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Support IFT by booking your room through Experient at an official IFT19 hotel!

In addition to the benefits available to you, when you book through Experient, you are supporting IFT’s ability keep attendees’ costs down in future years so we can continue providing industry leading education, experiences, and networking.

  • Rate Guarantee
    IFT has negotiated lower rates for our attendees at premier New Orleans hotels. Due to this, you can be assured that you have received a rate lower than what would be paid if booked on your own.

  • No additional fees
    Escape from booking, change, and cancellation fees (as long as you do so within the cancellation window).

  • Networking
    Stay at hotels with other IFT attendees!  Make it easy to network and make new friends or meet up with friends you met last year.

  • Customer Service
    Experient is available prior to, during, and after the conference to answer all your housing questions.  Know that you will be taken care of at all points throughout your IFT19 experience!

  • Transportation:
    IFT offers attendees staying in the official IFT19 room block (at hotels not within walking distance) complementary shuttle service to and from Ernest N. Morial Convention Center during scheduled hours.  Check out the travel page for more information.

Hotel Reservations

IFT19 housing is open as of January 31, 2019.

You must register for IFT19 or a Pre-Event Short Course in order to make your housing reservation. IFT19 will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. IFT headquarters hotel is the New Orleans Marriott at 555 Canal Street. Please see the Travel and Transportation page for more information about getting to and from the Convention Center.

Hotel reservations must be made by May 6, 2019 to receive IFT’s discounted rates.


Attendee Registration and Housing
Toll-Free: 800.462.9440 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST) 
International: +1.847.996.5848 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST) 


Click here to access Exhibitor Registration in the “Expo Management” section.

Beware of Unauthorized Hotel Solicitors

Experient is IFT's Official Housing ProviderExperient is the only housing company affiliated with IFT19. No other housing company or travel agent is authorized to place hotel reservations on behalf of IFT. Reservations made through any other agency cannot be guaranteed by IFT, and may result in a loss of deposit, additional charges, incorrect placement, or inflated room rates for conference participants. Please use the online hotel reservation system or official housing forms on this website to avoid confusion, additional charges, and unsatisfactory service.

Special rates are available in select hotels through IFT Housing. Hotels will not accept reservations directly. Reservations are processed on a first come, first served basis and a credit card valid through June 2019 is required to guarantee each hotel reservation. Hotels may charge a single night’s room and tax (currently 17.4%) deposit to your credit card after May 6, 2019.

Please be aware of housing poachers that have been reaching out to exhibitors regarding booking hotel rooms at IFT19 and we apologize for the inconvenience.  We are NOT working with any other outside companies for housing.  Please ignore these pirating emails and/or calls.

Here is a list of housing poachers we have been made aware of:

Corporate Booking Services - CBS International
Diamond Housing Associates
Global Expo Travel (GET)
Global Housing Services, Corp. (GHS)
Travel Partner International Inc.

If you’re serious about advancing your career, business, research, or the science of food and technology, then you can’t afford to miss IFT19.