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Old 08-09-2017, 11:00 PM
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The SOA annual meeting has roughly 2000 attendees every year, and only about 100 or so hotels are large enough to host the meeting in the U.S. or Canada. The CAS annual meeting is perhaps one-fourth the size and could be held in quite a few more places. In any case, finding an available venue so close to the meeting date is going to be a challenge.

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Maybe more like one third to one half the size
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The SOA annual meeting has roughly 2000 attendees every year, and only about 100 or so hotels are large enough to host the meeting in the U.S. or Canada. The CAS annual meeting is perhaps one-fourth the size and could be held in quite a few more places. In any case, finding an available venue so close to the meeting date is going to be a challenge.

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The CAS annual meeting is bigger than that. Closer to 700-800 than 500.
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The CAS annual meeting is bigger than that. Closer to 700-800 than 500.
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The 2015 Annual meeting in Philadelphia had 1,066 attendees. The 2016 annual meeting in Orlando was around 1,100.
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Glad I didn't buy my air tickets yet.

The two places I enjoyed the most in prior years' CAS meetings were The Breakers Palm Beach and the Hotel de Coronado in San Diego. Wouldn't mind going back to either place.
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One of the first things that came to my mind is that construction delays happen often, seems more like the rule than the exception, so who thought it was a good idea to pick a location that was only going to be finished, best case scenario, less than 3 months ahead of time? They could easily have just chosen this place for the next year and eliminated the possibility of this happening.

And, how did they not find out until just now? If it's not due to be done for 2.5 months from now, the resort would have known at least a few months ago, probably more, that it wasn't going to be done on time. Given the timing of the announcement and the scheduled opening, it certainly seems like on the day it was supposed to open, the CAS realized it wasn't actually open, and only then did they contact the resort and ask what the new scheduled opening date is.

Or, let me give the CAS the benefit of the doubt. Maybe the resort said, "If you don't hear from us, you can assume it's opening on time." But, when they sent an update to the CAS a few months ago to say it would be delayed, maybe FedEx lost it. And, maybe they just now found it again and finished the delivery.

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Yeah I agree CAS dropped the ball here. I've tonight all along this wasn't getting built in time.
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No votes for Colorado Springs?
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dropping the ball? when the property tells you "all is well, of course we will be ready" until the moment they tell you "yeah, about your event..." you really don't have a lot of chance to manage it.

now, should they avoid new construction with an open date so close to the event? maybe. but maybe they got a sweet deal to book like that too.

I don't think a ball was dropped. but there was risk here. bfd. vegas will have tons of room.
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