IFT Annual Meeting Travel


Hotel Reservations
IFT19 housing is open as of January 31, 2019.

You must register for IFT19 or a Pre-Event Short Course in order to make your housing reservation. IFT19 will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. IFT headquarters hotel is the New Orleans Marriott at 555 Canal Street. Please see the Travel and Transportation page for more information about getting to and from the Convention Center.

Attendee Registration and Housing
Toll-Free: 800.462.9440 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST)
International: +1.847.996.5848 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST) 

So Many Things to Do and See in New Orleans

Imagine meeting in a city where cultures collide in a brilliant explosion of flavors, emotions and sounds. It’s nearly 300 years in the making and the perfect destination to host clients and do business. 

Music, Rich History, and More!
New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, home to Creole cuisine and rich with history and unmatched southern hospitality. It is centrally located with a walkable downtown and cutting-edge, world class convention facilities. With $1.57 billion worth of improvements to the city in the past decade, New Orleans remains an authentic destination and truly a place like no other. 

New Orleans is Food-tastic!
It’s a city of chefs and delectable cuisine and a unique blend of French, Spanish, Caribbean and African cultural influences in our architecture, food, people and music. With more than 1,400 restaurants, the city offers one of the most inconceivable – and incredibly diverse – concentrations of incomparable dining and unforgettable cuisine in the world. 

Great Place to Do Business and Relax
Because most of the city’s restaurants, attractions, tours, accommodations and event venues are within walking distance of each other, it’s easy to get around the “Big Easy” and is the perfect setting for networking. Come enjoy the charm of New Orleans, all while attending a successful meeting in the Crescent City, Sportsman’s Paradise…the Big Easy. New Orleans combines big city choices with the small-town friendliness, convenience and always has lagniappe – a little something extra – to offer.