New Orleans, LA is a melting pot of cultural diversity, thriving energy and enduring spirit. It’s the birthplace of jazz music and overflows with expressive vibrancy. It's a place where creativity and passion combine in such a way with extraordinary results that you’d be hard pressed to find its rival anywhere else in the world. The Big Easy has a character all to itself and is as unique as the nearly 400,000 who call it home. The International Design Conference celebrates New Orleans and is proud to host our conference among a community where resiliency is abundant, individuality is exalted and innovation is epitomized.



The National WWII Museum

2018 IDEA Ceremony & Gala on Wednesday will take place here.

As on the premier tourist destinations in the area, the National WWII Museum currently spans five pavilions featuring numerous permanent exhibits. Attendees of the IDEA Ceremony and Gala will be treated to the exhibits in the US Freedom Pavilion.

945 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70130


the sugar mill

Conference events will take place here, Thursday through Saturday.

Situated along the banks of the Mississippi River and a short distance from the historic French Quarter, The Sugar Mill has the perfect mix of refinement and grit we’ve come to love and is the epicenter of IDC.

1021 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130


The Ace Hotel new orleans


The Ace Hotel is close to up-and-coming art galleries and shopping, museums, cocktails and just a jaunt to the classics of the French Quarter and the modernity of the burgeoning South Market District. It's a stone's throw to many of New Orleans' best gems like the Sports and Arts Districts, and just a bike ride to the lively Bywater and Marigny neighborhoods, as well as mystical nooks and corners you can explore on your own.

600 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


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