Leadership Symposium
February 10-12, 2019
New Orleans, LA

Held annually throughout the United States, the Leadership Symposium is designed for Chief Executive Officers, Board of Trustee members, Development Council or Foundation volunteer and staff leadership of Hillary Lyons Associates' client institutions. 

The Symposium provides an opportunity for attending individuals to share problems and successes and plan for a successful future with the leadership from their institutions. Special sessions allow representatives from each institution to individually discuss their current and future institutional direction and to identify the next key steps for their own development programs.

Symposium Date and Location

Hillary Lyons Associates' 2019 Leadership Symposium will be held February 10-12 (Feb 13 departures / see agenda below) at the JW Marriott New Orleans

The JW Marriott New Orleans, in the world-famous French Quarter, has a seamless blend of refined luxury and one-of-a-kind style. Tucked within the heart of the city's vibrant downtown district, just moments away from Jackson Square and the French Market, the impeccably appointed rooms and suites boast comfortable bedding, marble bathrooms and ergonomic workspaces. 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.  
Check-in is 4:00 p.m. and check-out is 11:00 a.m.

Our group room rate at the JW Marriott New Orleans is $209.00 single or double occupancy plus all applicable taxes. The $12.95/day guest room internet fee has been waived for our group.

Note: For guests wanting to extend their stay, the group rate is available for three days before and after our conference dates, based on availability.


Reservations may be made online with the following link: JW Marriott Reservations

Or call the Marriott central reservations at (888) 303-4428 and let them know you are with the Hillary Lyons Associates' Leadership Symposium.

Agenda at a Glance
Sunday, February 10
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception – JW Marriott New Orleans
Monday, February 11
8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.
Introductions and Overview
9:00 a.m.
Session Begin
1:00 p.m.
Session Resumes
3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 12
8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.
Introductions and Overview
9:00 a.m.
Session Begins
1:00 p.m.
In The Trenches: Highlights and Innovations in Programming from HLA Clients
2:15 p.m.
360 Degrees: Identifying Program Priorities 2019 and Roles for Leadership
3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Dinner with HLA in New Orleans
Wednesday, February 13


JW Marriott New Orleans
614 Canal Street, (Driveway Entrance on 611 Common Street)
New Orleans, Louisiana  70130

The JW Marriott New Orleans is 16 miles SE of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY).

The hotel does not provide shuttle service.  Taxi or car rental is available at the airports.

Parking rates at the hotel:
Valet parking, $45/day

February 10-12, 2019 ~ Leadership Symposium

Registration Deadline: January 23, 2019

Payment Information:
Any client of Hillary Lyons Associates may register two participants for this Symposium at no charge. For each additional registrant from an institution, there will be a $350 fee.

Participants are welcome to bring one guest to the reception and Tuesday evening dinner at no charge. For each additional guest, there will be a $75 fee.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at (517) 646-2096 or Email hillarylyons@att.net. 

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