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We are offering a shuttle to & from the airport for $30 round trip! Please sign up and pay through the link and include your arrival/departure times.

Deadline to pay for the shuttle is May 31st

Shuttle hours:
9:30 am-6pm: Monday-Wednesday, July 15th-17th
Your departure times until 5 pm on Sunday, July 21st


Meals at Convention
We invite you to come Taste the city with your very own GSS Visa Gift Card. We have innovated meal selections in the Big Easy by empowering you to roam the city and try the native cuisine of New Orleans. You choose what you want to eat, as well as, where you plan to dine using your personal GSS Visa Gift Card.


Extra Days in New Orleans
We have heard that some members want to come early or stay later than the convention dates. Once you register for convention, you can call Stephanie Bertoniere the Marriott Group Housing Coordinator to see if there is space available for you to be accommodated at the Convention rate of $169 plus applicable taxes. As of right now there is no availability for people to come in on Friday or Saturday prior to convention, but there is space from Sunday July 14th forward. Here is her information:

Stephanie Bertoniere directly at 504-527-6719. (Group Housing Coordinator) – Stephanie.Bertoniere@marriott.com


Ways to Convention

By Train:
Amtrak has trains from the following cities: Chicago, Memphis, Jackson (Miss), New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, Birmingham, LA, Tucson, San Antonio and Houston.

  • City of New Orleans: Daily service originating in Chicago with stops in Carbondale, Ill., Memphis, Jackson, Miss., and small towns along the way. Amenities include: Checked Baggage Service, Lounge, Dinette, Cafe and Snack Cars, Dining Car.
  • Crescent: Daily service originating in New York City at Penn Station, with stops in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham, Meridian, Miss., and small towns along the way. Amenities include: Checked Baggage Service, Lounge, Dinette, Cafe and Snack Cars, Dining Car.
  • Sunset Limited:Departs 3 days a week from Los Angeles, with stops in Tucson, San Antonio and Houston and small towns along the way. Amenities include: Non-Smoking Policy, Checked Baggage Service, Lounge, Dinette, Cafe and Snack Cars, Dining Car.

Driving Directions Traveling from: