Bourbon Orleans Hotel and New Orleans Hotel Collection Announce Sponsorship and Support for Annual New Orleans TechNOLAgy Festival August 28th

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Historic Orleans Ballroom to be Site of the “300 Years of Technology in Louisiana” Dinner

Bourbon Orleans Hotel

Historic Orleans Ballroom at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel

The Bourbon Orleans Hotel announced today that the historic hotel is stepping forward to host the prestigious closing banquet of the second annual New Orleans TechNOLAgy Festival, a day of seminars and discussions on advanced technology in the workplace, environment and future.

The Orleans Ballroom is the oldest in the city, dating to 1817, and is an appropriate location to celebrate “300 Years of Technology and Innovation in Louisiana” the theme of the August 28th banquet presented by the Louisiana Economic Development Association as the finale to its annual TechNOLAgy Festival. The banquet will be hosted by none other than the most famous scientist of the New World of the 1700s, Governor Antonio Ulloa, portrayed by historian Robert Freeland. Governor Ulloa was a noted inventor and statesman appointed by the Spanish King to govern all of Louisiana.

Contemporary guests of the Louisiana Economic Development Association for the banquet will include Mr. Gordon W. Bergstue, Production Director-Boeing SLS Michoud Operations and Dr. Challa Kumar, Director of Nanofabrication and Nanomaterials, CAMD, LSU, among others.

The dinner promises four courses, paired with wines, with a menu designed by Chef Joey Wells of the Bourbon Orleans Hotel. During the meal, Governor Ulloa will present three major technological innovations that have come from Louisiana in the first three centuries of the state’s history. Dinner, inclusive of tax, service, wine and gratuities is $100 per person. Tickets to the dinner are sold separately at: Direct booking overnight accommodations at rates better than what can be found on any internet travel provider are at:

The New Orleans Hotel Collection, including the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, has supported the efforts of the Louisiana Economic Development Association for the past several years in their effort to grow the technology sector of New Orleans economy through the creation and promotion of the annual TechNOLAgy Fest and other activities. This year, TechNOLAgy Fest will be held at Xavier University. Registration is $150 and includes the banquet at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel. Seminar-only registration for students is complimentary. For more information and for TechNOLAgy Fest registration, please visit:

About the Bourbon Orleans Hotel
The Bourbon New Orleans Hotel is part of the prestigious New Orleans Hotel Collection. Nestled in the heart of the French Quarter, the Bourbon Orleans Hotel features a rich history and opulent French styling reminiscent of the early 1800s. The hotel’s ideal New Orleans location is just steps away from the famed St. Louis Cathedral, upscale shopping on Royal Street, local artists and performers of Jackson Square, and many restaurants, and galleries. Service and location make this a favorite amongst visitors, who have awarded it a position in the top five hotels on the TripAdvisor(R) rating system out of more than 150 hotels in the city. The Bourbon Orleans Hotel is locally owned and committed to preserving the history and character of the hotel for generations. For more information, visit:

About the New Orleans Hotel Collection
The New Orleans Hotel Collection is a group of seven splendid hotels in the New Orleans metropolitan region owned by local investors. Comprised of the Bourbon Orleans, Dauphine Orleans, Hotel Mazarin, The Whitney Hotel, the new Audubon Cottages, Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport and the Hotel Le Marais, these are boutique and small upscale meeting hotels in prime locations throughout the city. For more information, visit:


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