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Convention Center Services

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

The SOT 55th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo will be held at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center located at 900 Convention Center Boulevard in downtown New Orleans. This recently renovated convention center sits on banks of the Mississippi River and a short walk to the French Quarter. It is considered one of the top ten convention venues in North America.

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First Aid and Emergency Services in the Convention Center

If an emergency should occur while at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, proceed directly to the nearest house phone, located throughout the facility, and dial 5911 for security. You will be connected directly to the 24-hour manned security department at the convention center.

A First Aid room will be located in Lobby B.

An emergency medical technician will be on duty:

Saturday 12:00 Noon–7:00 PM
Sunday 6:00 AM–8:00 PM
Monday 7:00 AM–6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM–6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM–6:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM–1:00 PM

Please note that in accordance with regulations, the first aid administrator is not permitted to dispense any medication.

Business Center

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center UPS Store/Business Center is located in Exhibit Hall F lobby. The Business Center offers services such as UPS shipping, common office supplies, high-quality full color and black and white copying, printing, and uploading documents from a memory stick or CD.

UPS Store Business Center Inside
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Tel: 504.670.8941

Business Center Hours:

Saturday–Sunday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Monday–Tuesday 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM–6:30 PM
Thursday–Friday 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

Food Services in the Convention Center

Coffee Breaks
The exhibiting companies are pleased to sponsor complimentary coffee in the Exhibit Hall 9:15 am–10:15 am Monday–Wednesday. See Exhibit Hall signage for locations.

Concession stands are available in Exhibit Hall Monday from 9:15 am–2:00 pm, Monday–Wednesday. Breakfast and lunch items will be available for purchase, as well as coffee, soda, bottled water, and snacks. Seating is available in the Concession areas in the Exhibit Hall. Concessions are run by Centerplate Catering, providing outstanding and delectable food and beverage in the convention center. There is also an Atrium Cafe located outside of Hall C which will be open in the morning for coffee/pastries.

Child Care Services

Child care services are not provided during the Annual Meeting. Arrangements may be made by contacting the concierge desk at your hotel. To ensure safety, children are not permitted in session rooms, the Exhibit Hall, or the poster area.

Coat/Luggage Check

For your convenience, a coat/luggage check will be available near the Great Hall Foyer. The coat/luggage check will be open Sunday, March 13, through Thursday, March 17. There will be a fee of $3 per item checked. Laptops, cameras, and other electronics will not be accepted.

Hours of operation:

Sunday 7:00 AM–8:00 PM
Monday 7:00 AM–6:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM–6:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM–7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM–1:00 PM

Coat/Luggage Check hours are subject to change.