69th Annual Convention
February 22-24, 2017
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, LA 

With the Mardi Gras season in full swing, you are sure to enjoy some good times in the Big Easy.  Carnival is always festive in New Orleans, and the City celebrates like none other.

People outside of Louisiana, whether it is within the United States or abroad, are fascinated with this city. Whether it’s the food, music or haunted history – New Orleans is a city that intrigues many travelers, not only for its eclectic culture and history, but because there is something that seems to appeal to all budgets, ages and genders. 

The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau recently released a list of recognitions that New Orleans has received in a number of national and international publications, for both business and leisure travel.

The number of recognitions that the city received from Travel + Leisure Magazine says it all about why the Big Easy is one of America’s top destinations.

 

We welcome you to N'awlins!


Convention Schedule
Wednesday, February 22:
NECA/Technical Workshop(s)
1:00 Golf Tournament
7:00 Reception 

Thursday, February 23:
8:00 Registration
8:15 General Session
4:30 Welcome Reception & Supplier's Showcase
9:00 Reception - Bourbon Cowboy

Friday, February 24:
8:00 AM Registration
8:15 General Session
12:00 Adjournment

 

Sponsorships

We have multiple sponsorships available, with mulitple ways to participate!

Hospitality: coffee and snacks daily; $400 or $800; Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.
Welcome Reception: bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres; $500. Wednesday.
Exhibitor's Showcase Bar: $500. Thursday.
*NEW Balcony Bead Sponsor: This year we are having an offsite party at Bourbon Cowboy, and will need boxes of beads for the festivities; $100. Thursday.
Golf Tournament: several options available for the Wednesday tournament. Hole Sponsor: $100 (mulitples ok). Beverage Cart: $500. Lunch Sponsor $500. 

All sponsors receive recognition through signage, announcements in session, and through e-newsletter/website. If you have any questions, please contact the office. We will gladly help you determine  your best options. 

Travel & Leisure released its list of “America’s Favorite Cities” with New Orleans scoring top spots in a number of categories. In the November issue of the magazine, New Orleans was number one in the categories of “Festivals,” “People-watching,” “Notable Restaurants,” “Antique Stores,” in addition to others.  New Orleans also made the list for the categories of “Historical Sites,” “Live Music Scene,” “Architecture,” and “Romantic Escape.” The rankings were determined by Travel + Leisure readers, who evaluated 38 cities in 67 categories. (NOCVB). The NOCVB list covers everything from cuisine, to music, to meetings and conventions. Click here  for a full listing of accolades.

Part of New Orleans’ charm is the friendly, easy-going nature of the locals - something that is definitely not lost on travelers.
 One of the attractions that is not lost is The Hotel Monteleone, a French Quarter Legend, and the City's most luxurious headquarters for all seasons.  Find out what else is going on just a stroll away during the perfect time to experience the magnificence of New Orleans! 

 

Hotel Information
Reservations - Early Bird  - book your hotel room today!

From the Grandfather clock in the Grand Lobby to the world-class cuisine to the welcoming comforts of your private retreat, this is your place in New Orleans.  The Hotel Monteleone is the essence of a memorable travel experience.  It's the heart and soul of hospitality.

And, when you're here, you're right where you want to be:  in New Orleans, in the French Quarter, in the hotel with an identity all its own.  Experience this historic and literary legend known as New Orleans' Grande Dame.

Family owned and operated by the Monteleones for four generations, the hotel boasts an experienced and award-winning staff with more than 3,500 combined years of service.  Beautiful guest rooms of course; 600 rooms, including 55 suites, have been completely transformed to Four Diamond luxury - all awaiting our arrival.

Enjoy dining in Criollo, the Monteleone’s brand new dining area on the lobby level!  Relax in the legendary Carousel Piano Bar.  Take advantage of the fitness center, full service spa and heated rooftop pool.  It's all here, and only here, where the French Quarter begins.Reservations:  Call (504) 523-3341 or

  • Reservations must be guaranteed by one

    night’s deposit or a major credit card. 

  • Early Departure Fees:  Early departure fees are charged guests who depart prior to their confirmed departure date.  Guests will be asked at registration/check-in to confirm their intended departure date. Guests may change their departure date without penalty up to and including registration/chick-in.  Any guests departing the Hotel prior to indicated date at registration/check-in will be charged an early departure fee of a one night’s room and tax charge.

 

  • Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. While every effort will be made to accommodate guests arriving before check-in time, rooms may not be immediately available.  Complimentary luggage storage is available while you wait.
  • Check-out time is 12:00 noon. Requests to retain rooms beyond this hour should be directed to your Conference Services Manager.  Depending on room availability, a late departure charge may be applied.  Complimentary luggage storage is available.
  • Hotel address and website: 214 Rue Royal, New Orleans, LA 70130

     

  • www.hotelmonteleone.com

     

  • (P.S. Don’t forget to tip the room attendant)