When making plans for ACPA’s 56th Annual Meeting, be sure to check out the special events that provide guests with some great entertainment and recreation options! Here’s a preview of some of the optional activities planned for December 3 through 5:

Tuesday, December 3
Golf Outing – 12:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
All guests are welcome to sign up for the golf outing at nearby English Turn Golf Club. This is a great opportunity to spend time with friends, clients and customers, all while enjoying a beautiful New Orleans delta golf venue. Bus transportation will be provided.

Personal and Thrilling Airboat Swamp Tour – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
All registered guests are invited to sign up for a high-speed airboat tour of the South Louisiana bayous and tidewater cypress swamp. During your 2-hour tour,  you’ll have opportunities to see  moss-draped cypress and tupelo-gum trees, along with alligators, snakes, turtles, egrets, herons and ibises, as well as the occasional hawk, owl or bald eagle. Bus transportation will be provided.

Spirits and Cocktails Walking Tour – 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  
Discover the grim and ghastly deeds of the old French Quarter, while enjoying drinks on this entertaining and “spirited” walking tour.  Enjoy signature New Orleans cocktails while hearing about ghosts and spirits said to still haunt the legendary Vieux Carre. You won’t want to miss tales of New Orleans-style voodoo and the history of the French Quarter, along with drinks at a few of the city’s most famous bars and restaurants. All cocktail samples are included in the ticket price.  

Wednesday, December 4
Special Culture and Cuisine Tour (for registered spouses/guests) 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Sample authentic and flavorful New Orleans dishes, while learning about their fascinating origins during a small-group walking tour with other registered spouses and guests. You’ll navigate the alluring past and present of New Orleans cuisine with 6-8 samples of dishes for which the city is famous, including red beans and rice, po-boys, gumbo, chargrilled oysters, and more! (Separate sign up necessary—see website.)

“Mardi Gras” Theme Reception (for all registrants, guests and spouses welcome)  – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  
A visit to New Orleans is not complete without a party, so you won’t want to miss ACPA’s fun-filled Mardi Gras, which will be held in the Marriott Hotel (Riverview 1-2 on the 41st floor). Kick back and enjoy some New Orleans jazz, great conversation and some laughs with friends and colleagues. Don’t arrive late and don’t leave early, because we have a few surprises planned!

ACPA’s 56th Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3, through Thursday, Dec. 5., at the New Orleans Marriott. To reserve a room at the Marriott at a discounted rate of $189/night, follow this reservation link or visit the event website.  ACPA members are eligible to receive a 20% discount off any registration ticket type, including those for your spouse and guests for whom you are paying. To receive the discount, please enter the following promotional code at the top of the ticket selection screen before you proceed to checkout: member20.  Our one-stop registration/information website is http://2019meeting.acpa.org/.  See you in N’awlins!