By John Young
Updated March 24, 2009 at 05:32 AM EDT

ShoWest, the annual movie theater industry event held in Las Vegas, will honor filmmaker Michael Bay with its 2009 Vanguard Award, according to Variety. The convention runs March 30-April 2, while Bay’s next picture, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, is set to invade theaters on June 24.