Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
phone: (504) 962-0500
March 11, the room block at the Astor Hotel is sold out, and
the reduced group rate is no longer available.
As long as rooms are
available, you may make a reservation at the regular rate by calling the
above phone number, or from their website:
1) The Astor Hotel
has 2 towers: The newer Astor Tower, which shares the same set of
elevators as the meeting area, and the "more historic" Alexa Tower,
which is on the opposite side of the hotel. The path from the Alexa
Tower to the meeting area requires a walk through the hotel lobby.
2) The hotel does NOT
have a "club lounge" or similar.
3) All guestrooms in
the both towers of the hotel have been renovated within the past year.
The Astor Hotel does
NOT provide shuttle service to/from the airport.
-- Estimated taxi
fare (one way): US$35
-- Estimated hotel
on-line registration system has been enabled.
registration ends March 10 (to receive the US$50 early registration
on-line registration system will be disabled on March 29 to print name
badges and to finalize counts. Note that the cost for walk-up registration
for the meetings at the hotel is substantially higher than for registering
on-line in advance.
First-time, end-user attendees may request a promotional code for a
complimentary meeting registration from
Note: A typical example of an end-user is someone who works for an
electric utility or an industrial facility. This offer is NOT extended
to those who work for or represent an original equipment manufacturer
(OEM), or a company which manufactures related components or materials.
(changes that do not result in a refund)
a change that would result in a refund, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The
request must be confirmed and accepted by return e-mail before
it is valid.
of Registration Fees
Combined Meeting Package
(Missing Tutorial Flyers & Certificates)
NOTICE: The schedule does not reflect a cancellation of the
second Thursday Presentation. It will be replaced by an extended
Presentation on Field Testing of LTCs.
General Sessions Agenda
Newcomers Orientation - Monday April 3
Thursday Technical Presentation:
Presentation #1: "Field Testing of LTCs"
Presented by: Craig Stiegemeier, Dave Geibel, Shawn Weaver,
Bernhard Kurth, and Raka Levi
NOTE: This presentation will be
extended to cover both time slots.
& Outline 26Mar2017
Presentation #2: CANCELLED. We apologize for any
inconvenience this may cause.
ACTIVITIES & TOURS
► Saturday Evening, April 1:
Early Bird Event - BB King's Blues
Are you ready to have the time of your
life in the “Big Easy”? For the best live music in New Orleans, you
have to be at BB King’s
Blues Club, located at 1104 Decatur St. Put on your dancing shoes
and come party with us… you won’t regret it! See you there for goooood
food and fun music!
April 3: Spouse/Companion Tour - Houmas House Plantation/Gardens
and Cajun Pride Swamp Tour
Start your day by embracing the Crown
Jewel of Louisiana's River Road during this
Houmas House Plantation and
Gardens tour. Enjoy 38 lush acres of gardens, ponds and a majestic live
oak alley. Relax with a refreshing breeze off the Mississippi and
navigate through the shadows of ancient oaks.
Following a River Road buffet lunch at
Cafe Burnside, native Cajun captains will take you back to the early days of
Louisiana bayou and swamp explorations through the primitive beauty of
the moss-draped cypress trees. The Cajun Pride Swamp Tour shows off the
American alligator and abundant wildlife along with the unique history
of the Cajun town within Manchac Swamp
Tuesday, April 4: Spouse/Companion Tour - Mardi Gras World Tour
Your day begins by exploring the artistic
side of Mardi Gras. Get an insider’s view of how Mardi Gras is “made”.
Learn the history of Mardi Gras and experience Mardi Gras costumes. You
will also have a chance to make your own mask.
Make Your Mouth Happy” in the afternoon
at the New Orleans
School of Cooking demonstration and tasting! Discover the fun, food
and folklore of Louisiana while learning the basics of Louisiana cooking
in a way you’ll never forget. Fun is the primary ingredient in this
Evening Dinner Social:
April 5 -
the Americas - Tour the entire main building and major exhibits of
the Aquarium of the Americas. The colors of a Caribbean reef come
alive in a walk-through tunnel, while penguins and Southern sea
otters enchant you with their antics. Marvel at gigantic sharks,
tarpon and rays in the 400,000 gallon Gulf of Mexico exhibit and the
Great Mayan Reef.