Venue and Accommodations
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
SOC2023 is returning to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in downtown New Orleans. The building provides more than 1.1 million square feet of total exhibit space.
The Morial Convention Center is a top-10 facility among similar buildings nationwide, and SOC2023 will make full use of its spacious corridors and ample meeting space.
Once the meetings are over, it’s easy to enjoy the city from the Convention Center. Great restaurants, hotels, and music venues are just blocks away from the Convention Center, with the French Quarter within walking distance.
There is neither free nor validated parking for the conference, but there are plenty of options. The conference is at the end of the downriver side of the Convention Center, and the Julia Street entrance is the ideal place to enter. That entrance adjoins the so-called “Whale Lot” at 728 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70130. If you park at the back of that lot, closest to the river, you can walk through the pedestrian gate in the back right of the lot, cross Julia Street, and then enter the Convention Center.
More information on parking options can be found on the Convention Center website.
Hampton Inn & Suites New orleans convention center
We are pleased to partner with Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center on Louisiana’s vibrant waterfront for SOC2023. This hotel is at the center of everything. Watch the ships come in on the Mississippi River, grab a beignet, dine at one of New Orleans iconic restaurants right down the street, listen to live music, ride a streetcar, stroll the French Quarter – it’s all just steps away. And all SOC2023 presentations, plenaries, sessions and the Poster Happy Hour will happen in one place.
*UPDATE: all spaces are filled at the Hampton. We recommend one of the many other hotels within walking distance to the convention center. We have secured a great rate for conference attendees: $219/night for a room with a King-sized bed and $229/night for double occupancy rooms. Be sure to book your stay before they sell out! Please note that it may be necessary to enter dates to see accurate room availability. Rooms must be booked by April 29, 2023 to lock in this special offer.
Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans
1201 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
New Orleans, LA
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