America's Job Link Alliance invites you to its 2017 Winter Meeting in the beautiful French Quarter district in New Orleans (NOLA)! Join the AJLA Steering Committee, AJLA–TS staff, and local workforce development leaders to:

Download the draft agenda.

accommodations

The Hotel Mazarin is located in the French Quarter at 730 Bienville St. The hotel features a private courtyard, complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hr hotel fitness center, and a 24-hr business center. To reserve your room by phone, call (504) 200-3140. Callers must identify themselves as being with the 2017 AJLA Winter Steering Committee Meeting to qualify for the group rate of $169 (Tuesday, 12/5) and $189 (Wednesday & Thursday, 12/6–7) per night + 15.75% city & state tax + $1.00. You can also make reservations online. The deadline to book your room at the preferred rate is Monday, November 6, 2017. Please be aware that cancellation notice must be provided no less than 1 week prior to the arrival date to receive a deposit refund.

transportation & parking

The Hotel Mazarin is about 16 miles (~35 min) from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). The hotel recommends The New Orleans Hotel Collection shuttle service, which is approximately $24 one way. Taxis from the airport to the hotel run around $40. Self-parking is also available at $36 for standard vehicles and $39 for over-sized vehicles daily, plus 13.25% tax.

area attractions

With Hotel Mazarin located half a block from Royal Street and half a block from Bourbon Street, the French Quarter is at your doorstep. This historic district is the heart of New Orleans and home to beautiful architecture, lush gardens, and vibrant culture. Walk up the street to Preservation Hall for live jazz or wander through historic Jackson Square to see street musicians, dancers, and local artists. Visit one of the many local museums, from the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum to the Audubon Nature Institute. Getting excited? Start planning your free time.

area restaurants

If you love food, you’ll love New Orleans. Just down the block from the hotel is GW Fins, rated #1 of 1,541 restaurants in NOLA on tripadvisor, and the Zagat-rated best seafood restaurant in New Orleans. If you want to sample some of the best Cajun and Creole food in the city, walk two blocks to Jimmy J’s Cafe for breakfast served all day, plus lunch and dinner. And you simply cannot leave without visiting Café Du Monde for coffee and beignets, the famous fried dough smothered in powdered sugar. They’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on Jackson Square. If none of these options tickle your taste buds, see what else is nearby.

registration

Please complete the online registration at the same time you make your room reservation. Registration is $450 and should be made payable to America's Job Link Alliance; FEIN 48-1124839, 1430 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66612, Attn: Carrie Doud.