This was originally posted on September 8th, 2010, and updated with as much current information as I had available. If you can fill in any of the gaps, please email me.

One of the pages in this year’s Annual National Sweepstakes Convention event program was titled: Past, Present, and Future Hosts of the Convention.

# YEAR LOCATION ATTENDANCE
1 1990 Lansing, MI 60
2 1991 Clemson, SC
3 1992 Arlington, TX 280
4 1993 Annapolis, MD 250
5 1994 Indianapolis, IN
6 1995 San Diego, CA 400
7 1996 Nashville, TN
8 1997 Naperville, IL 425
9 1998 New Orleans, LA
10 1999 Arlington, TX 454
11 2000 Bahamas Cruise 500
12 2001 Orlando, FL 450
13 2002 Louisville, KY
14 2003 Baltimore, MD 400
15 2004 San Diego, CA 800
16 2005 Moline, IL 600
17 2006 Scottsdale, AZ 813
18 2007 Dearborn, MI 698
19 2008 San Antonio, TX 1,007
20 2009 Manchester, NH 504
21 2010 Bloomington, MN 535
22 2011 Fort Wayne, IN
23 2012 Atlanta, GA
24 2013 Salt Lake City, UT
25 2014 Orlando, FL
26 2015 Boston, MA
27 2016 Las Vegas, NV
28 2017 Cruise out of FL
29 2018 Charlotte, NC
30 2019 San Diego, CA
31 2020 Manchester, NH virtual only
32 2021 Scottsdale, AZ
33 2022 Manchester, NH in-person & virtual
34 2023 Scottsdale, AZ TBD

What is amazing about the above statistics is that the entire sweepstakes convention is run by different volunteers every year and all the prizes are donated or purchased out of the convention budget.

Since the conventions are run by volunteers, I am going to ask you to volunteer.  How?  Well, who do you know?  Do you work for a company that could benefit from being exposed to 500+ new customers?  Have them donate prizes or giveaways.  Do you know the VP of Marketing (or any higher up in the Marketing Department) for any large corporation? Please email me privately, and I will put you in touch with next year’s volunteer team.

Let’s have more prizes than ever before.  I want to hear more screaming than at a rock concert!

WOOT!!

Have you ever attended a sweepstakes convention?