ABOUT LAS VEGAS
Situated in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, Las Vegas is a resort city famed for its vibrant nightlife, centred around 24-hour casinos and other entertainment options. The history of Las Vegas is fascinating. From its earliest days as a Native American oasis, to the Wild West, to today’s glittering global tourism mecca, Las Vegas has seen and done it all. Established in 1905, Las Vegas was incorporated as a city in 1911.
Annual Meeting Chair: Gamal Ghoniem
Local Scientific Programme Chair: Howard Goldman
Local Scientific Programme Chair: Vani Dandolu
The city enjoys abundant sunshine year-round; it has an average of about 310 sunny days per year while maintaining a low humidity factor. Winters are short and the season is generally mild, with December being the coolest month.
Las Vegas’ dining options appeal to all tastes, from fine cuisine to casual cooking. Gourmet restaurants and theme cafés touting celebrity chefs add another dimension to Las Vegas’ culinary landscape.
GETTING AROUND VEGAS
The Las Vegas Monorail runs along the east side of the Las Vegas Strip linking seven stations over four miles to eight resorts and the Las Vegas Convention Centre. As for the bus, there is the Citizens Area Transit (CAT) which is the Las Vegas public transit system.
Taxi and limousine services abound, while tour companies offer sightseeing trips to the surrounding areas such as the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire and Red Rock Canyon.
EASILY ACCESSIBLE & CONVENIENTLY LOCATED
The meeting venue for ICS 2020 is the Rio Convention Centre, located close to the Las Vegas strip.
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport has 2 passenger terminals and between them they are home to all foreign flag carriers and many domestic carriers.
The airport is a short drive (just two miles) from the Las Vegas Strip, 3.5 miles from the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) and 5 miles from Downtown Las Vegas.
There are several transportation options from the airport: Rental Cars, Taxicabs, Limos, Buses and the Monorail.