This is an opportunity for members of our community to finally gather in person and deep dive into top issues of the future. Designed as a small, intimate, collaborative professional education opportunity, there will be limited registration and limited accommodations.
Plenary sessions will be live-streamed so an online delegation can attend. All sessions will be recorded and available as part of an online registration fee.
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This Symposium features meaningful and collaborative approaches to learning. Through roundtable discussions, inspirational plenaries, intensive sessions, & skill practice see how tourism can be transformational, experiential and full of teaching.
Below is a snapshot of the agenda. Details and information will be added as sessions are finalized, so please check back!
Mon. Nov 8
Hosted Receptions & Dine Around
Tue. Nov 9
Welcome & Opening Plenary
Lunch & Networking
2:45–3:45p Skill Building
Communities of Practice Dinners
Wed. Nov 10
Lunch & Networking
Thu. Nov 11
Learning Lab Observations
The Higgins Hotel, New Orleans is located in the heart of the Arts & Warehouse District and within the campus of the National WWII Museum. Its era-inspired guest rooms and suites, exceptional dining, and state-of-the-art meeting and event spaces make it a great venue for the Symposium.
Convenient to the WWII Museum and in a neighborhood full of art, music, and great food - the Higgins Hotel exudes both a sense of place and an understanding of the international history of New Orleans.
We are pleased to have secured amazing room rates for the Symposium.
Travel Planners & Program Managers RESERVE HERE*
Destinations, Operators & Suppliers
* 40 planner delegates who register before September 12, 2021 will receive an even lower room rate.
ABOUT THE AREA
The Symposium will be held in downtown downtown New Orleans on the National WWII Museum's six-acre campus.
The Higgins Hotel is on this campus as well as five soaring pavilions which house historical exhibits, on-site restoration work, a period dinner theater, and restaurants.
Transportation from the New Orleans International Airport Terminal to the Higgins Hotel and Conference center is fast and easy. The trip is about 25 minutes in light traffic.
You can make online reservations at competitive rates in your choice of vehicle. These arrangements can be made in advance for single or round-trip options, and they take you directly to the door of the Higgins where our doormen and bellmen will greet you.
New Orleans’ culture is its greatest strength, and it is the people of New Orleans who create that culture. We intend to focus on ensuring that the tourism industry benefits all residents of New Orleans, as it continues to benefit our members and our visitors, to nourish and sustain the culture of our city which makes New Orleans a world-class travel destination and the world’s greatest place to live, for those of us lucky enough to call it home." Read more from New Orleans & Company.