National Center for Student Leadership
2013 Fall Conference
Frequently Asked Questions
We’re looking forward to seeing you at the conference in New Orleans!
Registration and Travel
Registration and Accomodations
Group discounts are available. Details are available here.
Conference location and hotel reservation details
The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana.
To make reservations, click here or call 888-421-1442. Be sure to mention that you are with the National Center for Student Leadership conference to receive the reduced conference attendee room rate. NCSL has reserved a block of rooms at a reduced rate. The cut-off date for reservations at the reduced rate is October 18, 2013. Please note that if our block of rooms is fully booked before October 18, the hotel may still have rooms available, but they will be offered at the higher market rate. Reserve early to guarantee your room!
Transportation from the airport to the hotel
NOLA Airport Shuttle provides discounts when you reserve a round-trip transfer. There are additional discounts for groups. Call 504-377-8146 or visit http://nolaairportshuttle.com/
A taxi from the airport to the Hyatt Regency New Orleans is about $38.00 each way.
- All cancellations must be received in writing. Email your cancellation notice to NCSL Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include 'Cancellation for NCSL November 2013' in the subject line of the email.
- Full refunds will be given for cancellations received by October 11, 2013
- Cancellations received between October 12 and October 31, 2013 are subject to a $150 service charge per person
- Cancelling a registration on or after November 1, 2013 will require payment of the full registration fee
- Persons who sign up for the conference but do not attend will be charged the full registration price
- Substitutions or name changes can be made at any time
Where will the conference registration take place?
Registration for the National Center for Student Leadership conference takes place at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.
What should I wear?
We recommend business casual to professional dress for conference events. Business casual includes nice jeans, khakis, and shirts with collars for men. Wear school logo apparel on school spirit day. (Hotel meeting rooms can be chilly so you may want to bring layers.)
How will I know which workshops to attend?
It’s entirely up to you. We have a wide variety of orkshops available and we encourage you to attend workshops on topics you’re interested in.
Should I bring business cards?
It’s a great way to keep in touch with the other National Center for Student Leadership participants and presenters after the conference.
There are many websites available on which you can create your own business cards if they aren’t provided by your organization.
I’ve been to the conference more than once, is there a way I can get more involved?
Yes, thanks for asking. We would love to have you get more involved. Contact us at email@example.com to learn how.
I’m the only one from my school attending the conference – will it be hard to meet people?
You will be fine!
You won’t be the only “single” person there.
And remember, the National Center for Student Leadership conference is designed for getting to know people from across the country – sharing ideas, brainstorming, and learning together.
What should I bring?
Bring with you a positive attitude and knowledge of ideas, events, or programs that work for your college or university. If you meant “what tangible items should I bring?,” then our answer would be business cards, a notebook, a tablet computer, and a school or organization shirt to show off school pride.
How many people will be at the conference?
We’re expecting over 800 participants to attend the Fall 2013 National Center for Student Leadership conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Will I get more information about the conference as it draws nearer?
Yes! You can make that possible by clearing the suffix “@ncslmail.com” with your email provider. We’ll send you periodic update emails as the conference nears.
What time does the conference start? End?
The conference begins at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 21 and concludes at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 24, 2013. Click here to see the entire conference schedule.
Will we have any free time?
Of course. We wouldn’t want you to come to this great destination and not be able to explore the area a bit. On Friday, the conference program concludes at 3:00 p.m. This gives you a whole evening to yourself.
What can we do during our free time?
In New Orleans you’ll experience the most celebrated and historic core of the city – including:
- The Faubourg Marigny
- The French Quarter
- Central Business District
- Warehouse and Arts District
- Magazine Street corridor
- Garden District
- The beautiful St. Charles Avenue, lined with shady oaks, stately homes and historic mansions … a place like no other … a sensory overload with an authentic spirit … a way of life that began three centuries ago and remains today.
For more information on things to do in New Orleans, visit the Convention & Visitors Bureau website at: http://www.neworleanscvb.com/things-to-do/
Are vegetarian meals available?
Yes, submit a request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week prior to the conference.
What food/meals are included in the conference?
The following meals are included in your conference registration: Thursday Welcome Reception (pizza), Friday breakfast and lunch, Saturday breakfast and lunch, and Sunday breakfast.
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Phone toll-free at 800-206-4805
Outside the US and Canada, please call 608-246-3590