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12th Annual Saints…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… more

America's Hometown…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
In the adventuresome spirit of the weekend's FoodFest, it will bring the best… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 27 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 27 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Mar 27 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Hogs for the Cause

Mar 27 - 28, 2015
Eighty teams of BBQ competitors, comprised of a mix of some of the region's… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 27 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 27 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Le Petit Theatre…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Louisiana Crawfish…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine such as Crawfish pie, Fried Crawfish Tall… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 27 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Mahalia Jackson…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
The sounds of the 60's will come alive starring The Midtwon Men singing their… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for The Fuzz: A Tribute to The Police. more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Mar 27 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Music at the Mint…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Smokin' Time Jazz Club is a New Orleans based traditional jazz band. They… more

NORDC Movies in the…

Mar 27 - 27, 2015
Join us for NORDC Movies in the Park screening of  "Big Hero… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Mar 27 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

12th Annual Saints…

Mar 27 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… 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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