2019-04-22

2020 NASPA Strategies Conferences

January 16 – January 18, 2020
New Orleans, LA

The 2020 NASPA Strategies Conferences provide student affairs practitioners with the knowledge and skills to effectively address collegiate alcohol and drug abuse prevention, mental health, sexual violence prevention and response, and well-being through a variety of comprehensive and integrative approaches.

Your registration allows you to customize your program track even if your interests cover more than one topic – NASPA Strategies converges four conferences in one! 

Check back often - as details are finalized our website will be updated on a rolling basis.

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About

The convergence of the NASPA Alcohol, Other Drug, and Violence Prevention, Mental Health, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, and the Well-Being and Health Promotion Leadership conferences allows campus practitioners a unique opportunity to learn, network and engage.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

NASPA will apply for continuing education through NBCC, NCHEC (for CHES and MCHES credits), NASW, and the APA through our partnership with the Association of University College Counseling Center Directors. The amount of credits that will be available for the conference will depend upon which sessions are selected by our conference committees. In the past, continuing education credits have been available during every breakout session block for the entirety of the conference. The full schedule and continuing education qualifications will be available by October 2019.

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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

NASPA will apply through NBCC for Continuing Education Credits for this conference. Additional information about credit hours will be available by October 2019. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NASPA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

To receive credit, please complete a reporting form available at the registration desk. In addition, you must complete an online evaluation of individual sessions, which will be emailed to you shortly after the conference. A certificate of completion will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved.

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National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC)

NASPA will apply through NCHEC for Continuing Education Credits for this conference.  NASPA is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

To receive credit, please complete a paper evaluation of each individual session that you attend. Forms are available to pick up at the registration desk. A certificate of completion will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved, and individual hours will be reported to NCHEC in April.

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National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

To receive credit, please complete a reporting form available at the registration desk. In addition, you must complete an online evaluation of individual sessions, which will be emailed to you shortly after the conference. A certificate of completion will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved.

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Continuing Education for Psychologists

NASPA thanks the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors for sponsoring this continuing education opportunity for psychologists. Not all sessions are available for continuing education (CE) credit. Sessions which are eligible for APA credit will be identified within the program book.

Participants who would like to receive APA credit must stop by the registration desk to pick up the evaluation form packet and return it to the registration desk at the end of the event. APA certificates can only be given to the participant on-site and will not be mailed following the conference. You must complete the evaluation in order to receive CEs. The Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AUCCCD maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

If you have questions about Continuing Education, please contact Teri Gillmor at [email protected].

 

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Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Mid-Level
  • New Professional
  • Senior Level

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Call for Programs

The 2020 NASPA Strategies Conferences invite program proposals from higher education professionals who are part of the essential systems addressing college student safety, health, and well-being. These functions are irreplaceable components of an environment conducive to learning and development, and the field of student affairs prevention professionals passionately dedicated to this work need your expertise. We welcome you to submit a program for this dynamic series of conferences and join us in January to optimize your own programs and services in the company of the largest student affairs health and wellness event in the field.

The conference planning committees encourage program proposals regarding proven practices with content that will engage participants in fruitful discussions and provide meaningful content to bring back to their campuses.

Successful proposals should include:

  • Lengthy description about session content that you will present.
  • Relationship of the program to the conference themes outlined on the website.
  • Identification of the program format (e.g., lecture, panel, debate) including methods for participant involvement (e.g., discussion, effective practice sharing, case study analysis).
  • Evidence of the conceptual foundation for proposal content including ways the program content is grounded in research, relevant experience, a cogent model, or appropriate theory.
  • Integration of equity, inclusion, and social justice for identified subpopulations (students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, international students, students with ability differences, undocumented students, etc.) or at a systems level (e.g. colonization, racial oppression and trauma, restrictive statewide policy for trans students' rights, etc.).

There are several different session types at the NASPA Strategies Conferences. Consider sumbitting a proposal to one or more of the following:

  • General interest sessions (60 minutes)
  • Roundtable discussion sessions (60 minutes)
  • Extended general interest sessions (90 minutes)
  • Poster sessions (discussion during the opening reception)
  • Pre-conference sessions (3 hours)
  • Pre-conference institutes (8 hours)

Please note: all presenters must register to attend the 2020 NASPA Strategies Conferences.

If you are interested in reviewing program submissions for the NASPA Strategies Conferences, please complete this volunteer application.

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • Alcohol and Other Drug and Violence Prevention

    Each proposal will select one theme that most aligns with program content.

    Campus or Community Coalitions and Partnerships

    • Sessions that address the ways in which diverse stakeholders from within and across the campus and the larger community can work collaboratively to address substance abuse or violence prevention and best serve the needs of campus community members
    • Sessions that share models of collaboration, case studies from integrated systems, successful partnerships, and efforts to engage all stakeholders in prevention efforts, including individual and environmental level strategies
    • Sessions that identify and evaluate health promotion efforts

    Current Trends and Emerging Issues

    • Sessions that include or ongoing data and research surrounding substance abuse or campus violence prevention efforts, especially those addressing use patterns and implications for 18-25 year olds
    • Sessions that assess the scope of alcohol and other drug misuse on campus
    • Sessions that evaluate current alcohol and other drug misuse prevention efforts
    • Sessions that explore considerations for health equity on prevention efforts

    Evidence-Based and Evidence Informed Practices

    • Sessions that demonstrate strategic use of assessment and data to inform and influence policies, programs, systems, infrastructure and other higher order change that helps build a culture in which instances of substance abuse or campus violence are reduced
    • Sessions that examine how evidence-based prevention strategies can be modified to fit varying institutions, communities, populations, and resource levels
    • Sessions that identify sources and repositories for identifying evidence-based programs and strategies
    • Sessions that explore replicable and adaptable evidence-based policies, programs, and practices
    • Sessions that identify best practices for campus policies surrounding alcohol and other drugs

    Innovative Solutions and Changing Practices

    • Sessions that address implemented strategies, programs, and policies which have been successful - or which are innovative, based on a foundational theory, model, or adaptation.
    • Sessions that discuss innovative supports for students who choose not to consume substances, including recovery communities

    The Strategic Prevention Framework

    • Sessions that should address data driven or population level substance abuse prevention efforts in the context of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Strategic Prevention Framework
    • Sessions that apply sustainability into all efforts in the spectrum of prevention and health promotion
    • Sessions that show an understanding of cultural competency and its importance in evidence-based prevention efforts
    • Sessions that evaluate the capacity to implement prevention strategies on campus

  • Mental Health

    Each proposal will select one theme that most aligns with program content.

    Access to Services

    • Sessions that explore new modalities addressing growing waiting lists and stagnant or reduced provider capacity
    • Sessions that discuss administrative successes and barriers to expand student access
    • Sessions that discover and compare solutions to promote increased access and awareness of mental health services for students

    Cross- Campus Collaboration and Coordination

    • Sessions which share models of collaboration, case studies from integrated systems, successful partnerships, and work with student affairs leadership
    • Sessions may also address collaboration with local, state, and national organizations to promote mental health on campus
    • Sessions that understand the keys to successful cross-campus collaboration in mental health services
    • Sessions that explore ways in which mental health intersects with both violence prevention and response and substance misuse on campus to develop and enhance prevention, intervention and response

    Cultural and Identity Considerations

    • Sessions that identify barriers to mental well-being for campus sub-populations, the strategies to address social justice and identity-related stress, providing inclusive services, and the recruitment, hiring, and retention of diverse staff who provide mental health services
    • Sessions that address both the strategic and the practical aspects of these considerations on mental health services and the creation of a mentally healthy campus environment
    • Sessions that discuss mental health needs of students within a context of power and privilege

    Current Trends and Emerging Issues

    • Sessions addressing new or ongoing data and research surrounding college mental health, and what inferences that has for practitioners and administrators in providing services and planning for a mentally healthier campus
    • Sessions that discuss issues at a clinical/individual level and a campus/environmental level
    • Sessions that examine current trends and issues to better evaluate the scope of student mental health on campus

    Successful and Innovative Solutions

    • Sessions specifically addressing transitional student populations’ mental health (e.g. first-year students, veteran students, etc.).
    • Sessions that engage in conversations about innovative and effective programming to support student mental health
    • Sessions discussing implemented strategies, programs, and policies which have been successful - or which are innovative, based on a foundational theory, model, or adaptation

  • Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

    Each proposal will select one theme that most aligns with program content. 

    Evidence-based Policy and Practice

    • Sessions that identify evidence-based approaches to sexual violence prevention and response
    • Sessions that demonstrate strategic use of assessment and data to inform and influence policies, programs, systems, infrastructure, and other higher order change that helps build a culture in which sexual violence is eliminated
    • Sessions that review best practices in: implementing sustainable, evidence-based prevention programs; improving campus response to violence and victims; and evaluating the impact of these efforts
    • Sessions that describe strategies for developing or revising comprehensive campus sexual misconduct policies, including how they are impacted by the latest federal and state legislative policy changes

    Innovative or Promising Approaches to Prevention and Response

    • Sessions that highlight strategies, programs, and policies which are innovative and whose grounding in foundational theories, models, or frameworks make them promising in their efficacy
    • Sessions that share project implementation and program evaluation associated with these initiatives
    • Sessions that discuss innovative/promising approaches to the prevention of and response to sexual violence in higher education, including discussions of lessons learned, assessment and evaluation, and replicability

    Disruption of Dominant Sexual Violence Narratives

    • Sessions that critically examine and interrupt the problematic dominant narratives of sexual violence (e.g. racism, sexism, heteronormativity, gender identity, ableism), including narratives around those who experience sexual violence; those who perpetrate sexual violence; as well the ways in which those who work to prevent and respond to sexual violence participate in these dominant narratives
    • Sessions that reimagine and propose new perspectives, approaches, and strategies to honor all identities in sexual violence work
    • Sessions that examine societal and institutional systems and structures that contribute to, are complicit in, or perpetuate violence, and identify practices that foster inclusive efforts to address sexual violence

    Expanding Campus and Community Partnerships

    • Sessions that address the ways in which diverse stakeholders from within and across the campus and the larger community can work collaboratively to address sexual violence and best serve the needs of campus community members
    • Sessions that share models of collaboration, case studies from integrated systems, successful partnerships, and efforts to engage all stakeholders in sexual violence prevention and response
    • Sessions that address collaboration with local, state, and national organizations to prevent and respond to campus sexual violence
    • Sessions that identify strategies to expand and strengthen relationships between campuses and community service providers, in an effort to augment support for reporting and responding parties and increase communication around and collaboration in prevention and response

  • Well-being and Health Promotion Leadership

    Each proposal will select one theme that most aligns with program content.

    Navigating Systems and Infrastructure

    • Sessions that explore effective strategies for building relationships, collaborations, coalitions, and working within and across disciplines, departments, organizations and communities
    • Sessions that discuss ways to expand and synergize environmental factors using a settings approach
    • Sessions that build capacity for leadership to inspire and create systemic change

    Foundations and Essential References

    • Sessions that introduce foundational public health principles, concepts, rubrics, strategies, standards, guidelines, theories, processes and/or skills for effective health promotion practice in higher education
    • Sessions that share the evolution of health promotion practice in higher education leading to a clear understanding of current industry standards
    • Sessions that discuss core knowledge and examine relevant case studies of quality health promotion practice for the field

    Current Research, Innovations, and Emerging Trends

    • Sessions that integrate new guidance in the field and implications for practice (e.g., Health Promoting Universities from the Okanagan Charter, Cross-functional CAS standards of practice, Gallup-Healthways Well-being Data)
    • Sessions exploring the role of Senior Leadership (AVPs/VPs) in integrating health promotion to build an infrastructure that supports well-being
    • Sessions that explore the use of language to explain and delineate the work of health promotion – differentiating between ‘buzz’ words and the language of the field

    Using Data to Inform Change

    • Sessions that identify roadmaps for successful processes and collaborative practices for data collection and dissemination between and among stakeholders (e.g., housing and residential life, campus planners, enrollment management, equity and inclusion).
    • Sessions that explore ways to use various sources of data to inform, inspire and shape a more complete narrative of health and well-being
    • Sessions that demonstrate strategic use of assessment and data to influence policies, systems, infrastructure, and other higher order change to reorient higher education to health and well-being



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Submission Timeline
  • September 19, 2019
    Call for Programs Deadline
  • October 15, 2019
    Presenters Notified
  • October 24, 2019
    Presenters Confirm Acceptance

Writing Tips

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.

Questions?

Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 2020 NASPA Strategies Conferences.

Mallory Jordan
Assistant Director of Health and Well-being Initiatives
Phone: (202) 265-7500
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David Arnold
Assistant Vice President for Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives
Phone: (202) 265-7500
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Schedule

The schedule was designed to provide participants with interactive and engaging programming, opportunities for deeper discussion, and networking. As details are finalized, this schedule will be updated.

Full Schedule

Wed, Jan 15

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Institute (Full Day)
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Session (Half Day)

Thu, Jan 16

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Opening Session
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Morning Break & Networking
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Extended Session
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Conference Break (Lunch on own)
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Plenary Session: Corey Keyes
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Afternoon Break
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Opening Reception & Poster Sessions

Fri, Jan 17

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Extended Sessions
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Morning Break & Networking
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Plenary Session: J Mase III
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Conference Break (Lunch on own)
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Plenary Session: "The New Normal" Campus Violence Prevention Panel
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Plenary Session: Challenges and Opportunities in Discussing the Overlap of Alcohol and Sexual Assault Panel
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Afternoon Break & Networking
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Plenary Session: Sarah Ketchen Lipson
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Sat, Jan 18

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Closing Speaker
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

The planning committees for the 2020 NASPA Strategies Conferences are working to select pre-conference sessions that will enrich and enhance your attendee experience. More information on pre-conference options will be available no later than October 24, 2019.

Pre-Conference Institute (Full Day)

Wednesday, January 15th • 09.00 AM – 05.00 PM

Pre-conference institutes are full-day programs held prior to the conference. These events are usually coordinated directly with the applicable conference committee or a related NASPA constituent group and typically last 8 hours. Pre-conference institutes require participants to pre-register for a fee.

Pre-Conference Session (Half-Day)

Wednesday, January 15th • 02.00 PM – 05.00 PM

Pre-conference sessions will be offered the day before the conference. Pre-conference sessions are designed as highly specialized opportunities to discuss a specific topic or program and typically last 3 hours. Pre-conference sessions require participants to pre-register for a fee.

Post-Conference Session (Half- Day)

Saturday, January 18th • 01.00 PM – 04.00 PM

A free post-conference session focusing on the issue guide about Free Speech and Inclusive Campus has been added for January 18, 2020. This three hour post-conference session is free to attend, and can be added to your registration.

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In recent years, higher education institutions have seen dramatic increases in oppressive speech incidents on campus. Responding to such incidents sometimes requires considering the balance between free speech and equity and inclusion. This workshop offers the opportunity for attendees to participate in democratic deliberation, using the recently created issue guide about Free Speech and Inclusive Campus. The civic skills and literacy of using democratic deliberation in the classroom, on campuses, and in organizations are shared to build a growing practice in understanding across differences and developing a shared, or common, purpose. While this workshop will focus on the topic of Free Speech and the Inclusive Campus the skills learned during this session can translate to a variety of wicked programs that campus communities face. This session is being used as a testing space for the tool that has been created by NASPA constituents throughout the previous year.

Registration

Registration as a member is based on individual membership status. If you are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join as an individual member at the $75 rate. This gives you the conference registration and a year of membership for less than the non-member registration fee. If your institution is NOT a member, then you will need to join at the associate affiliate rate of $242 and then you can pay the individual member rate for conference registration. Visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types.

The Strategies Conferences converge four events into one. Please select the conference which is most applicable to you, though you are welcome to attend sessions and presentations selected by any of the conference committees.

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Registration Fees

Early Registration
05/03/2019 to 10/30/2019
Regular Registration
10/31/2019 to 12/11/2019
Late Registration
12/12/2019 to 01/15/2020
NASPA Member
$475
$525
$600
Non Member
$675
$725
$800
Student
$175
$225
$300
Pre-Conference Workshop
$75
$95
$100
Pre-Conference Institute
$125
$145
$150

Questions?

NASPA Events
Event Registration Support
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Phone: (202) 265-7500

Laurie Jevons
Assistant Director of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Initiatives
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Phone: (202) 265-7500 ext 1251

Allison Tombros Korman
Senior Director, Culture of Respect
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Phone: 202-903-0653

Policies

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Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by October 30, 2019, less a $50.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined.

Registration Cancellation Policy: 
The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is October 30, 2019, less a $50.00 processing fee. No refunds will be given after the deadline for any reason. All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing and sent to [email protected] This program may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather or travel related problems and will not reimburse registration fees for these issues.

Substitutions: Substitutions are allowed by individuals within the same institution/company. Substitutions should have the same member classification so that the payment is an even exchange transfer of payment. Additional charges may apply if the membership status is not the same. Please email your request for the substitute attendee to [email protected]

Purchase Orders: NASPA does NOT accept purchase orders as a form of payment. For registrants requiring an invoice to have a check payment processed, please use the Bill Me payment method to complete your registration. The resulting invoice can be found and downloaded under the My NASPA section of the website (must be logged-in), by selecting the View Invoices link from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, email a request to Membership to have a PDF of your invoice sent to you. Bill Me registrations are considered complete and will hold your place in an event, however the balance due must be settled prior to attending.

Click here to view NASPA’s complete Payment Policies and Procedures.

Additional Questions? Please contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail to [email protected].

Speakers


  • Kevin W. Bailey, Ph.D.

    Kevin W. Bailey, Ph.D.

    Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
    UNC Charlotte

    Speaker Bio

  • Shannon Bailie

    Shannon Bailie

    Director of Livewell
    University of Washington

    Speaker Bio

  • Diana Doyle

    Diana Doyle

    President
    Arapahoe Community College

    Speaker Bio

  • Jennifer Freyd, Ph.D.

    Jennifer Freyd, Ph.D.

    Professor of Psychology
    University of Oregon

    Speaker Bio

  • Jennifer Jacobsen

    Jennifer Jacobsen

    Assistant Dean of Health and Wellness
    Grinnell College

    Speaker Bio

  • Amaura Kemmerer

    Amaura Kemmerer

    Associate Dean for Wellness
    Northeastern University

    Speaker Bio

  • Corey Keyes, Ph.D.

    Corey Keyes, Ph.D.

    Professor of Sociology
    Emory University

    Speaker Bio

  • Sarah Ketchen Lipson

    Sarah Ketchen Lipson

    Associate Professor, Department of Health Law, Policy, and Management
    Boston University School of Public Health

    Speaker Bio

  • Jason Kilmer, Ph.D.

    Jason Kilmer, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    University of Washington

    Speaker Bio

  • J Mase III

    J Mase III

    Poet, Educator, and Founder of awQward

    Speaker Bio

Sponsors


If you would like to exhibit at or sponsor the 2020 NASPA Strategies Conferences, please complete the Exhibitor and Sponsor Application and return by email to Kristie Jacobsen Jerde ([email protected]). Questions? Contact Kristie by email or phone (218-280-7578). All Exhibitor and Sponsor Applications are due by November 21, 2019.

Venue


Hyatt Regency New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana

All conference activities will take place at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

We have arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Hyatt Regency starting at $219/night (not including 14% applicalable tax). The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Monday, December, 23, 2019. Rooms in the conference block may sell out prior to the cut-off date, so please make your reservation as soon as possible. Reserve a room at the Hyatt Regency here.

TRANSPORTATION

NASPA has partnered with Airport Shuttle, Inc., the official ground transportation provider for the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, to provide discounted transportation for conference attendees.

A one-way Uber ride to/from hotel can cost around $35. The discounted shuttle cost for attendees is $40 round trip per person or $20 one-way per person.

CLICK HERE to reserve your shuttle as soon as you receive your flight information or no later than 24 hours prior to your flight. The discount only applies to reservations made through this web portal.

 Please note:

  • Wheelchair accessible service is available

  • First three bags per passenger are free

  • Attendees can both make and change existing reservations online.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70113
1-504-561-1234
$219 - Single/ Double
$229 - Triple

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