Registration fees and packages

Conference registration fee, package, and discount options

Registration feesEarly birdRegularOnsite
DeadlinesRegister and pay by Feb 27Register and pay Mar 1-Apr 9Register and pay Apr 10-15
Full Conference$995$1,150$1,250
Degree Works Forum$615$655$690
Degree Works Forum + Full Conference$1,325$1,375$1,425
Executive Forum1N/AN/AN/A
Executive Forum + Full Conference$695$850$950
Pre-Con Training$1,300 - $1,500$1,300 - $1,500$1,300 - $1,500
Single Day Pass$475$475$475
Guest Pass$75$75$75
Full Conference 3rd Party Consultant2$3,000$3,100N/A

Virtual Conference

Ellucian will provide the opportunity of attending a Virtual conference this year.

Look for pricing, registration instructions and the agenda in March.

Attendance policy

Because all programs and training are customer-focused events, attendance is restricted to:

  • Current Ellucian customers on valid maintenance agreements.
  • Ellucian employees. (Employees are not permitted to register for the Executive Forum or to enroll in pre-conference training sessions.)
  • Third-party (i.e., outside) consultants working full time in a managerial role with a current Ellucian customer. (Third-party consultants can register but will require approval by Ellucian, must sign a non-disclosure agreement when registering, and must pay a registration fee.) Third-party consultants are not permitted to enroll in pre-conference training sessions or to attend the Executive Forum or Degree Works Forum.
  • Invited exhibitors, industry analysts, special guests, prospects, and channel partners.

Questions? Send an email to

Guests of attendees

The guest pass fee ($75 per person) entitles your guest(s) to attend the Tuesday evening customer event. We’re sorry, but guests of attendees are not permitted to attend sessions, meal functions, or the exhibit hall at Ellucian Live 2015.

Specialty (kosher or halal) meals surcharge

Due to the significant cost difference for kosher or halal meals, there will be a one-time $50 surcharge for attendees who select that type of meal during the registration process. The surcharge will cover the following meals: Sunday brunch, Monday and Tuesday lunches.

Cancellation policy

There are no refunds on cancellations received after March 10, 2015.

Cancellation of registration must be submitted via email ( and must be received by March 10, 2015. There is a $50 processing fee on all cancellations, regardless of the date the cancellation is received. Refunds are processed within 30 days with the exception of credit card payments. Registration fees paid via credit card will be refunded (minus the $50 processing fee) at the time the cancellation is received.

Substitution policy

A full conference, single day or Degree Works Forum substitution may be made at any time for a paid-in-full registrant from the same institution. A pre-con training substitution from the same institution must be made prior to 30 days before the session (March 10, 2015). There is a $50 processing fee on all substitutions. The substitution fee must be paid via credit card at the time the substitution is processed.

NOTE: Applies to full conference, single day, pre-con training, and Degree Works Forum program.

Pre-conference cancellation policy

Depending on the class, there is a minimum attendee registration requirement. This number is approximately seven attendees, with a potential maximum capacity of 25. If the minimum registration requirement for a specific training class is not met, Ellucian reserves the right to cancel the session and will notify any registered attendee in writing. If an attendee cancels his or her registration within 30 days of the pre-conference event (on or after March 10, 2015), 100 percent of the tuition will be fully obligatory. Attendee substitutions are acceptable, provided the replacement has met all of the necessary prerequisites for the class. Please submit any cancellation notices or substitution requests via e-mail to

[1] The 2015 Executive Forum is a free by invitation only event. Registration is not open to the public and strictly limited. If invited your registration will be sent to you via email with special registration instructions.
[2] Approved third-party consultants are not permitted access to the post-conference audio content and on-site registration is not available.

Hotel information

General Information

  • Multiple conference hotels are available for Ellucian Live attendees. Shuttle service will be provided between select hotels and the New Orleans Convention Center. See the grid below to determine which hotels will have shuttle service available.
  • All sessions, meals, vendor exhibits, events, and registration activities will take place at the New Orleans Convention Center, Hilton New Orleans and Sheraton New Orleans.
  • Rates quoted below do not include any state and local taxes (currently 14.75%) and fees. Taxes & fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Rates are valid for three days prior to and three days after the conference, pending availability.
  • Reservations must be made via our system when it becomes available in early December. The hotels will not take reservations directly.
  • Parking is available at most hotels. Rates for parking vary.
  • More information about the various room types is available when you make your online reservation.

New Reservation
Modify Existing

Hotel Shuttle

Download the hotel bus schedule here.

Official Conference Hotels

*Rates and requirements are subject to change, based on availability.

HotelSingleDoubleTripleQuadShuttle Service / DistanceCancel Policy
Aloft New Orleans Downtown$228$228$248$268Yes / 1 Mile72 Hours
Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter$199$199$219$239Yes / .81 Miles72 Hours
Blake Hotel$199$199$199$199Yes / .61 Miles72 Hours
Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center$210$210$230$250No – Walking Distance – Walking Distance72 Hours
DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans$222$222$247$272Yes / .53 Miles72 Hours
Embassy Suites New Orleans Convention Center$218$218$238$238No – Walking Distance72 Hours
Hampton Inn & Suites Convention Center$212$212$212$212No – Walking Distance72 Hours
Hampton Inn Downtown $199$199$199$199Yes / .79 Miles72 Hours
Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center $212$212$222$222No – Walking Distance72 Hours
Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans French Quarter $224$224$244$264Yes / .78 Miles72 Hours
Hilton Riverside – Standard Room$245$245$265$265No – Walking Distance72 Hours
Hilton Riverside – View Room$265$265$285$285No – Walking Distance72 Hours
Hilton St. Charles$219$219$239$259Yes / .67 Miles72 Hours
Hotel Downtown New Orleans (Le Meridien on 12/15)$254$254$279$304Yes / .58 Miles72 Hours
Hyatt French Quarter$228$228$248$268Yes / .87 Miles72 Hours
Hyatt Place New Orleans Convention Center$228$228$248$268No – Walking Distance72 Hours
Hyatt Regency New Orleans$221$221$246$271Yes / .91 Miles14 Day non-refundable one night’s room and tax deposit
InterContinental New Orleans$249$249$279$309Yes / .64 Miles72 Hours
JW Marriott New Orleans$245$245$264$285Yes / .73 Miles72 Hours
Le Pavillon Hotel$219$219$239$239Yes / .73 Miles72 Hours
Loews New Orleans Hotel$228$228$258$288Yes / .4 Miles72 Hours
New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center$245$245$265$285No – Walking Distance72 Hours
New Orleans Marriott$245$245$265$285Yes / .7 Miles72 Hours
Omni Riverfront New Orleans$215$215$235$255No – Walking Distance72 Hours
Omni Royal Orleans$239$259$279$299Yes / 4 Block Walking Distance72 Hours
Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel$245$245$265$285No – Walking Distance72 Hours
Residence Inn New Orleans Downtown Hotel$210$210$230$250No – Walking Distance72 Hours
Sheraton New Orleans$247$247$267$287Yes / .65 Miles72 Hours
SpringHill Suites New Orleans Convention Center$210$210$230$250No – Walking Distance72 Hours
St. James Hotel$199$199$199$199Yes / .56 Miles72 Hours
Staybridge Suites Hotels$189.99$189.99$199.99$199.99Yes / .44 Miles72 Hours
The Modern Hotel$199$199$229$229Yes / .5 Miles72 Hours
Westin New Orleans Canal Place$229$229$249$269Yes / .58 Miles72 Hours
Windsor Court Hotel$349$349$399$449Yes / .49 Miles72 Hours
Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter$199$199$229$249Yes / 1 Mile72 Hours

Travel information



New Orleans' Louis Armstrong International Airport is located in Kenner, approximately 15 miles west of downtown.

Ground Transportation

New Orleans shuttle buses, taxis, limos, and public transportation buses run from downtown and French Quarter areas to the airport regularly.


A cab ride costs $33.00 from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) for one or two persons and $14.00 (per passenger) for three or more passengers. Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. There may be an additional charge for extra baggage. Taxis are required to offer a credit card payment option.

Airport Shuttle:

Shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotels in the CBD for $20.00 (per person, one-way) or $38.00 (per person, round-trip). Three bags per person. Call 1-866-596-2699 or (504) 522-3500 for more details or to make a reservation. Advance reservations are required 48 hours prior to travel for all ADA accessible transfers. Please call in advance of your travel date for the specially-equipped shuttle to be reserved. For group reservations of 50 or more people please dial 1-866-596-2699. Ticket booths are located on the lower level in the baggage claim area.

Airport Limousines:

Airport Limousine is the official limousine service for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Convenient kiosks are located in the baggage claim area and no hassle curb side pickups are available. Rates begin at $58 for 1 or 2 passengers. Visit their web site for more information/reservations.

Automobile Rental:

There are 9 rental agencies with offices on the lower level of the airport. Check with each company for rates. Click here to view rental car company contact information.

My Ellucian Live

Making the most of your Ellucian Live conference experience is critical to realizing significant value for your investment. We have compiled an easy-to-use planning resource including frequently used links, a view of your schedule, and other useful conference tools—all on one convenient page. Accessing this information requires a completed registration for Ellucian Live, combined with your established username and password.

My registration account

View your invoices, make a credit card payment, or add a pre-conference training session.

My schedule

View the conference schedule and build your itinerary of sessions, events, and meals that you plan to attend. Once built, you can view, print, or edit your personal program.