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Registration for the
Oughtred Society 2017 Annual Meeting
the weekend of April 29, 2017 at
National Atomic Testing Museum,
Las Vegas, Nevada
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Four Points by Sheraton Las Vegas
East Flamingo at a flat rate of $99/night for Friday and Saturday nights.. A limited number of rooms have been set aside, so early
reservations are recommended. See below for details. The hotel will hold the rate until March 29, 2017. Note: Cancellations after March 29 may
result in a one night charge!
Exact instructions from the hotel for obtaining the special $99 rate for the OS are: Dial 702-473-6400, select Guest
Services (option 3). Say "Booking for Atomic Meeting 2017 at $99 rate".
This hotel is located 1.3 miles from the Las Vegas Strip
at 4055 Palos Verdes Street, Las Vegas 89119 and is located across from the Atomic Testing Museum, within easy walking distance. This hotel does have shuttle
service to the airport. There is city bus service on Flamingo Road, so those without a car could easily get to the Las Vegas Strip without walking far.
McCarran Airport is located a very short taxi ride away, so again a car is not necessary. (It should be noted that the mega-sized hotels may appear to be
close together - but they can be a long walk apart!).
An optional welcome dinner (costing $30/person) will be held Friday evening at the hotel in a private room with a fine selection of food supplied by Buca di Beppo
Italian Restaurant. In addition, after the meeting on Saturday an optional "wrap-up" dinner (costing $30/person) will be held at the hotel in a private room.
These dinners have been popular at past meetings with lots of interaction and discussions! Please reserve for each dinner by March 29, 2017 so that we can get the food ordered and
the space reserved.
This meeting is open to Oughtred Society members and non-members. You do not need to be a member of The Oughtred Society to attend, but participation in the
auction does require membership. Registration for the meeting is only $45 and an Oughtred Society membership is only $35!
The meeting will feature displays of slide rule collections, an auction, buying, selling and swapping, three live presentations and the opportunity to meet and
talk with fellow slide rule enthusiasts, many of whom are experts in their areas of interest. Additional items from the Thomas Wyman collection will also be
offered at the auction.
All attendees are encouraged, but not required, to bring slide rules and/or calculators to display and to sell or trade.
See the FLYER for some examples of items that have been offered for sale or auction at the previous meetings.t opportunity to enhance your collection, learn from fellow collectors, enjoy a unique slide rule experience, renew friendships and make some
Friday, April 28, 2017.
Optional welcome dinner will be held Friday evening at the hotel in a private room with a fine selection of food supplied by Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant.
Cost will be $30/person.
Saturday, April 29, 2017.
The Atomic Testing Museum -- In Association with the Smithsonian Institution
755 East Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119
8:00 - Room opens, Set up displays, Coffee and muffins provided.
9:00 - Circulate, View displays, Meet collectors, Exchange ideas, Evaluate items for sale, Brief introductions. (No sales until after the auction.)
10:30 - Presentation #1 25 minutes, 5 minutes questions
11:00 - Presentation #2 25 minutes, 5 minutes questions
11:30 - Break for lunch (see Lunch Options below); Walk across the street. Museum security will be present and the meeting room will be locked during our absence.
1:00 - Setup and Inspection of items to be auctioned
1:30 - Auction of items followed by open selling and swapping.
3:00 - Afternoon break. Cookies and refreshments provided.
3:15 - Annual Meeting
4:30 - Begin pack up.
5:00 - Vacate room.
6:30 - Optional Dinner - held at 6:30 PM at the hotel in a private room with another fine selection of food supplied by Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant.
Cost will be $30/person
The registration fee is $45 per person, spouses are free, which will cover refreshments, the meeting room rental fee, and incidental expenses.
If a non-spouse family member or friend will be attending the Saturday meeting and or itself, each person should be registered. No registration
fee is required for those attending only the optional events on Friday or Saturday.
Paying by PayPal:
Use the drop down menu to register, then click the Add to Cart button. Several options are provided in case attendees have other evening plans, If you have friends wanting come to the dinner, but not the meeting, they need to register separately, using one of the options. You will have the opportunity to continue shopping to renew your membership, buy past Journals, books, etc.
Upon receipt of your registration, we will send you an Email of acknowledgement.
Later, as earlier noted, we will inform you by email about other meeting-related and optional activities.
Also, well before the meeting, we will send you a packet of additional information.
Or, Paying Directly by Check (use the Paypal button to see total cost):
Cancellation: Registration can be cancelled without penalty before March 29, 2017.
No refunds, however, after that date.
Las Vegas Area Sights and Events: As if the great meeting
weren't enough to attract Oughtred Society members,
there are many other attractions in the Las Vegas area to add
to your meeting weekend or for an extended vacation. Download this
List of Attractions. (223Kb PDF).