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America, Illustrated:…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
New Orleans based M.S. Rau Antiques will pay tribute to The Saturday Evening… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Nov 26 - Dec 31, 2015
Join us for Ashe to Amen: the Enduring Spirituality of People of African… more

Bayou Classic…

Nov 26 - 26, 2015
Join us for the Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Parade. The parade will begin at the… more

Clyde & Iggy

Nov 26 - Dec 31, 2015
Join us for the local musical duo Clyde & Iggy.  Their repertoire… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Nov 26, 2015
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Fats Domino & Dave…

Nov 26 - Dec 27, 2015
Join us at the Carver Theater for a Music Tribute honoring Legendary Musicians… more

Florida Room: Jessica…

Nov 26 - 29, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is excited to present Florida Room by Jessica Bizer … more

Jasper Johns:…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016
Prints from the Donna Perret Rosen and Benjamin M. Rosen Collection: Jasper… more

Newcomb Art Museum of…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
Join us for the  Exhibition: "A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum,… more

Patriot, Planter,…

Nov 26, 2015 - Mar 20, 2016
NOMA will present the first exhibition to focus on the works of Pierre-Joseph… more

The Historic New…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 09, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane… more

The Photography of…

Nov 26, 2015 - Mar 01, 2016
The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition, a collection of over 50… more

Tim Youd: 100 Novels

Nov 26, 2015 - Feb 21, 2016
Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Tim Youd will visit NOMA to perform the… more


Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 10, 2016
This exhibition features work by the Japanese artist Bidou Yamaquchi. Trained… more

Visions of US:…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 24, 2016
Visions of US explores evolving ideas about American cultural identity from the… more

2015 Battle of the…

Nov 27 - 27, 2015
The Bayou Classic is more than a football game. This annual event is one of the… more

Celebration in the…

Nov 27, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more


Nov 27 - 27, 2015
Swipe Right and come and play in the Lounge at Foundation Room. DJ Raj Smoove… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Nov 27 - 27, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment from… more

Sixty Minute Sip Down

Nov 27 - 27, 2015
Who says it has to end early? We are extending this New Orleans Friday… more

America, Illustrated:…

Nov 26, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016
New Orleans based M.S. Rau Antiques will pay tribute to The Saturday Evening… more

The Special Event Convenes in New Orleans for 25th Anniversary

January 12, 2010

The Special Event Convenes in New Orleans for 25th Anniversary
January 12-15, 2010
In a city that excels in hosting major events, the largest group of event planners and entertainment professionals meet to discuss latest event trends and changes in the market; expo hall packed with over 300 prestigious vendors

WHAT: The Special Event

WHERE: New Orleans Morial Convention Center (NOMCC), Halls D-E

WHEN: January 12-15, 2010

The Special Event, one of the largest event and entertainment expositions, will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in New Orleans January 12-15, 2010. With over 100 courses in eight relevant event tracks and 300 vendors, more than at any other tradeshow, what better place to have this meeting than in a city that excels in hosting large events. This year features the Performance Stage, with never-ending entertainment, the ever-popular Tabletop Gallery featuring some of the nation’s top designers, and much more.

With over 100 hours of learning opportunities, including hands-on workshops, case studies and panel discussions, the education offered at The Special Event is said to be the best available to event professionals in one place, at one time. And, by printing fewer and shorter program pieces, The Special Event is going green, with a goal of saving more than 190 trees this year.

· TSE Starts Here..., Tues., Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
· Opening General Session, Wed., Jan. 13; featuring Earl Lennie, Catalyst Event Solutions, LLC and Patrick Theriot, SEE-Hear Productions, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
· Wedding Lunch, Wed., Jan. 13, 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
· The Welcome Event co-sponsored by NACE, Wed., Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
· Masters' Program/Brunch, Thurs., Jan. 14, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
· The Gala Awards and Celebration, Fri. Jan. 15, 6 p.m.-1 a.m.

EXPO HALL: New Orleans Morial Convention Center, Halls D-E
Wed., Jan. 13: 10:30-5 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 14: 10:30-5:30 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 15: 10:30-2 p.m.


To Obtain Press Credentials:
Press has limited access to showcasing events based on capacity of each event. For Press Badge as well as showcasing event availability for press, please contact Betsy Carballo at 913-981-6140 or

TSE: Betsy Carballo, 913-981-6140,
New Orleans CVB: Tara Letort, 504-566-5048,; Kelly Schulz, 504-421-0962,; Mary Beth Romig, 504-606-8430, 
New Orleans Morial Convention Center: Rosalie Mortillaro, 504-582-3027,