This year's Rising Tide Conference is coming Friday, August 27th and Saturday, August 28th, the days immediately before the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the flood that followed the failure of the Federal levees in New Orleans. This year we'll gather at The Howlin' Wolf, 907 South Peters, New Orleans. Here's a little more information about The Howlin' Wolf, a venue known for showcasing local music and musicians, from their website:
The Howlin' Wolf has a long history as one of New Orleans' finest locally owned and operated venues. Named after the legendary bluesman Chester Burnett, New Orleans was introduced to the Howlin' Wolf in 1988, when it opened up in Fat City. After outgrowing its' space in a cotton warehouse, the venue relocated to what was previously the New Orleans Music Hall, in the Warehouse District.With the recent broadcast of the first season of Treme on HBO and the disastrous ongoing catastrophic engineering failure poisoning the Gulf of Mexico, the future of New Orleans has become a national topic again, and although there are no easy answers, Rising Tide strives to encourage dialog about the important questions that need to be asked. Expect panel discussions on Crime, Environment and Politics, with a special presentation on The Levees and a Keynote speaker to be announced. Sign up now and stay tuned.
There will again be a Friday night meet and greet social, and this year we'll offer an expanded local vendor marketplace. More details will be coming soon.
For now, head over to the Rising Tide EventBrite page and register. The cost for pre-registration is just $20 and includes breakfast pastries with beverages, a great lunch and Friday night (cash bar). You can let us know as much or as little as you like when you register. On August 1st, registration fees are $25 and, space available, it will be $30 at the door. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can't wait to see y'all there.
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