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Hotel & travel

All official DevCon and BbWorld sessions are taking place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Staying at one of these partner hotels is the most convenient option for keeping you close to sessions and surrounded by your peers for easy networking.

Official BbWorld hotel block

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New Orleans Marriott 555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
10-minute shuttle from the Convention Center
JW Marriott New Orleans 614 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
10-minute shuttle to the Convention Center

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Cancellation policy

Blackboard’s housing bureau, ConferenceDirect, will charge a $30 cancellation processing fee for cancellations made at any time. Should you cancel, this charge will appear on your credit card statement as “ConferenceDirect LLC.”

A deposit equal to one night’s room and tax is required to hold each individual’s reservation. If paying by credit card, this may be reflected on your credit card statement as early as July 4, 2017 (subject to change without notice). Cancellations must be made at least three (3) working days/ seventy-two (72) hours prior to arrival for refund of your one night’s room and tax deposit.


All check payments must be received by June 21, 2017.  Mail check to:

BbWorld 2017
5600 77-Center Drive
Suite 240
Charlotte, NC 28217

When sending check(s), please list the corresponding names for each reservation the check applies to. When paying by check, remember to bring a credit card or cash to the hotel to cover incidental charges for the room(s). PLEASE NOTE THE JW MARRIOTT NEW ORLEANS HOTEL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING CHECKS.  ALL RESERVATIONS AT THIS HOTEL MUST BE PAID FOR BY CREDIT CARD.


  • BEFORE June 21, 2017:  Make all checks payable to ConferenceDirect/BbWorld 2017 and mail to 5600 77-Center Drive, Suite 240, Charlotte, NC 28217.
  • June 21 through July 5:  Make all checks payable to the HOTEL and mail them directly to the HOTEL where your reservation is being held. Be sure to include “BbWorld 2017” and your ConferenceDirect Acknowledgment Number on the check, and attach your acknowledgment/invoice indicating the corresponding names for each reservation. Until the hotel has received your check, make sure you have guaranteed your reservation(s) with a credit card. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SENT YOUR CHECK DIRECTLY TO THE HOTEL BY JULY 5 TO ALLOW TIME FOR PROCESSING.

Questions about your reservation?

Contact BbWorld Housing Support if you have any questions. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 9:00 pm EST.



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