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Oracle’s OpenWorld Convention Sees Former CEO Ellison Taking Center Stage Once Again

Oracle Corp’s annual conference in San Francisco was held on Tuesday with the main attraction being the company’s former CEO Larry Ellison. Ellison spoke to tens of thousands of technology professionals at the conference, joking about losing his name after … Continue reading

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California Remains A Leader For Conventions Despite Drop In Popularity For L.A.

Los Angeles is one of the most popular cities in the entire world. It is home to numerous professional sports teams and is also the film and television center of the world. With all the things L.A. can claim to … Continue reading

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Top Stories From San Diego Comic-Con 2014

Alright, alright, alright, I know there is a Comic-Con post right beneath this one BUT this one is totally different in the fact that the previous post was written by someone that was not, in fact, me and was about … Continue reading

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City Officials Trying to Ban Marijuana Convention

Well, this story was just too interesting to pass up on. City officials in Los Angeles are asking a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge to issue a temporary restraining order against the organizers of a two-day convention supporting marijuana. … Continue reading

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Activists Petition 2015 NRA Convention After Connecticut Shootings

The horrible events in Newton, Connecticut recently have left our nation mourning and shocked and have put many people up in arms over restrictions and regulations over firearms. No institution is more vocal in favor of the legality of firearms than the … Continue reading

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National Association of Counties Conference Headed to Columbus in 2017

The National Association of Counties (NACO) is bringing its national conference to the Columbus, Ohio in 2017, bringing an estimated 3,000 visitors and $9 million in economic impact to the home of the Buckeyes. The conference will take place from … Continue reading

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Atlantic City Convention Center Manager Caught Up in Lawsuit

The firm that has managed the Boardwalk Hall and Atlantic City Convention Center for almost 20 years recently filed a lawsuit against the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority claiming that the agency used faulty procurement practices. The firm, SMG, … Continue reading

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Tucson Convention Center Fined Heavily for Double-Booking

Things are not looking good for the Tucson Convention Center or the city taxpayers. Recent reports have confirmed that the residents of Tucson have had to pay out hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlements for events that were double-booked … Continue reading

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Central Florida Auto Show Happening Thanksgiving Weekend

Some people like to spend Thanksgiving with their families, others with their friends, and some even like to spend it helping those less fortunate. And then there are some who prefer to spend Thanksgiving at a convention center looking at … Continue reading

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Two New Hotels Planned for Boston Convention Center

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority recently put out a request for proposals to develop two 400 to 500 room hotels near the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Both hotels would be privately financed and mid-priced and would be built directly next to … Continue reading

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