New Orleans, LA, is the host city for Safety+, An Integrated Safety & Health Management Systems Symposium, formerly called the 33rd Annual National VPPPA Safety & Health Conference.


Conference: August 29-September 1, 2017

Pre-Conference Workshops: August 28, 2017

Expo: August 29-31, 2017

Conference Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center


Sheraton New Orleans 

500 Canal Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

Regular Rate, click here.

Government Rate, click here.

(504) 525-2500

Group Rate: $159/single or double + 13% tax

Government Rate: $128/single or double + 13% tax



New Orleans Marriott

555 Canal Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

Regular and Government Rate, click here.

(504) 581-1000



Shuttles will be provided from the Marriott and Sheraton to the Convention Center during Safety+ hours. A schedule will be available in July. 


Booking Your Flight

Take advantage of the VPPPA and Delta cooperative program and earn SkyMiles for you and VPPPA through Delta’s SkyBonus® Program. When purchasing your tickets to attend the regional conferences online at, enter your SkyMiles number and the VPPPA SkyBonus® number (US458190813) in the information section. Be sure to save the VPPPA SkyBonus® number in your profile to continue earning more points on future flights.

Transportation in New Orleans 

Taxis are available at the New Orleans Airport as well as the New Orleans Marriott and the Sheraton New Orleans. The average fare is $36 one-way. If you are planning to drive to the event, you may park at the hotel you are staying at. Conference participants staying at the New Orleans Marriott will receive a 30 percent discount on valet parking rates for a price of $30.10/night plus taxes. Conference participants staying at the Sheraton New Orleans will receive a 20 percent discount on valet parking rates for a price of $33.60/night plus taxes. 

Avoid “Housing Pirates”

We have been informed that registrants have been contacted by fax, email or phone with offers for cut rate housing. The intent is to convince you that the offer is made on behalf of VPPPA, or that the soliciting company is a viable alternative to going to the hotel directly. This is NOT TRUE and generally leaves the conference attendee at a considerable disadvantage. Only use the phone numbers and links provided above to make your hotel reservations with the VPPPA conference hotels.