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June 2-5, 2019 | New Orleans, LA
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Morial Convention
Join Us in New Orleans!

IFT19 will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, located at 900 N. Convention Center Boulevard, North America's premier convention facility. Discounted hotel rooms have been secured for our IFT guests.

In June, Chicago has average highs of 91°F (32°C) and average lows of 74°F (23°C). Prior to traveling to New Orleans for the meeting, you may wish to check the  New Orleans 10-day weather forecast.  

Attire at IFT19 is business casual. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort ranges may vary, a light sweater or jacket is recommended. Also, you may wish to wear comfortable shoes, as walking distances within Morial can be long.

So Many Things to Do and See in New Orleans

Imagine meeting in a city where cultures collide in a brilliant explosion of flavors, emotions and sounds. It’s nearly 300 years in the making and the perfect destination to host clients and do business.  

Music, Rich History, and More! 
New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, home to Creole cuisine and rich with history and unmatched southern hospitality. It is centrally located with a walkable downtown and cutting-edge, world class convention facilities. With $1.57 billion worth of improvements to the city in the past decade, New Orleans remains an authentic destination and truly a place like no other.  

New Orleans is Food-tastic! 
It’s a city of chefs and delectable cuisine and a unique blend of French, Spanish, Caribbean and African cultural influences in our architecture, food, people and music. With more than 1,400 restaurants, the city offers one of the most inconceivable – and incredibly diverse – concentrations of incomparable dining and unforgettable cuisine in the world.  

Great Place to Do Business and Relax 
Because most of the city’s restaurants, attractions, tours, accommodations and event venues are within walking distance of each other, it’s easy to get around the “Big Easy” and is the perfect setting for networking. Come enjoy the charm of New Orleans, all while attending a successful meeting in the Crescent City, Sportsman’s Paradise…the Big Easy. New Orleans combines big city choices with the small-town friendliness, convenience and always has lagniappe – a little something extra – to offer.  

Your exploration of the many sensory experiences that come with the unique city of New Orleans begins here – laissez les bons temps rouler – let the good times roll! 

Visit our New Orleans IFT19 website to explore and learn more about all the exciting things you can see and do in New Orleans!

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.