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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: 504-561-1234   |   Fax: 504-523-0488     visit website

An observer once called New Orleans "a world in miniature" and filmmaker Stephen Ives says it's "a laboratory for the American experiment." By the middle of the 19th century, French-speaking Catholics and English speaking Protestants, slaves and free people of color, Africans and people of mixed race, Albanians, Swedes, Germans and Irish all called New Orleans home. Out of that jumble, New Orleans grew to be the only city in America that can boast its own architecture, its own music, its own set of cultures and subcultures and its own cuisine. In the 20th century, New Orleans struggled to keep its identity while its mix of cultures morphed, fought and sought equal treatment. And yet, it's a city that has proven its resilience time and time again, particularly after the devastating effects of 2005's Hurricane Katrina.

Air

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)

We are pleased to offer special discounts for your travel with United Airlines.
You may book online at www.united.com and enter the Offer Code: ZT2Q437609 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.

If booking through a travel professional or with a United Meetings professional at 800-426-1122, please provide the following information:
Agreement Code: 437609 Z Code: ZT2Q

Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office or book online at united.com.

Shuttle

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport offers a Shuttle and has a special rate for SPE conference attendees!

Discounted Rates for SPE Attendees
$35.00 round trip per person
$20.00 one way per person

Book Your Reservations Online. You must use this link to receive the discounted rate.

Official Conference discounted airport/hotel shared ride shuttle reservations must be made through this website at least 24 hours prior to your flight arrival time. To change a reservation made online, please call 866-596-2699.

Parking

For your convenience, Hyatt Regency New Orleans offers premium valet services.

Short-Term Hourly Valet Rates
0-1 Hour: $10
1-2 Hours: $15
2-4 Hours: $22
4-10 Hours: $30
10+ Hours: $40

Overnight Valet Rates
Standard Overnight Parking: $40 + tax
Oversized Vehicles: $48 + tax
Fuel Economy Vehicles: $30 +tax

Rail

The Amtrak Station (Union Station) is located at 1001 Loyola Avenue - .3 miles from the conference hotel... about a 5-7 minute walk!

Guests can enjoy quick and easy transportation to the city's most popular attractions via the Loyola-UPT Streetcar Line, which passes approximately every 20 minutes across from the hotel. To view the schedule, please click here. The cost to ride streetcars in New Orleans is $1.25 and can be paid with exact change when you board. 1-Day and 3-Day unlimited ride Jazzy Passes are also available for $3 and $9. For more information, please visit the hotel Concierge.

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