We’re thrilled to be in Las Vegas, Nevada for the 2019 Conference!
The conference will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Las Vegas continues to build upon its reputation as a vibrant showcase for the extraordinary. This is the city that attracts nearly 43 million visitors a year by offering the grandest hotels, the biggest stars in entertainment, the highest caliber of award-winning chefs and master sommeliers, and, of course, the brightest lights.
Getting to Las Vegas
The main airport in Las Vegas is McCarran International Airport (LAS). It is 5 miles from the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, or about a 10-minute car ride.
United Airlines Discount
Book travel online and enter ZEBU963838 in the Offer Code section to receive up to 5% off your flight. Or call United Reservations Meetings Desk at: 800-426-1122 and provide the Z Code ZEBU and Agreement Code 963838.
Book your airport transfer through this Super Shuttle link and use the discount code PRB8J for 10% off shared-ride or ExecuCar Las Vegas airport transfers (advanced reservations only).
Taxis, Uber, and Lyft are available for airport pick-up and drop-off. Please note that most hotels do not provide shuttle service to and from the airport, but please confirm with your hotel.
The main self‐parking structure is located on the west side of the building and can be accessed via Hacienda or Frank Sinatra Way. Our Convention Center parking garage is located on the south end of the building and can be accessed via Las Vegas Boulevard or Russell Road.
Vehicles that are self‐parked at any MGM Resorts parking facility for longer than one hour will be subject to a parking fee. The self‐parking fee is $9.00 for vehicles parked between 1‐2 hours, $12.00 parked between 2‐4 hours and $15.00 for vehicles parked between 4‐24 hours at Mandalay Bay and Delano.
The valet parking fee is $16 for the first 2 hours (no grace period), $18.00 for 2‐4 hours and $24 for between 4‐24 hours. All parking fees repeat every 24 hours. Parking fees may be higher during special events. Self‐parking is complimentary for M life members level Pearl and higher and valet parking is complimentary for M life members level Gold and higher. All complimentary parking is subject to availability. For registered hotel guests, the 24‐hour parking fee (self or valet) includes “in and out” privileges at the guest’s originating MGM resort and includes the same “in and out” parking privileges at any other MGM resort within the same 24‐hour period, subject to availability. Parking fees are subject to change and parking is subject to availability.
Things to Do in Las Vegas
We encourage you to take advantage of all that Las Vegas has to offer. Here are just a few of the things you can do and see when you’re in the city for the 2019 National Charter Schools Conference. Scroll down to see our shortlist of where to eat, explore, and play in Vegas:
Drawing an influx of designers and upscale specialty boutiques, Las Vegas has become one of the premium world-class shopping destinations in the country. Headliners such as Harry Winston, Manolo Blahnik, Juicy Couture, Jimmy Choo, and Dolce and Gabbana now populate the Strip at the Fashion Show, Forum Shops at Caesars, Mandalay Place, Miracle Mile Shops, Grand Canal Shoppes, Via Bellagio and the shops at Wynn Las Vegas.
Fields of Green
Whether you are dancing under the lights of the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas or strolling the shops at Monte Lago Village at Lake Las Vegas, you are never far from a golf course. The forty-plus golf courses in Las Vegas, designed by the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Tom Weiskopf and Robert Trent Jones Jr., have put Vegas on the map for golf connoisseurs. Each course is within a one-hour radius of the city, offering challenging play and beautiful desertscapes, flowing waterfalls, rolling greens and mountain views.
Relax and Recharge
No longer the domain of women, the spa experience has arrived in Las Vegas. Home to 5 Forbes 5-Star Spas, more than any other city in the country, Las Vegas resorts offer the most luxurious and varied spa experiences anywhere, from The Spa at Encore and Spa at Wynn Las Vegas to the scenic Waldorf Astoria Spa; The Spa at Four Seasons and ESPA at Vdara.
While planning an evening of entertainment, look to the growing roster of gourmet restaurants and unparalleled wine and food adventures in Las Vegas. A host of fine dining and lifestyle magazines - including Bon Appetit, Wine Spectator, Gourmet, Robb Report and Esquire - have honored the city for its fantastic fare and hailed individual restaurants for their exquisite cuisine, created by the likes of Hubert Keller, Alain Ducasse, Emeril Lagasse, and Wolfgang Puck. To accompany its growing list of world-class chefs, Las Vegas has attracted more master sommeliers than any other U.S. city. For more information on restaurants in Mandalay Bay, visit the website https://www.mandalaybay.com/en/restaurants.html
There are many reasons why Las Vegas commands the title as "The Entertainment Capital of the World." Some of the world's most exciting and versatile entertainers have performed here including Celine Dion, Gwen Stefani, Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, and so many more. And popular touring Broadway shows stop at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas. Other entertainment options include A-list headliners like Brad Garrett, Ray Romano, and Kevin James who regularly bring their shows to Las Vegas showrooms and arenas; as well as several resident Cirque du Soleil productions, comedy clubs, magicians, classic Las Vegas showgirl revues, and more.
The city famous for having "something for everyone" furthers the proof to its claim when the sun goes down. After dinner, your clients can experience a variety of night spots with personalities as varied as their own. From elaborately themed clubs to the new wave of upscale "ultra lounges" sweeping the Strip, attendees can choose from a wide array of offerings, Tao (The Venetian). Surrender (Wynn Las Vegas) is nightclub by night and dayclub by day, while there are several different venues downtown that brings nightlife and music to the Fremont East Entertainment District, including Commonwealth with a rooftop deck and speakeasy as well as Oak & Ivy, an intimate craft cocktail bar in the Downtown Container Park. With hip surroundings, signature drinks and an "anything goes" attitude, ultra lounges have redesigned Vegas nightlife, providing a new way to party on the Strip.