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International ACAC 2018 New Orleans

Special Events

Golf Tournament

Location: Audubon Park Golf Club 
Date/Time: Tuesday, 7:00 AM – 11:30 AM

To benefit the Global Fund, International ACAC will host its 1st Annual Golf Scramble on the morning of Tuesday, July 10th at the Audubon Park Golf Course, across the street from Tulane and Loyola. 

Advance registration required: $100

Golf Tournament Transportation
Tuesday, July 10th - Shuttles will leave campus at 6:15am from Tulane's campus shuttle stop and be available for return to campus until 2:00pm.

Opening Reception

Location: Yulman Stadium, Tulane University
Date/Time: Tuesday, 6:00 PM

Opening Reception Menu

Following the opening ceremony on Tuesday, July 10, conference attendees are invited to a reception taking place at Yulman Stadium on the Tulane University campus. During the reception, attendees can explore the home of Tulane's football team as they connect with colleagues. Games and other International ACAC favorites will take place on the field, while the main festivities take place in the Glazer Club location within the stadium.

The reception is inspired by the international communities that have settled in New Orleans over time. Tapas-style refreshments will draw on this inspiration as attendees enjoy the diverse flavors of the Vietnamese, French, Caribbean, African, and Spanish communities that provide the rich seasonings for the renowned New Orleans food culture. Libations will be available at an open bar featuring beer, wine, and a signature cocktail.

5K Run/Walk

Location: Audubon Park
Date/Time: Wednesday, starting @ 7:00 AM

5K Registration Information

To benefit the Global Fund, International ACAC is hosting its 5th Annual 5K Run/Walk on the morning of Wednesday, July 11th. 

Energize your Conference day with a exhilarating morning run with colleagues and friends. We couldn't think of a better way to experience the beauty of Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, and Audubon Park. Designed to encourage camaraderie and friendly competition, registrants can choose to run or walk.

Registration in advance is $25 and day-of will be $30. 

5K Transportation
Wednesday, July 11th - Shuttles will depart starting at 6am from all hotels and Tulane's campus shuttle stop. Shuttles will return to hotels and campus following the race.

Dinner at Loyola's Danna Center

Location: Loyola's Danna Center
Date/Time: Wednesday, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Enjoy a Taste of Louisiana including cochon de lait, red beans and rice, frozen daiquiris and much more.

Food & Drink Stations

Peace Quad (around the statue of Iggy!)
Char Grilled Oyster Station & Daiquiris​

Starbucks Area
Sazerac Tasting and Red Bean Dip with Fresh Chips

Starbucks Court Yard
Cajun Table: Cochon De Lait on Broche, Boudin Balls and Spicy Pork Rinds (all pork)

The Claiborne Room
Cash Bar

St. Charles Room
Creole Jambalaya, Vegetarian Jambalaya, Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Fried Shrimp Po-boys, Blackened Veggie Po-boys

Desserts: White Chocolate Bread Pudding, Creole Cheese Cakes, Pecan Pies

Water Stations and Abita Root Beers

Crawfish Pasta and Crab and Goat Cheese Crepes Daiquiri Shop

The Arrowhead Jazz band will be playing in Satchmo's



Location: Devlin Fieldhouse
Date/Time: Wednesday, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Dodgeball Sign-up

Prepare for the competition and protect your bragging rights during the 12th Annual International ACAC Dodgeball Tournament. Whether it's your first time competing, or you're already a seasoned champion, all are welcome to participate. You can sign up online via the International ACAC Guidebook app or in-person at any of the dedicated locations on the day of the tournament. Last minute sign-ups will also be available at Devlin Fieldhouse before the tournament. 

*Sneakers MUST be worn 

Trivia Quiz

Location: City Diner in the LBC
Date/Time: Wednesday, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Test your wits against your colleagues and dive deep into the depths of your obscure stores of knowledge during trivia. Trivia is a great opportunity to meet new colleagues, challenge yourself mentally, and partake in some mild competition. Wonderful prizes are available for those brainy winners. 

Drag Queen Bingo

Location: Kendall Cram Room in the LBC
Date/Time: Wednesday, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM 

A new addition to the Wednesday night scene this year is drag queen bingo. New Orleans is home to a vibrant, and glamorous, community of drag queens. This won't be your typical bingo hall style game. Be prepared for some raunchy laughs and extravagant routines. Wonderful prizes are available for those lucky winners. 

Optional Tours of Tulane and Loyola

  • Tuesday, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
  • Friday, 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Join Tulane and Loyola for a joint information session followed by student-led tours of our campuses.

Mardi Gras World Closing Reception

Location: Mardi Gras World
Date/Time: Thursday, 7:00 PM

What better way to close out the conference than celebrating in the spirit of New Orleans best known cultural festival—Mardi Gras? Mardi Gras World is where all the work behind the magic of Mardi Gras takes place. You'll get an insiders look at how the floats used in Mardi Gras are imagined, designed, and fabricated. After exploring how Mardi Gras is created, the party will kickoff in the ballroom with live music from acclaimed trumpeter and bandleader, Shamarr Allen. If you've never been to Mardi Gras, this is your chance to catch some beads, join in the revelry that emanates throughout the city during the holiday, and experience what is known as the “Greatest Free Show on Earth." And of course, New Orleans inspired refreshments and libations will be available for all throughout the event. 

Mardi Gras World Closing Reception Transportation
Thursday, July 12th - Shuttles will depart from Tulane's campus shuttle stop and all hotels beginning at 6:30pm and last departure will be after event concludes at 11pm.

Service Project (optional)

Location: ArcGNO
Date/Time: Friday 9:30 PM – 12:30 PM

Service Project Registration

After a week of exploring all that New Orleans has to offer, this will be a unique service opportunity that will allow participants to give back to the community. As a group, we will volunteer at ArcGNO, a New Orleans based non-profit organization which supports children and adults with developmental disabilities. This organization receives donations of recycled Mardi Gras beads and is always in need of volunteers to sort and package them. We will assist them as a festive end to our time in New Orleans.