Tuesday, July 13

Hot Summer Nights at the Tropicana!

Havana Room | Sky Beach Club

Join AAAE and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport at the Tropicana Havana Room and Sky Beach Club for a taste of Las Vegas immediately following the Gavel Exchange.  You will be transported back to old Las Vegas when the “Rat Pack” ruled the town and discover all the things you love about Vegas in one night. Once the sun has set, head to the Seattle After Party to kick off the celebrations for our 94th Annual AAAE Conference & Exhibition.    Enjoy food and drinks inspired by our host in Seattle.   Dance to a DJ and get your picture taken on Mt. Rainier!  

Transportation provided by First Transit.   Shuttles will pick up on Level 1 of Bayside Convention Lot close to Bayside EF.  Shuttles will continue to/from the Tropicana from 7 PM - 11 PM.  You can also walk or Uber over to the Tropicana if you wish.   It is approximately .7 miles away from Mandalay Bay.  

Schedule of Events*
7:15 – 9:15 PM – Tuesday Evening Event Hosted by Las Vegas McCarran International Airport
9:15 – 10:30 PM – Seattle After Party Hosted by Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

*Times subject to change.

Wednesday, July 14

Airport Tours

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) is home to the first and only Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Innovation Checkpoint. This collaborative effort between TSA’s Innovation Task Force and the airport allows for side-by-side testing and evaluation of emerging security technologies in a live checkpoint environment. LAS is uniquely positioned to provide diverse testing groups of business and leisure travelers, international and domestic passengers, and seasoned and infrequent flyers. Data collected from these demonstrations will help develop requirements for future innovative capabilities that will enhance TSA’s security effectiveness and improve the passenger experience. On this tour you will learn more about technologies that are being evaluated in the Innovation Checkpoint and how they span all aspects of the traveler security screening experience. 

There are three timeslots available to participate:

LAS Tour: 9am – 10am PT
LAS Tour: 11am – 12noon PT
LAS Tour: 1pm – 2pm PT

Check-in and bus loading will begin 30 minutes prior to each tour time (8:30 AM, 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM) and buses will depart at 8:45 AM, 10:45 AM and 12:45 PM from the beach level, one level below Main Lobby/Casino at Mandalay Bay.   Check in at the table at your specific departure time. You can bring your luggage with you if you will be departing for home after the tour.  Otherwise, buses will return to Mandalay Bay after each tour to pick up the next tour.   As this is an airport tour, masks are required.   You must also bring a government-issued photo ID with you on the day of the tour.


Please note, TSA will be provided a list of those attending and cancellations will be accepted until Thursday, July 1. No cancellations will be accepted after that date. The tour is available for registered attendees only; guests are not permitted to participate. Please contact Christine Montgomery for any questions.