Conference September 25 (pm) – 27
Certificate Programs September 24 – 25
The Allen Experience September 25
Innovations in Training September 27 (pm) – 29

Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Conference Venue and Hotel

Online Learning Conference (including Certificates & The Allen Experience) will take at the:
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
(3rd floor of the Main Tower)
2 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Innovations in Training starts at Launch Pad New Orleans, 400 Poydras Street, Ste 900 on Sept. 27 (5:30 pm). On Sept. 28 & 29, departs from the Hilton lobby each morning.

Special Room Rate:  Room rates include complimentary Internet in guest rooms and complimentary fitness center access.
Room rates and types available while supplies last.

$199 Single or Double Occupancy (Classic Rooms):
These rooms include views of one or more of the following (City – from lower level, Atrium, Courtyard, Garage.)

$209 Single or Double Occupancy (View Rooms):
These rooms include views of one or more of the following (City, River, Spanish Plaza)

Rates have been extended thru September 17 or until the room block fills, whichever comes first. So book your room as shown below today!  *Room rates shown do not include tax. Additional guest charges may apply.

To book a room, contact Connections Housing (our official housing bureau) via one of the methods shown below.


Use THIS LINK to book your hotel room online.

If your selected dates do not allow you to book a room, email with the dates of your requested stay.

Phone:  Connections Housing at 800.262.9974 (toll free) or 404.842.0000 (International)
Fax: Connections Housing at 678.730.5645

Connections Housing is the only official housing agency for Online Learning 2017 — the only guaranteed method of booking your room at our special, reduced rates shown.

Government Per Diem rooms are available on a limited basis at THIS LINK (choose the 'Government Per Diem' option in the 'Guest Type' box in the upper left of that page) or by calling Connections Housing at 800.262.9974 (toll free) or 404.842.0000 (International.) In order to be eligible for this rate, you must have valid government identification at check-in.

BEWARE of possible Hotel Fraud: There are “unofficial” companies aggressively pursuing attendees to book hotel rooms through their company at supposedly significant discounts. Unfortunately, some past attendees have fallen prey to these companies and have either:  been relocated with little or no warning, lost their significant deposits, not had the guest rooms they thought they had booked, not had the hotel they thought they had booked. Reservations made through an agency other than Connections Housing will be at your own risk.  If you have been contacted, please let us know at 800-262-9974 or 404-842-0000.

About the Hilton New Orleans Riverside

The Hilton New Orleans Riverside is centrally located in New Orleans, steps from Spanish Plaza, minutes from the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and only four short blocks to the French Quarter which has iconic dining and entertainment options. This 4-star hotel is also connected to The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk and The Shops at Canal Place. The Hilton New Orleans Riverside has a variety of spacious guest rooms, many of which offer views of downtown New Orleans or the Mississippi River. Hotel amenities including two outdoor swimming pools and other recreational amenities such as indoor tennis courts and a health club. Enjoy a meal or a beverage in one of the on-site dining and lounge options including the famous Drago's Seafood Restaurant.

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Additional charges may apply to certain amenities.


The Hilton New Orleans Riverside is 13 miles (25 minutes) from New Orleans Int'l (Moisant Field). Transportation from the airport averages*:
Taxi $33.00
Limousine $115.00
Super Shuttle $20.00
Rental Car Prices: vary

The Hilton New Orleans Riverside is 10 miles (15 minutes) from the Lakefront Airport. Transportation from the airport averages*:
Taxi: $15.00
*Rates shown subject to change

Driving Directions

From West/ Follow Interstate-10 to Downtown/East/Slidell, exiting at Poydras St. Off-ramp becomes Poydras St., following Poydras south to its end at the hotel's front circle drive entrance. From East/Follow Interstate-10 Downtown/West, exiting at Canal St./Superdome. Follow signage to Superdome/Poydras St., turning left onto Poydras St. Follow Poydras St. south to its end at the hotel's front circle drive entrance.

Parking at the Hilton Riverside (subject to availability)

Self parking: $39.00*
Valet parking: $49.00*
Oversized parking is available when arranged in advance.
*Rates shown subject to change.

Airport Shuttle Service Discount

Airport Shuttle New Orleans offers a 10% discount on airport shuttle service during the 2017 Online Learning Conference. To book your airport transfer at our special discount use THIS LINK. Note: Please book at least 24 hours prior to your flight arrival time. You may make and change your existing reservation online via the link shown. The discount only applies to reservations made via the link above. For a map of Airport Shuttle New Orleans airport locations go HERE.

What to See/New Orleans FAQs

Whether you'd like to learn more about the rich local history, stunning architecture, Creole and Cajun cuisine and customs, or other local trends and products, there's something for everyone in New Orleans. For a full list of options go HERE. FAQs about New Orleans can be found HERE.

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