Traveling to Reno

by Janet Dickelman

There are several options for traveling to the Nugget Resort and Casino in Sparks, Nev. for the 2017 ACB conference and convention.  Reno is served by the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (airport code: RNO). Airlines that fly to Reno include:

  • Alaska
  • Allegiant
  • American
  • Delta
  • JetBlue
  • Southwest
  • United
  • Volaris

The Nugget Resort and Casino offers round-trip complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.  You can also travel to Reno via Amtrak; the station is located in Reno, 3.7 miles from the hotel. The Greyhound bus station is 4.9 miles from the Nugget, and the Megabus stop is in Sparks at Centennial Plaza, which is 0.3 miles from the hotel.
Convention dates are Friday, June 30th through Friday, July 7th. Our first tours will be on June 30th, with final tours on July 7th.  Our opening general session will be held Saturday evening, July 1st, with general sessions Sunday through Wednesday morning, and all day on Thursday followed by our banquet.
Room rates at the Nugget Casino Resort are $89 (single or double occupancy) with an additional $10 per person for up to four people per room. Room tax is currently 13.5%. There is also a $2 per day tourism tax added to each room.  When you book your reservation, one night’s stay will be charged to your credit card.
Included in the room rate is the hotel resort fee, which covers:

  • Round-trip shuttle transportation to and from Reno-Tahoe International Airport
  • Complimentary wireless Internet in guest rooms
  • Daily complimentary bottled water, 2 bottles per room per day
  • Unlimited use of the year-round Atrium Pool
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Center
  • Full service concierge
  • Valet and self-parking in the secured covered parking structure

To make reservations via telephone, call 1-800-648-1177 and ask for group code GACB17. Online information regarding hotel reservations will be posted when it is available.

Staying in Touch

Again this year, the conference and convention announce list will be filled with information! To subscribe to the list, send a blank e-mail to If you received updates for the 2016 convention, you need not subscribe again.

Convention Contacts

2017 exhibit information: Michael Smitherman, (601) 331-7740,
2017 advertising and sponsorships: Margarine Beaman, (512) 921-1625,
For any other convention-related questions, please contact Janet Dickelman, convention chair, at (651) 428-5059, or via e-mail,