Key Dates

  • December 31, 2012
    Early Registration Closes

  • January 1, 2013
    Regular Registration Opens

  • January 25, 2013
    Housing Deadline

  • February 7, 2013
    Regular Registration Closes

  • February 21 - 23, 2013
    Conference on Statistical Practice held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Onsite Registration available)

Local Information

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau has put together comprehensive list of "Things To Do" in the city:

The Sheraton New Orleans is located step away from the New Orleans famous French Quarter. There is an abundance of activities available to you in in this area including many classic restaurants, various music venues, shopping, and guided tours. Some of the more popular areas include: Royal Street, Chartres Street and Bourbon Street. The historic French Market is famous for its souvenirs.

For further information on various tours of New Orleans please visit

For a map of restaurants and their proximity to the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, please visit

For further information on the many classic and famous restaurants in New Orleans please visit

Some fun ways to get around New Orleans during your stay are as follows:


Enjoy an eco-friendly Street Car ride along the riverfront. There are many stops to get off and experience the European charm of the French Quarter. You can travel down Canal Street to explore Mid-City. The St. Charles Avenue line, the oldest in the nation, starts downtown and then travels up St. Charles Avenue past some of the most breathtaking scenery in the city, and ends at the foot of the Mississippi River.

For fares and routes:

Carriage Rides

Experience the leisurely pace of a carriage ride. They are a rustic way to tour the streets of the French Quarter. Carriage drivers are usually very knowledgeable about the city's history and provide some enlightenment during your ride. Carriages can be boarded on the Decatur Street side of Jackson Square almost any hour of the day. Most carriages can be hailed from the street corner.