The 2017 SSA Convention will be held just outside Albuquerque, New Mexico beginning with a golf outing on Wednesday October 4th and continuing with seminars and business meeting Thursday through Saturday, October 5th through the 7th. But Saturday, October 7th will also mark the beginning of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
More than 500 hot air balloons are expected at this year's festival, one of the largest events of it's type held anywhere in the world. One of the most spectacular events will be the "Mass Ascension" beginning at 7:00am Saturday morning. The exciting events will continue for the next seven days. You may wish to extend your stay at the Tamaya Hyatt Resort to take in some of the festivities. But whether you do or not, you should be aware of the fact that hotel rooms (and of course, camp grounds) throughout the area begin filling up early.
So make sure you book your room now. You can do that online by going to the following website: