Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Wednesday, October 23 2019


13-Year-Old’s Performance Upstaged By Barry

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Staff at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center made a long-lasting memory for a 13-year-old boy scheduled to perform at Delta Sigma Theta’s 54th National Convention after the show was suspended because of the threat posed by Hurricane Barry.

Originally, Kaleb Motley, a 13-year-old vocal student at LaVilla School of the Arts in Florida, was scheduled to perform on Friday in the New Orleans Theater to over 3,000 Delta Sigma Theta sorority sisters. However, during a Thursday rehearsal, event    …Continue Reading

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Biennial Convention Suspends Remaining Activities in New Orleans

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The 54th Annual National Convention of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will be suspending their activities today at approximately 1:00 p.m. in response to the impending tropical storm.  The Sorority had convened approximately 15,000 members on Thursday, and had activities planned through Sunday.  The Convention Center staff had been in regular consultation with the organizers of the Convention throughout the development of the storm.

“Safety of our visitors is our absolute number one priority.  We have a well-tested Emergency Operation Plan    …Continue Reading

Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority, Morial Family Unveil Interactive Exhibit Showcasing New Orleans’ 300-year History and Legacy of Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial

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 The Exhibition Hall Authority Also Announces plans for annual Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial Award

Family members of former New Orleans Mayor Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial joined Commissioners of the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority and a long list of state and local dignitaries on Wednesday to unveil The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Tricentennial History Exhibit, a state-of-the-art interactive digital wall honoring the legacy of the former Mayor and celebrating the city’s more than 300 years    …Continue Reading

Convention Center Blvd. Traffic Plan for Essence Festival

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The New Orleans Police Department and Louisiana State Police will implement a traffic plan for the upcoming Essence Festival.  Events will be held in the Convention Center from 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. starting Friday, July 5 through Sunday, July 7.  Heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic is expected for the event.

The following plan will be put in place each day to help facilitate traffic flow and ensure the safety of everyone attending the events and/or visiting the area.

Convention Center    …Continue Reading

American College of Cardiology Schedules Return to New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in 2023

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ACC returns to NOLA earlier than expected thanks to quality experience at MCCNO.

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), who held their annual session at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center just this past March, announced that they will be returning to the Crescent City in 2023. Already scheduled to return in 2026, ACC made the decision to return three years earlier than expected because of the outstanding experience, atmosphere, and organization that the destination of New    …Continue Reading

Convention Center SEB Program Director Named to City of New Orleans SLDBE Appeals Committee

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Rocsean Spencer, Small Business Program Director for The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, has been selected to serve a one-year term on the City of New Orleans, Office of Supplier Diversity’s State and Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SLDBE) Appeals Committee, by Camille Hazeur, Director of The Office of Supplier Diversity.

The SLDBE Appeals Committee is made up of DBE/SEB Directors from partnering agencies, and its purpose is to review appeals requests from applicants who have been denied SLDBE certification.

Spencer    …Continue Reading

House Bill 617 Clears Final Hurdle for Building Convention Center Hotel

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With the passage of House Bill 617, officials with the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center are now poised to move ahead as planned with negotiating a contract to build a new 1,200 room Headquarters Hotel as a centerpiece in the facility’s comprehensive Five Year, $557 million Capital Improvement Plan.  The plan was created in 2017 following intensive study and customer focus group research to ensure that modernization of the 35-year old Convention Center and other related investments would    …Continue Reading

Advisory: Parts of New Convention Center Boulevard Roadway to Open

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The newly constructed roadway for Convention Center Boulevard, from Julia Street to the river bound Calliope Street will be open on June 1.  In that phase, construction will be concentrated on the park side of the project. Motorists can expect intermittent closures for the positioning of heavy equipment. Dedicated cross-walks for pedestrians will continue to have crossing officers during heavy use.

The new roadway will feature one lane in each direction with a cobblestone safety strip dividing the two lanes.

Work on    …Continue Reading

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Assistant Director of Event Services Accepts ‘Tourism Matters’ Award

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Leslie Lotten, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s Assistant Director of Event Services, received the ‘Tourism Matters’ Award from New Orleans and Company at a National Travel and Tourism Week Rally on Tuesday morning.

The award is granted to select tourism industry professionals that have distinguished themselves through hard work, dedication, and years of service. Lotten’s more than 30 years of dedication to the Convention Center has been landmarked with thousands of events that have visited the city, as    …Continue Reading

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Receives Fourth Consecutive LWCC “Safest 70” Award

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For the fourth consecutive year, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has received a “Safest 70” award from the Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation (LWCC), the largest workers’ compensation carrier in the state. The award acknowledges excellence, outstanding performance, and commitment to workplace safety, and is given to the top 70 of over 16,000 entities insured by LWCC.

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center was recognized based on the effectiveness of their safety efforts in preventing injuries and    …Continue Reading

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