Enjoy performances from award-winning country music star Brett Eldredge and Daytime Emmy Award-winning TV personality and comedian Sherri Shepherd - also making their debut at Conference is Netflix stand-up comedian Tammy Pescatelli and the totally tubular Boogie Knights!
THIS JUST IN! Make a racket for sports-legend Venus Williams during her exclusive luncheon & Q & A Sunday afternoon.
Singing country music with a soulful edge and more than a dash of pop polish, Brett Eldredge currently has seven No. 1 country singles under his belt – and his star only continues to rise! His collection of No. 1 country songs includes the Top 5 Platinum-certified single “The Long Way” and the newest, “Love Someone,” both hailing from his self-titled album that debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales and Top Country Albums charts. An acclaimed entertainer as well as singer/songwriter, Entertainment Focus recently described him as having “a magnetic presence” and said he “could sing the phone book and we’d buy tickets to go watch him.” As he continues to travel the world and perform sold-out audiences, his constant travel companion is his dog, Edgar.
With 7 Grand Slam titles, 5 Wimbledon championships and 4 Olympic gold medals, tennis legend Venus Williams is arguably one of the most accomplished and inspiring women in the history of sports. Beginning her rise to the top at the age of 14, Williams quickly took the world of tennis by storm rising to the top-ranked position, breaking countless records, and winning numerous championships. Sticking to her entrepreneurial spirit, in 2009 Williams along with her sister, Serena became the first female African-Americans to have a stake in an NFL franchise after joining the ownership group of the Miami Dolphins. The following year, Venus published her motivational book, "Come to Win" which reached No. 5 on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Williams' achievements throughout her legendary career have merited her a plethora of additional accolades, including being honored as Glamour Magazine’s ‘Woman of the Year,’ ESPN’s ‘WTA Player of the Year,’ and Forbes’ ‘Celebrity 100’ among others.
Sherri Shepherd is a Daytime Emmy Award-winning television personality, comedienne and actress. She is one of the five original co-hosts of The View and made history with their Daytime Emmy win for Outstanding Talk Show Host. In addition to daytime television, Sherri is a memorable player in primetime and has competed on Dancing with the Stars, frequently guest-starred on the Emmy Award-winning 30 Rock, and has made appearances on Less than Perfect, Everybody Loves Raymond, Suddenly Susan, How I Met Your Mother, Trial & Error and many more. She has also appeared in feature films like the award-winning Precious, along with Guess Who, Beauty Shop and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. Passionate about staying healthy, Sherri authored PLAN D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes Even If You Don’t Have It, which hit #13 on the New York Times Best Seller List. She also frequently raises funds for the YAI Sherri Shepherd "Believe in Abilities" Fund, which supports people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities in achieving the most fulfilling life possible and has empowered and enhanced the lives of thousands of people.
Tammy’s most recent comedy album, produced by Git R Done Records, #TBT Throwback Tammy, debuted at #2 on the iTunes Comedy Charts. Her one-hour special, the top downloaded, Finding The Funny (available originally on Netflix, now on Amazon Prime and iTunes) is just one of her new and noteworthy endeavors. Including recent big appearances on The View and The Howard Stern Show and her being chosen by Jenny McCarthy & Donnie Wahlberg to be a part of their Dirty, Sexy, Funny franchise that included a hilarious all-female slate of standup comedians comedy special on EPIX/ Hulu, a touring show and a pilot for A&E. She currently continues to tour and sell-out shows around the country while preparing for another new one-hour special, “Tammy Pescatelli’s After School Special”-which is set to debut later this year.
The Boogie Knights were originally formed in October of 1992 as a Halloween gag in Los Angeles, Ca. Almost overnight, the Boogie Knights took the live music scene by storm. The Boogie Knights have inherited a worldwide reputation, performing on various MTV programs & major sporting events, live shows across the nation & overseas, as well as appearances on network television shows & films. Complete with choreography, polyester, afro’s and bell bottoms the Boogie Knights are heralded as “The greatest disco revival show in the world.”
Channel all the good vibes of peace and love at this fun charity event. Party for a Purpose combines the best of Las Vegas with the best of the veterinary profession for a night of live music, socializing, and fundraising. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ahimsa House, a nonprofit that provides resources to help the human and animal victims of domestic violence reach safety together. Come and get your groove on—the Boogie Knights will have you dancing like it’s 1970!
February 17 | 8:00p – 11:00p | House of Blues
Free with Registration | Must RSVP to attend
Must be 21+ to attenter| Valid ID & WVC Badge required
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Get ready for a night of non-stop laughs with not one, but two hilarious ladies in comedy! Don't miss Netflix stand-up comedian Tammy Pescatelli followed by Sherri Shepherd, host of The View and known for her hysterical role in 30 Rock.
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Mandalay Bay Ballroom
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Join us for a night of music, dancing, and socializing with complimentary food and beverages! All veterinary technicians, assistants, and veterinary technician students can come let loose and enjoy the best of Vegas entertainment.
Complimentary with registration
House of Blues, Mandalay Bay
Come and get your groove on at this fun charity event to support the Ahimsa House, a nonprofit that provides resources to help the human and animal victims of domestic violence reach safety together.
Complimentary with registration
House of Blues, Mandalay Bay