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2009 RESNET Building Performance Conference

About Our Host City: New Orleans

February 16-18, 2009
Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel
New Orleans, LA


The RESNET Building Performance Conference will be held in our nation's most unique and exciting city, New Orleans, Louisiana. Known for both its nightlife and refrained historical beauty, New Orleans has something to offer everyone.

New OrleansNo one can say they have been to New Orleans without visiting the historic French Quarter. The French Quarter is the oldest section of the city and home to remarkable architecture like the St. Louis Cathedral, which is said to be the nation's oldest and continuously operated Cathedral in the United States. For those who love nightlife, New Orleans has more to offer than perhaps in city in the world. New Orleans is the birthplace of Jazz and continues to be the home of a thriving arts and music community. New Orleans' wild tradition of good times and letting go continues to this day in the bars and clubs that line Bourbon Street. Enjoy a delicious Cajun & Creole meal with a drink and let the good times roll. Fun comes naturally here, and the conference will take place at the Astor Crowne Hotel in the heart of the French Quarter at the corner of Bourbon and Canal streets.

New OrleansIf partying and nightlife is not your forte, do not fear, New Orleans has far more to offer its visitors. The city's Garden District is a must-see. The district's gorgeous Victorian and Greek Revival Mansions combined with Andrew Jackson Downing influenced landscaping make the Garden District one of the nation's most ornate and breathtaking neighborhoods.

New OrleansAside from the Garden District, there are dozens of fascinating tours of the city offered. Tours cover diverse topics such history, architecture, gardens, ghosts, and even attractions just outside the city such as the plantations and Bayou. If you have time, be sure to take an unforgettable tour of New Orleans on a paddle-wheel steamboat on the Mississippi River.

New OrleansFor those interested in museums, New Orleans offers the National World War II Museum, which is the premier museum dedicated to World War II in the United States. Other notable museums include Aquarium of the Americans, and numerous art museums including the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.