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Collision essentials: All the info you need to “laissez les bons temps rouler”

Niamh O'Connor
Published on April 13, 2018
 
With Collision 2018 just around the corner, it’s time to focus on some of the practical details. Here’s a rundown of all the info you’ll need to make sure you don’t miss a thing.
 
Transport
First step, getting to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Whether you’re an experienced NOLA navigator or a fresh-faced first-timer, you’ll find everything you need below.

To and from the airport
Collision attendees can avail of a discounted airport shuttle service. A round trip will cost you $38 and take approx. 30 minutes each way. Make sure you book here at least 24 hours in advance.
You’ll find the shuttle desk across from baggage claim area 10.

By taxi: You can grab a taxi from the airport to the Convention Center for around $33. Click here for a full list of local cab companies.


If that’s not your style, you always have the option of Uber and Lyft. Track your ride and get accurate fare estimates through their easy-to-navigate apps:

Lyft: https://www.lyft.com/cities/new-orleans-la
Uber: https://www.uber.com/en-IE/airports/msy/

Parking in the area: Renting a car and driving to the event is an option but keep in mind that parking is limited at the Convention Center. It costs $15 to enter the parking lot. You can download a map of the parking lot here, with the available areas highlighted in blue. Lot F is allocated as public parking and located close to the entrance.

Discovering New Orleans: On the Town, a local concierge service, will have an information point at the Convention Center. They will help you arrange everything from transport and tours, to restaurant reservations or anything else you may need.

Public transport: No matter where you want to go, the Road Transport Authority can get you there. With routes covering the entire city, and 1, 3, and 5 day passes available, public transport in New Orleans is both affordable and environmentally-friendly. The RTA website will help you plan your sightseeing schedule, and most importantly, your Night Summit activities.

Registration
Once you’ve made your way to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, it’s time to register and get started on your Collision experience!

How to register
To register you will need the following:

Be logged into the CollisionConf app with the registration page open showing your ticket (unique QR Code)
Photo ID: Passport, driver’s licence or government issued national id**. *Credit cards or business cards will not be accepted **Must be government recognised photo identification
Upon registration you will be provided with your wristband and lanyard. You will be charged a fee of $100 to replace either of these items during the event, so hang on tight!

Where to register
Main Registration
Hall D
New Orleans Morial Convention Centre
900 Convention Center Blvd,
New Orleans, LA 70130
See map here

When to register



You’re welcome to register on any of the above days but we’d recommend making your experience smoother by registering on April 30. You can beat the lines and be ready to dive straight into the action the following morning, after a Night Summit to remember.

Any questions?
If you’re having difficulties with registration, feel free to get in touch at any time.
Any queries: info@collisionconf.com