Plan Your Visit to the Big Easy!

Conference Overview

Friday, June 7th – Certification Boot Camp &
Pre-Conference Program

Saturday, June 8th – Conference Day 1

Sunday, June 9th – Conference Day 2

Monday, June 10th – Conference Day 3 1/2 Day & Certification Exam

Hotel Reservation Website – Coming Soon!

Ground Transportation – To and from conference hotel/airport or to local attractions! 

SuperShuttle New Orleans – Advanced booking online.  $24 (+ tax) for one-way shuttle to conference hotel from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Uber – Advanced booking through app. Visit app store to download to your phone.  App allows you to split rides with friends/co-workers riding with you! Receipts are stored in the app for easy reimbursement by employer (if needed).

Lyft – Advanced booking through app. Visit app store to download to your phone. App allows you to split rides with friends/co-workers. Receipts are stored in the app for easy reimbursement by employer (if needed).

New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center

To make your reservation at the great DDNA rate of $165/night, please click here (COMING SOON) to be directed to the DDNA specific reservations website. No group code needed to secure this great rate when using the link! 

Expect quick convenience to NOLA’s best attractions and the famous French Quarter!

  • Complementary guest room internet for Marriott Rewards Members (sign-up to become a member today – FREE)!  Non-rewards members will have access to in-room internet for a fee.
  • Room service, 24-Hour
  • In-room Coffee maker / tea service
  • Hair dyer
  • In-room safe
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Sundry/Convenience store

Starbucks® – Open Breakfast & Lunch

Wolfe’s – Open Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Buffet breakfast, fee from 19.00 USD
  • Continental breakfast, fee from 12.00 USD
  • Full American breakfast, fee from 16.00 USD

Wolfe’s Bar – Open Lunch & Dinner – Classic American

Nearby Dining Options:

Riverwalk Outlets Food Court (0.1 Miles)

  • Café Du Monde
  • Fat Tuesday
  • Auntie Anne’s
  • Green Leaf’s
  • Izzo’s Illegal Burrito
  • Mooyah Burgers, Fries, & Shakes
  • Mandarin Express
  • Mike Anderson’s Seafood
  • Mona’s Café
  • Raising Canes Chicken Fingers – a DDNA staff favorite!!
  • Poppy’s Time Out Sports Bar & Grill
  • Smoothie King
  • South Philly Steaks & Fries
  • Villa Italian Kitchen
    PLUS many more!

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Fly into Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport on one of many major carriers (American Airlines, Air Canada, AeroMexico, Alaska Airlines, jetBlue, British Airways, Delta, Spirit, United, and Southwest)

Want to rent a car while you’re saying in Orlando?
Click here for rental car options at the Orlando airport.

Need more information on New Orleans’ airport?
Click here to visit the airport website.

Eat, Play, Stay, Shop! (Distance From Hotel)


Riverwalk New Orleans – Outlet shopping with tons of dining options!  0.1 Miles

  • Crocs
  • Carter’s Outlet
  • Chico’s Outlet
  • Claire’s Outlet
  • Clark’s Outlet
  • Coach Outlet
  • Famous Footwear Outlet
  • Forever21
  • Fossil
  • GAP Factory
  • Kitchen NOLA
  • LOFT Outlet
  • Le Creuset Outlet
  • LEVI’S Outlet
  • Local Charm a New Orleans Jewelry Studio
  • Mardi Gras Masquerade
  • Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio
  • New Balance Factory Store
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Sketchers
  • Steve Madden
  • The Puma Store
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Tommy Bahama Outlet
    … Any many more!

Canal Place – New Orleans’ premier shopping destination!  (0.7 miles)

  • Anthropologie
  • Charleston Shoe Co.
  • J. Crew
  • Louisiana Crafts Guild
  • L’Occitane
  • Michael Kors
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Tory Burch
  • Vinyard Vines
  • White House | Black Market
    …and many more!


Louisiana Children’s Museum (0.4 miles)

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas (0.6 miles)

Harrah’s Casino New Orleans (0.7 miles)

National World War II Museum (0.7 miles)

House of Blues New Orleans (0.9 miles)

Lafayette Square (1.0 mile)

Jackson Square/Heart of French Quarter (1.4 miles)

New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum (1.5 miles)

Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise

Best of New Orleans Restaurants ($ – $$$$)

GW Fins $$$$

French Truck Coffee $

Shaya $$-$$$

Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar & Bistro $$-$$$

Cake Cafe $

The Rum House $$-$$$

St. James Cheese Company $$-$$$

The Joint $$-$$$

Red Dog Diner $$-$$$

District Donuts Sliders. Brew. $

Alberto’s Cheese & Wine Bistro $

Katie’s Restaurant & Bar $$-$$$

Rouses $

Turkey & the Wolf $

Central Grocery Company $


NFL – New Orleans Saints

MBA – New Orleans Pelicans

MiLB – New Orleans Baby Cakes

Mercedes Benz Superdome –

Smoothie King Center –