GSA Nixes New Vegas Conference

Sin City conference canceled in wake of uproar
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2012 8:04 AM CDT
Traffic on the Las Vegas Strip streaks past the replica of the New York's skyline that forms the New York New York hotel, November 16, 2001, in Las Vegas, NV.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – In the wake of all the uproar over its $822,000 conference in Las Vegas in 2010, the General Services Administration has decided it may not be a good idea to return to Sin City this year, the Washington Post reports. Thus, the GSA axed "GreenUP 2012 Training Conference and Vendor Showcase," an event focused on environmentally friendly goods and services that had been planned for April 25—despite the fact that the event was to be just one day, held at a decidedly less exciting hotel (the Hampton Inn Tropicana) with no pricey entertainment. The acting administrator says all future conferences will be reviewed.

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