The Mechanical Contractors Association of America’s (MCAA, Rockville, MD) 17th Annual Education Conference will take place September 29 to October 2, 2002 at the Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Resort, near Las Vegas. The conference will feature Oliver North as the opening session speaker; Afterburner Day, a one-day seminar on leadership and decision-making skills led by America's top fighter pilots; peer group discussions; a former AFL-CIO official’s presentation on the future of organized labor; the annual Exhibitors Display; a wide array of educational sessions that will help you grow your business; and entertainment and social programs.