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The Waterborne Symposium

Environmentally Friendly Coating Technologies

Mission Statement:

To administer the preeminent educational/technical forum in the United States directed to the science and technology of surface coatings and  to provide revenue to support and advance the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi.


New Orleans Marriott

Our hotel room block has sold out! We have added 120 room nights to our block at the discounted rate of $209. I would encourage you to make your hotel reservations early as strong registration numbers indicate that these may sell out as well. Should you have any trouble or need help, please contact Melanie Heusser for assistance.


  • Please call the New Orleans Marriott at (504) 581-1000 and mention "Waterborne Symposium" to receive the discounted symposium rate of $209.00.
  • Hotels typically sell out due to the Mardi Gras season so act quickly.
  • Hotel cut-off date is Monday, January 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm CST - NO ROOMS can be guaranteed at the discounted rate after this date.
  • Attendees receive complimentary WiFi in their guest rooms
  • Check-in: 3PM / Check out: 12PM

NOTICE: ONLY APPLIES TO SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18th and our three day short course attendees/instructors - All other reservations please only contact if you have an issue.

Due to the NBA All Star game being moved to New Orleans the city is SOLD OUT for February 18, 2017. We have an extremely limited number of rooms on hold and ALL reservations for those rooms must be made directly with melanie.heusser@usm.edu or 601-266-4475. If you call the hotel they will tell you there are NO ROOMS AVAILABLE.


Hotel Address

555 Canal Street

New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

T :1-504-581-1000