2018 Conference – General Information

November 15-19, 2018

Crowne Plaza Executive Center
4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Submitting a proposal to present a 2018 LMEA Conference Session:

Deadline for submitting a proposal to present a session at the 2018 LMEA Professional Development Conference is June 10, 2018.

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.

2018 Conference Registration:

2018 LMEA Online Conference Registration Form – There is a single online preregistration form for all active, retired, and collegiate members. 

  • LMEA Member Pre-Registration: $60 (additional $3 processing fee when using a credit card)
  • LMEA Member On-Site Registration: $75 (additional $3 processing fee when using a credit card)
  • Collegiate Student Member: $15 (additional $1 processing fee when using a credit card)
  • Retired LMEA Members: No fee

Registration Deadlines:
There are two (2) deadlines.

  • Registration deadline for directors of All-State students is October 22, 2018. (corrected date)
  • Pre-registration deadline for all other LMEA members is November 9, 2018.
  • Members (except directors of All-State students) may also register at the conference for a slightly higher fee.

Payment options: Participants can still pay by credit card or check.

  • You will receive an email receipt from lmea@lmeamusic.org. Be sure to add that email to your address book.
  • If paying by check, mail a copy of the email receipt with your check.
  • If you have any problems with this process, email sharon.mcnamarahorne@gmail.com. 

Conference Schedules – TBA (Includes 2018 Conference-at-a-Glance, Condensed Schedule, and Full Program)

LMEA Professional Development Conference MOBILE APP.

To access the mobile app that has the most up-to-date LMEA Conference Schedule and related information follow the steps listed below

1.     Go to your favorite APP store.

2.     Search for Eventbase and download.

3.     Open Eventbase app and search for LMEA Professional Development Conference.

4.     Select LMEA Professional Development Conference and enjoy!


25 Year Pin

Directors who have been LMEA members for 25 years can choose to have an LMEA 25 Year Pin presented to them either before the All-State Band Concert or the All-State Choir Concert. You must complete the LMEA Member Online 25 Year Pin Form for 2018.

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 Tuesday, October 17, 2017 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 Call for Research

Application Form
Deadline for application is October 12, 2018


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 16 11:00 am – 4:00 pm & 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Saturday, November 17 10:00 am – 2:45 pm & 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 18   9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday, November 19   9:00 am – Noon