The convention floor, where you will be spending most of your time, not pictured

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The convention floor, where you will be spending most of your time, not pictured

Photograph by Brian Finke for Bloomberg Businessweek

The Vegas Convention Experience

The Las Vegas Strip
The Las Vegas Strip

The convention floor, where you will be spending most of your time, not pictured

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Overlooking the Floor
Overlooking the Floor

Composites 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Not one booth babe to be found

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Exhibiting 'Patients'
Exhibiting 'Patients'

Mock surgery at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference, at the Venetian Sands Expo Center

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Surgery Show
Surgery Show

More mock surgery at HIMSS 2012

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Health-Care Conventioneers
Health-Care Conventioneers

HIMSS conventioneers visit a pop-up hospital

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Vegas Volunteer
Vegas Volunteer

This nurse volunteered to come to Vegas for HIMSS 2012 to demonstrate the hospital of the future. And go clubbing at night

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This Is Living
This Is Living

Green-screen karaoke at the Real Living convention

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Booth Babes
Booth Babes

The Champs convention for "tobacco-related" products isn't known for its subtlety

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Conventional Scene
Conventional Scene

The Western Veterinary Conference at the Mandalay Convention Center

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Photographers at Large
Photographers at Large

Photographer Doug Gordon (standing) suggests a pose at the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Trade Show at the MGM Grand. "For a plus-size subject, is it good to lay her on the ground? You bet it is!"

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Pro Tips
Pro Tips

Photography professionals give advice on how to shoot fashion at WPPI 2012

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Attending the Show
Attending the Show

WPPI 2012 attracted about 15,000 attendees

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Wireless, Fashionless?
Wireless, Fashionless?

The Wireless Communications Expo. These bystanders are lucky this is not the fashion police

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Where the Magic Happens
Where the Magic Happens

The warehouse for MGM Grand Resorts Events, which throws corporate parties. And bar mitzvahs

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BYO Babes
BYO Babes

Bong maker Pure Glass brought a bus full of booth babes to the Champs trade show

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Premier Products
Premier Products

Champs, which takes place three times a year, bills itself as "the premier counterculture business-to-business expo since 1999"

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Party Specs
Party Specs

Event coordinator Master MC handed out funny glasses at the Real Living convention

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