APS March Meeting 2017

Hotel & Travel

Hotel reservations are now closed. Please visit the Roommate Bulletin Board for housing options.

Please make your reservation within the APS Block. Staying at one of these hotels helps meet APS's financial obligation, and in turn helps to keep registration fees as low as possible. The only official housing bureau for APS March Meeting 2017 is Experient. If you are contacted by an agency other than Experient offering to make your hotel reservations, report them to APS Meetings (Terri Olsen, olsen@aps.org) and/or Experient immediately.


  • Call Customer Service toll free at 800-424-5250
  • International registrants, please call 847-996-5880
  • Email Customer Service at aps@experient-inc.com

Roommate Bulletin Board
Share a room and save! Use the APS March Meeting Roommate Bulletin Board to find another meeting attendee to share a room with.
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New Orleans Marriott

New Orleans Marriott (555 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130) is the March Meeting headquarters hotel.

Getting Around

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Traveling to New Orleans

New Orleans is serviced by air and by rail transportation.

Southwest Airlines is the official travel partner of the March Meeting

Southwest is the Official March Meeting Travel Partner
American Physical Society Conference attendees will receive a discount and bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines through our SWABIZ® account. Southwest Airlines is offering an 8% discount off Anytime & Business Select® fares and a 2% discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from the conference. Book your travel between October 1, 2016 & February 24, 2017 to take advantage of the discounted rates. (Discounts are available for travel March 10, 2017 through March 20, 2017.)
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By flying Southwest Airlines, as a American Physical Society traveler, you will also receive the following benefits:

  • 50% bonus Rapid Reward points for your travel to & from the convention with Rapid Rewards # added to your reservation. Enroll in the Rapid Rewards program.
  • No baggage fees (first two bags)
  • No change or cancellation fees
  • No peak travel or fuel surcharges
  • Consistently ranked the “Best in Customer Service” by DOT

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
MSY is located about 16 miles west of the New Orleans Marriott and is the preferred airport for this meeting. Taxis from the airport to the hotel cost around $36. Shuttles cost around $24. Buses also provide service to and from MSY, the convention center, and the hotel.
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By Rail
Union Station is a major stop for Amtrak and is about a 10 minute drive from the New Orleans Marriott. New Orleans is also serviced by bus and street car.
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Explore New Orleans

New Orleans has many exciting things to explore. Plan your trip to the Big Easy, by checking out activities, dining options, and transportation within the city.
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Transportation: Getting Around in New Orleans

New Orleans Regional Transit Authority
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Hotel Shuttle Bus
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Airport Shuttle Bus
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