Delegate Compensation and Check-in Information

Delegates will be paid for the four (4) convention days plus two (2) travel days (one day travel to the convention and one day travel from the convention) at the per diem rate established for Las Vegas by the Internal Revenue Service. That rate is $170.00 for Fiscal Year (“FY”) 2018, which expires on September 30, 2018; information concerning the FY 2019 per diem will be provided as soon as it becomes available. All delegates also will be paid $600 toward their travel to and from the convention. The check for travel and an advance per diem will be available to you when you register, and arrangements will be made to enable you to cash your check at the hotel.

The best arrival day for the convention is Sunday, September 30, and you should try to arrive as early in the afternoon as possible. Hotel check-in begins at 4:00 p.m. and check out is 11:00 a.m. If airline schedules do not permit an early enough arrival on Sunday you should consider a Saturday arrival, so that you can register in time to participate in the BLET-sponsored events on Sunday evening. Bear in mind, however, that the BLET room block at the hotel is significantly smaller on Saturday evening, and first-come, first-served is the rule.

Once you check into the hotel and drop off your luggage, you should proceed to the Conference Center, where registration will be held in Miranda Rooms 1–4. At registration you will receive your BLET Delegate Kit. You also will receive your seat assignment at that time. Again, delegate registration will be held on Sunday, September 30, from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., and on Monday, October 1, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon for late arrivals.