International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers, and Helpers, AFL-CIO/CLC

Program

The 33rd Consolidated Convention will be held over a 4-day period. Click on each day below for a list of times and speakers. All convention sessions will be conducted in the Octavius Ballroom, Caesar’s Palace.

Convening times for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are approximate. The Rules Committee will set official convening, lunch, and adjournment times when they give their report; however, the Convention will remain in session each day until all necessary work has been completed.

Monday, July 18th

Convene Assembly

9:00 a.m.

International President’s Report and Address Newton B. Jones
Invocation Brother Terry Melvin, President, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, and Secretary-Treasurer, New York State AFL-CIO
Recognition of Fallen Boilermakers William T. Creeden, International Secretary-Treasurer
Presentation of the Colors
National Anthems
 
Pledge of Allegiance Miguel Fonseca, International Representative
Guest Speaker Cecil Roberts, UMWA International President
Military Recognition William T. Creeden, International Secretary-Treasurer
Guest Speaker Marcus Luttrell, retired U.S. Navy SEAL "Lone Survivor: A Tribute to Courage, Honor and Patriotism"
Appointments Parliamentarian
Convention Assistant Chair
Committee Appointments  

Recess for Lunch

Noon

Convention delegates are responsible for their own meals. On Monday, July 18, three separate luncheons will be provided for family and guests of delegates.

Spouse/Guest Luncheon
Children's Luncheon (ages 5-10)
Teen Luncheon (ages 11-18)

Reconvene Assembly

To Be Announced

Committee Reports Credentials Committee
Rules Committee
Guest Speaker Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President

Tuesday, July 19th

Convene Assembly

8:30 a.m.

Invocation Rabbi Craig Rosenstein, Temple Bet Emet of Las Vegas
Guest Speaker Hassan Yussuff, President, Canadian Labour Congress
Guest Speaker Ed Smith, CEO, Ullico
Committee Reports Credentials Committee
Constitution and Law Committee

Recess for Lunch

Noon

Convention delegates are responsible for their own meals.

Reconvene Assembly

To Be Announced

Committee Reports  

Evening Entertainment

Officers' Reception 7:00 p.m.

All delegates and their family members and guests are invited.

Augustus Ballroom
Featuring the Music of Earl Turner Live

Wednesday, July 20th

Convene Assembly

8:30 a.m.

Invocation Father Ron Zanoni, Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas
Guest Speaker Robbie Hunter, President, California Building Trades
Committee Reports  
Guest Speaker Kemal Özkan, Assistant General Secretary, IndustriALL
Committee Reports  
Guest Speaker Ian MacGregor, Chairman, North West Upgrading
Committee Reports  

Recess for Lunch

Noon

Convention delegates are responsible for their own meals.

Reconvene Assembly

To Be Announced

Committee Reports  

Evening Entertainment

Cocktail Reception 6:00 p.m.

All delegates and their family members and guests are invited.

in front of the Palace Ballroom

Dinner and Concert 7:00 p.m.

All delegates and their family members and guests are invited.

Augustus Ballroom
Featuring Creedence Clearwater Revisited
Opening Act: Jeff Trachta

Thursday, July 21

Convene Assembly

8:30 a.m.

Invocation J. Barry Vaughn, Christ Episcopal Church of Las Vegas
Guest Speaker Michael Hayes, Director/OLMS, DOL
Committee Reports  
Closing Remarks  
Adjourn Convention Sine Die  

Special Exhibits

The Boilermaker History Preservation Department will have a very special exhibit showcasing many different aspects of our Boilermaker legacy.

The exhibit will open daily one hour before convening the convention and will close one hour after adjournment.