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IFT19 will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center North America's premier convention facility. Discounted hotel rooms have been secured for our IFT guests.

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  • Air Travel

    The following airport services the New Orleans, Louisiana area.

    Airport: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)

    Distance to City: 15 miles / 24.15 km

    Delta Airlines

    Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for IFT19 attendees and exhibitors.

    You may call the Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111, Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NY2G3 when scheduling your flight. 

    *Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

    Online booking: 
    www.delta.com (no ticketing fee)
    Click on “Advanced Search” and enter the Meeting Event Code in the appropriate box.
    Meeting Event Code: NY2G3
    Delta Meeting Reservations Phone: 800.328.1111 
    Booking service fees apply when booking by phone

  • Getting to/from Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

    Shuttle Bus Service

    Shuttle bus service will be provided from stops near official IFT Hotels that are not within walking distance of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.  Check back for more information regarding shuttle service.

    Tentative Shuttle bus days / hours:

    Shuttle Flyer (PDF)

    Sunday, June 2
    8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Limited shuttle service to and from New Orleans Marriott and InterContinental (approx. every 30 min)

    3:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Service to and from shuttle serviced hotels and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (every 20 min; last departure from hotels to Ernest N. Morial Convention Center at 7:00 PM)

    6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Service to and from all hotels and Mardi Gras World for the Welcome Reception (approx. Every 20 min)

    6:45 PM – 7:30 PM
    Service from Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to Mardi Gras World for the Welcome Reception. Walk hotels pick up the shuttle at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

    7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Service from Mardi Gras World to all hotels, including walk hotels. Last departure from Mardi Gras World at 8:30 PM.

    Monday, June 3
    6:30 AM – 6:30 PM

    Service to and from shuttle serviced hotels and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    6:30 AM – 7:30 AM, Every 20-25 minutes
    7:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Every 10-15 minutes
    1:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Every 20-25 minutes
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM*, Every 10-15 minutes

    *Last departure from hotels at 5:30 PM

    Tuesday, June 4
    7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

    Service to and from shuttle serviced hotels and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    7:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Every 10-15 minutes
    11:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Every 20-25 minutes
    3:30 PM – 7:00 PM*, Every 10-15 minutes

    *Last departure from hotels at 6:00 PM

    Wednesday, June 5
    7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    Service to and from shuttle serviced hotels and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    7:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Every 20-25 minutes
    10:00 AM – 6:00 PM*, Every 20-25 minutes
    *Last departure from hotels at 4:30 PM

    Note: Shuttle frequency subject to change due to traffic conditions.

    When onsite, if you have questions about the shuttle or need to make an advance reservation for a wheelchair-accessible vehicle, please see the shuttle supervisor at the convention center or call/text KUSHNER & ASSOCIATES at (747) 275-8713.

     

    *limited 30 minute service on the hour and half hour from select hotels only.  More information to follow.

    Shuttle to and from the Airport

    IFT has partnered with Airport Shuttle New Orleans to offer our attendees and exclusive discount on shuttle service to and from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. To take advantage of this discount, please book online. Click here to make your reservation today!

    Taxi

    Taxi cab booths are located on the first level of the Terminal outside of Baggage Claim Belts 1 and 14. Passengers must wait in line at one of these booths for taxi service.
    Taxi rides cost $36.00 from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) or French Quarter (west of Elysian Fields) for up to two (2) passengers. For three (3) or more passengers, the fare will be $15.00 per passenger. Taxis are required accept credit card payments.

    Car Rentals

    HertzHertz Rental Car Company is offering special discounted rates for IFT19 attendees. Reservations can be made by phone or online.  You will need to provide the CV number to receive the discount.

    Online Reservations: http://link.hertz.com/link.html?id=64196&LinkType=HZLK&TargetType=Reservations&ret_url=ift.org
    Phone:  800.654.2240
    Convention Number (CV#): CV022Q9258

    Private Car Service

    Airport Limousines:
    A-Airport Limousine is the official luxury transportation service provider for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Passengers can request service at one of the A-Airport Limousine's convenient kiosks located in the Baggage Claim area. Rates range from $58 for two (2) passengers to $118 for eight (8) passengers. Rates depend on the number of passengers and the type of vehicle. Please visit the ticket booths on the first level of Baggage Claim.  Please visit www.airportlimousineneworleans.com for more information or call 504-305-2450. 

    Transportation Network Companies

    Uber and Lyft offers transportation services from the Airport. Passengers can meet their app-based ride service outside of the Ground Transportation Center located on the first floor of the Short-Term Parking Garage by crossing the pedestrian crosswalk located outside of Baggage Claim 6. 

    Blue Bikes

    Blue Bikes is the fun new way to get around New Orleans. Whether you’re heading to work, to meet friends for dinner, or just explore the city, Blue Bikes offer a convenient, fun, and healthy way to experience the city you love. Pay as you go $0.13/min

    Mass Transit

    Public mass transportation from the airport to downtown New Orleans is now easier than ever. Today, the Jefferson Transit Authority (JET) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) provide nine (9) daily departures to downtown New Orleans. Both utilize the bus stop located on the outer lanes of the second floor, outside the Concourse C Lobby Information Booth.

    The Airport-Downtown Express (E2) Bus operated by JET is $2.00. The fare boxes will accept $1, $5, $10, $20 dollar bills and all U.S. coins. The Airport-Downtown Express (E2) provides service from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner, down Airline Drive into New Orleans, which takes approximately fifty (50) minutes. For more information on public transit in the area, visit the Jefferson Transit website.

    The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) provides the Airport Express (202) Bus with service to and from the Airport into New Orleans. Pick up locations for the Airport Express (202) Bus in New Orleans can be found at Elk Place at Cleveland and the Union Passenger Terminal Bus Bay 2 with transport to the Departures Level at the Airport Terminal and select trips to the new terminal construction site. The fare for this route is $1.50. For bus schedule information, pick up locations, and route information, please click here.

  • Parking at the Convention Center

    Ample parking is available at the Convention Center for a daily fee. Overnight parking is prohibited. Please visit the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center website for additional information and maps regarding parking.

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.