Please follow the link below to register for the airport shuttle to the conference hotel if you need such services. We have contracted for a discounted rate for SBI Conference attendees. To receive the discount you must register online and 24 hours before you arrive.

Rooms and Rates:
  • Wed. and Thurs. - $159.00 per night
  • Fri. and Sat. - $189.00/night
These rates are based on double occupancy and will be extended one (1) day prior and three (3) days after the scheduled meeting dates.

Hotel Reservations
Please call the Harrah's Hotel Reservation Department directly by telephone at 1-504-533-6000 and ask for New Orleans Reservations.  Identify yourself as part of the Small Business Institute group (S02SBI6).

To confirm a reservation, a valid Visa, MasterCard, or American Express card will be required.  To avoid a one night charge to cards, notice of cancellation must be received by hotel at least 48 hours prior to arrival.

Click here to make your reservation online.
 The deadline to receive the room discount is January 16, 2016.
Important Dates:
  • October 12, 2015 - Submission deadline
  • October 12-21 - Blind Review of Submissions
  • November 1 - Acceptance/Rejection Decisions
  • November 11 - Notification to authors
  • December 16 - Preliminary Conference Schedule Published
  • Save with "Early Bird" - Your Early Bird conference registration rate of $550 will be in effect until January 15, 2016. Regular conference registration will be $595 after January 15th.
  • January 16, 2015 - Hotel registration deadline at the conference rate (see information to the left.)
For More Information Please Contact:
Vice President of Programs:
John Batchelor
University of West Florida

Vice-President of Programs-Elect:
Deborah Cours
California State University, Northridge



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