The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Symposium will be held in New Orleans, LA July 19-20, 2023, at the Marriott New Orleans in the heart of the city. Get ready to experience getting back together in person in the most inviting city possible.

555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Hotel Website


We have arranged a group rate of $136.00 per night (plus taxes and fees), at the Marriot New Orleans. The cutoff date to make reservations at the group rate is Sunday, June 25, 2023 by 5 p.m. Central Time. To make your reservation online, click on the reservation link below. You may also contact the hotel directly by telephone at 1-877-212-5752. Use the meeting code U.S. Department of Education/ 21stCCLC to ensure that you receive the group rate. All expenses and charges are your responsibility. You will need a credit card to guarantee your reservation.

Meeting Hotel

Meeting Code



555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Hotel Website

Check-in time: 4 p.m.
Check-out time: 11 a.m.

U.S. Department of Education/21stCCLC


Daily Valet Parking $49

Early Departure

All guests must confirm their departure date upon check-in. If a guest departs earlier than the date confirmed at check-in, an early departure fee will be charged directly to the guest. Please see the check-in times and late departure fee noted above.

Reservation Cancellation Policy

Reservations may be canceled up to 72 hours prior to check-in without penalty. Any cancellation made less than 72 hours of the confirmed check-in date may incur a one-night room and tax penalty. If a guest fails to check in on the scheduled arrival date for a confirmed reservation, a one-night room, and tax no-show penalty will be charged, and the room will be released for sale for the remaining dates.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 21stCCLC@leedmci.com for assistance.



New Orleans is served by Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport just 15 miles from downtown and the Marriott New Orleans. Please contact your travel agent for the best flight and cost options from your departure location.

Click on the link for more information about Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and transportation information: https://flymsy.com/.

Ground Transportation

The airport is served by traditional taxi services, ride-sharing companies, shuttles, and public transportation.

Traditional Taxi Service

Taxis pick up passengers in a dedicated taxi loading zone on the Arrivals Curb outside of Level 1 Baggage Claim Door 7.

Taxi rides cost $36.00 from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) or French Quarter (west of Elysian Fields) for up to two (2) passengers. For three (3) or more passengers, the fare will be $15.00 per passenger. Taxis are required to accept credit card payments.

Ride Sharing Apps

All major ride sharing companies provide service to and from downtown to the airport.  Ride sharing services pick up passengers outside of Level 1 Baggage Claim off the middle curb.

Public Transportation

There are two public transportation options to and from Lous Armstrong International Airport and downtown New Orleans.

The Jefferson Transit Authority (JET)
The Veterans-Airport (E1) JET bus is $2.00 and provides services to downtown New Orleans and takes approximately 50 minutes. Please visit the Jefferson Transit Website for additional information.

Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) runs the Airport Express (202) Bus services to and from the airport into New Orleans for $1.25.  The trip will take approximately 50 minutes. For additional route information, please visit the RTA Trip Planner.



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Historic Homes

Discover a portal into New Orleans history by touring the homes, drawing rooms, gardens, and courtyards of some of the nation’s oldest original French, Spanish, and American architecture. Whether you’re visiting a Creole cottage in the Treme or a grand plantation home, these homes are living memories of lives lived and lessons left behind. For more information search https://www.neworleans.com/things-to-do/cultural-arts/museums/historic-homes/.

The French Quarter (The Vieux Carre)

The French Quarter is one of New Orleans' most historic neighborhoods, founded in 1718, and combining both old-world Bohemian charm and new contemporary entertainment, the quarter is calling! From a reimagined French Market, modern boutiques, and restaurants with artisan cocktails, to beloved antique stores, the French Quarter has it all.

For more information on the New Orleans area, please go to neworleans.com. This site includes a wealth of information on activities, events, and places to go and see in the local area. 



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