2020 National Service-Learning Conference Venue Information

Getting to Unmask Your Potential, the 31st Annual National Service-Learning Conference

April 16-19, 2020, New Orleans, La.

The city of New Orleans is ready to welcome you. Located on the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans is known as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. It is also home to Harry Hurst Middle School and St. Charles Parish Public Schools the 2020 National Service-Learning Conference co-host.

The school is located about twenty miles upriver from New Orleans. The Mississippi flows through the heart of the parish and creates one of the most intense industrial concentrations in the nation. In this community rich in industry, St. Charles Parish's educational system ranks among the finest in the nation. The system offers a quality education supported by innovative classroom technology. Students consistently score well above the state and national averages on standardized test. More than 60% of the graduating seniors enter college.

Students in the Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism (HRT) Administration program at the Satellite Center in Luling, Louisiana, invite you to sample the many fun and educational opportunities while you are in the area. Here are their recommendations.

Conference Venue

All conference programming will take place here unless otherwise noted.


Harry Hurst Middle School 

170 Roadrunner Lane

Destrehan, LA 70047



Conference Hotel

The National Service-Learning Conference headquarter hotel is:


Hilton New Orleans Airport

901 Airline Drive, Kenner, LA. 


The hotel is located just 8 miles from Harry Hurst Middle School and 14 miles from the French Quarter. The hotel features a pool, fitness room, and onsite parking available to conference attendees for 50% off the nightly rate of $12.00 (you pay $6/night).  Complimentary airport shuttle is available on demand 24-hours.  Learn more about the Hilton.




The hotel conference rate of $149/night will be good 3 days pre and post the conference dates based on the hotel’s availability.



Reserve your room at the headquarter hotel to utilize the FREE shuttle service to and from the conference venue.


Book today at: http://group.hilton.com/nationalservice-learningconference

or call the Hilton directly at 504-469-5000 and reference The National Service-Learning Conference to get the conference rate.

Reservations must be made no later than February 29, 2020.  


The hotel block still has a few rooms left! The website may say there are no rooms available. If this occurs, please call the reservation line and the Hilton will do their best to accommodate you. This is the only hotel that the conference shuttle will run to and from the conference venue each day. We encourage you to book now before it is too late!



NYLC will provide a shuttle to and from Harry Hurst Middle School each day of the conference from the Hilton New Orleans Airport hotel only. If you book at another hotel, you are responsible for your own transportation to the conference venue.


Shuttle Schedule


Thursday, April 16

Departures                   6:30 a.m.                      Returns            5:45 p.m.

                                   7:30 a.m.


Friday, April 17

Departures                   6:30 a.m.                      Returns            1:30 p.m.

                                   7:30 a.m.                                             5:45 p.m.



Saturday, April 18

Departures                   7:00 a.m.                      Returns            4:30 p.m.



*Shuttle service will depart & return only from the headquarter hotel.