this year’s IMEX America nearly a memory — it ends today — officials are already looking toward next year. They’ve announced details for the next IMEX Challenge, scheduled for October 2014 in Sin City.
The IMEX Challenge is asking members of the meetings and events industry to help create a new healing garden and children’s play area for The Shade Tree shelter for women, children and their pets in North Las Vegas, the largest shelter of its kind in Nevada with 364 permanent beds. The Challenge will take place the weekend before IMEX America, which runs Oct. 14-1, 2014.
Volunteers are asked to pledge four or five hours each. The Shade Tree is one of two Las Vegas charities with which IMEX America has an ongoing relationship. The other, Opportunity Village, serves people with intellectual disabilities, providing vocational training, community employment, day services, advocacy, and arts and social recreation.