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2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Documentary Editing

The 2016 Annual Meeting will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 4th-6th at the Astor Crowne Plaza.

Lodging | Conference Details | Draft Schedule (.pdf) | Online Registration | Mail In Registration* | Transportation & Parking

*Conference registration closed 1 August.*

Conference Lodging

A block of rooms has been reserved for July 30-August 6, 2016. The special conference rate will be available until July 15th or until the group block is sold-out. If you recently tried to reserve a room and were told the block is full, please call back.  There was a glitch in their system.  As a result the deadline has been extended to July 15th. Reserve your room online at or call (877) 408-9661. The room rates are $125/single, $135/double, $155/triple, and $175/quad.

Conference Details (to sign up, please register (Online Registration | Mail In Registration)

Banquet, Friday, August 5

First Course: Baby Spinach Salad – roasted pecans, pears, bleu cheese crumbles, and herb vinaigrette

Main Course, your choice of:

  • Petit Filet Mignon and Crab-Stuffed Gulf Shrimp – merlot demi-glace, garlic white wine butter and mashed yukon gold potatoes.
  • Creole Crusted Salmon – lemon herb butter and vegetable rice pilaf.
  • Portobello and Vegetable Short Stack – roasted and grilled zucchini, squash, eggplant, red onion, peppers, wilted spinach and pesto oil.

Third Course: Bourbon Bread Pudding – vanilla bean sauce

Breakfast, Saturday, August 6

Juice – orange, apple and cranberry
Fruit – melons, berries, and other seasonal fruit
Breakfast cereals with bananas, whole, 2% and skim milk
Yogurts – fruit and plain
New York style bagels with fat free and regular cream cheese
Assorted King Cakes
Freshly baked morning pastries with fruit preserves and butter

Guest Speaker: Erin M. Greenwald, curator and historian at The Historic New Orleans Collection. Her talk is entitled “An Eighteenth-Century Rogue and His Memoir: The Life and Writings of Marc-Antoine Caillot.” Greenwald spent six years researching the provenance and context of an early French travel account that first came to public light when it was sold at auction in 2004. The memoir, published as A Company Man: The Remarkable French Atlantic Voyage of a Clerk for the Company of the Indies, recounts a young man’s journey from Paris to the port city of Lorient, across the Atlantic to Saint-Domingue, and up the Mississippi to New Orleans. Join Greenwald as she discusses the manuscript, its author, and the challenges of presenting a previously unpublished eighteenth-century French account to English-speaking, twenty-first-century audiences.

Tour Information

Music of New Orleans: Listen and Learn, Saturday, August 6th, 2-4:40

Everything from Armstrong to Zydeco! Come listen and walk (or maybe dance if you are so inclined) your way through one of the oldest and most musical neighborhoods of New Orleans. Learn why they say, “All Music (at least American Music) is born in New Orleans!

Undisputedly the birthplace of Jazz, and willing to argue with Memphis till we’re blue in the face over who is the birthplace of Rock and Roll, New Orleans is most certainly one of the great musical gems of the world. As you walk from location to location LISTEN as your tour guide plays you some of the best and most historically important music of our great city. Once you get to a location LEARN about what you just heard as your tour guide places it and its performers into the greater musical and historical context of both our fair city and the United States as a whole. Learn about the great musical legends of New Orleans then and now: from Jelly Roll Morton, to Mahalia Jackson, to Fats Domino, to Trombone Shorty, and the Marsalis family. Gain a greater understanding of the different musical genres that make this city and nation great: from the music of slavery, to traditional jazz, to the industrial rock of the 1990’s!

If that isn’t enough enjoy your walk through one of, if not the oldest, African American neighborhoods in the United States – the Treme, made famous after Katrina by the television series of the same name. You will learn some of the history of this incredible neighborhood and the role it has played in New Orleans for almost 300 years. As one of the most beautiful, historic, and important neighborhoods in the history of the United States, Treme is the birthplace of many famous musicians and a great center of culture and life in our city, so this is almost like getting two tours in one!

Transportation & Parking Information

New Orleans is serviced by the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. There are a number of options to get from the airport to downtown:

Cab ride costs $36.00 from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) for one or two persons and $15.00 (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. Taxis are required to offer a credit card payment option.

Airport Shuttle
Shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotels in the CBD for $24.00 (per person, one-way) or $44.00 (per person, round-trip). Three bags per person. Call 1-866-596-2699 or (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. Please call in advance of your travel date for the specially-equipped shuttle to be reserved. For group reservations of 50 or more people please dial 1-866-596-2699. Ticket booths are located on the lower level in the baggage claim area.

Airport Limousine
Airport Limousine is the official limousine service for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Convenient kiosks are located in the baggage claim area and no hassle curb side pickups are available. Rates begin at $58 for 1 or 2 passengers. Visit their web site for more information/reservations.

Public Transit
The Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) Bus picks up outside airport Entrance #7 on the upper level. The fare for Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) is $2.00. The fare boxes will accept $1, $5, $10, $20 dollar bills and all U.S. coins. The Airport-Downtown Express (E-2)provides service from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner, down Airline Drive into New Orleans, which takes approximately 50 minutes. The Airport bus stop is on the second level of the Airport in the outer lanes at Door 7. For more information on public transit in the area, visit the Jefferson Transit website,, or the RTA website

Automobile Rental
There are 9 rental agencies at the airport. Check with each company for rates. Click here to view rental car company contact information.

Valet parking is available at hotel for $42 per night (oversized $10 additional per night). Self parking is available offsite and is not managed by the hotel. For more information, see the Premium Parking website.