Organization Event Arrival  Departure Attendees Venue City  
Iowa Dance/Drill Team Association ISDTA State Dance Team Championships November 29, 2012 November 30, 2012 17,500 Iowa Events Center Des Moines
National Basketball Association Developmental League (NBADL) Iowa Energy December Home Games December 1, 2012 December 29, 2012 3,500 Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines
United States Hockey League (USHL) Des Moines Buccaneers Regular Season December Home Games December 1, 2012 December 28, 2012 3,100 Buccaneers Arena Urbandale
Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses Iowa Circuit #2 Assembly December 2, 2012 December 2, 2012 1,700 HyVee Hall Des Moines
Greater Des Moines Youth Hockey Association Blizzard Blast November 30, 2012 December 2, 2012 1,000 Metro Ice Sports Facility Urbandale
Iowa State Association of Counties ISAC Fall School of Instruction November 28, 2012 November 30, 2012 900 Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center Des Moines
Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives Annual Meeting November 29, 2012 November 30, 2012 600 Sheraton - West Des Moines West Des Moines
Iowa State Sheriffs & Deputies Association Winter School December 2, 2012 December 5, 2012 600 Prairie Meadows Altoona  
Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa State Convention November 28, 2012 November 29, 2012 275 West Des Moines Marriott West Des Moines
Sport Climbing Series Pebble Power December 1, 2012 December 1, 2012 250 Climb Iowa Grimes  
USA Cycling Iowa Cyclocross State Championships December 1, 2012 December 1, 2012 250 Living History Farms Urbandale
Source: Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau