ASCE 2017

New Orleans, Louisiana | Oct 8–11, 2017

Hotel & Travel

**Due to storm Nate, all tours, short courses, and the opening reception scheduled for Sunday, October 8, 2017, were cancelled; full refunds for Sunday courses and tours will be processed automatically.

The Opening Reception is moved to Monday evening, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.**



ASCE Convention is going to New Orleans, Louisiana in 2017! Meet your colleagues and discover why New Orleans was named the "Big Easy".

Located on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans is known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and street parties.

Convention Venue & Hotel

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.

Room Rates

Single/double rate: $259 per night*

Reserve your room

The group discounted rate be available until the housing cut-off date (Monday, September 18, 2017) or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first.

*All room rates are subject to applicable tax, which is currently 14% Hotel Room tax, 1.75% Tourism Assessment fee, and $3.00 Occupancy fee Per Night, and is subject to change without notice.

Valet Parking: $47.25 a day

Top Attractions

  • The French Quarter
    Shopping in the French Quarter:
    Shops at Canal Place | 333 Canal St. | 504-299-9777
    The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk | 500 Port of N.O. Place | 504-522-1555
    The Shops at Jax Brewery | 600 Decatur St. | 504-566-7245
    French Market | 1008 N. Peters St. | 504-522-2621
  • Jackson Square
  • City Park - 1,300 acres of outdoor recreation & amusement in the heart of the city, established in 1854
  • Take a tour of the charming antebellum Garden District
  • Roam down Magazine Street and enjoy 6 miles of museums, and galleries, shops, bars and restaurants

Visit the official New Orleans visitor website for more information; or National Geographic's Top 10 list of things to do.


October in New Orleans tends to be warm during the day, but you will need a few layers in case it gets chilly at night. Average temperatures range from the mid 50s to high 80s Fahrenheit.



The closest airport is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). The airport is located 17 miles from the New Orleans Marriott.


Taxicab fare from the airport to downtown is currently $33 for up to two people. Each additional passenger is $14.00, not to exceed five.
Currently, more than 1,500 taxicabs operate in the city of New Orleans. The one-way trip between the airport and the official convention hotel takes 20-40 minutes. You can find taxis waiting in the center section of the airport terminal’s lower roadway outside of baggage claim; to get back to the airport from the city center, you can order a cab from the hotel.

Standard fares
$3.50 per mile. 1/8 mile + $0.25
$5 per person for special events or meter rate if greater.

Airport Shuttle

Airport Shuttle is the official company for transportation to and from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Service is available on a continuous basis with vans departing approximately every 30 minutes from baggage claim. Airport Shuttle has a fleet of 60 clean-burning, propane-fueled, 10-passenger vans and mini-buses.

Standard fare
$44 round trip | $24 one-way (inbound or outbound ticket between the airport and downtown hotels) per person

Individual Arrivals/Departures | 504-522-3500
Pre-purchase/larger groups | 866-596-2699

Uber & Lyft

Ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft are available throughout the city. Both UberX and Lyft's base prices start around $33 for the route from the airport to the convention hotel - prices vary based on demand.

Jazzy Pass

The Jazzy Pass allows for unlimited ridership on buses and streetcars.

1-day pass: $3 | 3-day pass: $9

RTA bus

Fare: $1.25 | Transfers: $0.25


Fare: $1.25 | Transfers: $0.25

Lines & Hours

  • St. Charles Avenue Streetcar | Every day: 24 hours
  • Riverfront Streetcar | Weekdays | 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. | Weekends: 8:40 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • Canal Street (Cemeteries) Streetcar | Every day: 5:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
  • Canal Street (City Park) Streetcar | Weekdays: 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. | Weekends: 7:00 a.m. - midnight
  • Rampart - St. Claude Streetcar | Every day: 6:10 a.m. - 11:50 p.m.

All bus and streetcar information

Rental cars


ASCE Member receive discounts up to 25% off the .com rates for Budget Rental Cars. Check out additional coupons on our special website to make your rental even more affordable. Current offers include a Free Sunday coupon to use with your weekend rentals.

Tired of standing in rental car lines? As an ASCE member, you can also enjoy Budget's complimentary VIP service.


As an ASCE member, you receive up to 25% discount and the highest levels of service form Avis. To reserve an Avis rental car, visit the ASCE members-only Avis site or call 800-698-5685 and use AWD (Avis Worldwide Discount) number A654800 to receive your ASCE discount.

Limousine Services

Limousine service companies have a variety of travel options ranging from stretch limousines to sedans to SUV’s and elite business. Transportation can be arranged for events, airport transfers or group outings. Rates are set by the limousine companies. City ordinance requires all rates shall be no less than $40 per hour and the minimum hire period cannot be less than 3 hours.


Pedicabs provide visitors a unique way of moving through the city while being able to appreciate the historic landmarks, city activity and city views. Passengers are carried throughout the downtown area of New Orleans via bicycle-drawn carriage.

Current fares: $5 per person for the first six blocks, then $1 per passenger for each additional block.

Welcome to NOLA!

Join ASCE in New Orleans, and savor the vibrant sights and sounds of The Big Easy!

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Letter of Invitation


I’d like to personally invite each of you to my home, New Orleans — aka NOLA, and the host city for the ASCE 2017 Convention. Get ready because we’ve created an exciting convention for you!

From compelling short courses to amazing technical tours, this year’s convention week is chock full of high-caliber technical sessions and career enhancing opportunities.

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