Schedule of Events

PRE/POST-TOURS

A final list of pre-tour cities will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Here are the participating destinations:

  • Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Louisiana's National Scenic Boom or Bust Byway
  • Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana
  • Natchitoches, Louisiana
  • Ruston, Louisiana
  • Webster Parish, Louisiana 

 

Tuesday, Feb. 22 

Photo Quest Participants Arrive at Sam's Town Casino & Hotel.

6:30 p.m. - Photographers' Dinner at Orlandeaux's Cafe on Cross Lake (Invitation Only)

 

Wednesday, Feb. 23 

All-Day Arrivals at Sam's Town Casino & Hotel. Participants arriving by flight will receive an Uber voucher to Shreveport Regional Airport. 

6 a.m.- 8 a.m. - Photographer Quest Morning Session: Location TBD (Invitation Only)

10 a.m.- 12 p.m. - Photographer Quest Afternoon Session: Location TBD (Invitation Only)

12 p.m.-6 p.m. - Conference Registration

2 p.m.-3 p.m. - Photographer Quest Midday Session: Location TBD (Invitation Only)

4 p.m. - Meet & Greet: Say Hey with Beignets at the Pavilion on Cross Lake

 

Thursday, Feb. 24 

8 a.m.-12 p.m. Conference Registration at Sam's Town Hotel & Casino

8 a.m.-9 a.m. - Breakfast & Chapter Meeting at Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. - Media Marketplace Appointments

11:45 a.m-1 p.m. - Lunch & Keynote Speaker at Sam's Town Hotel & Casino 

2 p.m.-5 p.m. - Social Media Soiree in Downtown Shreveport

6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. - Dinner Reception at Sainte Terre

 

Friday, Feb. 25

8 a.m.- 9 a.m. - Breakfast at Sam's Town Hotel & Casino

9:15 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. - Keynote Speaker

11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Lunch at the Shreveport Aquarium

1 p.m.-5 p.m. - City Tours 

*One city tour is included in registration for active members only, excluding spouses. A $40 add-on is required for an active member's second tour. A $40-$75 add-on is required for non-actives. The city tour themes include:

  • #Eat318 Decadent Dessert Food Tour
  • Movies, Music & Mardi Gras History Tour

7 p.m.-10 p.m. - Dinner Reception: Location TBD

 

Saturday, Feb. 26

8 a.m.-8:30 a.m. - Light Breakfast at Sam's Town Hotel & Casino

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - City Tours 

*One city tour is included in registration for active members only, excluding spouses. A $40 add-on is required for an active member's second tour. A $40-$75 add-on is required for non-actives. The city tour themes include:

  • #Eat318 Breakfast & Brunch Food Tour
  • Movies, Music & Mardi Gras History Tour

1 p.m.-5 p.m. - Mardi Gras Bash at Krewe of Gemini Parade

7 p.m.-10 p.m. - Crawfish Boil & Cocktail Crawl in the East Bank District 

*Cocktail crawl is not included in registration. Please include the $40 add-on in your registration.

 

Sunday, Feb. 27

Check out is at 11 a.m. Participants arriving by flight will receive an Uber voucher to Shreveport Regional Airport.

  • Departures

 

*Times and schedule of events are subject to change. 

 

Sam’s Town Casino and Hotel will be the host hotel and meeting venue. Sam’s Town will treat you to a unique guest experience. Some of the property features include four restaurants, spa, complimentary wi-fi in the hotel rooms, state-of-the-art fitness center, and non-stop gaming action in downtown Shreveport, where entertainment never ends. The hotel rate is $117/night. To make a reservation call 877-429-0711 and mention group code, SH02SAW. For direct online booking, click here

Please note that registration does not include hotel stay.