Old  October 27th, 2015, 8:40pm     #1
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The 2016 National Sweepstakes Convention will be held in Las Vegas, NV July 28-31, 2016. All information can be found on the Stories from Vegas website!

Who runs the convention and decides where it will be?

There has to be a sweep club (or dedicated individuals) willing to come to a convention and put a bid in for it- "state their case" so to speak as to why their community should host the convention - if there is a club willing to do the work and can come to a convention, attend a Past/Present/Future Convention Hosts meeting and put together the bid for it - that is then taken to the large group attending that convention and it is voted on. There is a lot of support from past convention hosts that will assist with details and items leading up to and throughout the weekend. There is no National Convention Sweepstakes Committee & the convention is NOT held/hosted by OLS - sweepers rely on the clubs or individuals to step up and host. Pulling off a convention for 600+ sweepers is no easy task - so you have to have a strong club and/or strong leadership to make it happen. As you can see from the list below there have been conventions all over - any location is welcome to bid

Great information about the process can be found here!

Past/Present/Future Convention Hosts:

1990 - Lansing, MI
1991 - Clemson, SC
1992 - Arlington, TX
1993 - Annapolis, MD
1994 - Indianapolis, IN
1995 - San Diego, CA
1996 - Nashville, TN
1997 - Naperville, IL
1998 - New Orleans, LA
1999 - Arlington, TX
2000 - Bahama Cruise Convention
2001 - Orlando, FL
2002 - Louisville, KY
2003 - Baltimore, MD
2004 - San Diego, CA
2005 - Moline, IL
2006 - Scottsdale, AZ
2007 - Dearborn, MI
2008 - San Antonio, TX
2009 - Manchester, NH
2010 - Bloomington, MN
2011 - Ft Wayne, IN
2012 - Atlanta, GA
2013 - Salt Lake City, UT
2014 - Orlando, FL
2015 - Boston, MA
2016 - Las Vegas, NV
2017 - Bahamas Cruise
2018 - Charlotte, NC

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  Old  November 15th, 2015, 9:13pm     #2
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I have a question. Do you have any information on the 2017 Bahamas cruise sweepstakes convention? I am not sure if I will be able to go in 2016 but would love more information on the plans for 2017. What time of year would be very helpful. What cruise line? Just general information if there is any.

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  Old  November 15th, 2015, 9:55pm     #3
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I have a question. Do you have any information on the 2017 Bahamas cruise sweepstakes convention? I am not sure if I will be able to go in 2016 but would love more information on the plans for 2017. What time of year would be very helpful. What cruise line? Just general information if there is any.

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That information is yet to be determined. Once that information has been shared from the convention hosts, we will definitely get that passed on to our members!
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  Old  January 9th, 2016, 8:57pm     #4
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Wink 2017 National Convention Cruise
I know they mentioned the cruise for 2017 would be in the fall. That is what I heard at the Boston Convention.
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  Old  January 10th, 2016, 2:59pm     #5
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Oh no no no... Spring would be better. Fall is hurricane season. Just my opinion !

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  Old  January 10th, 2016, 3:07pm     #6
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Oh no no no... Spring would be better. Fall is hurricane season. Just my opinion !
The convention planners will book when they can find the best deal for everyone
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  Old  January 10th, 2016, 3:44pm     #7
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The convention planners will book when they can find the best deal for everyone
Yep. They do look for deals on the off season. Just like the 2016 convention locale. Where would I love to be the last week in July? Vegas, of course
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  Old  January 10th, 2016, 4:08pm     #8
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Yep. They do look for deals on the off season. Just like the 2016 convention locale. Where would I love to be the last week in July? Vegas, of course
Right? We are gonna melt!!
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  Old  January 10th, 2016, 9:17pm     #9
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Right? We are gonna melt!!
Just plan on drinking lots of water KB. It's a dry heat lol............................

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  Old  January 10th, 2016, 10:38pm     #10
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Just plan on drinking lots of water KB. It's a dry heat lol............................
never a problem I'm hoping Julie & I can meet up with you & Jim at some point! Been thinking of you guys!
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  Old  January 11th, 2016, 9:29pm     #11
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Right? We are gonna melt!!
I'm going to melt because once I hit the casino tables, I'm going to be ON FI-Yah!
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  Old  January 11th, 2016, 10:32pm     #12
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