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2011 May Conference on Testing
Saturday, May 21, 2011 - Tuesday, May 24, 2011
JW Marriott New Orleans
614 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 UNITED STATES

Building Relationships:  The Big Picture in the Big Easy

2011 Conference on Testing  

May 1-4, 2011

New Orleans, Louisiana

CONFERENCE GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Registration  - Registration may be done online , via fax or email.  Please contact Kimberlee Sherman (ksherman@eei.org) for the online registration link.  Online registration is preferred,  however you may use the attached hard copy registration form and fax or email the completed document to Kimberlee Sherman.  You may pay by credit card or check.  You can be invoiced, however please note that EEI policy mandates that registration fees must be paid prior to attendance.  Payment must accompany registration to qualify for the “early bird” registration fees.

 

Registration Fees

Early Bird Fees Before April 5, 2011                                    Regular Fees After April 5, 2011

 

•$800 EEI Member Utility                                         •$915EEI Member Utility

•$695 Additional Attendee(s)                                               •$800 Additional Attendee(s)

 

•$970 Non Member Utility                                       •$1,020 Non Member Utility

•$865 Additional Attendee                                       •$920 Additional Attendee(s)

 

Registration Confirmation – Upon receiving your registration, you will receive an email confirmation from the Conference Coordinator.  If you have not received a confirmation within ten days of submitting your registration form, please contact our office.

 

Please note that you are not a confirmed attendee until your registration form and payment have been received at EEI.  Pre-registration is required for this event; no registrations will be accepted at the door.

 

Cancellations – Refunds will NOT be provided on “early bird” registrations.  All other refund requests must be submitted in writing to the Conference Coordinator on or before Friday, April 22, 2011.  All refunds will be assessed a $100 processing fee.  Substitutes are welcome at any time.

 

Confidentiality Agreement – In order to protect and ensure the free exchange of information, Conference on Testing participants must sign a Confidentiality Agreement.  The requirement of such an agreement was instituted in 1999, following the testimony of a former testing specialist against his client.  The Confidentiality Agreement will be available for you to sign at registration.  If you would like a copy beforehand to review, please contact the Conference Coordinator.


Conference Hotel 

J.W. Marriott New Orleans

614 Canal Street

New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Hotel Telephone Number: 504/525-6500

Reservation Telephone Number: 888/364-1200

 

Single/Double Rates: $199 plus applicable taxes

 

Refer to: EEI Conference on Testing to receive the rate.  Room block expires on Friday, April 8, 2011.  Reservations made after this date are accepted on a space available basis, and may not be at the discounted group room rate.

 

For more information on the J.W. Marriott New Orleans, please visit their website http://www.marriott.com/hotels/fact-sheet/travel/msyjw-jw-marriott-new-orleans/

 

Transportation – Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) is 16 miles/18 minutes  traveling time to the hotel.  Visit www.flymsy.com to view ground transportation options.  The hotel does not provide shuttle service.  The estimated taxi fare from the airport to hotel is $33.

 

Valet parking is available at the J.W. Marriott for a fee of $33 per day.  Please note that you must valet your vehicle at a side entrance of the hotel located on 611 Common Street.

 

Group Social Events/Dine Around – A group dinner will be organized for Sunday, May 1 and a group walking tour for Tuesday, May 3 in the evening for those interested.  More information will be in your confirmation letter. 

 

Weather and Dress Code – May in New Orleans is a beautiful time to visit.  However, it will be getting warm in the Big Easy with the average daily temperature around 85 degrees.  The evenings cool down to a lovely 68 degrees.  Dress for the Conference is business casual.  The temperature in most hotel meetings rooms is cooler than most of us are accustomed to, and is difficult to regulate so that all attendees are satisfied.  For your comfort, dressing in layers is recommended.

 

Continuing Education Units – Attendance at the 2011 Conference on Testing can count toward re-certification of HR professional designations.  Information will be forwarded to you upon registration.

 

ADA Requirements/Dietary Restrictions – Please contact Kimberlee Sherman by email regarding any special needs or requests.  If you have dietary restrictions, please email your needs at the time of registration. 

 

Conference Contact:

Kimberlee K. Sherman, Manager, Administration; Employment Testing; Edison Electric Institute; 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; Washington, DC 20004; 202/508-5158; ksherman@eei.org; FAX: 202/508-5034.

  • Building Relationships: The Big Picture in the Big Easy

    2011 Conference on Testing

    May 1-4, 2011

    New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Registration may be done online , via fax or email. Please contact Kimberlee Sherman (ksherman@eei.org) for the online registration link. Online registration is preferred, however you may use the attached hard copy registration form and fax or email the completed document to Kimberlee Sherman. You may pay by credit card or check. You can be invoiced, however please note that EEI policy mandates that registration fees must be paid prior to attendance. Payment must accompany registration to qualify for the “early bird” registration fees.

     

    Registration Fees

    Early Bird Fees Before April 5, 2011 Regular Fees After April 5, 2011

    •$800 EEI Member Utility •$915EEI Member Utility

    •$695 Additional Attendee(s) •$800 Additional Attendee(s)

    •$970 Non Member Utility •$1,020 Non Member Utility

    •$865 Additional Attendee •$920 Additional Attendee(s)

     

    Registration Confirmation – Upon receiving your registration, you will receive an email confirmation from the Conference Coordinator. If you have not received a confirmation within ten days of submitting your registration form, please contact our office.

     

    Please note that you are not a confirmed attendee until your registration form and payment have been received at EEI. Pre-registration is required for this event; no registrations will be accepted at the door.

     

    Cancellations – Refunds will NOT be provided on “early bird” registrations. All other refund requests must be submitted in writing to the Conference Coordinator on or before Friday, April 22, 2011. All refunds will be assessed a $100 processing fee. Substitutes are welcome at any time.

     

    Confidentiality Agreement – In order to protect and ensure the free exchange of information, Conference on Testing participants must sign a Confidentiality Agreement. The requirement of such an agreement was instituted in 1999, following the testimony of a former testing specialist against his client. The Confidentiality Agreement will be available for you to sign at registration. If you would like a copy beforehand to review, please contact the Conference Coordinator.

  • Conference Hotel

    J.W. Marriott New Orleans

    614 Canal Street

    New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

    Hotel Telephone Number: 504/525-6500

    Reservation Telephone Number: 888/364-1200

    Single/Double Rates: $199 plus applicable taxes

    Refer to: EEI Conference on Testing to receive the rate. Room block expires on Friday, April 8, 2011. Reservations made after this date are accepted on a space available basis, and may not be at the discounted group room rate.

    For more information on the J.W. Marriott New Orleans, please visit their website http://www.marriott.com/hotels/fact-sheet/travel/msyjw-jw-marriott-new-orleans/

  • Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) is 16 miles/18 minutes traveling time to the hotel. Visit www.flymsy.com to view ground transportation options. The hotel does not provide shuttle service. The estimated taxi fare from the airport to hotel is $33.

    Valet parking is available at the J.W. Marriott for a fee of $33 per day. Please note that you must valet your vehicle at a side entrance of the hotel located on 611 Common Street.

  • A group dinner will be organized for Sunday, May 1 and a group walking tour for Tuesday, May 3 in the evening for those interested. More information will be in your confirmation letter. 
  •  May in New Orleans is a beautiful time to visit. However, it will be getting warm in the Big Easy with the average daily temperature around 85 degrees. The evenings cool down to a lovely 68 degrees. Dress for the Conference is business casual. The temperature in most hotel meetings rooms is cooler than most of us are accustomed to, and is difficult to regulate so that all attendees are satisfied. For your comfort, dressing in layers is recommended.
  • Attendance at the 2011 Conference on Testing can count toward re-certification of HR professional designations. Information will be forwarded to you upon registration.
  • Please contact Kimberlee Sherman by email regarding any special needs or requests. If you have dietary restrictions, please email your needs at the time of registration. 
  • Kimberlee K. Sherman, Manager, Administration; Employment Testing; Edison Electric Institute; 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; Washington, DC 20004; 202/508-5158; ksherman@eei.org; FAX: 202/508-5034.