AMA's Annual Marketing Conference

Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
9/9/2013 1:00 PM - 9/11/2013 4:00 PM
Register before 8/10/2013 12:00 AM for early registration fee


Spend September 9-11 in New Orleans at the AMA's much-anticipated Annual Marketing Conference.  Experience the convergence of best practices, emerging trends, the latest innovations, insightful observations and the resulting conversations that can only happen at an event of this caliber.  Return to work September 12th inspired, invigorated and informed.

Optional pre-conference tutorials are available! Click here to learn more.


Marketing leaders in digital, creative, analytics, branding and insights alike! The AMA’s Annual Marketing Conference attendees are mid-career to more experienced decision makers and marketing professionals that represent a wide spectrum of cross-vertical industries

Listen to this AMA TV segment with Keynote Speaker Jonah Berger, Professor Marketing, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Author, Contagious, Why Things Catch On

The AMA Emerging Leaders Award honors individuals who have already made significant contributions to the field of marketing and its sub-fields, and have demonstrated leadership and continuing service. Come celebrate the winners at the Annual Marketing Conference!



Platinum Sponsors:


Limited sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are still available. Contact Lore Gil-Torres at 312-542-9033 or email​​​​​​​​​​​​

For information on what to see & do in New Orleans, click here!​


Optional tutorials are available! Click here to learn more.​


Jonah Berger, Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Author, Contagious, Why Things Catch On 

Listen to AMA TV segment with Jonah Beger


Monday September 9th

Tutorials in the afternoon! Welcome Reception in the evening! Join us for some New Orleans style fun as we kick off the Conference.

Tuesday September 10th

Full day of exciting content delivered by exciting speakers!

Wednesday September 11th

Full day of exciting content delivered by exciting speakers!

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AMA Travel Program
American Marketing Association has partnered with American Airlines to provide our attendees a 5% discount for the ANNUAL MARKETING CONFERENCE in New Orleans (MSY). A travel window is valid 3 days before and after each meeting.
You can easily access American’s fares and apply this discount by going to American Airlines to book your flight. Place the below Promotion Code in the promotion code box and your discount will be calculated automatically. This special discount is valid off any applicable published fares listed for American Airlines, American Eagle, and American Connection. International originating guests will need to contact your local reservation number and refer to the Promotion Code.
You may also call 1 800.433.1790 to book your flights, please refer to the Authorization Number below when you call. Please note there is a reservation service charge for all tickets issued by phone. Please use our preferred partner, American Airlines when you can because of the benefits provided to you as a traveler and to our organization for extended partner value.

Promotion Code: 5293BD

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Tower Travel
AMA's travel coordinator, Tower Travel Management, is available to assist with reservations.  Call 800.542.9700 within the U.S. and Canada.  Reservation lines are open Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. CST.  Or, you may contact them via email at
Tower Travel will proactively research airfares on ALL airline carriers to ensure that the lowest available fares are offered to all attendees.  They are dedicated to providing superior customer service and hassle-free travel arrangements.  Please note that fees, restrictions and cancellation penalties will apply.
Alamo Rent-A-Car
Drive Happy with Alamo. Where American Marketing Association members save up to 20%. And, with self-serve check-in you can skip the counter, check-in at the kiosk and drive away. All you need is a valid driver's license, major credit card and an existing reservation. It's that easy. Reserve a car now or call Alamo Rent A Car at 1 800.462.5266. Be sure to request Contract ID AMA7745 at the time of reservation.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Great Cars. Low Rates. Free Pick-up.
When you’re ready to go, we make it easy with everyday low rates on great cars. With the largest fleet in North America and a wide variety of vehicles, Enterprise has you covered. Plus, we're always nearby at more than 6,000 neighborhood and airport locations. Reserve a car now.
Pick-up and drop-off service is subject to geographic and other restrictions.

National Car Rental
As an American Marketing Association member, you'll get up to 20% off rentals at National Car Rental.  And, with the Emerald Club® from National Car Rental, you can bypass the counter and choose your own car. Enroll now.  
Reserve a car or call National Car Rental at 1 800.CAR.RENT® and reference Contract ID AMA7745 at the time of reservation.  Go National. Go Like a Pro.

Area Airport
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
Distance from hotel: 15 miles
Drive time: 20-25 minutes depending on time of day & traffic
Directions: Take Interstate 10 Downtown/East/Slidell to the New Orleans Business District, exiting at Poydras St. Continue on Poydras St. to Camp St. Turn left on Camp St. Go 3 blocks & the Hotel will be on the right side on the corner of Camp & Canal.  

From East
Take Interstate 10 West to the Canal Street Exit #235B.
Turn right on Canal Street.
The Hotel is about 10 blocks down on the right side (at the corner of Camp Street).

From North

From the Causeway exit, take Interstate 10 East to the New Orleans Business District.
Continue to the Poydras Street exit.
Follow Poydras Street for approximately 8 blocks.
Turn left on Camp Street.
Continue on Camp Street for approximately 3 blocks.
The Hotel will be on the right.

From South

Take Highway 90 to the Westbank Expressway.
Proceed on the Westbank Expressway to the Crescent City Connection (approximately 10 miles).
From the right lane, exit at Camp Street (8 red lights).
Turn right on Canal Street.
Taxi Cabs
Taxis are readily available at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.  Rates are approximately $35.00 one-way from the airport to the Sheraton New Orleans (rates are subject to change without notice). The Hotel Doorman will be happy to assist you with taxis during your stay.

Shuttle Service
You may reserve shared ride shuttle service between the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel and Louis Armstrong International Airport through New Orleans Airport Shuttle.  Rates are $20.00 per person one way / $38.00 per person roundtrip (subject to change without notice).  Please call 1 504.522.3500 for information or make reservations online at least 24 hours prior to your flight departure time at Sheraton New Orleans Hotel Airport Shuttle.

The Hotel is also located right on the Streetcar line which provides easy transit along Canal Street, St. Charles Avenue, and the Riverfront. One-way cost: $1.25 (subject to change without notice).

Parking at the Hotel
Valet parking service is available on a first come first serve basis (spaces are limited and oversized vehicles are not permitted). Vehicles are secured in a covered garage adjacent to the Hotel. The overnight parking rate for cars is $38.00 plus tax per night (subject to change without notice).