LMC is excited to be hosting the 2017 Annual Meeting in New Orleans! Don't miss the networking, professional education, along with the savings in a city as famous for its cuisine as it is for its culture and history. Check out these top ten reasons you'll want to be in New Orleans with LMC in 2017 - and mark your calendar now!
TOP TEN REASONS TO EXPERIENCE NEW ORLEANS
1. NOLA is AWARD-WINNING DESTINATION
DURING THE LMC ANNUAL MEETING
New Orleans was been named one of the "World's Best Cities" by Travel + Leisure, July 2016. The city is also the "Most Meeting Friendly Destination" according to Convention South magazine.
2. The CUISINE
From Cajun and Creole to Soul and Contemporary French, award-winning chefs create food for your taste buds and nourishment for your soul. Start the day with a beignet drenched in powdered sugar and a steaming café au lait, lunch on a shrimp po-boy or mouth-watering muffuletta and end the day with gumbo, shrimp creole and flaming bananas foster. Taste for yourself why Bon Appétit named New Orleans one of America's Top 5 Restaurant Cities.
3. WORLD CLASS CONVENTION FACILITIES
New Orleans Morial Convention Center
is ranked among the nation's best facilities. With over 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, it continues to undergo millions of dollars in improvements, and is now one of the most technologically advanced centers in the nation.
4. WALKABLE DOWNTOWN - GREAT FOR NETWORKING
New Orleans offers a compact geographic footprint providing close proximity of hotels to convention and meeting facilities, the French Quarter and attractions, creating a true destination experience.
5. DISTINCTIVELY DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS
Immerse yourself in the eclectic culture of the Arts District, experience the historic architecture of the French Quarter or enjoy the modern luxury and convenience of the Central Business District. All New Orleans' neighborhoods are easily accessible to convention facilities, world-famous restaurants and attractions.
6. THE MUSIC!
Music is where New Orleans' first settlers found common ground and no other city loves music more. Nowhere else does it occur more effortlessly or more joyously. Jazz, America's only original art form, was born here while Rhythm & Blues, Gospel, Cajun and Zydeco all express the rich melting pot that is our heritage. Let New Orleans' music move your soul.
7. ART & ARCHITECTURE
Countless architectural gems await you in New Orleans. 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.
8. RICH HISTORY & CULTURE
New Orleans is a city rich in history with traditions and customs woven into the fabric of everyday life. Take a trip back in time and experience living history by riding on the famous St. Charles Avenue streetcar line. Then ride the red car down Canal Street and explore the historic Mid-City cemeteries.
9. SPORTS & OUTDOOR RECREATION
New Orleans's climate allows for plenty of outdoor adventures and activities in and around the Crescent City, an urban resort that offers year-round golf along with memorable swamp tours conducted in local bayous.
10. CENTRAL LOCATION
Conveniently situated in the central region of the US, New Orleans is ideal for travelers. The Louis Armstrong International Airport
is just 20 minutes from city center.