The Convention Center Authority and the Convention and Visitors Bureau are spreading good news today. They`ve booked the first convention to take place in the new convention center. They`ve also booked the second and third conventions. The Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center will hold its biennial conference in Erie, August 4th through 6th in 2008. In 2009, the Pennsylvania Kiwanis Club has committed to hold a convention March 26th through 29th and their annual state convention August 19th through 23rd.