OU EDI Fall 2018 Institute ~ New Orleans, Louisiana

November 3 - 8, 2018


Registration for OU EDI in New Orleans is now open. 

The registration fee includes premium continuous break service, continental breakfast Monday through Thursday, lunch Monday through Thursday, an evening reception, and the use of the conference center.

EDI Registration

Early Bird Registration (SAVE $100) - Deadline: Friday, September 21, 2018

  • IEDC members            $1,725
  • Non-IEDC Members    $1,775

After Early Bird Registration

  • IEDC Members            $1,825
  • Non-IEDC Members    $1,875

(The $50 IEDC non-member fee may be credited toward the first year’s membership in IEDC provided this opportunity is exercised within a 12-month period after the completion of a week-long OU EDI Institute.)

Institute Schedule

Attendee General Information

New Orleans Institute Sponsors



NOTE: CEcD Exam Prep Course is intentionally scheduled just prior to the Institute for attendees taking the exam who wish to attend both.

CEcD Exam Prep Course - Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4, 2018

$650 for OU EDI CEcD Exam Prep Course only. 

$475 if taken in conjunction with OU EDI week-long courses.

$775 for the Exam Prep Course and Ethics Course or Primer to the CEcD Course.

Registration fees are payable to the University of Oklahoma. To qualify for the Early Bird registration rate, both a completed registration form and full payment must be received prior to Friday, September 21, 2018.  Payments not received by this date will be charged the normal registration fee (see fee structure under "Registration"). Conference attendees with a balance due will be required to remit payment before being admitted to the conference, with the exception of those attendees paying by government purchase order. A credit card or check will be required on site for attendees with balances that have not provided government purchase order or check.


Qualified substitutions will be accepted at any time. Cancellations received after the close of business on Friday, October 5, 2018, will be required to pay a $150 processing fee.

There will be no refunds for cancellation after Friday, October 19, 2018, or for non-attendance at the Institute. If registration fees are not paid prior to the cancellation or no-show, you will be billed.

Cancellations must be received in writing by mail or email at edi@ou.edu. Telephone cancellations are not accepted.

Exterior of JW Marriot
Exterior of JW Marriott New Orleans


OU EDI will be held at the JW Marriott New Orleans

The JW Marriott New Orleans welcomes you to the world-famous French Quarter with a seamless blend of refined luxury and one-of-a-kind style. Our hotel is tucked within the heart of the city's vibrant downtown district, just moments away from Jackson Square and the French Market; dance your way through Bourbon Street or rediscover history at the National WWII Museum. Impeccably appointed rooms and suites boast comfortable bedding, marble bathrooms and ergonomic workspaces; reserve an Executive Level room and enjoy the luxury of access to our hotel's new Executive Lounge. Feast on fire-roasted steak at Fogo de Chão or maintain your workout routine at our fitness center. Enjoy the views as you take a refreshing swim in our saltwater outdoor pool. Our hotel is an ideal destination for meetings and social events, with expansive and adaptable venues, including an outdoor patio; thrill your guests with our prime French Quarter location. Your downtown getaway awaits at the JW Marriott New Orleans.


Interior JW Marriot New Orleans
Conference room at JW Marriott New Orleans


OU EDI has a block of rooms reserved at the JW Marriott New Orleans, 614 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.   Phone: (504) 525-6500. Be sure to specify “OU EDI” or “OU Economic Development Institute” when booking your hotel.

Room Rate: $175 per night, plus taxes and fees.

Reserve your room now!

Overflow Hotel 


Our host hotel, the JW Marriott has a very limited number of rooms available that are reserved for OU EDI until October 12th. If you are planning to travel to New Orleans, please consider staying at: 
Courtyard by Marriott New Orleans French Quarter/Iberville 
910 Iberville St 
New Orleans, LA 70112 
Rate: $149.00/night, plus taxes and fees. 
The hotel is 2 blocks northwest of the JW Marriott and a 6 minute walk. To make a reservation, please call 877.703.7072 and reference OU EDI Fall 2018 Overflow Room Block at the Courtyard New Orleans French Quarter/Iberville. You may also book directly using the link below: 

Book your group rate for OU EDI Fall 2018 Overflow

Limited rooms are available at the rate offered and the courtesy hold on the rooms will expire on October 19th.


Materials may be downloaded from the OU EDI database. Log into OU EDI and select Course Schedule from the View Your Info dropdown. You will be able to download course materials upon payment and print your schedule.

Materials can also be purchased for an additional fee of $60 prior to the event. At an OU EDI Institute, printed materials can be purchased for $70.