The 10th Annual Teaching Professor Conference
Location and Hotel
Welcome to New Orleans!
The host city for the 10th annual Teaching Professor Conference is New Orleans, LA; one of the world’s most fascinating cities.
Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and beyond, it’s a brilliant mosaic of culture, food and music. You’ll find brimming bowls of gumbo, late nights in jazz clubs, strolls through historic neighborhoods and tantalizing festivals throughout the year.
The city boosts many major attractions, from the world-renowned French Quarter and Bourbon Street’s notorious nightlife to St. Charles Avenue (home of Tulane and Loyola Universities, the historic Pontchartrain Hotel, and many 19th century mansions), to Magazine Street, with its many boutique stores and antique shops.
New Orleans is world-famous for its food and is known for specialties like beignets, Praline, Po’ boy and Italian Muffuletta sandwiches; Gulf oysters on the half-shell, fried oysters, boiled crawfish; étouffée, jambalaya, gumbo, and other Creole dishes; and the Monday favorite of red beans and rice.
Visit the New Orleans Convention and Bureau for more information.
Host Hotel – Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is in the ideal New Orleans location, overlooking famous attractions like the Mississippi River, the French Quarter, and Harrah’s Casino. Just a few blocks from the hotel you will find world famous restaurants, inspiring art museums, exciting night life, and first class shopping all in the heart of the most famous district in New Orleans, the French Quarter. Bourbon Street, Aquarium of the Americas, IMAX Theater, Riverwalk Marketplace, and all the world-famous live music clubs of the Vieux Carré is within walking distance.
Visit the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel webpage
We’re sorry to report that the conference host hotel, the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, has no more rooms available. However, before making alternative arrangements, it’s recommended that you please check with the hotel to see if there have been any cancellations. The toll-free number is 888-627-7033.
Fortunately, there are a number of hotels within walking distance of the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.
Across the street
New Orleans Marriott – 504-581-1000 – Website
555 Canal St., New Orleans, LA
JW Marriott – 504-525-6500 – Website
614 Canal St., New Orleans, LA
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown French Quarter – 504-581-9005 – Website
124 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA
Best Western Plus St. Christopher – 504-648-0444 – Website
114 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA
1 ½ blocks
International House – 504-553-9550 – Website
221 Camp St., New Orleans, LA
Country Inn & Suites French Quarter – 504-324-5400 – Website
315 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA
Omni Royal Crescent –504-527-0006 – Website
535 Gravier St., New Orleans, LA
Wyndham New Orleans – French Quarter – 504-529-7211 – Website
124 Royal St., New Orleans, LA
The closest airport for this conference is the Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) which is about 13 miles from the hotel. The airport is served by nearly all the major carriers, including Air Canada, AirTran, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and USAirways.
Transportation to the Hotel
By Hotel Shuttle:
You may reserve a shared ride service between the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel and Louis Armstrong International Airport through Sheraton New Orleans Airport Shuttle. Rates are $20pp one way / $38pp roundtrip. Please call 504-522-3500 for information or make reservations online at least 24 hours prior to your flight departure time.
Taxis are available outside of baggage claim and the average fare to the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is $28. No advance reservations are required—service is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Transportation During Your Stay
The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is also located right on the Streetcar line and streetcars provide easy transit along Canal Street and up St. Charles Avenue. Cost: $1.50. Should you need a cab during your stay, the hotel’s Doormen or Bellmen will be happy to assist you.