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Plone Conference 2003 Wiki Page First Plone Conference, New Orleans, LA. FAQs: - Can conference attendee's participate in the Wednesday 7PM BOF, *Panel discussion on making money with Plone* without having to pay for tutorials. Yes. You do not have to pay for tutorials to attend this BOF. See the PanelDiscussion wiki for more information. New Orleans Destinations: - The HOW Conference was just held in New Orleans a few months ago. I believe most of their recommendations from the locals make sense. Local Recommendations via HOW Conference Accomodations - See the main accomodations page - Accomodations listed by Tulane university - The Dusty Mansion is a bed and breakfast that is close to the conference. review -- I stayed here for this conference and it was great! The owner could not have been nicer and the rates could not have been more reasonable. -
 
Avenue Plaza Hotel is where a few of us are staying, can be booked through expedia for about ~100$/night. - The Garden District Hotel is about 1 mile away from the conference. Estimated rates are ~100$/night. - For the adventuresome or those saving up for a new iMac there is India House Hostel . Rates start at $15 per night. Conference Party - **Where** The Maple Leaf (8316 Oak St) Phone (504)866-9359 - **When** Thursday October 16th from 7PM to 1AM If you do not arrive before 10PM you will have to pay a cover. There will be a keg of Abita Amber for conference revilers. - **Description** Originally a chess and music club (a couple of chess tables are still on the premises) and later famed as the site of respectively, poetry readings and some of pianist James Booker's most incendiary recitals, the Maple Leaf is still the place to go if you're craving funky New Orleans music (brass bands, blues and funk, usually) that sometimes doesn't cease until sunrise. A patio provides somewhat fresh air. Part owner of the establishment is a good family friend. The Maple Leaf is a old shotgun New Orleans shotgun building. The front bar is always open. The rear bar is usually not opened but will be opened for the conference party. It will be a cash bar. It should also be noted that Maple Leaf is 2 doors down from one of the most popular restaurants among New Orleans locals, Jacque-Imo's Cafe where you can get some of the best fried chicken and fresh seafood around. I highly recommend Jacque-Imo's. They do not take reservations and there is usually a line. The food is amazing. For sushi lovers right down the street is Ninja that is *very* good as well. My girlfriend often reminds me that in New Orleans conversation usually revolves around food, music, and drink. Usually food. I would be happy to make other recommendations - just ask. Down in the quarter there is a great Vegetarian restaurant, Old Dog New Trick Cafe