Conference Chair
Ray Purdom
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

MIC07 Conference Committee

Past Conferences:

2006 2005 2004
2003 2002 2001

Hotel and Travel Information

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 USA
Phone: 1.504.525.2500
Toll Free, Reservations Only: 1.888.627.7033
Fax: 1.504.595.5552

Click HERE to make your hotel reservations online.

Hotel Rates: $129 USD per night plus applicable taxes, currently 13% plus a $3.00 occupancy charge. Club level rooms are also availabe at a rate of $159 USD per night. The group rates may be available three days before and three days after the conference dates, based on availability.

Cut-off Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at 5:00PM Central Time

Group Meeting Code: 2007 MERLOT International Conference (use this when making hotel reservations by telephone)

To receive the discounted rate, you may call 1.888.627.7033 and request the group code above. Reservations can also be made by clicking on the special Sheraton New Orleans / MERLOT International Conference link above and completing your reservations online.

Air and Ground Transportation
Louis Armstrong International Airport
(MSY) is located 17 miles west of the Sheraton New Orleans. The airport is serviced by the following airlines: Air Canada, AirTran, America West, American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Northwest, Southwest, United and US Airways.

Shuttle service is available from the airport to the Sheraton for $13 USD per person, one-way or $26 USD per person, round-trip. Limit three bags per person. Call 1.866.596.2699 or 1.504.522.3500 for more details or to make a reservation. Advance reservations are required 48 hours prior to travel for all ADA accessible transfers. Reservations are not required. You can get a shuttle when you arrive at Louis Armstrong International Airport by going to the counter located in the baggage claim area.

Taxicab rides cost $28 USD from the airport to the Central Business District, including the Sheraton, for one or two persons and $12 USD (per passenger) for three or more passengers. Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. There may be an additional charge for extra baggage. A $1 fuel surcharge is added to the total fare.

Special Needs
We are committed to making conference activities accessible and enjoyable for all. If you have any type of special need, such as a physical disability or dietary requirements, please indicate your need in the ADA Requirements area on the registration form. All meals at the conference will include vegetarian selections.

Area Attractions
The hotel is located in the heart of New Orleans and within walking distance of The Aquarium of the Americas, IMAX Theatre, Harrah’s New Orleans Jazz Casino and the Riverwalk. Other major attractions such as Jackson Square, Lafayette Square, St. Charles Avenue and Bourbon Street are a short bus or cab ride or a longer walk away.

For more information about New Orleans, you can visit the following sites: - the official site of Greater New Orleans - an informative travel and entertainment site for the city of New Orleans - a news and inforamtion site with information from The Times- Picayune newspaper


Registration Site

Early Bird Registration Ends
July 6, 2007

 Hotel Cut-off Date
July 10, 2007