Optimize Your Suitcase With Pubcon Las Vegas 2011 Packing Tips

When packing for a multi-day conference in Las Vegas, one usually thinks of
the basics; underwear, socks, t-shirts, toothbrush, etc. Packing is no easy task
these days. With rising baggage check rates and limited overhead storage on
planes, it’s vital that a traveler make the most of the space in the luggage. To
help you avoid agonizing over what to bring and what to leave at home, I’ve
compiled a helpful list for men and women of what to bring to
Pubcon Las Vegas 2011.

GENTLEMEN

  • Two pairs of jeans. I can pretty much guarantee you will get one of them dirty,
    so be sure to bring a back-up so you don’t go around stained for two days.
     
  • One pair of dress pants. Whether they are khakis, slacks or tuxedo pants, be
    sure to bring one nice pair. A lot of Vegas venues have dress codes and you
    don’t want to be left out in the cold due to a lack of slacks.
     
  • One blazer. This one is two-fold. First of all, it can get cold in the
    convention center and a blazer is a little snazzier than a hoody. Plus, you can
    put it over a plain colored t-shirt with your slacks and — viola — you are
    officially fancy!
     
  • Two pairs of shoes. Of course, you’ll want your comfy Converse, Vans or boots for
    daily wear at the conference. But be sure to pack one dressier pair, either some
    classic loafers or a simple slide-on. They’ll work with your jeans and of course
    your slacks.
     
  • 8 — 10 shirts. I know that seems like a high number but trust me, you’ll be
    changing. After a day at Pubcon, you’ll probably want to change to go
    out. Plus, there’s a good chance you will spill something on yourself at some
    point and you don’t want to have to wear a dirty shirt. A good mix of t-shirts
    and polo shirts will be perfect.

LADIES

  • Three bottoms. Whether you want to do three pairs of jeans, two pants
    and a skirt, or three skirts or dresses, bring at least three things to wear on
    your bottom half. Variety is the spice of life.
     
  • Two dresses or dress tops. Like the men, you’ll have to abide by the dress code
    at certain Vegas venues. Jeans and t-shirts aren’t going to cut it, so be sure to have a
    cute dress or a pretty top for going out.
     
  • Two or three pairs of shoes. A pair of good day-to-day shoes is a must. No, flip-flops don’t count. They are terrible for your feet when you are walking as much
    as you will be in Vegas. I highly recommend Vans if you are wearing jeans, or
    some comfy ballet flats with skirts. For going out, feel free to bring your
    favorite heels but remember to put some After Flats in your purse for the trek
    home!
     
  • Two sweaters. It can get pretty chilly in the Las Vegas Convention Center, so bring
    something to keep you warm. I recommend two since, again, getting dirty is
    always my main concern.
     
  • Moisturizer. The dry climate in Vegas can be brutal on your skin, especially
    the delicate skin

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    on your face. While body lotion is available anywhere — there’s
    probably some in your hotel room! Moisturizer is a little harder to come by,
    especially the good stuff, so be sure to bring plenty with you.
     
  • The most important thing to remember when packing for Pubcon is to make sure that each
    piece has multiple uses. Can you wear that shirt with your slacks and your
    jeans? Will that skirt be okay with flats and heels? Also be sure to bring
    extras. There’s nothing worse than running out of clothes and having to shop on
    a trip — unless you are me — then shopping is always a good thing. Happy packing!

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