The 44th National Stereoscopic Association Convention

2018 3D-Con

July 17-23, 2018 • Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside • Independence, OH


Tickets for all banquets & meals are open to everyone. You do not need to be a registered Convention attendee to attend, but you will still need to sign up using the Convention form.

Thursday Night SSA Dinner

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Melt Bar and Grilled, $28

Cleveland has put itself on the national map with its diverse restaurants and we've planned a unique experience for the SSA dinner on Thursday night. Within two miles of the hotel are many fine dining choices, one of which is a fun and gourmet establishment called Melt Bar & Grilled. Simply put, Melt was born from Cleveland musician and chef Matt Fish's love of two things: great craft beer and the humble grilled cheese sandwich. The sandwiches are no longer simple, but include many uncommonly delicious combinations. What had been the best-kept secret in Cleveland was soon thrust into the national spotlight, as Melt caught the attention of two hot television series Man vs. Food and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Be prepared for a different, but guaranteed satisfying, SSA dining experience.

If you register for the SSA Dinner, you will need to pre-order your sandwich selection. A form will be attached to your registration confirmation. Portion sizes at Melt are very generous and our price includes half a sandwich per person which should be more than filling. All sandwiches come with your choice of fresh cut fries, kettle chips or sweet slaw, soft drinks, cold and hot tea and coffee; alcoholic beverages are on your own. The sandwich choices are:

  • Kindergarten - fresh baked bread + your choice of melted cheese (American, sharp cheddar, provolone, mozzarella, pepper-jack, muenster and smoked gouda) bacon may be added, also
  • Monte Cristo - honey ham, smoked turkey, Swiss, American, crispy battered & deep fried, powdered sugar and berry preserves for dipping
  • Backyard BBQ - thick cut breaded onion rings, sweet BBQ sauce, sharp cheddar and your choice of chicken, pork or beef
  • Parma, Italy - crispy battered chicken, basil marinara, roasted garlic, mozzarella & romano
  • Mushroom Melt - garlic mushrooms, caramel port onions, wilted baby spinach and provolone

The hotel shuttle will be available for those needing a ride to the restaurant.

Saturday Night Awards Banquet and Social Hour

Saturday, July 21, 2018, $65

On Saturday evening we will be honoring special people who have helped make the NSA an interesting, educational and fun organization. We will start out with a social hour before dinner and then sit down to a delicious meal and enjoy the company of special friends. After dinner awards for Stereo World articles, humanitarian awards and others will be given to deserving members.

All dinner entrees include salad, dessert, seasonal vegetables, potatoes or pasta, freshly baked rolls and butter, coffee and tea. Entrée choices are:

  • Beef Brisket served in a rich thyme infused au jus
  • Chicken Picata with a classic lemon and caper sauce
  • Vegan Gnocchi with fresh basil, capers and tomatoes in a marinara sauce

Sunday Morning President's Breakfast

Sunday, July 22, 2018, Complimentary with your hotel stay

On Sunday morning at 8:00 AM our illustrious president, John Bueche, will give his "State of the Association" address and then answer your questions while you dine on the delicious made-to-order breakfast in the atrium dining room.

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