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Online Registration closes at 5:00pm on April 18. Walk-in regsitration will be available for $45 beginning at 10:00am on April 22.
Culture Connection is where Archaeology, Arts, CODOFIL, Historic Preservation, Main Streets and Cultural Districts stakeholders will connect to the Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism to move cultural development in Louisiana forward.
This year's two-day Culture Connection will include educational sessions, a networking cocktail hour, a silent auction, an exhibit hall featuring individuals, companies, organizations and agencies with products and services relevant to cultural development and the 2014 Louisiana Culture Awards program.
Culture Connection is sponsored by the Office of the Lt. Governor and the Office of Cultural Development, in partnership with the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation, the Louisiana State Arts Council, the Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission, the Louisiana Folklife Commission and the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana.
Registration is limited, so register now!
What meals are included in my registration?
Culture Connection registration includes the Creative communities celebration luncheon and the 2014 Louisiana Culture Awards dinner on April 22. On April 23, the Arts Connection lunch is open to those constituents attending Arts sessions. However, the Louisiana Citizens for the Arts breakfast is limited to Executive Directors and Chairmen/Presidents of Arts Organizations and the Main Street mayors breakfast is limited to mayors, elected officials and Main Street communities.
Can I register the day of the event?
If space is available, you may register at the door on the day of Culture Connection. The registration fee at the door is $45.
If I am a student, will I need to show my student ID to attend Culture Connection?
Any person registered as a student must show a valid school ID at sign-in to attend Culture Connection at the student rate.
Can I pay for registration by check?
Yes, you can pay by check. Please email Kristin Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on registering offline and paying by check.
What are my parking options?
Parking garages are located within close proximity to the Capitol Park Museum. Click on the link below to view parking garage locations, hours, and rates.
Surface parking lots are also available throughout the downtown area. Rates will range in price. On-street meter parking is always available. The metered parking spaces are free after 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Please be aware of specially designated parking zones (Marked by BLUE, RED or YELLOW painted curbs). Parking in handicap spaces, fire lanes or loading zones without proper documentation will result in a fine.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Is my registration transferable?
Registrations are transferable and we encourage attendees to take advantage of this policy. In the event of a transfer, please let Office of Cultural Development staff know as soon as possible. The Office of Cultural Development does not guarantee that name badges will be updated if the request to transfer credentials is made within one week of Culture Connection.
Do I have to bring my printed registration to the event?
You are not required to bring your printed registration to the event. The Office of Cultural Development staff will have a list of registered attendees at the sign-in tables.
What is the refund policy?
Refunds will not be given for failure to attend, late arrival, unattended events or early departure.
EXHIBIT HALL FAQs
What is included with the Exhibit Hall registration?
Organizations registering for the Exhibit Hall will receive a table in the Exhibit Hall on April 22, 2014. Assignments of space will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Please specify in your registration whether you would like access to an electrical outlet. We will accommodate your request, if possible.
Individuals registering for the Exhibit Hall will receive a portion of a table to display flyers, information packets or work samples.
Please note Exhibit Hall Registration does not include participation in other Culture Connection events, such as lunch, the Culture Awards Dinner and educational sessions. To participate in these events, you must also complete the General Registration.
What are the restrictions in the Exhibit Hall?
Potted plants are not allowed in the Exhibit Hall.
What are the Exhibit Hall hours?
The Exhibit Hall will be open on April 22, 2014 from 10 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 6 p.m.
Exhibitors may set up their tables between 8:30 and 10 a.m. on April 22, 2014. Tear down may begin at 6 p.m. but must be completed by 8:45 p.m. on April 22, 2014.
When & Where
Office of Cultural Development
The Office of Cultural Development serves the citizens of Louisiana preserving, supporting, developing and promoting Louisiana culture, including archaeology, arts, French language, and historic places.