New Orleans is one of America’s most culturally and historically-rich destinations, a melting pot of cuisine, culture, and music. You’ll discover bowls filled to the rim with gumbo and late nights in jazz clubs as you stroll through the city’s historic neighborhoods…and a unique coastal ecosystem. Learn more about why the Crescent City is the perfect venue for the 2017 Fall Meeting!


New Orleans offers  incredible and diverse  dining experiences and unforgettable cuisine in the world. Be sure to try the signature Creole, Cajun and French dishes but don’t forget to explore the offerings of other cuisines, including Latin, Mediterranean, Asian and Italian fare which infuse traditional preparation with an amazing array of South Louisiana spices, produce and seafood.

View a list of restaurants near the Convention Center


Arts and Culture

New Orleans’ Old World roots created a strong foundation for the arts for you to discover countless galleries, museums, and outdoor displays throughout the city.

Here are some suggestions for you to check out:



New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and a mecca for gospel, rhythm and blues, and ultimately, the rock and pop we love today.  Discover live music performances in venues from swank lounges to tiny honky tonks or you just might come across a street performance that rivals any ticketed show.

Here are just a few choices for live music options: