INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, August 3 — The BLET National Division has launched a new website — https://bletconvention.org — to provide key information to delegates, vendors and guests attending the union’s Fifth National Convention, which will be held October 10-13, 2022.
The BLET’s Fifth National Convention will convene at the Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino from Monday, October 10, 2022, through Thursday, October 13, 2022. Delegate registration begins on Sunday, October 9. Approximately 475 delegates will represent nearly 33,000 active locomotive engineers and trainmen throughout the United States.
The new website has numerous sections containing news and other information for delegates, visitors and vendors. The goal is to expedite the registration process by providing as much information as possible in advance of the convention, and to serve as a one-stop information source for convention-related news, photographs and videos.
There is a special link directly to the Bally’s website that allows delegates to make their hotel room reservations, and another to reserve transportation between the airport and the hotel.
The visitors section provides an online pre-registration form for non-delegates who plan to attend the Fifth National Convention and observe the proceedings. Advance registration for visitors is strongly encouraged as visitors will be required to display a name badge when they are in the convention visitor seating area. The visitors section also contains links for hotel room and airport ground transportation reservations.
Vendors are required to register in advance. A vendor application is available online, and the website provides information regarding booth set up, loading and unloading, security, and other specifics, as well as access to links for hotel room and airport ground transportation reservations.
Additional key elements of the website include a tentative agenda for both the BLET Convention and the BLET Auxiliary Convention, as well as maps of the hotel and the convention area. In addition to the link allowing delegates, visitors and guest to make hotel and airport ground transportation reservations, the new website also contains weather information for the Las Vegas area.
Lastly, the BLET Auxiliary will hold its Fourth National Auxiliary Convention at Bally’s from October 10-13, 2022. Auxiliary delegates will elect National Officers and consider important resolutions. A separate section of the BLET convention website focuses on the Auxiliary’s Convention, and similarly includes links for hotel room and airport ground transportation reservations.