COABE Conference 2019Schedule

2019 COABE Conference Schedule

The tentative schedule for the 2019 COABE National Conference that will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 31-April 3, 2019 at the New Orleans Marriott is now available. All events and times are subject to changecheck back regularly for the latest schedule and details about conference events.  


Sunday, March 31, 2019

7:00 am–8:30 am
Preconference Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer (Third Level)

7:00 am–3:30 pm
Conference and Exhibitor Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer (Third Level)

8:30 am–11:30 am
Preconference Half-Day Morning Session

8:30 am–3:30 pm
Preconference Full-Day Session

11:30 am–12:30 pm
Lunch for Preconference Attendees
Ticketed Event

12:30 pm–3:30 pm
Preconference Half-Day Afternoon Session

Time to be determined
Exhibitor Set-Up


Monday, April 1, 2019

7:00 am–5:00 pm
Attendee Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer (Third Level)

8:00 am–9:00 am
Session 1

9:15 am–10:15 am
Opening General Session, Awards
Grand Ballroom (Third Level)

The Opening General Session and Awards is sponsored by Dollar General.


10:15 am–11:15 am
Exhibits Grand Opening and Monday Morning Snack Break
Exhibit Hall (Third Level)

The The Morning Snack Break sponsored by Cambridge University Press.

10:15 am–11:15 am
New Attendees Meeting

11:15 am–12:15 pm
Session 2

12:15 pm–1:30 pm
Lunch on your own

1:30 pm–2:30 pm
Session 3

2:45 pm–3:45 pm
Monday Afternoon Snack Break
Grand Ballroom (Second Level)

4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Session 4

4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Strand Partners’ Meeting

6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Presidents' Welcome Reception (Ticketed Event)
The Presbytère Louisiana State Museum


Tuesday, APRIL 2, 2019

8:00 am–5:00 pm
Attendee Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer (Third Level)

8:00 am–5:00 pm
Exhibitor Area Open
Exhibit Hall (Third Level)

8:00 am–9:00 am
Session 5

9:15 am–10:15 am
General Session
Grand Ballroom (Third Level)

10:15 am–11:00 am
Tuesday Morning Snack Break
Exhibit Hall (Third Level)

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Session 6

12:00 pm–1:15 pm
Lunch on your own

1:15 am–2:15 pm
Session 7

1:15 pm–2:15 pm
State Association Meeting

2:15 pm–2:45 pm
Tuesday Afternoon Snack Break
Exhibit Hall (Third Level)

2:45 pm–3:45 pm
Session 8

4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Session 9

6:30 pm–9:00 pm
Offsite Event:
Steamboat Natchez (Ticketed Event)


Wednesday, APRIL 3, 2019

8:00 am–10:00 am
Attendee Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer (Third Level)

8:00 am–2:00 pm
Exhibitor Area Open
Exhibit Hall (Third Level)

8:00 am–9:00 am
Session 10

9:15 am–10:15 am
Grand Finale General Session
Grand Ballroom (Third Level)

10:15 am–11:00 am
Snack Break
Exhibit Hall (Third Level)

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Session 11

12:00 pm–1:45 pm
Lunch on your own

1:15 pm–2:15 pm
Session 12

2:30 pm–3:30 pm
Session 13


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