Hotel Information

This year’s SECOL conference hotel is the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans. The hotel has created a secure webpage for attendees to make their hotel reservations. The address of that page is:

The site states that our “event dates” are 26-Mar-2016 to 01-Apr-2016. Our meetings will be held Monday afternoon, Tuesday, and Wednesday, March 28-30, with the plenary on Wednesday evening. The Crowne Plaza has kindly offered attendees the conference rate ($119/night) a couple nights on either side for people who wish to stay extra days and enjoy the city. [NOTE: some people are r

The cut-off date for accepting reservations into this guest room block is Monday, March 14, 2016. Please use our portal to make your reservations. We have contracted with the hotel for a minimum number of rooms to offset the cost of the meeting space, so all reservations on Monday through Wednesday nights will help us meet our budget. If for some reason you go through the front desk for reservations, please make sure they note that you are with SECOL. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us at

We look forward to seeing everyone in New Orleans!

Clai Rice
Tamara Lindner
SECOL 83 Co-organizers