VSDA Show Registration Open3 Apr, 2002 By: Brendan Howard
There's not one, but three ways to attend the Video Software Dealers Association show this year: "All Access," "Business Plus" and "Exhibits and Conferences." It's up to attendees to decide how much they want to pay – and what they want to do – at the Home Entertainment 2002 presented by Home Entertainment Events (HEE), a joint venture between the Video Software Dealers Association and Advanstar Communications Inc. (parent company of Video Store Magazine). The show is slated for July 16-18, 2002, at the Rio Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
All three options deliver the educational program and access to the exhibitor suites and exhibit floor. In addition to the exhibitor suites and an exhibit floor, this year's show has a comprehensive conference program as well as evening events. The educational program is comprised of 17 seminars throughout the show's three days, ranging from sessions devoted to the latest in DVD to finding independent product to human resource management issues.
The event will kick off July 16 with a keynote address and celebrity awards. July 17 will start off with a "New Technology Super Session" offering All Access attendees a peek at the latest technological advances in home entertainment. Business Plus registrants will be admitted on a first come, first serve basis.
An evening event is planned for each night of the show. Tuesday's Opening Night Pool Party will be open to All Access and Business Plus registrants only. July 17's evening event at the Rio and the closing night Awards Show Cocktail Party and special Penn & Teller performance are restricted to All Access attendees only. All Access attendees also get one complimentary breakfast and lunch.
Due to seating capacity at some events, All Access badges will be limited to the first 1,500 who register at this level.
Attendees may register online by visiting www.homeentertainment2002.com or by calling 888/778-8892.
Home Entertainment 2002 will feature more than 150 exhibitors and meeting room suites, according to the VSDA.