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If you’re looking to explore New Orleans, check out the nearby attractions all within walking distance of the conference venue!

Orpheum Theater    6 minute walk
The Orpheum’s spacious orchestra, loges, balcony, and gallery offer newly-installed upholstered seats and comfortable accommodation for 1460 guests. The Orpheum easily transforms from an intimate concert venue to corporate meeting and convention space with perfect sight lines from each of its seats. An adjustable orchestra floor and customizable floor seating plan accommodate banquets, weddings, luncheons and receptions. The main floor and gallery are wheelchair accessible.
Located at 129 Roosevelt Way, a 6 minute walk from the conference venue.
Directions to the Orpheum Theater from the JW Marriott

Lafayette Square Conservancy    8 minute walk
The Lafayette Square Conservancy (LSC) is an all-volunteer, non-profit group dedicated to the preservation and improvement of Downtown New Orleans’ premier park in partnership with the City’s Department of Parks and Parkways.  We strive for a well-used and well-maintained public park which serves as an urban oasis for visitors, residents and area workers.
Located at 600 South Maestri Plaza, an 8 minute walk from the conference venue.
Directions to the Lafayette Square Conservancy from the JW Marriott

Museum of Death     8 minute walk
The World Famous Museum of Death was founded in June, 1995, originally located in San Diego’s 1st mortuary in a building once owned by Wyatt Earp. Evolving from the controversial art gallery the Rita Dean, founders JD Healy and Cathee Shultz realized the void in the death education in this country and decided to make death their life’s work.
Located at 227 Dauphine Street, an 8 minute walk from the conference venue.
Directions to the Museum of Death from the JW Marriott

Saenger Theatre    9 minute walk
The Saenger Theatre reopened its doors in September 2013. The $53 million redevelopment project features an authentic restoration of the original 1927 design, including restorations and recreations of the original finishes and color schemes. New, state of the art building and technical systems including an expanded theatre stage house will ensure that the Saenger will be able to host the very finest performing arts attractions. New theatre seating, increased concessions and restroom facilities along with new lounge areas complete the scope of this truly remarkable effort!
Located at 1111 Canal Street, a 9 minute walk from the conference venue.
Directions to Saenger Theater from the JW Marriott

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum     9 minute walk
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an historic building within the Vieux Carre Historic District, the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum showcases its extensive collection and provides interpretive educational programs to present and preserve the rich history of pharmacy and healthcare in Louisiana; past and present.
Located at 514 Chartres Street, a 9 minute walk from the conference venue.
Directions to the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum from the JW Marriott

Harrah’s Casino    9 minute walk
Experience a fun, friendly casino atmosphere at Harrah’s New Orleans one that removes you from the ordinary, with helpful dealers and attentive servers who ensure your total comfort. New and old friends cheer you on as you hit your lucky streak when you’re at Harrah’s New Orleans. So choose your favorite casino table game and let the good times roll!
Located at 8 Canal Street, a 9 minute walk from the conference venue.
Directions to Harrah’s Casino from the JW Marriott

Duncan Plaza    11 minute walk
Duncan Plaza is not a formal attraction, but is a point of convergence that connects several distinct and diverse downtown neighborhoods. It is located across from City Hall and might be a good place to find peace and relax.
Located at 343 Loyola Avenue, an 11 minute walk from the conference venue.
Directions to Duncan Plaza from the JW Marriott

Preservation Hall    12 minute walk
New Orleans’ Preservation Hall was established in 1961 to honor one of America’s truest art forms – Traditional New Orleans Jazz. Operating as a music venue, a touring band, and a non-profit organization, Preservation Hall continues its mission today as a cornerstone of New Orleans music and culture. Situated in the heart of the French Quarter on St. Peter Street, the Preservation Hall venue presents intimate, acoustic New Orleans Jazz concerts over 350 nights a year featuring ensembles from a current collective of 100+ local master practitioners. On any given night, audiences bear joyful witness to the evolution of this venerable and living tradition.
Located at 726 St. Peter Street, a 12 minute walk from the conference venue.
Directions to Preservation Hall from the JW Marriott

Jackson Square    12 minute walk
Historic Jackson Square, originally known in the 18th century as “Place d’Armes,” and later renamed in honor of the Battle of New Orleans hero Andrew Jackson, is a timeless attraction in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans. This famous landmark facing the Mississippi River is surrounded by historic buildings, including the St. Louis Cathedral, the Presbytere and Cabildo (Louisiana State Museums), not to mention the Lower and Upper Pontalba Apartments, the oldest apartment buildings in the United States. The Pontalba Apartments offer retail shops, museums, galleries and restaurants on the ground level; their second and third floors still house a selection of prestigious apartments.
Located at 700 Decatur Street, a 12 minute walk from the conference venue.
Directions to Jackson Square from the JW Marriott

Louis Armstrong Park    20 minute walk
Just steps from the French Quarter sits this public park that honors the jazz great Louis Armstrong. Look for the iconic, arched entrance and inside you’ll find sites like Congo Square (a historic meeting place for slaves in the 1800s), sculptures, duck ponds and lots of open spaces for relaxing.
Located at 701 North Rampart Street, a 20 minute walk from the conference venue.
Directions to Louis Armstrong Park from the JW Marriott