2017 Conference – General Information

November 16-20, 2017
Crowne Plaza Executive Center
4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Submitting a proposal to present a 2017 LMEA Conference Session:

Deadline for submitting a proposal to present a session at the 2017 LMEA Professional Development Conference is June 10, 2017.

Online form for presenting a conference session

Mail-in form for presenting a conference session – can be found in the February edition of the Louisiana Musician.

2017 Conference Registration:
This year, conference registration is available online! Participants can now pay by credit card or continue to pay by check.

LMEA Member Online Conference Registration Form for 2017 
•  If paying by credit card.  You will receive an email receipt.
If paying by check, register online and mail the email receipt with your check OR print the form in the Louisiana Musician and mail it with your check.
If you have any problems with this process, email [email protected]

LMEA Member Online 25 Year Pin Form for 2017 – for directors who have been LMEA members for 25 years.

LMEA Member Pre-Registration: $60 (additional $3 fee when using PayPal)
•  Deadline:  Directors of All-State students must register by October 27, 2017.
•  Deadline:  All other LMEA members must pre-register by November 10, 2017

LMEA Member On-Site Registration: $75 (additional $3 fee when using PayPal)

Retired LMEA Members: No fee

Collegiate Student Member: $15 (additional $3 fee when using PayPal)


Hotel Information

Conference hotel: Crowne Plaza Executive Center
     4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70808
     (225) 930-0174 or (225) 930-0130
The LMEA block of rooms will open at 8:00 a.m. on the Monday, October 10, 2016 and close on November 1st. Rooms in this block are $90.00 + all applicable tax per room. Identify yourself as an LMEA member/participant. After November 1, the price of rooms (if available) is at the hotel’s regular price. 

Hotel Reservation Fax Form (Required for 5 or more reservations.)   Rooming list must also be faxed.  The hotel will charge for the first night (plus tax) for each room if 5 or more rooms are reserved. Fax number is 1–225-930-0140.

Embassy Suites
     4914 Constitution Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
     (225) 924-6566
There is an additional block of rooms available for $129.00 + all applicable tax per room. Identify yourself as an LMEA member/participant.

Holiday Inn Baton Rouge
4848 Constitution Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
     (877) 834-3613

Collegiate and Directors’ Demonstration Band

Information and registration
Monday at 8:00 a.m.

2017 Conference Schedule (Pending) – select menu link

2017 Performances and Presentations (Pending) – select menu link

College/University Exhibitors

Exhibits will be set up in the Atrium on Friday morning. Information will be available to All-State members and their parents throughout the conference.

Commercial Exhibitors

For companies interested in displaying at the LMEA Professional Development Conference, please select menu link for more information.

Exhibit times:

Friday, November 17 11:00 am – 4:00 pm & 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Saturday, November 18 10:00 am – 2:45 pm & 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 19   9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday, November 20   9:00 am – Noon