For Leica Geosystems customers and prospective users who plan to attend the international Hexagon 2012 conference, June 4-7 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the clock is ticking on a special discount rate. Attendees who register by Jan. 9 can save $600 with the special Hexagon 2012 "Think Forward" rate. Room rates at MGM Grand are just $129/night per room plus taxes. [Read Leica's editorial spotlight in POB'sJanuary issue to find out how to get the "Think Forward" discount after January 9]

January 9 is also the deadline for the Hexagon 2012 Social Media Contest. Anyone who joins at least one of Hexagon’s social media groups onLinkedIn, Facebook, Google Plus, or Twittercan qualify to receive an Apple iPod. Winners will be announced Jan. 23, 2012.

The Hexagon 2012 theme, "Think Forward," highlights Hexagon's continued determination to take on the challenges of the design, measurement and visualization world by mobilizing the full capabilities of its brands to innovate across boundaries and chart future directions. More than 3,000 attendees are expected to attend.

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