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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.



2017 OPTIONAL Networking Activity:
French Quarter Saints and Sinners Tour

Duration: 2.75 Hours
6:00 -7:45 pm

Join us for the #1 Tour in New Orleans

The New Orleans YOU want to KNOW!

New Orleans is a hot, humid and sometimes unforgiving place where in the dead of summer the air takes on the quality of a crawfish boil. It is a long, drawn out fever that seeps into the bloodstream and compels even the sweetest from small town America to do obscene things. This is the real New Orleans which does not fit neatly into the category of "American" city. It is a black water port, Caribbean and lawless; settled by thieves, prostitutes, and the other criminally disposed. It is also Catholic and pious with Roman altars trimmed in gold. It is equally black magic, Voodoo, and the steady throb of African drums. New Orleans is sex and confession. It is sin and forgiveness. This is the place where God and the Devil shook hands so the party could go on. New Orleans is a city for the sinner and the saint. This is a tour that takes you through the sweat soaked madness of our best and worst. Get lost with us in this strange city and explore its dark past because this is NOT your grandmother's tour.

This, my friend, is the real New Orleans!

Buy one get one Free Hurricanes the hour prior to each tour. Grab your beverage of choice and bring it along with you. It's fun - historically accurate ghost and vampire tales with a lot of good laughs and scary enough to give you the chills!

COST:  $ 40.00

Please Note: We will be leaving the hotel lobby to walk over to The Voodoo Bar (718 Rampart Street) at 5:30 pm sharp. Please meet no later than 5:15 by the bellman desk in the hotel lobby. You must be 21 years or older for this event. No refunds available for this item.

Images from our Past Activity:  Scandalous Hour Cocktail Tour