Travel & Housing
Although the deadline for hotel reservations was 3 July, rooms are still available at discounted rates through the online housing system. You may also call SIGGRAPH 2009 hotels directly to book reservations. As of 24 July, all changes and cancellations should be directed to your assigned hotel and not the SIGGRAPH 2009 Travel Desk.
SIGGRAPH 2009 hotel rates can only be booked through the official travel desk powered by Travel Technology Group. If you are contacted by other companies to make hotel reservations for SIGGRAPH 2009, please be aware they are not reputable companies or endorsed by SIGGRAPH 2009.
For hotel reservations:
SIGGRAPH 2009 Travel Desk
110 West Hubbard
Chicago, Illinois 60654 USA
800.631.5557 (Continental US and Canada)
siggraph2009 (at) ttgonline.com
SIGGRAPH 2009 provides complimentary shuttle service between many conference hotels and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Attendees who use the SIGGRAPH 2009 hotel reservation system to make reservations at hotels served by the SIGGRAPH 2009 shuttle buses will receive a shuttle wristband when they check in. But if your hotel is so close to the convention center that it does not have shuttle service, you will not receive a wristband. Attendees who do not book through the SIGGRAPH 2009 reservation system and wish to use the shuttle service can purchase wristbands at the SIGGRAPH Store.
Travel From Louis Armstrong International Airport to Downtown New Orleans
Airport Shuttle Discounts
SIGGRAPH 2009 has partnered with Airport Shuttle to offer transportation to and from Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY). SIGGRAPH 2009 attendees receive a $2 discount on a round-trip ticket when they book service through Airport Shuttle. These discounts are valid from 25 July until 13 August 2009.
Airport Shuttle Reservations
Taxi fare for one or two persons from the airport to the Central Business District is $28.00. For three or more persons, the fare is $12.00 per person. There may be an additional charge for extra baggage. Taxis are available at the lower level of the airport, outside the baggage claim area.
The Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) bus is available outside airport Entrance #7 on the upper level. The fare to downtown is $1.60.
Route map and schedule information
For more information, see the airport's Ground Transportation page.
- The French Quarter
All the places to see and be seen in Le Vieux Carre.
- Wikitravel Guide to New Orleans
- NOLA Live
News, information, events, and live video cameras from several New Orleans locations.
- Educational Institutions
- Delgado Community College
- Dillard University
- Loyola University
- Tulane University
- University of New Orleans
- Music in Clubs
All the music in all the New Orleans clubs.
- Events & Festivals
- WWOZ: Real New Orleans music on the Web