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Old 01-10-2015, 08:45 PM
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Las Vegas: the people in orange with the escort cards

They wear orange t-shirts and almost force cards featuring mostly naked women in your hand.

I realize that prostitution is illegal in Clark County. So what is being offered exactly? I suppose I'm naive but I don't understand what "escort" actually means.

Before anyone asks, I don't need an answer all that fast.
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Old 01-10-2015, 10:14 PM
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Well, some of the snap cards just say "Girls direct to you" and you're left to deduce for what is it they are getting sent to you. (Ironing? Setting up your WiFi?)

Never mind Las Vegas, the Manhattan (NY) yellow pages last time I looked at one had like 20 pages of large ads for outcall/incall escorts/entertainers, and prostitution is outright illegal everywhere in the state of NY. But we know what that really means, don't we?

Well, then how come? Neither the NY Code nor the Code of Nevada define the term "escort" as meaning prostitute. Just saying that "everyone knows what they mean" does not cut it, legally. And the escort/entertainer agencies DO provide the perfectly legal services of hiring a stripper to give you a private show, or in some cases even a "true" escort, someone hired to be Arm Candy for you to show off at the club.

The legal conceit is that they only hook you up with the advertised ladies for one of those two legit purposes, and that anything else that happens is something you two arrive at and agree to as independent adults once her private show/social event duties are done, or in lieu therof. Which often is what happens five minutes after she walks in the door once she verifies the credit card cleared or the full amount is in the envelope on the dresser

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Old 01-12-2015, 09:19 AM
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By the way, if you call, just to be funny, they will not talk to you unless you give an address/hotel room number. When you've gotten your questions answered and then tell them, "No, thanks," they will STILL send a whore to your room. We didn't let her in, but I was shocked by her arrival, nonetheless.
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:24 AM
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Oh, and they did NOT send the leggy blonde on the card. They sent a 4'6" Filipina with horrific teeth.
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:30 AM
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Apropos of nothing: my company often has its yearly sales convention in Vegas, which I oppose. Every year, it seems, some idiot gets fired for doing something inappropriate with a hooker.
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:33 AM
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Apropos of nothing: my company often has its yearly sales convention in Vegas, which I oppose. Every year, it seems, some idiot gets fired for doing something inappropriate with a hooker.
What are the appropriate things to do with a hooker?
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:36 AM
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Apropos of nothing: my company often has its yearly sales convention in Vegas, which I oppose. Every year, it seems, some idiot gets fired for doing something inappropriate with a hooker.
Sounds like an excellent way to cull the herd.
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:40 AM
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What are the appropriate things to do with a hooker?
Crochet? Fly fishing?
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:44 AM
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Every year some idiot gets fired for doing something inappropriate with a hooker.
Off topic, but now I'm curious...why is your company worried about what people do in their private lives?
It's not a case of sexual harrassment of co-workers, I assume. So if a guy wants to cheat on his wife with a Vegas hooker, why does the company care?
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:48 AM
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What are the appropriate things to do with a hooker?
If you haven't found out by now, it's probably going to be an uphill battle to educate you.

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Crochet? Fly fishing?
Well played, sir.

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Old 01-12-2015, 10:02 AM
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So if a guy wants to cheat on his wife with a Vegas hooker, why does the company care?
Ross Perot's answer to that question was "If his wife can't trust him, why should I?"
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Old 01-12-2015, 10:06 AM
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Off topic, but now I'm curious...why is your company worried about what people do in their private lives?
It's not a case of sexual harrassment of co-workers, I assume. So if a guy wants to cheat on his wife with a Vegas hooker, why does the company care?
Condoning illegal activities on your employees' part has gotten a lot of bad press lately. Then again, this could all be the 20/70/10 principal in action: they're only firing the one guy who got caught.
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Old 01-12-2015, 10:36 AM
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Ross Perot's answer to that question was "If his wife can't trust him, why should I?"
The retort is simple, "do you expect the same things from your employee that a wife does from her husband?"

Ross Perot is such a fucking moron. He was always full of idiotic non sequiturs.

But anyway, I've read that, while escorting is not legal at all anywhere in the U.S. if sexual services are rendered, it's relatively tolerated owing to being difficult to get convictions without setting up stings, and doesn't involve scantily-clad women loitering on street corners.
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Old 01-12-2015, 11:06 AM
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Off topic, but now I'm curious...why is your company worried about what people do in their private lives?
It's not a case of sexual harrassment of co-workers, I assume. So if a guy wants to cheat on his wife with a Vegas hooker, why does the company care?
It's not so much what but where.
The middle of the awards ceremony (or in the Vatican), not so much.


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The retort is simple, "do you expect the same things from your employee that a wife does from her husband?"

Ross Perot is such a fucking moron. He was always full of idiotic non sequiturs.
While adultery isn't illegal in most places anymore, it is still a morals violation for many people. Especially having your company be complicit (you were only in Vegas & away from the spouse because of company travel) in something that is seen as an integrity issue is not a bright idea. If you've proven you can't be trusted in one area & will take advantage of the situation, why should I trust you in a different one? As with anything else like this, if you're gonna do it, keep it on the DL.
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Old 01-12-2015, 11:15 AM
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Yes, they're hookers and everyone in Vegas knows it, down to the last man, woman, and child. It's theoretically illegal, but it doesn't seem like anyone is going to any great efforts to enforce the law.
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Old 01-12-2015, 11:30 AM
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Off topic, but now I'm curious...why is your company worried about what people do in their private lives?
It's not a case of sexual harrassment of co-workers, I assume. So if a guy wants to cheat on his wife with a Vegas hooker, why does the company care?
It might not even be because he cheated on his wife but rather that he hired a hooker to do it. It's illegal and the fact that his coworkers know what he's up to demonstrates some poor decision making on his part.
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Old 01-12-2015, 11:46 AM
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The retort is simple, "do you expect the same things from your employee that a wife does from her husband?"
Honesty, integrity, good decision-making ... yes.
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Old 01-12-2015, 11:48 AM
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The retort is simple, "do you expect the same things from your employee that a wife does from her husband?"

Ross Perot is such a fucking moron. He was always full of idiotic non sequiturs.
+1.

Having said that, if you do want to sleep with a prostitute, you should probably go somewhere where it's actually legal. A flight to the Dominican Republic isn't that much more expensive than one to Las Vegas.
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Old 01-12-2015, 11:58 AM
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What are the appropriate things to do with a hooker?
That's the thing, isn't it? Everyone knows what the "appropriate" things are, so what are the inappropriate things that gets you fired? Cutting them into little pieces? Giving them lobotomies? Killing them and dressing them up like dolls?

Sorry....I suffer from exposure to excessive levels of CSI!
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Old 01-12-2015, 12:10 PM
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+1.

Having said that, if you do want to sleep with a prostitute, you should probably go somewhere where it's actually legal. A flight to the Dominican Republic isn't that much more expensive than one to Las Vegas.
Or a rental car to about 60 miles from Vegas
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Old 01-12-2015, 12:11 PM
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+1.

Having said that, if you do want to sleep with a prostitute, you should probably go somewhere where it's actually legal. A flight to the Dominican Republic isn't that much more expensive than one to Las Vegas.
Or drive an hour out of the city. I think Pahrump has brothels.
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Old 01-12-2015, 12:17 PM
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It's not so much what but where.
The middle of the awards ceremony (or in the Vatican), not so much.



While adultery isn't illegal in most places anymore, it is still a morals violation for many people. Especially having your company be complicit (you were only in Vegas & away from the spouse because of company travel) in something that is seen as an integrity issue is not a bright idea. If you've proven you can't be trusted in one area & will take advantage of the situation, why should I trust you in a different one? As with anything else like this, if you're gonna do it, keep it on the DL.
Some people think premarital sex, homosexuality, or contraception are morals violations, too. I'm not really that comfortable with people being fired for consensual, non-abusive sexual behavior with legal adults outside of the workplace. (Then again, I'm not a fan of at-will employment, either, and if we were up to me we'd have labour laws closer to what they have in Europe. If you can do your job well, you shouldn't be fired).

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Old 01-12-2015, 12:33 PM
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Off topic, but now I'm curious...why is your company worried about what people do in their private lives?
It's not a case of sexual harrassment of co-workers, I assume. So if a guy wants to cheat on his wife with a Vegas hooker, why does the company care?
It's more that the people get fired for publicly doing something with a hooker that causes embarrassment to the company. Booze is also usually involved.
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Old 01-12-2015, 01:01 PM
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It's more that the people get fired for publicly doing something with a hooker that causes embarrassment to the company. Booze is also usually involved.
You work for the secret service don't you.

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Old 01-12-2015, 01:41 PM
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The sales convention attendee in Las Vegas was fired because he got caught. Maybe bragged about it?

Apparently not the sharpest guy. Like what was upthread, "Culling the herd".
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Actually if you get one of the higher quality services, they will send a beautiful woman up who will put on a perfectly legal sex show.

This used to be more what you got, but now that you can get a lap dance,etc at many "Gentlemans clubs" they are now mostly just hookers.
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Old 01-12-2015, 01:54 PM
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Honesty, integrity, good decision-making ... yes.
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Honesty, integrity, good decision-making ... yes.
Applied in the same areas? To some extent, sure, but mostly Perot's quote deserves nothing more than a big .
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It's more that the people get fired for publicly doing something with a hooker that causes embarrassment to the company. Booze is also usually involved.
So, it is the doing it in public that's the problem. I suspect an employee can do something dumb without a hooker.

I'm not sure why you have it in for Vegas. They do plenty of convention business with no problems, and other cities have hookers also. I went to the National Computer Conference in Houston in 1982, and the Astrodome was surrounded by hookers when the show let out.
Who looked surprised that we geeks totally ignored them.
People screw up everywhere, not just in Vegas.
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Old 01-12-2015, 03:38 PM
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So, it is the doing it in public that's the problem. I suspect an employee can do something dumb without a hooker.

I'm not sure why you have it in for Vegas. They do plenty of convention business with no problems, and other cities have hookers also. I went to the National Computer Conference in Houston in 1982, and the Astrodome was surrounded by hookers when the show let out.
Who looked surprised that we geeks totally ignored them.
People screw up everywhere, not just in Vegas.
There's something about Vegas that brings out the stupid. We don't have half the problems when the convention is in Orlando. It just makes no sense to me to keep going back to a known trouble spot.
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Absent being caught in an unlikely sting, you won't get caught in Vegas. Assuming, of course, you don't try and rip off the prostitute.

Prostitution should be legal but then that's a different story.
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There's something about Vegas that brings out the stupid. We don't have half the problems when the convention is in Orlando. It just makes no sense to me to keep going back to a known trouble spot.
Like I opined upthread, I think it's a good strategy. It allows you to identify the mooks with poor judgment and sack them before they can do too much damage.
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Yes, they're hookers and everyone in Vegas knows it, down to the last man, woman, and child. It's theoretically illegal, but it doesn't seem like anyone is going to any great efforts to enforce the law.
This is all I can figure. Seems like it would be a pretty easy thing to crack down on if they wanted to but for some reason nobody really cares to.
Maybe Vegas like to give lip service to "we're really trying to clean up the image here" but in reality those with a lot of money invested there (aka. casino owners) are influential enough to have the government lay off.
Sort of like how's it's illegal to hire illegal limmigrants but nobody cares to enforce the rule since it would hurt big business owners.
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Like I opined upthread, I think it's a good strategy. It allows you to identify the mooks with poor judgment and sack them before they can do too much damage.
And if the people getting canned were all first-years, I might agree.
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Absent being caught in an unlikely sting, you won't get caught in Vegas. Assuming, of course, you don't try and rip off the prostitute.

Prostitution should be legal but then that's a different story.
This is what happened with that Secret Service clown in Colombia. He hooked up with an $800-a-night prostitute, and then tried to pay her $50. She went to the cops (which you can do in a country where prostitution is perfectly legal) and the whole story came out.

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Actually, (I heard) there are apparently rules for what those orange shirt guys can do. I think they can't talk to you about the services because that is soliciting prostitution (that might not be the correct term for it). They ARE allowed to snap the card in order to get your attention. Somehow this isn't soliciting prostitution.

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There's something about Vegas that brings out the stupid. We don't have half the problems when the convention is in Orlando. It just makes no sense to me to keep going back to a known trouble spot.
Agree 100% about the Vegas factor. We do client conferences in Vegas twice a year. Why Vegas? Because it is an almost guarantee we'll get a lot of clients to attend because it is in Vegas. For many traveling to Vegas for a conference, there is that inherent hype that they're going to go crazy-wild while there. I've seen it happen for years and years now. And naturally, throw a few thousand people together in Vegas for a conference and Stupid happens. Every. Single. Year.

Contrast that to the rare occasions where we hold the conference elsewhere, you get lower attendance and those who do attend go out for dinner, maybe have a drink or two at the hotel bar afterwards, and are usually making excuses about an early morning and are hitting their room by midnight. Very few people party till 5 AM, three days straight, when your conference is in Orlando. Haha.

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This is all I can figure. Seems like it would be a pretty easy thing to crack down on if they wanted to but for some reason nobody really cares to.
Maybe Vegas like to give lip service to "we're really trying to clean up the image here" but in reality those with a lot of money invested there (aka. casino owners) are influential enough to have the government lay off.
Actually, it's very much the opposite: Las Vegas has been trying to kill any hint of family friendliness for years. "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" was an actual slogan from the tourism council. On a likely-related note, Treasure Island became just "TI" (with much less of a piratey emphasis), and they switched up the pirate show out front to include sexy sirens on one of the ships. It's a bit of a mystery how Circus Circus has managed to survive (unless it now features terrifying nightmare clowns or something ).
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Old 01-12-2015, 04:29 PM
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There's something about Vegas that brings out the stupid. We don't have half the problems when the convention is in Orlando. It just makes no sense to me to keep going back to a known trouble spot.
Seems that add campaign worked - "What happens in Vegas - really can fuck you up for life".
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This is what happened with that Secret Service clown in Colombia. He hooked up with an $800-a-night prostitute, and then tried to pay her $50.
a $800-a-night prostitute in Columbia? That would be a $5000/night hooker in America.
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a $800-a-night prostitute in Columbia? That would be a $5000/night hooker in America.
I suspect both exist.

Wasn't Spitzer taken down by being exposed as spending time with an escort whose fee was in the thousands? Too lazy to look for it.
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It's not so much what but where.
The middle of the awards ceremony (or in the Vatican), not so much.
Or any ceremony, for that matter.
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@Shodan:

I've seen that joke, I've heard that joke, but somehow your timing in using it in this thread would have made milk squirt out my nose, had I the misfortune of drinking milk at that moment.
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Wasn't Spitzer taken down by being exposed as spending time with an escort whose fee was in the thousands? Too lazy to look for it.
Here ya go.
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Agree 100% about the Vegas factor. We do client conferences in Vegas twice a year. Why Vegas? Because it is an almost guarantee we'll get a lot of clients to attend because it is in Vegas. For many traveling to Vegas for a conference, there is that inherent hype that they're going to go crazy-wild while there. I've seen it happen for years and years now. And naturally, throw a few thousand people together in Vegas for a conference and Stupid happens. Every. Single. Year.

Contrast that to the rare occasions where we hold the conference elsewhere, you get lower attendance and those who do attend go out for dinner, maybe have a drink or two at the hotel bar afterwards, and are usually making excuses about an early morning and are hitting their room by midnight. Very few people party till 5 AM, three days straight, when your conference is in Orlando. Haha.

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It's more that the people get fired for publicly doing something with a hooker that causes embarrassment to the company. Booze is also usually involved.
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There's something about Vegas that brings out the stupid. We don't have half the problems when the convention is in Orlando. It just makes no sense to me to keep going back to a known trouble spot.
I used to live in Vegas. My wife was an attorney there. Her clients were mostly banks.

One fun case was a sales manager on a Vegas junket who ran up $25K on his company credit card at a gentlemen's club one evening. This guy was not a high roller; he usually charged $15-20 meals.

After he was fired he tried to sue my wife's client, the merchant bank of the club, for permitting him to run up these charges completely unwittingly.

The signatures on the charge slips & the security video of one discussion about champagne rooms stopped his case cold. Not to mention the utter implausibility of his legal theory that somehow our client was at fault.

I'm no graphologist, but looking at his sigs on the charge slips I suspect booze just may have been involved. This was years before YouTube, but the vid would have been a hit there too.

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So, it is the doing it in public that's the problem. I suspect an employee can do something dumb without a hooker.

I'm not sure why you have it in for Vegas. They do plenty of convention business with no problems, and other cities have hookers also. I went to the National Computer Conference in Houston in 1982, and the Astrodome was surrounded by hookers when the show let out.
Who looked surprised that we geeks totally ignored them.
People screw up everywhere, not just in Vegas.

That one chick who was cosplaying Harley Quinn, though, made out like a bandit.
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Agree 100% about the Vegas factor. We do client conferences in Vegas twice a year. Why Vegas? Because it is an almost guarantee we'll get a lot of clients to attend because it is in Vegas. For many traveling to Vegas for a conference, there is that inherent hype that they're going to go crazy-wild while there. I've seen it happen for years and years now. And naturally, throw a few thousand people together in Vegas for a conference and Stupid happens. Every. Single. Year.

Contrast that to the rare occasions where we hold the conference elsewhere, you get lower attendance and those who do attend go out for dinner, maybe have a drink or two at the hotel bar afterwards, and are usually making excuses about an early morning and are hitting their room by midnight. Very few people party till 5 AM, three days straight, when your conference is in Orlando. Haha.

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But isnt a conference for the purpose of actually doing business? As I understand, this is why many companies stay away from places like Vegas or vacation areas in general because they want the attendees to get whatever business needs done, done. Since nobody is going to stay out late they will be focused and get more out of the meetings and presentations.

This is part of the reason Overland Park Kansas (a suburb of Kansas City) gets alot of convention business. We are boring. Some bars but no strip clubs and no hookers hanging around. Work gets done at conventions here.
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But isnt a conference for the purpose of actually doing business? As I understand, this is why many companies stay away from places like Vegas or vacation areas in general because they want the attendees to get whatever business needs done, done. Since nobody is going to stay out late they will be focused and get more out of the meetings and presentations.

This is part of the reason Overland Park Kansas (a suburb of Kansas City) gets alot of convention business. We are boring. Some bars but no strip clubs and no hookers hanging around. Work gets done at conventions here.
Depends on the conference. A lot of them are about networking/sales/marketing.

Even if it's a single large company holding a conference, it can be as much about getting wildly-dispersed employees to get to know each other better as it is actually sitting down and brainstorming through problems.

They are also often considered a reward/perk. Sending two people to Vegas out of the department every year can be something of an incentive. Sending two people to Overland Park every year is probably not.
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