General Information

What is the date for the West Coast Event & Balloon Arts Convention ?
August 6-9, 2015

What is the location of WCE&BAC?
Watch out Las Vegas, here we come!  West Coast Event and Balloon Arts Convention will be held at the M Resort, Spa and Casino. 12300 S Las Vegas Blvd, Henderson

Why should I attend WCE&BAC??
As professional balloon businesses we can always use the time to get re-energized, network, get inspired and find out what the newest designs and latest trends are in the event and balloon industry.

Am I responsible for room/tax/incidentals for the convention?
Yes, individual delegates are responsible for room/tax/incidentals. Once you have signed up as a WCE&BAC delegate you can make hotel reservations directly through West Coast Event Productions for your discounted group rate hotel room stay. A credit card is required to hold your room reservations and West Coast Event Productions will charge the card for your first room night/tax to hold your room reservation. The remaining balance (room nights) will be due and payable through the M reservation desk for the remaining balance on room nights/tax/incidentals at check out.  In order to receive discounted group room rate, reservations must be made through West Coast Productions at (949) 293-3833 or 1(877) 4WCEBACOnce Group room block is full we cannot guarantee discounted room rate. Space is very limited so make your reservations SOON! Room Rates at the M Resort: $90+tax per night (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday) $150+tax per night (Friday and Saturday) NO RESORT FEES and FREE Wi-fi, free US Today Newspaper , Free shuttle to McCarron Airport and Las Vegas Strip - WOW  for Registration Form

What is it like at that time of year in Las Vegas?
Inside the hotel is comfortable and outside bright and sunny. Click here for the current weather.

How should I dress for the convention?
Wear comfortable shoes. Business casual wear in classrooms or work clothes when volunteering.

My family is coming too. How can they take advantage of the attractions in the area while I’m in class?
So much to see and do.  We'll keep you posted.

Are there places to eat?
Oh Yes.  There sure are!!  There are plenty of opportunities to grab a bite to eat inside the hotel. Click here whats cook'n at the M.

What time can I check in and check out? ?
Check in is 3:00p and Check-out is 11:00a.

Transportation?
Airports, Driving & Parking information are found on the Travel page of our website, however a quick click here will get you the needed info too.
Can I volunteer?
Yes, this is one of the best ways to see what goes on behind the scene of setting up for a convention and gain first hand experience. If you are a full paid delegate we encourage you to jump in and volunteer with the decor for the lobby and galas. More information to come regarding times. amanda@wceventproductions.com or Francie (714) 842-8812 |  francie@wcebac.com
  Am I responsible for room/tax/incidentals for the convention?
Yes, individual delegates are responsible for room/tax/incidentals.  Once you have signed up as a WCE&BAC delegate you can make hotel reservations directly through West Coast Event Productions for your discounted group rate hotel room stay.  A credit card is required to hold your room reservations and West Coast Event Productions will charge the card for your first room night/tax to hold your room reservation.  The remaining balance (room nights) will be due and payable through the M reservation desk for the remaining balance on room nights/tax/incidentals at check out.  In order to receive discounted group room rate, reservations must be made through West Coast Productions at (949) 293-3833 or 1(877) 4WCEBAC.  Once Group room block is full we cannot guarantee discounted room rate. Space is very limited so make your reservations SOON! Room Rates at the M Resort: $90+tax per night (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday)     $150+tax per night (Friday and Saturday) NO RESORT FEES and FREE Wi-fi, free US Today Newspaper , Free shuttle to McCarron Airport and Las Vegas Strip - WOW !

Hotel

Sleep rooms?
Each sleep room has two queen size beds. For triple/quad occupancy an additional $30 per person for 3rd and 4th person per night will be charged due per hotel contract. Maximum of 4 people per room. Reservations must be made through West Coast Event Productions (949) 293-3833 or (877) 4WCEBAC. You must sign up first as a WCE&BAC DELEGATE before requesting discounted room rate reservations. You can make room reservations for three days prior and three days post convention dates at the same discounted room rate. Room Rates at the M Resort: $90+tax per night (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday) $150+tax per night (Friday and Saturday) NO RESORT FEES and FREE Wi-fi, free US Today Newspaper , Free shuttle to McCarron Airport and Las Vegas Strip - WOW !
Can I have a private room?
Yes.
Early Departure Fee
In the event a guest who has requested a room within your block checks out prior to the guest's reserved checkout date, the hotel will add an early checkout fee to that guest's individual account. Guests wishing to avoid an early checkout fee should advise The M Resort, Spa & Casino, at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay.
How do I get to the hotel from the airport?
Please note the M Resort, Spa and Casino offer complimentary shuttle service to the host hotel. Click here to see the airport shuttle schedule. If you are driving in, self-parking is FREE. No discounted rates for valet parking.
What is the cost of the sleep rooms?
Room Rates at the M Resort: $90+tax per night (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday) $150+tax per night (Friday and Saturday) NO RESORT FEES and FREE Wi-fi, free US Today Newspaper , Free shuttle to McCarron Airport and Las Vegas Strip - WOW !
Is smoking allowed?
This is a non-smoking hotel except for designated areas.

Galas

What do I wear to the dinners?
We’ll let you know soon. 

Classes

Do I need to pre-register for the class I want?
No, not as a full delegate.  If you are attending for the one day educational class pass or the one class pass you will need to pre-register for the day/class respectively
What if the class is not what I thought, can I move to another classroom?
Yes, only if you are a full delegate and have access to all three days of classes. We understand that this might happen and we ask that you quietly exit the room so not to disturb the instructor and other students.  Space availability in another classroom is not guaranteed.  If you have an educational pass you must request a separate pass for an alternate class within the first 15minutes of the class for which you have already registered.
Can you take pictures?
Please ask the instructor first if you can take still photos. Videos are not permitted in the classrooms.

What should I bring to the convention?
 Business cards, Scissors, Camera, Portfolio

How will I know if the class is right for me?
Class descriptions will identify whether a class is a Beginner, Intermediate or Advance.  Beginners (newbee-18 months), Intermediate (18 mos-3 years) Advance (3 years +), L-Lecture, H-Hands-on. Two part classes may be offered. You will are required to complete the first class in order to take the second class.

How do I get into the Classes?
All WCE&BAC delegates must wear their registration badge at all times.

Competition

I’m thinking about the competition. What should I know?
Fabulous! Participating in competitions opens doors for you. It is an exhilarating time.  We have new categories for 2015. Have a question, call Francie (714) 842-8812 or francie@wcebac.com.    •Pioneer graciously has offered to supply balloon products for some of the competition categories, not all.  Please contact Rebecca Gaines at Pioneer ( rebecca.gaines@pioneerballoon.com ) to find out how to order.  Please note, WCEP will not be held responsible for any and all balloons ordered, balloons missing or products arriving on time.  Arrangement for receipt of balloons will be between you, the competitor and Pioneer.  Contact Rebecca Gaines, rebecca.gaines@pioneerballoon.com
  What should I do first?
 The different divisions fill up quickly. Go to www.wcebac.com Information is up on the website.  Just click on the Competition tab.  Go to General Rules.  Download the Competition Registration Form and send it in immediately to francie@wcebac.com to secure your official place to compete.  Everything is on a first come base and when that category is full, you may be put on a waiting list.
  What else should I do?
Have fun with competing.  Make sure you read everything very carefully.    Still have a question, ask Francie  francie@wcebac.com 

Children

Can my kids come?
Children under the age of 14 will not be allowed in any of the classes or workshops unless registered as a delegate.  Children age 9 years and older are allowed at the dinner gala events ONLY with a ticket purchased in advanced or at WCE&BAC registration desk.

Registration

When will registration be available for WCE&BAC 2015?
Registration for WCE&BAC open is NOW OPEN
Can I take a la carte classes only?
Yes, the class schedule will be coming out soon and you can take individual classes, a full day of classes or 3 day educational pass.  Please see registration form for pricing.

Hotel

Sleep rooms?
Each sleep room has two queen size beds.  For triple/quad occupancy an additional j$30 per person for 3rd and 4th person per night will be charged due per hotel contract. Maximum of 4 people per room.
Reservations must be made through West Coast Event Productions (949) 293-3833 or (877) 4WCEBAC.  You must sign up first as a WCE&BAC DELEGATE before requesting discounted room rate reservations.  You can make room reservations for three days prior and three days post convention dates at the same discounted room rate.
Room Rates at the M Resort:
$90+tax per night (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday)                            $150+tax per night (Friday and Saturday) NO RESORT FEES and FREE Wi-fi, free US Today Newspaper , Free shuttle to McCarron Airport and Las Vegas Strip - WOW !
Can I have a private room?
Yes.
Early Departure Fee
In the event a guest who has requested a room within your block checks out prior to the guest's reserved checkout date, the hotel will add an early checkout fee  to that guest's individual account.  Guests wishing to avoid an early checkout fee should advise The M Resort, Spa & Casino, at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay.
How do I get to the hotel from the airport?
Please note the M Resort, Spa and Casino offer complimentary shuttle service to the host hotel. Click here to see the airport shuttle schedule.
If you are driving in, self-parking is FREE.  No discounted rates for valet parking.
What is the cost of the sleep rooms?
Room Rates at the M Resort: $90+tax per night (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday) $150+tax per night (Friday and Saturday) NO RESORT FEES and FREE Wi-fi, free US Today Newspaper , Free shuttle to McCarron Airport and Las Vegas Strip - WOW !
Is smoking allowed?
This is a non-smoking hotel except for designated areas.

CBA Testing

I want to become a CBA. I'm ready to take my test. What should I know and do next?
CBA testing will take place on August 6, 2015.  Email Katie Le from Pioneer directly at katie.le@pioneerballoon.com by July 1, 2015 or contact Pioneer  at 1-800-999-5644 or 316-688- 8604 or 1-800-999-5644.