The following conventions are scheduled to start this week in the Washington area:

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED MEDICAL EDUCATION

Dates: Wednesday through Oct. 18

Attendance: 350

Headquarters: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Hotel

NAVY FIGHTER SQUAD 54

Dates: Thursday through Sunday

Attendance: 75

Headquarters: Hilton Arlington Towers

VIRGINIA ELKS

Dates: Thursday through Sunday

Attendance: 400

Headquarters: Fairview Park Marriott Hotel

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEDERALLY IMPACTED SCHOOLS

Dates: Friday through Oct. 21

Attendance: 600

Headquarters: Hyatt Regency Washington On Capitol Hill

INTERNATIONAL PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

Dates: Friday through Oct. 21

Attendance: 600

Headquarters: JW Marriott

CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION INC.

Dates: Saturday through Oct. 22

Attendance: 1,600

Headquarters: Marriott Wardman Park

INSTITUTE OF SCRAP RECYCLING INDUSTRIES

Dates: Saturday through Oct. 19

Attendance: 450

Headquarters: JW Marriott

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY

Dates: Saturday through Oct. 22

Attendance: 150

Headquarters: Hyatt Regency Crystal City

NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF BUSINESS

Dates: Sunday through Oct. 20

Attendance: 2,500

Headquarters: Hilton Washington and Towers

EVENTSOURCE

Dates: Sunday through Oct. 22

Attendance: 1,000

Headquarters: JW Marriott

Scheduled to start at the Washington Convention Center this week:

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS

Dates: Oct. 9 through Wednesday

Attendance: 9,000

GREATER WASHINGTON JOB FAIR

Date: Tuesday

Attendance: Public

DISCOUNT UTILITY DAY

Date: Thursday

Attendance: Public

FOR SISTERS ONLY

Dates: Saturday and Sunday

Attendance: Public

L.A. DANCEFORCE WORKSHOP

Dates: Saturday and Sunday