Location & Venue

Conference Hotel

Royal Sonesta

300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Take in the heart and soul of Louisiana from one of the finest Bourbon Street New Orleans hotels. Jazzed up and newly reimagined, the AAA Four Diamond-rated Royal Sonesta New Orleans effortlessly combines timeless elegance and southern refinement, setting itself apart from other French Quarter hotels. Traditional gabled windows, rich colors and linens accented with fresh flowers, wrought-iron balconies, and a lush courtyard create an experience unlike any other. With newly renovated guest rooms and ballroom, authentic hospitality, and its Food is Art philosophy, no one offers more ways to inspire its valued guests than the all-new Royal Sonesta New Orleans.

Located in the heart of the French Quarter, Royal Sonesta New Orleans offers the best of the Big Easy all under one roof. The hotel is home to several dining and entertainment venues, where you can take in the local flavors from Cajun and Creole at Restaurant R’evolution to coffee at PJ’s Cafe and fresh seafood at Desire Oyster Bar. Hit our club The Jazz Playhouse, voted best for hotels on Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA. Or unwind with a cocktail at Le Booze, one of our five bars.

Secure your room at the Royal Sonesta for the Tech Forward rate of $189/room. Call 1-855-463-3092 and mention the Tech Forward Conference Block or use our online web portal here.

Downtown Party

BB King’s Blues Club

1104 Decatur Street

Join us for a party in the French Quarter that features an open bar, great southern food and local music. You’ll get to mingle and meet other attendees and speakers while enjoying great NOLA culture.

Of course, we’ll be arriving in style with our very own Second Line Parade through the French Quarter. Meet us in the hotel lobby at 5:50pm to get your to-go drink and follow the band
as they lead the charge to our party destination!

At the party, we’re working with NetWorks Volunteers to pack backpacks with school supplies for in-need students in New Orleans. Stop by the table throughout the night to help fill the packs and to write a personal note of encouragement to a student.