Making Schools Work Conference Hotel


Conference Hotels

Notice About the 2020 Conference Cancellation

The 2020 Making Schools Work Conference has been canceled. 

Connections Housing will automatically cancel all hotel reservations booked for the conference. A cancellation notification will be sent to the email address provided at the time of booking.

There will be no penalty for cancellations, and no further action is needed from attendees regarding their hotel reservations.

Connections Housing will contact attendees who paid an advance deposit.

For questions regarding hotel reservations, email

Hotel Reservations

Connections Housing acts as the booking agent for all contracted conference hotels. To reserve a room, please call (404) 842-0000 or (800) 262-9974.

All conference events will be held in the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Registration begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Conference activities kick off with an opening general session at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday and end at noon on Friday, July 10.

Reservations must be made by Friday, May 22, 2020, to receive the SREB room rate. Please reserve your rooms early, as the SREB block tends to sell out quickly.

Conference hotels require a one-night deposit for each room reservation. By Wednesday, May 20, 2020, each room must list each occupant’s name and a valid method of payment for the one-night deposit. Credit cards and checks are considered valid methods of payment; school purchase orders will not be accepted.

Refunds will be given only if cancellations are made at least seven (7) days prior to the scheduled date of arrival.

Hotel Rates

All rates quoted below are per night and exclusive of taxes and fees.

Conference Hotel Distance to Convention Center Rate

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Two Poydras Street

0.5 miles $174
Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans
1201 Convention Center Blvd.
0.2 miles $169

Courtyard New Orleans Downtown
300 Julia Street

0.2 miles $165

Embassy Suites New Orleans
315 Julia Street

0.2 miles $173

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans
1001 South Peters Street

0.2 miles $169

Hyatt Place New Orleans Convention Center
881 Convention Center Blvd

0.1 miles $174

New Orleans Downtown Marriott*
859 Convention Center Blvd

0.1 miles $174

Omni Riverfront Hotel
701 Convention Center Blvd

0.2 miles $174

Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel
700 Tchoupitoulas St

0.4 miles $173

Residence Inn New Orleans Downtown
345 St. Joseph St

0.3 miles $165

Springhill Suites New Orleans Downtown
301 St. Joseph St

0.2 miles $165

* The New Orleans Downtown Marriott’s regular restaurant and bar will be undergoing renovations during the conference. However, the hotel will continue to provide restaurant and bar service out of a different location. An onsite Starbucks will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Please contact the property or Connections Housing for questions about dining.

Map of Conference Hotels

All conference hotels are located within a half-mile radius of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Download our map of conference hotels or download our New Orleans accommodations guide for maps of hotels throughout the city and metro area.

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