ISVCon 2013 will be in the same place as 2012, Reno, Nevada! Reno has exciting casinos, fun shows, great restaurants and a fantastic ISV conference. It also has abundant natural beauty in the surrounding deserts and mountains.
With plenty of things to do and places to go, both in and out of the casinos, Reno is an outstanding place to attend a conference and take a vacation.
Located where the Great Basin Desert and the Sierra Nevada Mountains meet, Reno has the best of both in a high-altitude, dry-weather environment.
On the western edge of Nevada, Reno is only 15 miles from California. San Francisco is a nice 4 hour drive away. You can fly to Los Angeles in just an hour and 20 minutes. Or be adventurous and take the train up from Sacramento, an amazing trip over the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Get High in Reno
We mean altitude, of course! Reno is 4500 feet (1370 meters) above sea level. The nearby landscape is high-altitude desert, think lots of sand and sagebrush, with very low humidity.
The Sierra Nevada mountains soar above Reno, reaching heights of over 10,000 feet (3000 meters). Those tree-covered mountains are to the west, and in other directions, you’ll see smaller mountains covered in sagebrush, sand and rock.
Not Las Vegas
Although both are in Nevada deserts, visiting Reno does not mean you will be near Las Vegas (and that’s a good thing). Nevada is a big state, and those two cities are at nearly opposite ends. Reno is 450 miles (725 km) northwest of Las Vegas.
Cooler Than Vegas, Too
Reno is a smaller city than Vegas, and has a much friendlier atmosphere. Blackjack dealers have been known to actually smile at their customers (and even chat with them).
Being farther north, Reno has a cooler climate, too. Summer daytime temperatures average 85°F/30°C, with colder nighttime temps around 60°F/15°C.
Things to Do and See
There is so much to do around Reno,check out these resources:
If you want to announce that you’re a tourist (and really annoy the locals), mispronounce ‘Nevada’.
If you want to sound like a local, make that middle A in ‘Nevada’ sound like the A in ‘apple’ or ‘that’. Please. It’s Nevada, not Nevahda. And we hope we’ll see you there.
The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is a beautiful, newly-renovated 4-star property, voted “Best Hotel and Casino” by Nevada Magazine.
The Conference Center is modern and spacious, conveniently located on the second floor. It is accessible directly by hotel tower elevators, and escalators to the casino.
Comfy seating and handy tables fill the large conference foyer, which overlooks the casino. Free wifi covers the conference center and most of the casino, restaurants and lounges.
The Atlantis hotel rooms are large, luxurious and comfortable, and specially priced for ISVCon attendees. $79 Sun-Thurs and $109 Fri-Sat(for Atrium and Dolphin Tower rooms), all rooms booked for ISVCon have NO RESORT FEE ($12/night savings) and free wifi.
ISVCon attendees can use the special room price for extra days before the conference, and up to 3 days after. There are a limited number of rooms available in the ISVCon block. The special price will end when the ISVCon room block is full, or on Sept. 13, whichever is first.
Restaurants & Lounges
The Atlantis Casino has 32,000 square feet (2900 sq meters) of gaming area, with slots, blackjack, roulette, keno, a new poker room, race and sports book, and more. Some areas of the casino, including the poker room, are smoke-free.
The Main Cabaret at the Atlantis has free, live music and entertainment seven nights a week.
Pool & Fitness
Two pools! The indoor Atrium Pool is highlighted by a stunning 2-story waterfall. The outdoor pool area includes a whirlpool, spa and sundeck. TheFitness Center is state-of-the-art, with TechnoGym, ActiveWellness TV and more.
Whether you want a relaxing massage, a rejuvenating facial, or an amazing full-day, full-body experience, the award-winning Spa Atlantishas something special for you.
The Atlantis is only a 10-minute ride from the airport by free hotel shuttle. If driving, you need make only two turns after you get off the freeway to be at the Atlantis.
Downtown Reno is a straight shot down Virginia Street, a quick trip by car, taxi, or express bus.(Bus stop is directly in front of the hotel.)