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2018 Annual Meeting

10/18/2018 to 10/21/2018
When: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Where: The Roosevelt New Orleans Waldorf Astoria
130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, Louisiana  70112
United States
Contact: Caitlin McIntire

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Let the Good Times Roll!

⚜️ Laissez les bons temps rouler ⚜️


Click here for an invitation letter from ACREL's President, Jay A. Epstien. *Read this first!*

Click here for A Guide to New Orleans provided by the ACREL New Orleans Host Committee.

Click here to view the Educational Program Agenda. 

Click here to view the Final Program.

Click here to view the Spouse/Guest FAQs.

Click here to view a list of Tours and Activities being offered

Click here to view a list of registered attendees and their guests (as of 9/20)

Coming soon - Dine Around list for Saturday, October 20.


To contribute to the ACREL Cares Project by making a donation to the ACREL Charitable Foundation, click here

Click here to download a paper version of the registration form.  Please e-mail completed forms to Caitlin McIntire at  Credit card payments can be taken over the phone for e-mailed registration forms.


New Orleans in the News

"Five Places to shop in New Orleans" - New York Times

"25 Ultimate Things to Do in New Orleans" - Fodor's Travel

"The Warehouse District of 200 Years Ago was Called the St. Mary Battureby Richard Campanella


Hotel Reservations

The Roosevelt New Orleans Waldorf Astoria

130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA 70112

Telephone: 1-800-925-3673

Online Reservations: Group Rate Reservations
Room Rate: $349 per night, single/double occupancy

Learn more about the hotel and the celebration of its 125th Anniversary.

Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Hotel reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis until Wednesday, September 26, 2018, or until the block has sold out. ACREL cannot guarantee the group rate if rooms are still available in the ACREL block after September 26, 2018.  Room reservations are subject to cancellation if guest is not registered for the ACREL Annual Meeting by September 26, 2018.


Air Transportation

Through our work with our sponsor, ABA Leverage, ACREL has arranged for airfare discounts for registrants for our New Orleans Meeting, as follows:

United Airlines 800-426-1122 For Meetings Only - Agreement Code: 633818 / Z Code: ZE6X
When booking on hit All Search Option on the bottom left. Scroll down on the next page and insert
the ZE6X633818 code in the Promotion/Certificate box. Proceed with reservation.

Delta Airlines 800-328-1111 ABA File Global Meeting Code: NMR3V
Booking Online: Discount available at Online Meeting Event Code: NMR3V
When booking online, hit Advance Search and then enter  NMR3V code in the Meeting Event Code Box. Proceed with reservation.                                                                                                                   

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American – reservations must be made through ABA Egencia link below. 

With ABA Egencia, you can automatically obtain ABA negotiated airfare discounts of up to generally 2 to 15% on United, Delta and American. The percentage of the discount is directly tied to the price of the fare. The fares shown have the discount factored. First class bookings are eligible for the discounts. There is also a mandatory booking fee of $8 per ticket when using Egencia, but not when booking directly with the airline. 

Click here to self-register and start booking. At self-registration, please check ACREL from the “select your traveler group”. Once you have completed the self-registration, the ABA Travel Director will approve and you will be sent booking instructions via email. At a maximum, the approval will take 24 hours.”


Ground Transportation

The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans is located in the heart of downtown New Orleans with easy access to everything you want to see and do. We are steps from the French Quarter, shops at Canal Place and even the mighty Mississippi River.

All major airlines have service to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport with many direct flights arriving daily. The Roosevelt New Orleans is just a short 20-minute drive from the airport, with car, cab and shuttle service readily available. Please contact our concierge team for transportation pricing and arrangements.  Click here for directions from the airport.

CVB Transportation Recommendations

Airport Recommendations



  • Registered hotel guests, $46 plus tax overnight
  • Non-registered guests, $21 for up to 8 hours
  • Non-registered special event, $25

 Please note: The hotel has two entrances, one on Baronne Street and one on Roosevelt Way. Valet parking is only available from the Roosevelt Way entrance.


Registration Fees

     Before July 1

July 1 - September 21

After September 21

Regular Fellow

$1,100 $1,200 $1,300

Academic/Senior/Government/Non-Profit Fellow

$900 $1,000 $1,100

Guest of Regular Fellow

$700 $800 $800

Guest of Academic/Senior/Government/Non-Profit Fellow

$600 $700 $700

Guests who are interested in MCLE credit should reach out directly to Caitlin McIntire at 


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Fees are fully refundable for cancellations received in writing prior to September 1, 2018. $200 will be assessed for cancellations received from September 1 - 30. Cancellations after September 30 are non-refundable. All refunds will be processed following the meeting. Telephone cancellations must be confirmed in writing. On-site registrations will be subject to a $100 surcharge. No-shows at the meeting will not receive a refund. Tour registrations are not refundable after September 30. 

Badges and Admission

Official ACREL badges should be worn at all meeting events. Your badge acts as your ticket to all workshops and social events. Only badge holders may attend events and go on tours.

Wardrobe Notes

The attire for programs, seminars and meetings is business casual.  The attire for daytime activities and tours is casual, or as appropriate for the activity.  The attire for evening activities and educational sessions is a bit dressier; we suggest business casual or cocktail attire.


Note that photographs may be taken at ACREL events. By participating, you agree to allow your photo to be taken and used in all media, including online, for purposes that support the College. They will not be sold or otherwise used in any commercial endeavor.