2015 NCSS Annual Conference

Registration Hours

Convention Center Hall B Lobby, 1st floor
  • Wednesday, 11:00AM–7:00PM
  • Thursday, 7:00AM–6:00PM
  • Friday, 6:30AM–5:30PM
  • Saturday, 7:00AM–4:30PM
  • Sunday, 7:00–10:00AM

Badges Required

All conference participants must register, including chairs, presenters, exhibitors, and committee members. Badges must be worn at all times to gain access to conference sessions, exhibits, and events.

What's up with the Barcode?

Many NCSS exhibitors use lead retrieval (a paperless tracking system) to receive quicker, more accurate information about conference attendees who have visited their booth. With the lead retrieval system, an exhibitor asks to scan your badge as you visit the booth, capturing the registration information encoded on your badge. This allows exhibitors to send you information while the conference is still fresh in your mind.

Clinics and Tours

If you have registered for a clinic, you'll find the location in the clinic schedule on this app.

Off-site clinic details have been sent by email to all attendees registered for the clinic. Please check the email account you provided, including your spam filter, when you registered.
  • Off-site clinics traveling by bus will pick up on Convention Center Blvd, outside Hall B.

Tour Pickup

Bus tours will pick up on Convention Center Blvd. outside Hall B.

Coat Check

Coat and bag check is available in the Hall B lobby. The fee is $2 per coat, $3 per bag.

Lost and Found

If you misplace an item during the conference, please go to NCSS Registration in the Hall B lobby of the convention center to file a report on your lost item.

You will need to provide the following information when filing a lost item report:
  • Name
  • Telephone number
  • Date you last had the item
  • Location where item was last seen
  • Complete description of the lost item and its contents, if any

Exhibit Hall Hours

Hall B 1st floor
  • Friday, 8:45am–5:30pm
  • Saturday, 8:30am–5:00pm

NCSS Bookstore

Be sure to make time to visit the NCSS Bookstore, located in the Hall B lobby. You'll find copies of books by major conference speakers, among many valuable resources. Book signings will take place immediately in front of the Bookstore. You can pick up a free book from the NCSS Bulletin series outside the NCSS Bookstore.

Bookstore hours:
  • Thursday, 1:00-5:00PM
  • Friday, 8:15AM-5:45PM
  • Saturday, 8:00AM-5:15PM
  • The bookstore will be closed on Sunday, but copies of Kara Cooney's book, The Woman Who Would Be King, will be available for purchase at her signing following her presentation.

New Orleans Streetcar

The Riverfront streetcar line runs behind the convention center and provides riverfront access to the French Quarter. To reach the Julia Street station, exit the convention center by the Rivergate Room and turn right toward Riverwalk New Orleans. Stay on the street level and walk past the escalator that leads into Riverwalk. Look for the train tracks.

The one-way fare is $1.25. For more information, go to www.norta.com


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Airport transportation

Discount shuttle rides between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and downtown hotels are available for NCSS attendees. To book your ride, go here: http://airportshuttleneworleans.hudsonltd.net/res?USERIDENTRY=NCSS1115&LOGON=GO