32nd Annual International Collegiate Conference

Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
1/1/0001 12:00 AM - 1/1/0001 12:00 AM
Register before 1/1/0001 12:00 AM for early registration fee

The AMA International Collegiate Conference brings together over 1000 students and their faculty advisors for three days of learning, networking, and fun. Students learn about career paths within the marketing field from representatives from top companies, celebrate their AMA chapters and accomplishments through conference traditions such as the collegiate chapter T-shirt exchange, Exhibit hall, and learn from peers chapter management techniques that work well. Ample time is provided for networking with company representatives and fellow attendees.

Who should attend?
Marketing students looking to learn from industry professionals about careers in the marketing industry, AMA collegiate chapters that want to celebrate their success and learn chapter management techniques, and students and faculty wanting to network with speakers and over 1000 of the best and brightest marketing students and their faculty advisors should definitely attend.

Program Co-Chairs
Victoria Panzer, University of South Florida
Tim Birrittella, Florida International University

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Thursday, April 8

Attire: Chapter casual (chapter t-shirts, jeans/shorts, sneakers, etc.)

UNICEF Tap Project Case Competition Finals
8:00 am–5:00 pm (Business Attire)

SABRE Business Simulation
8:00 am–4:00 pm

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Sales Competition
9:00 am–1:00 pm (Business Attire)

Chapter Exhibit Setup
8:00 am–3:00 pm

Registration
2:00–6:30 pm

Exhibit Preliminary Judging
3:45–4:45 pm

Best T-Shirt Competition/T-Shirt Exchange/Networking
4:15–5:15 pm

President’s Networking Reception
5:30–6:15 pm

Opening Session
6:30–8:15 pm

Exhibit Session
8:15–9:45 pm

Friday, April 9

Attire: Business casual (dress shirts/polo shirts, khakis/slacks, dresses, nice shoes—no jeans or sneakers!)

Registration
8:30 am–4:00 pm

Early Bird Experience Speaks
9:00–9:45 am

Experience Speaks I
10:00–10:45 am and 11:00–11:45 am

Career Corner Lunch
12:00–3:00 pm

Experience Speaks II
3:00–3:45 pm and 4:00–4:45 pm

Competitions Ceremony
5:00 –6:30 pm


Saturday, April 10


Attire:
Saturday morning/early afternoon
: Business casual (dress shirts/polo shirts, khakis/slacks, dresses, nice shoes—no jeans or sneakers!)

Saturday evening awards dinner: Business attire (suits, including jackets, ties for men, dress shirts, slacks, shoes; cocktail dresses are allowed)

Registration
8:30 am–12:00 pm

Team Building Session
10:00–11:45 am

Leadership Sessions
10:30–11:15 am and 11:30 am–12:15 pm

Team Building Session
12:00–1:45 pm

Winning Case Presentation
12:30–1:00 pm

2011 Case Competition Introduction
1:00–1:45 pm

Team Building Session
2:00-3:45 pm

Awards Banquet
6:30–8:30 pm

Registration is not available at this time.

Hotel:
Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 1 504.525.2500
Fax: 1 504.595.5552
www.sheratonneworleans.com 
www.neworleanscvb.com 

Reservations: 1 888.627.7033
Reservations online at: http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/ama2 

Room Rates:
$198.00 Main House Single/Double/Triple/Quad Occupancy
$228.00 Club Level Single/Double Occupancy
For each additional person, a charge of $25.00 per person per night will apply

Rates are subject to applicable state & local taxes, currently 13% & a $3.00 occupancy tax per room per night (subject to change without notice)
Rates are available three days prior and post of the meeting dates, based on availability.
Please reserve your overnight accommodations early as there are a limited number of AMA special rates available.

To make online reservations, please visit the following website:
http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/ama2 

The reservation cut-off date is March 12, 2010.

The AMA has negotiated special group rates for the AMA 2010 International Collegiate Conference. You must make your hotel reservations by March 12, 2010 and properly identify yourself to qualify for the special group rate.
After March 12, 2010, the rooms will be released for sale to the general public, and all reservations will be accepted on a space available basis at the hotel's available rate - not at the group rate. A deposit equal to (1) one night’s stay is required to hold each reservation. Such deposit shall serve to confirm the reservation for the date(s) indicated, and, upon, check-in, shall be applied to the first night of the reserved stay. The deposit is refundable if cancellation notice is received at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.

Check in time is 3:00pm, and check out is 12:00pm. Anyone arriving earlier than 3:00pm will be checked in as soon as room(s) become available. Guests checking out early will be assessed an early departure fee of $75.00 plus tax. Upon check in, guests will be asked to verify their departure date. At that time, scheduled departure dates may be altered.

Hotel Features, Services & Accommodations
Please visit the Hotel website at www.sheratonneworleans.com

Area Airport
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
Distance from hotel: 15 miles
Drive time: 20-25 minutes depending on time of day & traffic

Directions: Take Interstate 10 Downtown/East/Slidell to the New Orleans Business District, exiting at Poydras St. Continue on Poydras St. to Camp St. Turn left on Camp St. Go 3 blocks & the hotel will be on the right side on the corner of Camp & Canal.   

AMA's travel coordinator, Tower Travel Management, is available to assist with reservations.  Call 800.542.9700 within the U.S. and Canada.  Reservation lines are open Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. CST.  Or, you may contact them via email at association@towertravel.com. 

Tower Travel will proactively research airfares on ALL airline carriers to ensure that the lowest available fares are offered to all attendees.  They are dedicated to providing superior customer service and hassle-free travel arrangements.  Please note that fees, restrictions and cancellation penalties will apply.

AMA Travel Program
We are pleased to announce American Airlines as an official carrier for AMA.
DESTINATION CITY:  New Orleans, LA
Group travel discounts include:
 - 5% off the lowest applicable fare

For reservations, call 1-800-433-1790, and refer to the authorization number below: 
- AN# A5140AN

Book your Discount Fares Directly Online
To take advantage of a 5% discount on AA, American Eagle and AmericanConnections. It's simple! 

After you have selected your flight(s) under the "Enter Passenger Details" tab, go to the "AA.com Promotion Code" field and enter in your Authorization Code without the leading “A”.

Go directly to www.aa.com to book your flights.
Discount Fares are valid for travel on American Airlines, American Eagle®, AmericanConnection®, oneworld Alliance, and codeshare partners from anywhere to your meeting destination.

Reservations and Ticketing
For reservations and ticketing information, call AmericanAirlines Meeting Services Desk, or have your travel professional call 1-800-433-1790 from anywhere in the United States or Canada, seven days a week, from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight (Central Time), and reference the authorization number shown above.  Reservations for the hearing and speech impaired are also available at 1-800-543-1586.  There is a $20.00USD reservations service fee for tickets issued through AA reservations, and a $30.00USD ticketing fee for tickets issued at the airport.

Frequent Flyer Miles
Earn AAdvantage® miles for your trip. The AAdvantage program was the first airline frequent traveler program, and for more than 20 years has offered members the most innovative ways to earn travel awards.  Enroll online at www.aa.com 

AAdvantage are marks of American Airlines, Inc.  American Eagle and AmericanConnection are American’s regional airline affiliates.  AmericanConnection service is operated by one of the following independent carriers:  Trans States Airlines, Inc., Chautauqua Airlines, Inc., or Corporate Airlines, Inc.  American reserves the right to change AAdvantage rules and regulations at any time and to end the AAdvantage program with six months notice.

*Seats are limited.  American Airlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, American Airlines Group & Meeting Travel and AAdvantage are marks of American Airlines, Inc.  American Eagle and AmericanConnection are American’s regional airline affiliates.  AmericanConnection service is operated by one of the following independent carriers:  Trans States Airlines, Inc., Chautauqua Airlines, Inc., or Corporate Airlines, Inc.  American reserves the right to change AAdvantage rules and regulations at any time and to end the AAdvantage program with six months notice.

 

To Be Announced

Taxi Cab
Taxis are readily available at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.  Rates are approximately $28.00 one-way from the airport to the Sheraton New Orleans (rates are subject to change without notice). The hotel Doorman will be happy to assist you with taxis during your stay.

Shuttle Service
Airport Shuttle is the Official Ground Transportation Provider for the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. They offer transportation to and from Downtown & Uptown New Orleans Hotels, the French Quarter, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Cruise Terminals and various New Orleans East Hotels.

Airport Shuttle is located outside the baggage claim area and advance reservations are not necessary.  Return reservations are required. Fares are $15.00 one way and $30.00 round trip (fares are subject to change without notice).  For more information please call 1 504.522.3500 or visit www.airportshuttleneworleans.com.

Arrival - If purchasing your ticket(s) at the Airport, proceed to the baggage claim area on the ground level. After you have retrieved your luggage, proceed to the Airport Shuttle Ticket Desk, located across from baggage claim areas 3, 6 and 12. Service is available on a continuous basis with vans departing approximately every 30 minutes.

Departure - For Departure Reservations, please call 1 504.522.3500 no later than 24 hours prior to your flight. Your advance reservation will ensure your timely departure from the Airport. Domestic flights require passengers to arrive 2-hours prior to flight departure. International flights require passengers to arrive 3-hours prior to flight departure. Please inform the Reservations of any international flight in order to schedule an earlier pick-up time.

For more ground transportation options please visit the Louis Armstrong International website at: http://www.flymsy.com.

Streetcars
The hotel is also located right on the Streetcar line. Streetcars provide transit along Canal Street and up St. Charles Avenue. Cost: $1.50.

Parking at the Hotel
Valet parking service is available on a first come first serve basis (spaces are limited and oversized vehicles are not permitted). Vehicles are secured in a covered garage adjacent to the hotel. The overnight parking rate for cars is $30.18 including tax per night (subject to change without notice).