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The best city for live events: Las Vegas, NV

The space economy takes flight in the nation’s best city for live events: Las Vegas, NV. Las Vegas boasts one of the most affordable and accessible airports, hotel options for every budget, and a regional reputation for aerospace innovation.
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The space economy takes flight in the one destination where live events are a way of life: Las Vegas, NV.  Join ASCEND at the brand new CAESARS FORUM, featuring over 300,000 square foot of meeting space, over 100,000 square foot of outdoor plazas, with every conceivable amenity under the sun.


Event attendees have recently become the target of wholesaler companies trying to sell rooms for AIAA events. If you receive a phone call offering to make your reservation and take credit card information over the phone or via email, we highly recommend that you do not use their services. You run the risk of arriving at the hotel and not having a reservation, or being unable to modify or cancel your reservation, and possibly compromising your credit card details. AIAA does not contract with any company to serve as our representative, room block representative or housing company. It is recommended that AIAA attendees follow the suggested channels for booking accommodation within the conference block by following the instructions on this page. If you receive solicitations from other companies, please forward them to AIAA.


Flying in to join us? We’re less than a 20-minute drive from McCarran International Airport (LAS).

The aerospace industry is booming in Las Vegas

ASCEND provides you the platform to make valuable connections with world-renowned space organizations that call Las Vegas home.
  • Boeing Capital
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Praxis Aerospace Concepts
  • Raytheon
  • Bigelow Aerospace
  • Lockheed Martin
  • UNLV Aerospace Graduate Program
  • Desert Research Institute
  • AviSight
  • Swift Aero
  • TP Aerospace
  • Spacecraft Components Corporation
  • Nellis Air Force Base
  • Creech Air Force Base
  • Nevada National Security Site
  • Tonopah Test Range
  • Sandia Laboratories
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

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