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Sands Expo Center Las Vegas 

IFT17 will be held at the gorgeous Sands Expo with the exquisite Venetian Las Vegas as our headquarter hotel. Discounted hotel rooms have been secured at The Venetian, The LINQ and Harrah’s hotels for our IFT guests.


Work and Play at IFT17.

The Sands Expo Center offers an array of business amenities and services, steps away from incredible dining, entertainment, and shopping.

Take advantage of our exclusive, discounted hotel rates at IFT17’s fabulous Venetian, LINQ and Harrah’s hotels.

IFT welcomes annual event attendees from across the globe. Let us help you make your stay an enjoyable and comfortable one.

About Las Vegas

Las Vegas, in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, is a resort city famed for its vibrant nightlife, centered around 24-hour casinos and other entertainment options. Its main street and focal point is the Strip, just over 4 miles long. This boulevard is home to many themed hotels with elaborate displays such as fountains synchronized to music as well as replicas of an Egyptian pyramid, the Venetian Grand Canal, and the Eiffel Tower. There is never a loss for things to do!


More About Las Vegas

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  • Things to Do in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas is the city where you can do anything.  

    • Theaters and Shows – Are you a big theatre and show buff?  Check out the current lineup in the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” 
    • Clubs and Lounges – If you’d prefer to see and be seen in the many clubs and lounges they have both on and off the strip. Check out the latest and greatest info here.
    • Great Restaurants – Are you a foodie and looking to try the newest trends?  Las Vegas has a large collection of restaurants including numerous owned by celebrity chefs. Options for where to eat and drink when at IFT17 can be found here or here
    • Off the Strip – Looking to get away from the lights and bustle of the city?  There are numerous things to do within driving distance of the Las Vegas strip such as the Hoover Dam, Lake Las Vegas, or a bike tour through the mountains overlooking the city.  Check out these and a few more options here.
  • Family Friendly Activities

    Family Friendly Activities
    Are you traveling to IFT17 with your family?  We’ve selected preferred hotels—the Venetian/Palazzo, the LINQ and Harrah’s—not only for their great amenities but because they provide many fun family friendly activities including child friendly pools, shops, fun restaurants and more.

    We have also identified a great online resource for additional Las Vegas family friendly activities our attendee’s families can enjoy.

    Family Lounge
    Please note that IFT will not be offering a family lounge this year. After thorough and thoughtful review of the last two annual event’s family lounge usage, we found that the majority of family lounge visitors were not registered family members. Because of the low attendee usage, the decision was made to discontinue this service.

  • Attire and Weather

    Attire at IFT17 is business casual. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort ranges may vary, a light sweater or jacket is recommended. Also, you may wish to wear comfortable shoes, as walking distances within the Venetian and Sands complex can be long.

    In June, Las Vegas has average highs of 100°F (38°C) and average lows of 69°F (21°C). Prior to traveling to Las Vegas for the meeting, you may wish to check the Las Vegas 10-day weather forecast.

  • Health & Safety

    You are in a desert, and your body will need fluids, especially in the summer months. Carry a bottle of water, and be sure to bring sunscreen.

    The high-concentration areas of Las Vegas are among the safest places for visitors in the world. Security is tight, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't take the same precautions that you would at home. Be aware of your surroundings and stay away from threatening situations. If gaming, keep an eye on your purse, change bucket or chips. If there is an incident, police and security personnel are generally highly visible.

  • Smoking Etiquette

    Generally speaking, smoking is permitted on the casino floor at most resorts, in some guest rooms and in bars that don't serve food. It is not permitted in public areas such as restaurants, hotel lobbies, the Las Vegas Convention Center concourse areas, or McCarran International Airport.

  • Understanding the Legalities

    A majority of venues in Las Vegas serve as bars and/or casinos. You will likely be asked for a government issued ID in most of these places. We suggest having a government issued ID on you at all times. The drinking and gambling age in Las Vegas is 21.

  • Hotel and Venue Map

    View our friendly hotel and venue online map to view preferred hotel and Sands Expo & Convention Center locations and directions.

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If you’re serious about advancing your career, business, research, or the science of food and technology, then you can’t afford to miss IFT17.