FlightSimExpo, North America’s largest flight simulation convention, has unveiled its much-anticipated schedule for the 2024 event. As revealed in September, the convention, hosted by the Flight Simulation Association (FSA), will take place from June 21-23, 2024, at the Tropicana Las Vegas. This year’s event promises another enriching experience for flight simulation enthusiasts, including product reveals, seminars, and hands-on exhibits.
Exciting Schedule and Speaker Opportunities
The 2024 schedule begins on Friday, June 21, with a series of seminars and announcements from leading figures in the simulation industry. A welcome reception will follow on Friday evening, offering attendees an opportunity to socialize and network. The following days will feature a 40,000+ square foot exhibit hall, showcasing the latest in flight simulation hardware and software. Notably, the VR Experience Center will make a return, allowing attendees to immerse themselves in various flight simulator setups using virtual reality technology.
FSA is extending an invitation to community members, content creators, and developers to apply to host seminars or panel discussions. These seminars will be shaped by a community survey scheduled for early 2024, ensuring that the content resonates with the attendees’ interests.
Activities and Experiences
FlightSimExpo 2024 also plans to offer unique “Activities” surrounding the event days. These will include air traffic control facility tours, planespotting trips, and other aviation-themed outings. Evan Reiter, the conference organizer, highlighted previous events’ success in offering engaging, group-oriented experiences and promised exciting activities for the Las Vegas event.
Travel and Accommodation Details
Attendees can now book their stay at Tropicana Las Vegas with special rates starting at $75. The average cost for a Thursday to Sunday stay, inclusive of all taxes and fees, is $188 per night. These rates offer significant savings and include additional perks like in-room bottled water and free parking.
FlightSimExpo has also arranged special flight rates with Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and their codeshare partners, offering discounts ranging from 2-10% on numerous domestic and international flights.
Registration and Membership Benefits
Registration for the event opens in December, with an early bird rate of $50 for a 3-day pass, exclusively available to FSA members. FSA membership is free and provides access to resources, learning content, webinars, and discounts on top add-ons and simulation hardware.