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Imaging USA 2012

The Imaging EXPO, most programs, and most events will take place at the
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130 (Google Map).
Be sure to check your on-site program guide for exact program locations and time.

New Orleans

Imaging USA will be in the heart of New Orleans! The convention center and hotels are in the Warehouse/Arts District between the Garden District and the world-famous French Quarter. The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau has created a web page for Imaging USA attendees to learn more about the city and other attractions. Visit for more information.


Hotel Map
To save you money, we've negotiated special rates with the following hotels. For reservations, use the reservation links below. If you choose to make your reservations by phone, be sure to mention sleeping room code: Imaging USA when you call. Space is limited and our special rates are available only until the hotel cutoff dates (noted below for each hotel) or until our room blocks are sold out, whichever comes first. After they're gone, reservations are subject to room availability at regular room rates. Listed rates do not include current tax of 13% and applicable surcharges, subject to change. ( Download our hotel map.)

Hilton New Orleans Riverside (Headquarter Hotel)
Reserve your room here.
Two Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
$175 Single/Double
Reservations Cutoff: December 10, 2011

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans
Reserve your room here.
300 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
$155 Single/Double
Reservations Cutoff: December 10


Embassy Suites New Orleans - Convention Center
Reserve your room here.
315 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
$165 Single/Double
Reservations Cutoff: December 10


Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans - Convention Center
Reserve your room here.
1201 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 566-9990
$139 Single/Double, $189 Single/Double Suite
Reservations Cutoff: December 10

New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center
Reserve your room here.
859 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 613-2888
Rate: $165 single/double
Reservations Cutoff: December 16


SpringHill Suites New Orleans Downtown
Reserve your room here.
301 St. Joseph Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Rate: $160 Single/Double
Reservations Cutoff: December 16


Hotel Amenities
Business center, fitness center, parking, restaurant, room service and high speed internet available at all hotels. Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn, and Spring Hill Suites also offer a complimentary breakfast buffet.


Flying to Imaging USA

The Louis Armstrong International Airport is just 15 miles from the Central Business District and French Quarter. It is a quick ride away, whether you go by bus, shuttle, taxi or limousine.

Delta Airlines: Delta is offering discounts starting at 2% to 10% (depending on fare type booking class) for travel to Imaging USA in New Orleans. The $25 ticketing fee is also waived. To book, call Delta Airlines Service Desk (800-328-1111), U.S. & Canada only, between 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m (CDT) seven days a week. Please use the discount code: NM7GK

Taxicabs: A cab ride costs $33.00 from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) for one or two persons and $14.00 (per passenger) for three or more passengers. Pickup 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 $20.00 (per person, one-way) or $38.00 (per person, round-trip). Three bags per person. Call 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 866-596-2699. Ticket booths are located on the lower level in the baggage claim area.

Online Reservation Instructions for Airport Shuttle: PPA Imaging USA 2012 Discounted Airport Shuttle
$3 per person discount on round trip reservations applies only to reservations made online.
In order to be able to book travel online -- book at least 24 hours prior to your flight departure time.
Attendees booking on line can change an existing reservation via phone (866-596-2699) but will need to make their original reservation online; if not the discount doesn’t apply.

Rental Cars: There are 9 rental car agencies with offices on the lower level of the airport. Check with each company for rates.

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 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 35 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 (

Driving to Imaging USA

For driving directions to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (Google Map), visit: Parking is available at the Convention Center for a daily fee. Click here for a map of available parking.

Taking the Amtrak/Greyhound to Imaging USA

If you come by AMTRAK train or Greyhound Bus, Union Terminal is centrally located and served by RTA buses, taxis and limos.

Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to (New Orleans, LA) between January 02, 2012 – January 22, 2012. To book your reservation call Amtrak at (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. In order to receive the 10% savings off the lowest available rail fare (no other discounts will apply) please refer to special Amtrak Convention Fare Code number X50G-926. Travel dates are three days prior to the convention start date and three days following the last day of the meeting.

Reservations cannot be booked via Internet – you have to call Amtrak directly. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.

Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Compliance

Please call PPA Events Department (800-786-6277) for any special needs.