Meeting Location

New Orleans Marriott

555 Canal Street
New Orleans Louisiana 70130 USA
Phone: +1-504-581-1000
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NCER 2018 will be held at the New Orleans Marriott, where you’ll be able to experience the energetic nightlife, buoyant music, and authentic cuisine of this exciting city firsthand. Situated in the heart of the French Quarter, the New Orleans Marriott is within walking distance to premier attractions, including Jackson Square, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and it is just three blocks from the world-famous Bourbon Street.

The hotel will begin taking reservations September 11 of this year, so stay tuned to the web site and be sure to book early so you get a room in the host hotel.

A block of guest rooms is reserved for NCER attendees at the following discounted rates:
$140/night Deluxe Room (king or two queen beds.)
$109/night Prevailing Federal Per Diem*

NOTE: Rates are subject to sales and occupancy tax. Rates are offered 3 days prior to & following the conference, based on availability.

*The federal per diem rate is only available if you are employed by the federal government. To receive this rate, follow reservation instructions provided below. You will be required to present your official federal identification at check-in, or the room rate will revert to the standard group rate of $140.

Special Hotel Instructions:
  • The rate being offered to attendees is exclusive and may not be used in conjunction with any advertised or unadvertised promotional specials existing or yet unreleased.
  • This is a discounted group rate and is net, non-commissionable if you are using a travel agent.
  • Government participants: To receive tax exempt status, payment must be made in the form of a government issued credit card and be accompanied by a Florida or federal sales tax exemption certificate presented at check-in.
  • Check-in is after 4:00 PM. Any one arriving prior to 4:00pm will be given a room as it becomes available.
  • Checkout is by 11:00 AM. Requests for late checkout should be made at the front desk on the day of departure.
  • Click Here to view a detailed list of hotel and parking information.
  • Complimentary wireless Internet in guest rooms is available to those who are enrolled in the Marriott Rewards program.
Suggested Customary Gratuities for Hotel Staff
  • Baggage Handling: $5.00 per room, each way
  • Housekeeping: $3.00 per room, per day
  • Room Deliveries: $3.00 per room

Click here for directions and a Map and Transportation Information.


It is possible you may be contacted by a company claiming to be the official housing bureau for this conference. These unscrupulous companies contact exhibitors and attendees, telling them the guest room block is sold out. The company quotes a rate at another hotel, claiming it is an official room block and that you must reserve through them to get discounted rates. Then they ask for your credit card information so they can make a reservation for you. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS or you will lose your money. This scam is affecting conferences nationwide. So no matter what meeting you attend, always use the hotel reservation links provided on the host organization’s web site.

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