Flight Sim Expo 2024 : Early Details!
Begin planning early for next year's community driven flight simulation expo The time is here. Once again, as we travel for holidays and round out the year 2023, planning and booking for Flight Sim Expo 2024 is already underway. In fact, we recently secured our hotel reservations for the event, and it is not even 2024 yet! Now that is good planning. For those that do not know, FlightSimExpo is one of the world’s largest dedicated flight simulation conferences and tradeshows. The event has welcomed more than 5,000 attendees to events in Las Vegas, Orlando, San Diego, and Houston since 2018. FlightSimExpo is produced by Flight Simulation Association, a community-driven organization of developers, simmers, and real-world pilots working to make it easier to get started in home flight simulation. Join the community today—free—at flightsimassociation.com for resources, learning content, webinars, and discounts on top add-ons and simulation hardware. 2024 Schedule & Call for Speakers The 2024 event kicks off on Friday, June 21, 2024, with an expanded series of seminars and announcements from some of simulation’s biggest developers. On Friday night, registered attendees are invited to join a welcome reception and social event featuring light fare and a free drink. On Saturday and Sunday, attendees get access to a 40,000+ square foot exhibit hall for hands-on exhibits of flight simulation hardware and software. This year’s show will feature the return of the VR Experience Center, where participants can try a variety of virtual reality devices in various popular flight simulator configurations. Speaker stages will feature how-to seminars and educational discussions throughout the weekend. Organizers are now inviting community members, content creators, and developers to apply to host a seminar or panel discussion at this year’s show. Prospective speakers can apply at flightsimexpo.com/speak . Seminars at FlightSimExpo will be informed by a community survey in early 2024. Activities On the Thursday, Friday, and Monday surrounding FlightSimExpo, attendees will have access to Activities: add-on experiences like air traffic control facility tours, planespotting trips, and more. “At our Houston event, attendees enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of IAH airport, a night out at Topgolf, visits to air traffic control facilities, a group trip to Space Center Houston, and plenty of other aviation-themed outings,” says conference organizer Evan Reiter. “We’re working on even more fun, group-oriented experiences in Las Vegas now, and look forward to revealing those details in the spring of 2024.” Travel Details FlightSimExpo has negotiated significantly discounted hotel rooms for attendees who wish to stay on-property at Tropicana Las Vegas. The FlightSimExpo room rates in 2024 are $75 for Thursday and Sunday nights, and $155 for Friday and Saturday, plus taxes and resort fee. The all-in price for a 3-night Thursday to Sunday stay averages $188/night. Bookings made at these special FlightSimExpo rates also include in-room bottled water, wireless internet for up to 5 devices, and free parking in designated areas. To book, visit flightsimexpo.com/travel . “Room rates are subject to availability, so please book early,” says Phil Coyle, co-founder of FSA. “The discounted rates offer more than $200 in nightly savings from public hotel rates – and once they’re gone, they’re gone!” In addition, FlightSimExpo has negotiated special rates on flights from Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and codeshare partners. Using a link or booking code from the FlightSimExpo website, savings of 2-10% are available on hundreds of domestic and international flights. Event Registration Opens in December Attendee registration for FlightSimExpo opens this December. A 3-day event registration will again be just $50, available for a limited time and exclusively to Flight Simulation Association members. Anyone can become a member—free—at flightsimassociation.com/membership .