be close to capacity. If you're in town for the show, you might want to look at hotel rooms in Downtown Vegas.
Jan 20-23: Shooting, Hunting & Outdoor Trade Show (a.k.a., the SHOT Show) will host 61,000 attendees at the Sands Convention Center.
January 21-24: The Adult Entertainment Expo/AVN Adult Expo 2015 (a.k.a. the porn convention) will tease 25,000 attendees at Hard Rock.
Feb 15-19: The Western Veterinary Conference will host 14,000 attendees at Mandalay Bay Events†Center. Large (but not huge) conferences like this one often have many attendees staying at the host hotel.
April 28-May 3: The Western Psychological Association will see around 1,600 attendees at Red Rock Resort. Not all conferences are in your typical conference centers on or near the Vegas Strip. Like the Western Veterinary Conference at Mandalay Bay, this conference may book almost all of the hotel rooms available at Red Rock Resort. You'd want to plan accordingly.
You can bookmark this list of conventions in Las Vegas†for your Vegas planning needs. If you want to compare conference size to how many rooms a hotel has, you can reference this list from Vegas Today And Tomorrow. Itís a bit old so it may not be entirely accurate, but it will give you a good approximation of what will be available and why prices may be higher than usual.
Now, who's ready for 2015!?