Cognitive Concourse

Here is where the cognitive era comes to life. It’s innovation you can touch – tangible experiences that will inspire, surprise and delight.

Monetizing Data

Learn how to discover new insights from data and act on them faster. See the latest advances in data science, self-service analytics, data and content management, information integration and governance, plus new sources of data including weather.

Featured experiences

Cognitive weather

Learn first-hand the business of weather. See how real-time weather data can give companies a competitive edge – from bee keepers to retail companies.

Cognitive safety

See the inside of a command center that shows how IBM cognitive solutions fight crime.

Other cognitive experiences in this area will include:

Operations, Regulatory Compliance, Planning, Bakery, Energy, Cosmetics, Restaurant, Wellness

Transforming Industries

Learn how these industry innovators are differentiating themselves with cognitive technologies in a world where being digital is table stakes.

Featured experiences

Cognitive shopping

Immerse yourself in an open-air market experience that showcases’s new GWYN cognitive personal shopper, powered by IBM Watson, that helps you pick the perfect gift.

Cognitive transportation

Meet and talk to Olli, the first vehicle to utilize the cloud-based cognitive computing capabilities of IBM Watson IoT.

Other cognitive experiences in this area will include:

Transformation City, Diabetic Care, Patient Environment

Reimagining Professions

The cognitive era of computing is dramatically changing professions. Learn how data, analytics and cognitive systems are being deployed to enhance expertise.

Featured experiences

Cognitive designer

It’s a little more complicated than the mood ring – and way more stylish too. Runway designer Marchesa and IBM joined forces to create the world’s first cognitive dress that changes colors based on social sentiment.

Cognitive chocolate

Brooklyn chocolatier Nunu Chocolates teamed up with Chef Watson to develop unique and immensely flavorful chocolates. Come taste and learn.

Other cognitive experiences in this area will include:

Engineer, Watson at Work, Marketer, Navigator for the blind, Advertising

Redefining Development

The code that powers cognitive business is being written by its architects — developers — to whom this zone is dedicated. Experience the apps, processes and products built with Watson, analytics, IoT and more, then join lightning talks, labs and ask-me-anything sessions with technical experts to keep your skills on the leading edge of cognitive application development.

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Cognitive sports

Be a sports fan in an entirely new way. See how cognitive technology has transformed the fan experience through partnerships with the U.S. Open, Wimbledon and EdgeUp Sports.

Cognitive virtual reality

Your word is Watson’s command. In this virtual reality gaming experience, attendees can speak to Watson to summon tools and overcome obstacles.

Other cognitive experiences in this area will include:

Beer tasting with Watson, Cognitive Rock, Paper, Scissors, Flight Tracker, Watson Visual Recognition, Harry Potter Sorting Hat, Living Wall, Watson Chat

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

The Mandalay Bay is a deluxe, tropically themed luxury resort with mystical architecture and lush surroundings. The resort is set on 60 acres south of Luxor on the Strip. Hotel amenities include: Wheelchair access; room service; fifteen restaurants including House of the Blues; casino; many lounges and bars; and valet parking. The 11-acre sand-and-surf beach features three swimming pools, a lazy river, wave pool, cabanas, an outdoor performance stage, two restaurants, poolside pampering at the seasonal Moorea Beach Club. Our 30,000-square-foot Spa Mandalay offers massages, beauty treatments, and a salon. A perfect night's sleep-that's what we sought to create with our newly remodeled Mandalay Bay rooms and suites. The theme here is casual elegance (designed by Anita Brooks) and comfort. Lofty pillow topped beds, triple high-thread count sheets, warm textiles in pleasing tones feature climate control, cable TV, dual line data port telephone, alarm clock, hair dryer, separate tub/shower, iron and ironing board, bathrobe, and floor-to-ceiling window and 42" plasma TVs create the perfect environment for effortless relaxation or sweet dreams. From the uninhibited to the unconventional, Mandalay Bay offers some of the most unique experiences on the planet — all without the expense of an around-the-world trip.

Non-Smoking Guestrooms - Limited smoking rooms based on availability at check in.


Delano Las Vegas fuses personalized service with a high-end design concept. The resort evokes luxury with an unexpected touch of individuality, creating an intimate experience within the grand 43-story golden tower at Mandalay Bay Resort Complex. Defined by style and sophistication, Delano Las Vegas brings a world class resort to the famed Las Vegas Strip, appealing to the most discerning travelers from around the globe. Delano is a non-smoking hotel.

Non-Smoking Property

Four Seasons

On the iconic Las Vegas strip, Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas’ Art-Deco inspired guest rooms reflect the energy and excitement of one of the world’s most vibrant cities. The Hotel offers direct access to the adjacent Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and the city’s nightlife and entertainment. Four Seasons is a non-smoking hotel.

Non-Smoking Property


How many times in your life will you be able to say you stayed and played in a pyramid? Luxor features comfortable and spacious accommodations ranging from standard rooms to extravagant suites. Plus, Luxor offers everything you’d expect from a Las Vegas hotel – from fabulous entertainment and dining, to non-stop Las Vegas casino action.

Non-Smoking All Guestrooms


Stay in royal accommodations in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Excalibur offers everything you’d expect from a Las Vegas hotel – from dining and entertainment, to non-stop Las Vegas casino action.

Non-Smoking All Guestrooms

New York, New York

New York-New York Hotel & Casino features 12 New York-style skyscrapers showcasing 2,023 guest rooms and suites. Replicas of the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge are just a few of the Big Apple inspired landmarks. This city within a city boasts enticing entertainment including the Cirque du Soleil® production, Zumanity and the live music extravaganza, the Broadway Theater. There is fun around every corner with the thrilling Roller Coaster and dueling pianos of Bar at Times Square. There are tantalizing restaurants such as Gallagher's Steakhouse, Il Fornaio and the authentic pub, Nine Fine Irishmen. Additionally, New York-New York offers more than 24,000 square feet of meeting space and a rejuvenating spa and salon.

Non-Smoking All Guestrooms

MGM Grand

The MGM Grand truly lives up to our name, not only in sheer size, but also in vast offerings. Located at one of the busiest intersections in Las Vegas, MGM Grand provides a world of entertainment, dining and unwinding – both day and night. The grandness starts outside, with the 100,000-pound, 45-foot-tall bronze lion statue perched atop a 25-foot pedestal where the $1 billion resort meets the Strip. LED screens, water fountains and lush landscaping surround the lion – the largest bronze statue in the U.S. The adventure continues inside, where guests will find 5,044 rooms in four 30-story towers, more than a dozen restaurants and more than 170,000 square feet of gaming. There is even the convenience of tourist attractions on site, a television studio (CBS Television City Research Center) and a water park (1,000 foot long lazy river at the 27,000-square-foot pool complex). Accommodations are as varied as the rest of the property’s offerings. Entering the MGM Grand, visitors are immersed in the glamour and excitement of sophisticated shows, gourmet dining, hip nightlife, a relaxing pool and spa, and much more.

Non-Smoking All Guestrooms

Signature at MGM Grand

Luxury welcomes you the moment you enter our gated driveway and our intimate lobbies. It's in the details of your lavish suite, at our intimate swimming pool and state-of-the-art fitness center. Our premier concierge service will organize gourmet in-suite dining while you enjoy breathtaking balcony views. Just steps from the excitement of MGM Grand lies the oasis of a secluded retreat. The three exclusive suite-filled towers at The Signature at MGM Grand provide guests with unparalleled luxury and personal service, all within a non-gaming and non-smoking environment. Staying at The Signature is like coming home to a luxury oasis. From limitless dining choices to a refreshing cabana-lined pool, you will want for nothing. Let our Concierge take care of your every need and desire. The Signature offers the added convenience of satellite registration/hotel check-in at the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. Located in the south baggage claim near carousels 1 and 2. You can check in and receive your room keys while waiting for your luggage.

Non-Smoking Property

Aria Resort & Casino

In the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, the award-winning Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter offers it all, from high-tech guestrooms and world-class dining from celebrated chefs, to enthralling entertainment and upscale shopping. The full-service spa features massage and treatment rooms. In addition to an outdoor pool, this luxury hotel provides fitness facilities, a spa tub, a sauna, and a steam room. Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter also offers a casino, a bar/lounge, and a nightclub. The Aria Resort has designated areas for smoking (fines may apply for smoking in non-smoking areas).

Vdara Hotel & Spa

This all-suite, non-gaming, eco-friendly, smoke-free CityCenter resort is steps away from Aria Resort and Casino, and connected to the Bellagio. Suites at Vdara offer flat-panel televisions and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. Kitchens include refrigerators, stovetops, and microwaves. All rooms have king beds with pull out sofas. The Aria Express tram connects the property to other facilities within the complex. A restaurant and lobby bar are located on site. This Las Vegas resort also offers a fitness center, luxury spa, gift shop and newsstand, and a concierge desk. Limo service is available. Vdara Hotel & Spa is a smoke-free property.

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