by Morton D. Rosenbaum | November 01, 2005
The American Society of Association Executives & The Center for Association Leadership will launch a Convention Center Operations program next year, addressing the logistics of planning a citywide event.
    The educational workshops, which will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (March 22-24) and the Colorado Convention Center (June 7-9), are designed to assist planners making the move from hotel to convention center.
    Program topics will include working with CVBs, using multiple hotels and venues, handling a center’s exclusive and preferred providers, union vs. nonunion facilities, cost differences between convention centers and hotels, and scheduling freight elevators and loading docks.
    Course sessions are restricted to 30 attendees each and will cost $495 for members, $595 for nonmembers.