DFI 42nd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations

New Orleans, Louisiana
Tuesday, October 24, 2017



Hotel Reservations

The DFI room block at the New Orleans Marriott is officially SOLD OUT. If you still need accommodations, please contact DFI's Travel Coordinator, Lorraine Engelman for assistance. She's happy to help you.

If your company is holding rooms which are no longer needed or if you need to cancel reservations, let Lorraine assist you. She can make the rooms available to another DFI conference attendee. She can also provide a confirmation of the cancellation.

Those with reservations receive the discounted lodging rate for this conference is $218.00 per night plus tax. Space and rate are subject to availability with a cut-off date of Friday, September 29, 2017.

Please know that DFI does not use a housing or room reservation service for its events. When you reserve your room at the New Orleans Marriott, know there are only three ways to do so:  

  1. By visiting the New Orleans Marriott online; or  
  2. By calling the New Orleans Marriott, locally and toll free, at (800) 266-9432, or call the main reservation line at  (888) 771-4429; or  
  3. By contacting DFI's Official Travel Coordinator Lorraine Engelman of Blue Ribbon Travel, at (718) 767-5455 or by email at lorraine@travelblueribbon.com.  

The New Orleans Marriott requires all reservations be accompanied by a first night room deposit OR guaranteed with a major credit card. The special rate will also be honored three days before the conference and three days after, based on availability.  

Check-in: 4:00 PM | Check-out: 11:00 AM  

Travel Arrangements

If you have questions about accommodations, DFI's Travel Coordinator Lorraine Engelman of Blue Ribbon Travel, is happy to help. Call her at (718) 767-5455 or send her an email at lorraine@travelblueribbon.com.    

Transportation and Parking

A variety of air and ground transportation, as well as parking options, are available to and from the New Orleans Marriott. Click here for more information. Shuttle service is available from local airports. Call 1 (800) BLUE-VAN (258-3826) or make your reservation on the Web at www.supershuttle.com. Use discount code 'DEEPF' for a 10% discount.  

Valet parking, fee: $44.90 daily. One vehicle per room, no vehicles taller than 5ft x 9in, limited onsite availability during special events and weekends.

Local Attractions

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Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • You may register for this Conference using a major Credit Card, Debit Card, PayPal, Check or Purchase Order. Check payments due within 30 days of registration and should be made payable to DFI.

    Terms are 30 days net to all payment modes not credit card/paypal.

    To make payment by wire, contact Lisa Rayment at LRAYMENT@DFI.ORG.

    Cancellations must be made in writing by mail, email or fax. 

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    Fax: (973) 423-4030

    Refunds for Registration will not be issued after Friday, September 29, 2017. However, you may transfer your registration to another DFI Member.
    Refunds for Exhibit Booths will not be issued after August 31, 2017. Please refer to your Exhibit Space Agreement for Details.

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326 Lafayette Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Phone | (973) 423-4030   Fax | (973) 423-4031
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