The 2015 National VOAD Conference will be the 23st annual gathering of representatives from our national organization members, state and territory VOADs, private sector partners and emergency management representatives.

The conference will include disaster-related trainings, over 30 educational workshops and valuable collaboration and networking opportunities for over 500 participants. This is the only time each year when emergency management volunteers and professional come together from across the country to share best practices, new ideas and develop whole community solutions for building more resilient communities.

The 2015 National VOAD Conference will be held May 11-15, at the Sheraton in New Orleans, LA.

General Conference Sponsorship Levels

Executive                                                                            $10,000.00

  • Name and Logo listed in Conference Program
  • Banner AD in Conference APP
  • Signage at Event
  • Complimentary Exhibit Booth
  • 5 Complimentary Conference Registrations

Partner                                                                                 $7,500.00

  • Name and Logo listed in Conference Program
  • Banner AD in Conference APP
  • Signage at Event
  • Complimentary Exhibit Booth
  • 4 Complimentary Conference Registrations

Supporter                                                                           $5,000.00

  •  Name listed in Conference Program
  • Banner AD in Conference APP
  • Signage at Event
  • Complimentary Exhibit Booth
  • 3 Complimentary Conference Registrations

Patron                                                                                  $2,500.00

  • Name listed in Conference Program
  • Banner AD in Conference APP
  • Signage at Event
  •  Complimentary Exhibit Booth
  • 2 Complimentary Conference Registrations

Friend                                                                                   $1,500.00

  • Name listed in Conference Program
  •  Banner AD in Conference APP
  • Signage at Event
  • 2 Complimentary Conference Registrations

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel 500 Canal Street New Orleans, LA  70130 Phone: (504) 525-2500 www.sheratonneworleans.com

The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel will serve as the official conference hotel. All conference-related activities – including registration, the National VOAD Expo, keynote addresses, sessions and workshops.

Located a block from the French Quarter, the Sheraton is well-positioned to allow you to enjoy all that New Orleans has to offer. Be sure to book in some extra time to explore this historic city when the conference is not in session. Learn more about New Orleans at www.neworleansonline.com.

Transportation to New Orleans

Several major airlines offer flights into Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). For a complete list of air carriers that service the airport, click here.

Getting to the Sheraton From the Airport

Shuttle: You may reserve a shared-ride service between the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel and Louis Armstrong International Airport through New Orleans Airport Shuttle. Rates are $20 per person one-way/$38 per person roundtrip. Please call (504) 522-3500 for information, or make reservations online at least 24 hours prior to your flight departure time at Sheraton New Orleans Hotel Airport Shuttle. Taxi: Taxis are available outside of baggage claim. The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is nearly 15 miles from the airport, and the average fare is approximately $33. Parking: Valet parking service is available for hotel guests at the rate of $38 plus tax per night. They do not offer self-parking. Vehicles are secured in a covered garage adjacent to the hotel. Due to limited space, parking is available on a first-come first-served basis. Due to height restrictions, the hotel cannot accommodate oversized vehicles.

Directions: The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is about 15 miles from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. For driving and public transportation directions from the airport to the hotel, click here.

New Orleans Weather

Due to its southern location along the Gulf of Mexico, the New Orleans weather will likely be relatively hot and humid in late May. Average high temperatures for that month are around 85 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius), and lows average around 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius). However, all indoor locations will be well air-conditioned because of the heat and humidity, so be sure to bring layers to wear while attending the conference.