TravCon Week

This page is a central point for travelers & sponsors/exhibitors to list events on TravCon week that they are organizing. If you would like your event listed, please include the following information (if available) and email to: TravCon Events. TravCon is not responsible for unofficial events listed here, they're listed as a courtesy & updated as details are sent to us.

Please contact the organizer of the event for questions.

  • Name of Event & who is organizing it
  • Location, Time & Duration
  • Description of event (ie dancing, golfing, meet & greet, networking, spa)
  • Hosted bar, food etc or self service
  • Who can attend and if an RSVP is required/requested
  • Link, website, email contact

Events are organized around specialties. All professions are welcome at these events - not just nurses! As long as you are a healthcare traveler (or spouse/traveling companion of one), you are welcome to join. Some events are RSVP, have some requirements, or may be full - please check details.

Thursday, Sept 6th

DIY Wine Tasting - 2nd Annual

6:30-7pm Fine Techniques of Wine Tasting (this optional presentation is $20)
7pm-10pm (this is the main event and is free when you bring a bottle of wine)
Event hosted by traveler Katy Blythe (Gypsy Soul) & TotalMed.
Location - Jockey Club (on the strip)
Facebook Event Page

For all the early bird arrivals in Vegas!! BRING YOUR FAVORITE BOTTLE OF WINE and come hang out with other nurses. GYPSY SOUL is Hosting this event and TOTALMED is sponsoring the room rental and wine glasses. This will be a night to learn about wine and taste different kinds, all for the price of bringing your own bottle. FEEL FREE TO BRING CHEESE OR SNACKS. This event will be held at the Jockey Club on the strip. Walking distance from Ballys. We did this last year and had a great turn out and got to try lots of different wines.  For more information go to the FB event here.

 

Freemont Street & Zipline

Friday, Sept 7th

Breakfast with Atlas

La Salsa Cantina
Miracle Mile Shops (same place as last year)
Friday, 8am
Hosted by Atlas MedStaff

You need a ticket, but we'll have plenty. Find someone from Atlas Medstaff for a ticket.

Spa Day @ Imperial Spa

Imperial Spa
1070 E Sahara Ave, Las Vegas
Friday 11am - ?
Organized by: Shellie Cook

This is an annual event organized by travelers and it's a great way to pamper yourself. Groupon specials can be found here for $19! The spa may honor the coupon rate for the group but no guarantees. Of note: Be advised...if you have wider hips, please bring your own "spa appropriate" attire for the coed area ...Asian sizing isn't for everyone just bring your own shorts and shirt...cotton preferably.

 

Atlas Pool Party

Bally's Hotel Pool
Lower level of Bally's (below casino, on shopping level)
10 or 11am - ??
Hosted by Atlas Medstaff

Pool Party! Join us for some sun and pool time before the day gets started!

NICU Meet & Greet

Location: TBD
2pm
Host: Tricia Novak
Self pay

Come and join up with other NICU travelers. Organized by a fellow long-time NICU traveler.

Atlas Happy Hour

Le Central Bar
Paris Hotel
Friday 5-7 pm
Hosted by Atlas Medstaff

Paris is connected to Bally's and Le Central Bar was the place to be last year. This year will only be bigger. Join us for a beer before the evening activities start!

Gilleys Night - 5th Annual

Gilley's Las Vegas
3300 S Las Vegas Blvd
8pm - ??
Hosted by traveler Katy Blythe from Gypsy Soul Travel Nurses & Medical Staffing Solutions LLC
The Gypsy Soul Travel Nurses
Facebook Event Page

All travelers are welcome to join us at Gilley's for some dancing and lots of fun! Country Bar with a dance floor, bar and lounge area.
No-host bar for this event.

Beer Brunch

Starts at Bally's Hotel, then visits several breweries
Friday, 1pm
Hosted by Thomas Piper II - Fellow traveler ScrubSquad1978
Event is self-paid
Facebook Event Page

Starting at Sin City Brewery’s newest location at the Grand Bazaar Shops ay Bally’s an their 5 custom brews, followed by a short walk (1 min) to Ellis Island Brewery and Casino, which was ranked as the #1 brewery for 2015 and 2016.

Following those 2, we will catch UBERs over to Fremont St to Banger Brewery, where I’m kind of excited to try the El Hefe, an American Hefe infused with fresh roasted jalapeño, Serrano, habanero, and green and red bell peppers.

Then we will make the short trek (3min) to the Chicago Brewing Company and their award winning brews.

If there is extra time (we should be done by 6pm), we can stop over at Atomic Liquors to enjoy the crafts on tap from all over the country. This is more like a brew house than a brewery. They have beer from Maryland to California, and even a few imported ones.

After that enjoy Fremont St or head over to Gilleys for the 2nd annual Gilleys Night!
NOTE: this event is self paid.

Saturday, Sept 8th

Breakfast with Atlas

La Salsa Cantina
Miracle Mile Shops (same place as last year)
Saturday, 8am
Hosted by Atlas MedStaff

You need a ticket, but we'll have plenty. Find someone from Atlas Medstaff for a ticket.

Scrambles Golf Tournament
Angel Park Golf Club 100 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas 9am - 4pm Organized by Kay Slane (Highway Hypodermics) & Tricia (Traveler & Volunteer Co-ordinator) Meet at 8am at Bally's side entrance (towards the Cromwell) where Angel Park's shuttle will pick you up. This is a yearly event hosted at Angel Park Golf Course in Las Vegas (Summerlin). Individuals can sign up and we will divide the teams evenly. Companies are also welcome to participate! We MUST have a full count by September 1st. I guarantee you, you will have FUN!!! (this is open to anyone who is attending the Travelers Conference). **Must be a conference attendee to participate** Transportation will be arranged from the hotel to the course where you can rent clubs if needed. You don't need to be a scratch golfer! Just out for fun.
Travelers Hike

Destination: Mary Jane Falls Trail 2.5 miles
Leaving from Bally’s at 9am - 3pm
Transportation Provided - Space Limited
Led By: Julia Kuhn from www.thetravelingtraveler.com
Cost: Donation welcomed for the van rental

Mary Jane Falls Trail in the beautiful Mt. Charleston Wilderness is a 2.5 mile return moderate intensity trail with a 984 ft elevation. Located about a 1 hour drive from the hotel, it feels like you are stepping out of Vegas. After the hike, we will stop for lunch and drinks, so be prepared for a full day of activity and not returning before 3pm. This hike is moderate intensity and requires prior hiking experience or cardio endurance. Space is limited, please RSVP to Julia to reserve your spot.

Atlas Pool Party

Bally's Hotel Pool
Lower level of Bally's (below casino, on shopping level)
10 or 11am - ??
Hosted by Atlas Medstaff

Pool Party! Join us for some sun and pool time before the day gets started!

ER & ICU Pool Party Meet & Greet

Pool Party for all ER & ICU peeps!
Bally's Hotel Pool (look for the wild ones)
Noon - 5pm
Organizer: Jenna Marie Helm (ER traveler)
Organizer: Jess Yanko (ICU Traveler)

Calling all ER & ICU Peeps! Come hang out at the pool at Bally's Hotel Saturday afternoon for some fun in the sun. Organized by your fellow travelers. Jenna is organizing for the ER peeps and Jess for the ICU peeps!

 

 

Happy Hour

Le Central Bar
Paris Hotel
Friday 5-7 pm
Hosted by Atlas Medstaff

Paris is connected to Bally's and Le Central Bar was the place to be last year. This year will only be bigger. Join us for a beer before the evening activities start!

Vegas Party Bus

Cruising the streets of Vegas!
Saturday at 10pm
Host: Karen Gambone

OR Meet & Greet

12:00pm
All Things OR Meet & Greet
Host: Becky Ford (see Fb)
Self Pay

Organized by your fellow traveler!

Newbie Meet & Greet

4pm at Giordanos Pizza
Hosts: Tricia Novak & Tim Bruce (Find on Fb
RSVP required to either Host
Must be a TravCon attendee

Newbies meet & greet on Saturday at 4pm at Giordanos Pizza. Sponsored by TotalMed. RSVP is required and Travcon participation will be verified.

Sunday, Sept 9th

Breakfast with Atlas

La Salsa Cantina
Miracle Mile Shops (same place as last year)
Sunday, 8am
Hosted by Atlas MedStaff

You need a ticket, but we'll have plenty. Find someone from Atlas Medstaff for a ticket.

Atlas Pool Party

Bally's Hotel Pool
Lower level of Bally's (below casino, on shopping level)
10 or 11am - ??
Hosted by Atlas Medstaff

Pool Party! Join us for some sun and pool time before the day gets started!

S.W.A.G. Meet and Greet

Indigo Lounge
Bally's Hotel, Las Vegas
3pm - ??
FaceBook Event Page

S: Scrub Squad 1978
W: Wanderlust
A: Adventures in RV Travel Nursing
G: Gypsy Soul Travel Nurses

Hosted by the groups listed above. All travelers are welcome to drop by and meet up. No host bar.

Newbie BootCamp Reception

Official TravCon Event
(Included with Newbie BootCamp ticket)

Skyview Rooms in Bally's Hotel
5pm - 7:30pm

Open to all Newbie BootCamp attendees and Platinum Sponsors. Conference badge required for entry. Unwind and enjoy cocktails and appetizers in a intimate, relaxing top floor venue. Hosted bar with a view of the strip makes for a fun evening of networking with other travelers and exclusive sponsors.

 

 

Atlas Happy Hour

Le Central Bar
Paris Hotel
Friday 5-7 pm
Hosted by Atlas Medstaff

Paris is connected to Bally's and Le Central Bar was the place to be last year. This year will only be bigger. Join us for a beer before the evening activities start!

LPN/LVN Meet-Up

6:00 pm
LPN/LVN Meet-Up
Host: Maureen Figueroa (on Facebook)
Self Pay

Organized by one of your own fellow travelers!

Monday, Sept 10th

All-Level Yoga Session

8:15 am - 8:45 am
Host: Alex McCoy with Fit Travel Life
Bally's Conference Center
Free

Fit Travel Life is happy to be teaming up with the Traveler's Conference to offer the First Annual Conference Kickoff Yoga Monday morning.  Start the conference off right with some gentle stretching and yoga before the busy day. Whether you are an experienced yogi or can't touch your toes, this is perfect for you. Come get some movement in, relax & unwind a bit before heading out to start your day.

Please bring a towel & wear comfy clothes. Yu will also need your conference pass to have access to the conference room, so make sure to pick it up between noon & 4pm on Sunday if you want to come Monday morning! Class will last approximately 30-40 minutes & will be a gentle flow, and can be scaled to your level.

RNnetwork VIP Party

Location: To be Announced by RNnetwork
Monday 5:00pm
Hosted by RNnetwork

RNnetwork is hosting another VIP party this year! Monday, September 10th at 5:00pm. Passes required, so pick one up in their booth #319. Drinks, appetizers, and a few celebrity guests!

Emerald Happy Hour

Organizer: Emerald Health Services
Location: Lily Bar & Lounge at The Bellagio Resort & Casino   
Time: 7-9 p.m. (2 hours)  
Website: https://emeraldhs.com
Hosted bar

Travel nurses are invited to join Emerald Health Services recruiters for a complimentary happy hour at the Lily Bar & Lounge! Relax and unwind after the conference and get rejuvenated before heading out for the night.   

Who can attend / RSVP: Stop by Emerald Health Services booth (#307) to pick up a flyer. This flyer will serve as your ticket for the event.   

 

OB Meet & Greet

6 - 8pm
Hosts: Patricia Ann Carter & Jenn Sheppard
Location: Margaritaville
Sponsor: Wellspring Nurse Source

This is a traveler-organized event with Wellspring Nurse Source sponsoring. All OB professions welcome!

Tuesday, Sept 11th

TravCon AfterParty

Official TravCon Event (Included with conference ticket)
Drai's NightClub, Las Vegas
8pm-11pm

Open to all TravCon Attendees and AfterParty Sponsors. Conference badge required for entry. Come join the most amazing, incredible event at the conclusion of the conference. The AfterParty is co-sponsored by a few generous sponsors that want to help say "Thank You" to all the amazing travelers out there. Hosted bar and Photo Booth.

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Wednesday, Sept 12th

Post TravCon Brunch

Official TravCon Event (Included with conference ticket)
10am - 12:30pm
Skyview Rooms, Bally's Hotel

Event open to all TravCon attendees and Brunch Sponsors. This is a relaxed, rolling brunch where attendees can drop by for one last free meal and a final chance to catch up with other travelers. Make the most of your TravCon experience and join us at the Brunch - all included in your TravCon ticket!

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