2018 AMA Winter Academic Conference

Sheraton New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 70130
2/23/2018 8:00 AM - 2/25/2018 12:00 PM
Register before 1/23/2018 11:59 PM for early registration fee

​2018 AMA Winter Academic Conference

Integrating Paradigms in a World Where Marketing is Everywhere

Bringing together perspectives, approaches, and even fields that are outside marketing but studying what we also study (such as computer science). Marketing touches everything these days and the marketing discipline can take more ownership of this.

This theme continues our trend of creating a “big tent” space where marketing scholars from across the discipline come together. It recognizes that marketing is both influencing (and being influenced by) a diverse set of forces from across the business world and academe. This also presents opportunities to engage the world of practice where marketing departments are taking on more complex roles and collaborations.

A full list of conference themes along with information on the submission process is contained in the call for papers.

Conference Co-Chairs:

Jacob Goldenberg
IDC Herzliya

Juliano Laran
University of Miami

Andrew Stephen
Oxford University

Current Registration Rates:

Member: $550
NonMember: $850
Doctoral Student: $350 (to register online go to the doctoral registration site​)

Rates will increase by $100 on 23 January 2018.

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Conference Location

Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA  70130
Phone: +1.504.525.2500
Fax: +1.503.595.5552
Reservations:  +1.888.627.7033

Located on historic Canal Street just steps from the French Quarter, the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is a short walk from Bourbon Street, Mardi Gras parades, Jazz Fest activities, Harrah’s Casino, the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center, the Aquarium of the Americas, IMAX Theater, Riverwalk Marketplace and the assortment of renowned restaurants and live music clubs of the Vieux Carré.

Room Rates:
$235.00 Single/Double Occupancy
$260.00 Triple Occupancy
$285.00 Quad Occupancy
Rates are subject to applicable state & local taxes, currently 15.75% & a $3.00 occupancy tax per room per night (subject to change without notice)

Rates are based on availability.
Please reserve your overnight accommodations early as there are a limited number of AMA special rates available.

Or call +1.888.627.7033 and ask for the AMA Winter Academic Conference Room Block.

The reservation cut-off date is Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
The AMA has negotiated special group rates for the Winter Academic Conference. You must make your hotel reservations by January 23, 2018 and properly identify yourself to qualify for the special group rate (based on availability). After January 23, 2018, the rooms will be released for sale to the general public, and all reservations will be accepted on a space available basis at the hotel's available rate - not at the group rate. 

A deposit charge equal to (1) one night’s stay is required to hold each reservation. Such deposit shall serve to confirm the reservation for the date(s) indicated, and, upon check-in, shall be applied to the first night of the reserved stay. The deposit is refundable if cancellation notice is received by 4:00pm hotel time at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.

Check in time is 3:00pm, and check out is 12:00pm. Anyone arriving earlier than 3:00pm will be checked in as soon as room(s) become available. Guests checking out early will be assessed an early departure fee of (1) one night's room and tax. Upon check in, guests will be asked to verify their departure date. At that time, scheduled departure dates may be altered.

Sheraton Hotel Features, Services & Accommodations
Please visit the Sheraton New Orleans for a full list of services & features.

As a complimentary service to registered guests, the hotel provides both wired and wireless access in the Link @ Sheraton. The Link is located in the lobby, and it is well equipped with several computer terminals and printers. The wireless access for the Link extends from the lobby upwards to the second floor level of the hotel, where guests can enjoy free wireless internet connectivity and an appetizing meal from the Roux Bistro restaurant. Daily High Speed Internet Access tiered pricing structure for all guestrooms from $5.95 - $14.95 plus tax daily.

Area Attractions, Events and Tourism
Please visit the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau​ for additional city information.

Conference Attire
Conference attire is business casual. Meeting rooms tend to be cool, so you may want to bring a sweater/jacket.

The AMA is committed to providing equal access to our meetings for all attendees. If you are an attendee with a disability and require program accommodations, please contact the AMA Experience Team, and a member of our staff will ensure that appropriate access arrangements are made. If you have specific disability related needs for your hotel sleeping room, please be sure to communicate those directly to the hotel when you make your reservation. In an effort to provide the highest quality of service to all attendees, we require that details of all access requests be communicated to our office at least 14 days in advance of the beginning of the meeting. 

Tower Travel Management
AMA's travel coordinator, Tower Travel Management, is available to assist with reservations. Call +1.800.542.9700 within the U.S. and Canada. Reservation lines are open Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. CDT or, you may contact them via email at association@towertravel.com.

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.

Area Airport
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
Distance from hotel: 15 miles
Drive time: 30 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.

Taxi Cabs
Taxis are readily available at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Rates are approximately $35.00-$40.00 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.

Driving Directions to the Sheraton
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 (approx10 miles). 
From the right lane, exit at Camp Street (8 red lights). 
Turn right on Canal Street.

Streetcar Transportation
The Hotel is 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 $48.59 per night (subject to change without notice).

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