Schedule of Events

PRE-TOURS

 

Wednesday, February 23

  • Arrival, check-in at Sam’s Town Casino and Hotel
  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Conference registration
  • 6 p.m. – Pre-photographer shootout dinner

 

Thursday, February 24

  • 7:30 a.m. – Photographer shoot out
  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Conference registration
  • 5 p.m. – Depart for opening reception at East Bank District and Plaza
  • 6 p.m. – Opening reception - Dine on Louisiana cuisine and snap it up for the ‘Gram when the centerpiece - a bacon-wrapped, smoked gator - is presented for photos and tasting. There will be other food options and cocktails. Live entertainment will fill the evening skies.

 

Friday, February 25

  • 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. – Professional development
  • Noon – 5:30 p.m. – Media fam tours & lunch
    • #Eat318 Foodie Tour
    • Do It For the ‘Gram Tour
    • Free time
  • 6 p.m. – Arrive at hotel
  • 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Depart for Restaurant Dine Around

 

Saturday, February 26

  • 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Media fam tour & lunch
    • #Eat318 Foodie Tour
    • Legends of Shreveport-Bossier Tour
    • Free time
  • 1 p.m.- until – Closing party – Its Mardi Gras time! Participants will be treated to an exclusive party on the parade route for Krewe of Gemini. You will get to join the chorus of visitors and locals as they yell, “Throw me something, mister”. There will be a band, food and libations for this closing event.

 

Sunday, February 27

  • Departure

 

POST TOURS

 

*Times are subject to change