Social Networking Events & Dine-Arounds


Visit New Orleans!

New Orleans is one of the world's most fascinating cities - it's home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music. Come down and experience New Orleans, one of America's most culturally and historically-rich destinations. View the official tourism guide here: www.neworleansonline.com.


Dine-Arounds

New Orleans is known as a foodie’s city and there are many fine examples of New Orleans cuisine near the conference hotel. Meeting new people and enjoying good food is a winning combination. Join fellow conference attendees for a casual dinner and taste the cuisine New Orleans is renowned for.

Dine-arounds are offered on Thursday and Friday evening (May 18 & 19).

Use this form (with case sensitive password AIIP17) to let us know your first and second restaurant choices and we'll take care of setting up reservations for tables of 8. Spouses/significant others are cordially invited.


French Quarter Ghost Tour

Take a leisurely 90 minute evening stroll through the history of old New Orleans on Friday, May 19th. Tales of ghosts and spirits will greet you throughout the Vieux Carre’ as we walk with our tour guide, a native New Orleanian.  We’ll visit the haunts of former residents, including the site of an old Confederate hospital, the ghostliest hotel in the city, the cathedral and the home of madwoman Madam LaLaurie.  For the real story of what happened way back when, reserve your spot by contacting office@aiip.org. The cost is $20 cash only. Meet in the hotel lobby at 5:45pm. The tour group will walk to an area of the city for dinner. The tour will begin at 8pm.


Jazz Brunch

Take advantage of one last casual networking event and join fellow conference attendees for a New Orleans tradition, the Jazz Brunch. It’s a chance for a late breakfast accompanied by the music that this city is known for.

There are 5 restaurants to choose from, all in the French Quarter and walking distance from each other.

Use this form (with case sensitive password AIIP17) to let us know your first and second restaurant choices and we will take care of setting up reservations for tables of four.

BRUNCH RESERVATION options for either for 10:30am or 12:00pm (noon) – to accommodate Sunday check-out.


It’s always important to learn at a conference, but nothing can beat the face-to-face contact …”

--Shelly Azar, Insight Researchers

The Annual AIIP conference is a must attend event for me. As a conference promoter, speaker and popular track and session panelist, I never get a chance to just sit and learn from my own colleagues. Yet, I block out the dates of the AIIP conference every year, because I know I will gain new sources to try, technology upgrades to implement and fabulous memories from longtime friends and like-minded professionals. I make a rule to never take the swag or conference brochures at the other events I attend, because I only end up recycling the whole lot. But AIIP handouts and tip sheets are worth the extra luggage fees, because they get me inspired, help me organize or make me money!

                                              --Cynthia Hetherington, Hetherington Group

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