An update on DHI conNextions in New Orleans:
Hurricane Ida update 9/13:
Today in New Orleans:
Cultural attractions, museums, restaurants and retail shops are now open or preparing to re-open this week. For example, the National World War II Museum is open today. Audubon Nature Institute plans to reopen its facilities in two phases. The first phase begins September 16, with the reopening of Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Louisiana Nature Center. The second phase will include Audubon Zoo, Golf Club at Audubon Park, and Audubon Park Tennis on September 18.
Music venues are re-opening and are preparing to host NOLAxNOLA, a celebration of New Orleans music and culture in October. For example, Preservation Hall re-opens Thursday. The Smoothie King Center is hosting a major concert this Saturday.
Hotels are open and full of essential workers and energy restoration guests who are here to help bring the region back online.
Streetcars are rolling again.
Power has been restored to 99 percent of the city.
As reported earlier, the flood protection system designed after Katrina worked as planned for New Orleans and therefore no rescue efforts were needed. There was no major damage to the convention center, hotels, party venues or any areas we feel would have a lasting impact that would compromise our event in October.
For the latest updates from the city, please visit: https://www.neworleans.com/updates
We continue to move forward with the in-person convention as planned and look forward to seeing you in New Orleans. The city is looking forward to our arrival and can't wait to show you hospitality like you've never seen before!