Getting to ONA19

ONA19 will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans.

500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA, 70130
(504) 525-2500

Please note: In past years, several exhibitors and conference attendees have received calls and/or emails from companies claiming to be an agent of, or associated with, ONA and offering discounted room rates. We do not have a relationship with any of these companies. All bookings should be made directly with our host hotel using the details above. You can read the full details about this issue here.

The Sheraton ONA19 room block is nearly sold out. Learn more about our hotel options.

Registration Hours: Visit us at the Sheraton New Orleans to pick up your badge. The Help Desk is also available these hours to help with your questions.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 5-9 p.m.;
  • Thursday, Sept. 12, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.;
  • Friday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.;
  • and Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


Getting to New Orleans

New Orleans has a variety of air and rail options for getting into the city, with transportation services that connect to the Sheraton New Orleans, our host hotel.

Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) is about 15 miles —a 30-40-minute drive — from our host hotel. A new airport terminal is expected to open in May 2019, in advance of our conference. Transport options to get you from the airport to downtown New Orleans include buses, shuttles, taxis, ride shares and car rentals.

  • Two mass transit services offer buses downtown from Louie Armstrong International Airport. The Regional Transit Authority offers the Airport Express 202 drops passengers off at Elk Place + Canal Street, approximately a 12-minute walk from the host hotel and costs $1.50. Jefferson Transit’s E2 Airport Route is $2 and drops people off at Loyola Ave. and Tulane Ave. on weekdays, also a 12-minute walk from the host hotel; however, please note that on weekends, this option stops significantly farther away at Tulane Ave. and S. Carrolton Ave. Please be sure to check the links above for service changes or disruptions.
  • Shuttle service is available from the airport to the host hotel via Tickets are $24 per person each way. Tickets can be purchased in advance online, or at ticket booths in the baggage claim area. Those needing Wheelchair-Accessible Service should also call 1-866-596-2699 for assistance.
  • Taxis are available outside the airport baggage claim area on the ground floor. Visitors should expect to pay $36-40 for taxi transfers from the airport and downtown New Orleans for 1-2 people, and $15 per person for 3 passengers. Taxis are required to accept credit cards.
  • Uber and Lyft are both available as app-based ride services from the airport, with dedicated pickup spots.

United Airlines discount

United Airlines (and its codeshare airlines) is offering discounts of up to 10 percent off of fares for ONA19 travel to the New Orleans (MSY) airport on any flights booked with travel dates between Sept. 5-20, 2019.

To activate the discount, go to, choose your flight times and insert the code ZGFJ806812 in the Offer Code box.

You may also call United Meeting Reservation Desk at 800-426-1122 Mon-Fri 8am – 10pm ET and Sat/Sun 8am – 6pm ET, and refer to Z Code ZGFJ and Agreement Code 806812. Outside of the U.S, call your local United Airlines Reservation Office and use the information above. Booking fees are waived for ONA19 reservations.

Please note that travel must be booked between Sept. 5-20, 2019, to receive the discount.

ONA would like to thank United Airlines for its generous support of ONA19.


Amtrak offers routes to New Orleans from a number of cities across the country.

  • From the Midwest, the City of New Orleans offers daily service originating in Chicago with stops in Carbondale, Ill., Memphis, Jackson, Miss., and additional towns in between.
  • From the East Coast, the Crescent line offers daily service originating in New York City at Penn Station, with stops in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham, Meridian, Miss., and additional towns in between.
  • From the West Coast, the Sunset Limited departs three days a week from Los Angeles, with stops in Tucson, San Antonio and Houston and additional towns in between.

Getting Around

Downtown New Orleans is pedestrian friendly, with many activities and attractions within comfortable walking distance of the host hotel. Additionally, New Orleans offers iconic streetcars, bike rentals and buses.

  • The Regional Transit Authority is the city’s public transportation provider. You can find detailed information about using the city’s streetcars and buses on their website. You can also buy passes in advance and download their travel app.
  • For those with limited mobility, the city’s convention and visitor’s bureau offers detailed information on access to buses and streetcars, as well as wheelchair rentals.
  • New Orleans offers standard bicycle rental companies, as well as bike shares throughout the city. You can learn more about bike rental companies here, and check out bike sharing at Blue Bikes.
  • For rideshares, Uber and Lyft both serve the greater metro area.


While the hotel has on-site parking, in general downtown parking is limited. You can read more about parking options at the city’s convention and visitor’s bureau site.

For parking at the host hotel:

  • Electric car charging stations: 4, Complimentary
  • Valet parking, fee: $46 daily
  • Valet Parking: Garage ceiling 10 feet, overnight parking fee is $46 plus tax, Oversized Vehicles $55 plus tax

If you are planning to drive to the New Orleans Sheraton, please note that ONA is unable to reimburse parking costs or provide a parking discount.