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NOLA 300 Conference Announced Registration for Official Tricentennial Event Open

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NEW ORLEANS - Greater New Orleans, Inc. and the 2018 NOLA Commission announced the opening of registration for NOLA 300, an official event of the New Orleans Tricentennial. NOLA 300 will bring together diverse voices to recount the past, discuss the present and envision the future of New Orleans. The event will be held on November 14th at 1 pm at the historic Orpheum Theater, and is a celebration of New Orleans' past, present and future with many of our city's most engaging speakers and moving performances. Registration is $25 and can be completed here.

Members of the media interested in covering the event may attend free of charge. To register as a member of the media, please contact Caitlin Berni at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Speakers include:
Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of the City of New Orleans
Leah Chase, Dooky Chase
Karen DeSalvo, Former Asst. Secretary - U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Patrick Dobard, New Schools for New Orleans
Ron Forman, Audubon Nature Institute
Steve Gleason, New OrleansSaints and Team Gleason
Michael Hecht, GNO, Inc.
Whitney Henderson, EdNavigator
Blaine Kern Jr., Mardi Gras Productions
Gary Lagrange, Former President of the Port of New Orleans
Donald Link, Link Restaurant Group
John Moore aka Deacon John, Musician
Marc Morial, Former Mayor of City of New Orleans and National Urban League
Dale Morris, Royal Netherlands Embassy
Jeanne Nathan, Creative Alliance of New Orleans
Terrance Osborne, Terrance Osborne Gallery
Mark Romig, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp.
Alon Shaya, Pomegranate Hospitality
Robert Tannen,Artist and Urban Planner
Kyle Wedberg, NOCCA
Chief Shaka Zulu, Golden Feather Mardi Gras Indian Gallery

With special performances by:


Deacon John
Golden Feather Mardi Gras Indians
St. Augustine High School Marching Band
DJ Swamp Boogie
DJ George Ingmire

NOLA 300 is sponsored and made possible by:

  • Walton Family FoundationBank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Mardi Gras Productions
  • Greater New Orleans, Inc.
  • Camellia Beans
  • Abita Brewing Company LLC

About Greater New Orleans, Inc.
GNO, Inc. is the regional economic development organization for Southeast Louisiana. The GNO, Inc.'s Mission is to create jobs and wealth in the Greater New Orleans community. The GNO, Inc. Vision is for the Greater New Orleans region to fulfill its potential as one of the best places in the country to grow a company, and raise a family.

More information can be found at www.gnoinc.org.

About the New Orleans Tricentennial 
Mayor Mitch Landrieu formed the 2018 NOLA Commission in 2015 to allow broad input for events and programs that honor the 300th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans. The Tricentennial is an opportunity to celebrate our past accomplishments, our present people and culture, and to set the course for our future. The 2018 NOLA Foundation is the support organization for New Orleans' 300th Anniversary.

More information can be found at 2018nola.com.