Conference 2015

Registration for the 2015 conference is now closed.

PSWA’s (Public Safety Writers Association) annual conference will be held in Las Vegas, July 16-19, 2015 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. The conference is open to anyone writing crime and mystery fiction or non-fiction, technical writing for public safety magazines in print or online, or anyone interested in writing. Check back here for registration forms, rates and deadlines, and the conference program.

The Orleans Hotel and Casino:

  • 30 guest rooms blocked on either side of our conference dates for attendees wishing to make this a working vacation.
  • 50 guest rooms blocked for conference dates.
  • Conference Rates:
  • $35 per night for weekdays and $79 per night for weekends, plus local and room taxes. Use the code “A5PSC07” to get these rates when registering for rooms. This rate is guaranteed for bookings up until one week before the conference. You can book online at the hotel’s group rate page, or call the hotel’s booking service at 800-675-3267.
  • Shuttle service to strip and Suncoast and Gold Coast casinos.
  • No airport shuttle, but taxi from airport to Orleans straight up Tropicana is about $10-$12
  • Shuttle services (small buses, multiple companies) from airport Approx. $7.50 – $10.00
  • Can walk to new strip from hotel if energetic. Don’t recommend because of heat and riff-raff begging on streets along the way.
  • Buffet, restaurants, coffee shop, Seattle’s best, bowling alley bingo hall, movie theaters etc.
  • For more information visit
Conference fees Members Non-Members
Full conference (includes opening reception and all lunches)
Before Dec. 15, 2014: $190.00 N/A
Before Feb. 15, 2015: $215.00 $265.00
Before May 15, 2015: $240.00 $290.00
After May 15, 2015: $265.00 $315.00
Friday or Saturday day session only (includes lunch):
Before Feb. 15, 2015: $110.00 $135.00
Before May 15, 2015: $135.00 $160.00
After May 15, 2015: $160.00 $185.00
Sunday day session only (includes lunch)
Before Feb. 15, 2015: $70.00 $85.00
Before May 15, 2015: $85.00 $100.00
After May 15, 2015: $95.00 $110.00
Lunch only (for guests)
Per guest lunch $35.00
Higher prices for late registration reflect the contractual commitments we have to the hotel as the conference date approaches.

 Cancellation policy:

  • Cancellations prior to June 11, 2014 will be refunded 100%
  • Cancellations after June 11, 2014 will be credited to next year’s conference, less the price of meals

Conference program
Photos from the 2014 Conference

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