Today, NEW ORLEANS – the Crescent City – shaped by the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain and “reclaimed” from the swamp, gives one the sense of lazy summer days with the sounds of jazz and the aroma of fine food in the air. With a multi-nation history and blended culture, the city is unique in all the U.S. The culture and creativity of the city come to life in the neighborhoods. From the historic French Quarter to the elegant Garden District to the music-filled Marigny, you’ll find great food, music, architecture and activities to be enjoyed. It is such a varied mix of experiences that you’ll soon learn to appreciate the longtime lure of this truly fascinating city.
Time in New Orleans isn’t kept in hours or days, but in meals. When dining in New Orleans, your culinary adventure will span a wide array of cuisines. From Cajun and Creole to Soul and Contemporary French, award-winning chefs create food for your taste buds and nourishment for your soul. Taste for yourself why Bon Appétit named New Orleans one of America’s Top 5 Restaurant cities. Start the day with a beignet drenched in powdered sugar and a steaming café au lait. Chow down on a fried shrimp po’boy or mountainous muffaletta for lunch. And end your day with gumbo, Shrimp Creole, and flaming Bananas Foster.
New Orleans cuisine isn’t the only thing spicing up the city. Music is where New Orleans’ first settlers found common ground, and no other city loves music more. Jazz, America’s only original art form, was born here, while Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Cajun and Zydeco all express the rich melting pot of their heritage.
Countless architectural gems await you in New Orleans. In fact, the city is home to more National Historic Landmarks than any other city in the United States. Venture to the Arts District, a vibrant community of galleries, and experience why it has been called the SoHo of the South. Then visit one of the oldest and most diverse districts in New Orleans, Magazine Street, an area filled with art exhibits, restaurants, shops and more. Finally, submerge yourself in the historic French Quarter by strolling down Royal and other famous French Quarter streets.
The 2017 IEEE NSREC welcomes you to New Orleans and to coin its now-famous phrase, “Laissez les bon temps rouler” . . . or “Let the good times roll!”
Breakfast, Lunch, and Breaks
The 2017 IEEE NSREC will provide continental breakfast and refreshments at breaks during the NSREC Short Course and Technical Sessions. Lunch is included for Short Course attendees on Monday. A light lunch will be provided on Tuesday in the Exhibit Hall. These meals and refreshments are for registered conference attendees only. Please see the schedule for times and locations.
The New Orleans Marriott has an in-house FedEx office that features a self-service business center for photocopying, faxing, and computer printing. For additional services, they can handle large print jobs, banner creation and all typical shipping services. The FedEx office is open 7 days a week – Mon-Fri from 7:00am-7:00pm and Sat-Sun from 10:00am-6:00pm. Costs associated with this center must be paid directly to FedEx. For more information, click here.
Rooms for Side Meetings
Several meeting rooms are available for use by any registered conference attendee at the New Orleans Marriott on a first come, first served basis. NSREC encourages side meetings to be scheduled at times other than during technical sessions. Contact ETCic at 720-733-2003 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to make side meeting reservations before the conference. To make a side meeting room reservation during the conference, see the NSREC Registration staff in Balcony J-K on the 4th floor.
Notes: You must register for the conference before a side meeting room can be reserved! Any audio/visual equipment and refreshments must be coordinated directly with the hotel and are the responsibility of the attendee hosting the meeting.
Child Care Reimbursement
The 2017 Conference is offering child-care reimbursement of up to $400 per family to assist conference attendees who incur additional childcare expenses by attending the conference. This program, funded by the NPSS AdCom, will also be carried out at other NPSS Conferences during 2017. Limited funds are available, and preference will be given to applicants in the early stages of their careers who are IEEE NPSS members. Up to five candidates will be selected.
Families where both parents are registered attendees at the conference
Parent (registered attendee) who brings child(ren) to the conference
Parent (registered attendee) who incurs additional expenses at his or her home location, above normal child-care expenses, while attending the conference.
Allowable expenses include:
Babysitting or child-care expenses at the conference location while the parent(s) attend the conference
Additional baby sitting or child-care expenses incurred in leaving a child home while parent(s) attend the conference
Transportation expenses for a child-care provider to care for child(ren) during the conference. Reimbursement is only allowed for an adult or relative that does not share your home residence.
Expenses must be documented by receipts. An expense report, accompanied by receipts, must be received by the conference finance chair within two weeks of the end of the conference (August 4, 2017). If the report is not received by that date, no reimbursement will be made. All reimbursements will be made after the conference.
To apply, an attendee must register for the conference technical sessions, and then complete the application form to request reimbursement for child care. The application must be received no later than June 2, 2017. Applicants will be notified whether they qualify for these funds within two weeks after the deadline. Due to limited funding, it is likely that not all qualified applicants will be eligible for reimbursement. The application form is available on the website for the 2017 NSREC.