WSC 2017 Report - Winter Simulation Conference

Report
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2017 WINTER SIMULATION CONFERENCE
Ernie Page (GC)
Gabriel Wainer (PC)
June 2014 Update
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WSC 17 Summary
 Date: December 3-6
 Location: Las Vegas, NV
 Hotel: Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa
 Obvious Theme: WSC Turns 50
 Less obvious alternatives….
– WSC Qualifies for AARP
– WSC Vegas – Where all the random numbers favor the
house
– WSC Vegas – Because we can’t afford to go to Monte Carlo
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Red Rock Resort
Pros:
Cons:
 Modern décor; well appointed guest rooms
 Bright/open meeting space easily accessible
 We will not have run of the hotel (815 guest rooms)
 Some WSC attendees may find this place “edgy”
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without going through casino
Close to Red Rock Canyon
“Walking distance” options
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Contract
Date
Guestroom
Signature
Suite
Luxury
Suite
Presidential
Suite
Penthouse
Suite
Total
Fri Dec 1
10
10
3
0
0
23
Sat Dec 2
170
10
3
1
1
185
Sun Dec 3
335
10
3
1
1
350
Mon Dec 4
345
10
3
1
1
360
Tue Dec 5
330
10
3
1
1
345
Wed Dec 6
75
10
3
1
1
90
Thur Dec 7
2
3
3
1
1
10
1267
63
21
6
6
1363
TOTAL
Single/Double: $145.00*
* Includes $25 resort fee (covers internet service, fitness center, shuttles, parking/valet)
$35 for each guest over double occupancy.
F&B minimum: $75K
Concessions (given 80% pick-up):
2 complimentary Suites (Presidential/Penthouse); 13 upgrades (Signature/Luxury) at group rate
1 comp night for every 50 rooms booked by WSC
VIP Lanes $1800 (GC reception)
Two complimentary pool cabanas
20% internet discount for meeting rooms ($2K for 300 people in one area)
Deposit: $3K
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Meeting Space Overview
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Program
 Jan 2013 – email to WSC “old timers” soliciting WSC
memorabilia
– Request help from WSC Board to recruit photographs and
memories
 “History of Simulation” Track
– Bob Sargent to organize, and provide keynote
 The Simulation Curmudgeon Revisited
– Barry Nelson
 TBD (Dec 2014 mtg)
– Keynote Speaker candidates
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Business Chair Recommendation
 John Tufarolo
(President, Pragmeering Corp)
– ACM SIGSIM
 Social Media Dir: 2013-present
 Chair: 2003-2005
 Vice: 2001-2003
 Treasurer: 1999-2001
 Info Dir: 1997-1999
– WSC
 Exhibits Chair: 2015
 Sponsorship Chair: 2014
 Military Track Coordinator: 2012
 Session Chair: twice
 Author: 3 papers
 Attendance: since 1996
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