Conference Schedule

The 2019 DSI Annual Conference will open at 8 am on Saturday, November 23. Sessions will begin at that time.  Sessions will run from 8 am to 6 pm each day. The conference will officially close at 6 pm on Monday, November 25.


The 2019 DSI Annual Conference schedule is open for viewing. Utilize the Search box to find your personal schedule by typing in your last name. Be sure to scroll down to see the time and dates. Please note that this schedule is not final, and may change at any time up to the conference.  We will not make any changes that will move someone from one day to another unless they are notified.


General Conference Information

Registration Hours

Friday, November 22
12 noon – 6 pm
Saturday – Monday
7 am – 5 pm

New Member Welcome Reception
Saturday, November 23
5 – 6 pm

50th Annual Conference Welcome Reception
Saturday, November 23
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Note:  This special event will take place off-property at Mardi Gras World located at 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA.  Mardi Gras World is a short distance away, however not easily walkable.  Transportation will be provided via bus to/from the hotel. Meet in the lobby at 6 pm.

President’s Reception and Dinner Banquet
Sunday, November 24
6 – 9 pm

Dinner will feature Institute awards only and a special presentation to celebrate DSI’s 50th Anniversary. Alicia Renee and her Blue Eyes Quartet will perform after dinner.

Conference Awards Luncheon
Monday, November 25
11:30 am – 1 pm

Conference awards to be presented at this luncheon. Recipients must be present.

The official conference program schedule can be found HERE.