We will be based on and near Tulane University's School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, in New Orleans' Central Business District and near the edge of the French Quarter. The City of New Orleans offers a variety of lodging options to fit your needs. We know it’s a lot to sort through, so we’ve offered some options. Check them out, below! 

ACD as reserved a block of rooms at the Canopy by Hilton New Orleans Downtown. Less than a 10-minute walk from our convening venue at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, this option is also walking distance to restaurants, bars, and attractions. Room rates are $229/night from October 14-16. Use this reservation link to receive the special $229/night ACD rate at the Canopy if you book before 9/30. 

Additional hotel options near our Convening location include:

There are several boutique hotels and bed & breakfasts to choose from nearby as well, including:

Shared Accommodations
Just a 4-minute walk from the Convening location, HI New Orleans Hostel is a great option for students and other groups who wish to travel together. City House New Orleans is another good option and is a 7-min walk away. Also, if you are looking to share accommodations with a fellow attendee to defer costs, feel free to self-coordinate through this spreadsheet.

Vacation Rentals
While it is up to all attendees to secure lodging, we highly encourage folks to avoid booking short-term rental properties. New Orleans, like many other urban communities in the U.S., have been impacted by housing shortages and increased housing costs due, in part, by a rapid increase in short-term rentals. In response, the City of New Orleans has enacted restrictions on these types of properties to help limit the impact and allow for these types of rentals as ADUs and rooms on homeowner occupied properties. In support of these efforts, ACD encourages Convening attendees looking for alternative accommodations to consider owner-occupied rentals.

There are a large number of boutique hotels and small inns to choose from in the city if avoiding large chains is a personal preference. 



Special invitation from our friends at Gulf Coast Community Design Studio to stop by Gulfport, MS before joining ACD in New Orleans for the reboot of their tradition, Friday Morning Serial! Travel time from Gulfport to NOLA by car = 1.25 hours.

Friday Morning Serial offers attendees the opportunity to learn from and dive into discussion with community leaders while enjoying cereal and coffee. Free to attend, and you'll also get to check-out GCCDS' new studio home!

Friday Morning Serial - 10/14/22
Featuring Derrick Evans, Turkey Creek Community Initiative 

Derrick Evans is a native of coastal Mississippi and a graduate of Boston College where he has lectured in American History. He is a long-time advocate for the Turkey Creek community in Gulfport, Mississippi, and protection of the Turkey Creek Watershed which has always been under pressure from urbanization. Returning to coastal Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina, Derrick founded the Turkey Creek Community Initiative to organize neighbors. A film, Come Hell or High Water (2014), tells of the inspiring journey of Evans who is consumed by the effort to protect the community his great grandfather's grandfather settled as a former slave. The film draws connections between civil rights and responsible urban development, environmental conservation, and environmental disaster relief and recovery. Highlighting personal experiences of local grassroots activists, Derrick will be discussing strategies for working toward justice in the Turkey Creek community.