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"Prospect.3: Notes…

Nov 25, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Nov 25, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Canal Street Lighting…

Nov 25 - 25, 2014
Stroll along Canal Street and watch as the Downtown Development District and… more

PINTS & PLAYS

Nov 25 - 25, 2014
PINTS & PLAYS is a monthly play reading in the true spirit of New Orleans. … more

Standing in the…

Nov 25 - 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (no more)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Standing in the…

Nov 25 - 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

THE GUANTÁNAMO PUBLIC…

Nov 25 - 26, 2014
This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in… more

The Victory Belles…

Nov 25, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

ThinkerKids Holiday…

Nov 25 - 26, 2014
Come explore science, technology, art and math with us at ThinkerKids Holiday… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Nov 26 - 26, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Pub Quiz

Nov 26 - 26, 2014
Test your knowledge of an array of topics, including World War II, at the… more

The Victory Belles…

Nov 26 - Dec 28, 2014
Our popular, charming vocal trio is in a holiday mood! Come jingle all the way… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Nov 26 - 26, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

The Hotel Modern…

Nov 27 - 27, 2014
Gather for brunch at Tivoli & Lee this Thanksgiving Day! Executive Chef… more

Turkey Day Race 5…

Nov 27 - 27, 2014

"The Victory Belles…

Nov 28 - 28, 2014
Our popular, charming vocal trio is in a holiday mood! Come jingle all the way… more

2014 Battle of the…

Nov 28 - 28, 2014
The Bayou Classic is more than a football game. This annual event is one of the… more

An Evening of…

Nov 28 - 28, 2014
Join us for an evening of elegance with Lalah Hathaway, Najee, and Kindred The… more

Celebration in the…

Nov 28, 2014 - Jan 03, 2015
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

ThinkerKids Holiday…

Nov 28 - 28, 2014
Come explore science, technology, art and math with us at ThinkerKids Holiday… more

"Prospect.3: Notes…

Nov 25, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… more

Rebuilding Together National Conference Convenes in New Orleans November 10-12

** MEDIA ADVISORY ** CONFERENCE NOTICE **

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2011

Rebuilding Together National Conference Convenes in New Orleans November 10-12
Rebuilding Together Celebrates 1,000th Home Completed in New Orleans

WHAT: Rebuilding Together National Conference

WHERE: The Marriott Convention Center: 859 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130

WHEN: November 10-12, 2011

DETAILS: Exhibitors, sponsors and volunteers will convene at the New Orleans Marriott Convention Center November 10-12 for the Rebuilding Together National Conference. With a focus on rebuilding and restoring homes for low-income homeowners, the conference is filled with workshops and trainings, networking opportunities and other related events, and acts as a forum for the non-profit's affiliate network.

At this year's conference, Rebuilding Together will celebrate an important milestone: the completion of the 1,000th house built in the Gulf region in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Receiving $6 million in donated funds gave Rebuilding Together the leverage to deliver nearly $30 million in market value to the region. The program continues to ensure the stability of affordable homeownership throughout the rebuilding process, while strengthening the capacity of local Rebuilding Together affiliates and communities. The 1000th home is a "shotgun" style house in Hollygrove belonging to Lloyd Columbus, a resident of this neighborhood for more than 46 years.

Throughout the three-day conference, breakout sessions will be held, discussing how to develop action plans to improve neighborhoods. Also, Sean Vissar, the developer of Rebuilding Together New Orleans (RTNO)'s Deconstruction and Salvage Program, will discuss how the program acts as both an earned income strategy and material provider, supporting the entire organization's operations. Lt. General Russel Honoré, Commander of Joint Task Force-Katrina and Global Preparedness Expert, will be the keynote speaker for the convention.

WEBSITE: www.rebuildingtogether.org
TWITTER: @RebldgTogthr

MAJOR EVENTS: (All events held at The Marriott Convention Center, unless noted otherwise)

  • Fri, Nov. 11, 6 - 8 p.m.: Rebuild 1000 Celebration and Networking Reception
  • Sat, Nov 12, 7:40 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.: Keynote Speaker General Russel Honoré

EXHIBIT HALL: The Marriott Convention Center
HOURS: Thurs, Nov. 10: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 11: 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 12: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Rebuilding Together: Whitney Flight, 202-518-3102, wflight@rebuildingtogether.org
New Orleans CVB: Tara Letort, 504-566-5019, tletort@neworleanscvb.com; Kelly Schulz, 504-421-0962, kschulz@neworleanscvb.com; Jennifer Day, 773-909-2514, jday@neworleanscvb.com

 

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