5th Internat'l Conference on Social Science Research
New Orleans, LA · Hilton Riverside · Sept. 23-25, 2010

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Area: The Conference will take place at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside located just steps from the French Quarter, the Audubon Aquarium, IMAX, and Riverwalk Marketplace.  Visitors are always pleasantly surprised to learn that most of the city’s attractions are within walking distance of each other.  If you prefer to ride instead of walk it only costs $1.25 to take an RTA bus or one of the city’s famed streetcars, which travel the Riverfront and Canal Street. Hotel rates are only $149 for a single or double room. Our group code is "CPP" and you can make reservations directly here.  


Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Two Poydras Street

New Orleans, LA  70183

United States of America

Telephone: 1-504-561-0500
Fax: 1-504-568-1721


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Charities & Volunteerism in New Orleans

As we visit New Orleans, we must remember everything the city has endured through a range of natural disasters. We are offering attendees information on what they can do to help New Orleans. New Orleans has a variety of local organizations where you can volunteer to participate in a half-day or full day restoration projects. Please contact each charitable group or foundation listed below for information on project availability. While we encourage our conference participants to donate their time and money to these worthwhile efforts, we are providing this for informational purposes only, and we cannot coordinate charitable donations or organize projects.

Options for Direct Donation

The Brees Dream Foundation was founded in 2003 with a mission to advance research in the fight against Cancer and provide care, education and opportunities for children in need. Since its inception, the Brees Dream Foundation has committed more than $4,500,000 to charitable causes and academic institutions in the New Orleans, San Diego and West Lafayette/Purdue communities. As, it relates specifically to New Orleans, the Brees Dream Foundation just completed its ‘Rebuilding Dreams” campaign, contributing a total of $1,800,000 to organizations including: Beacon of Hope Resource Center; Best Buddies Louisiana; The Edible Schoolyard at Green Charter School; Greater New Orleans Rebuild Child Care Collaborative; Lusher Charter School; New Orleans Outreach; New Orleans Recreation Department (NORD); New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School  Please visit www.drewbrees.com for additional information.

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation: Our Mission: As the public’s independent voice, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is dedicated to restoring and preserving the water quality, coast, and habitats of the entire Lake Pontchartrain Basin.  Through coordination of restoration activities, education, advocacy, monitoring of the regulatory process, and citizen action, LPBF works in partnership with all segments of the community to reclaim the Basin for this and future generations. www.saveourlake.org  Please click on join now and pick the type of donation or choose to donate to the New Canal Lighthouse. We would appreciate it if you put ISA in the comments box so we can track the donations from the ISA members.

9th Ward Field of Dreams: In the summer of 2008, 30 students emerged from seven classroom trailers and courageously took to the field as a football team. Their field? An abandoned lot in the shadow of their hurricane-devastated high school. These students have inspired a group of young, ambitious individuals to resurrect a community and change the outcome of a forgotten neighborhood. Together we can prove that against formidable odds, a few people crazy enough to believe in their own power to create change can overcome a seemingly impossible challenge.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Louisiana Office of Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu in partnership with the state’s seven regional Volunteer Centers maintains a listing of volunteer opportunities in the New Orleans region and throughout South Louisiana. To view those opportunities or to post a volunteer need, visit   http://www.volunteerlouisiana.gov/1800Vol/OpenIndexAction.do

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.  NOAHH builds new houses in partnership with sponsors, volunteers, and homeowner families to eliminate poverty housing in the New Orleans area while serving as a catalyst to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.  Website: www.habitat-nola.org

HandsOn New Orleans envisions Greater New Orleans as a hub of civic-minded individuals that take action through service to meet critical community needs. HandsOn New Orleans hosts citizens from around the world, as well as provides service opportunities for citizens in the New Orleans community. Whether you are one person or a corporate team, HandsOn New Orleans provides worthwhile and effective volunteer options. We gladly engage out-of-state individuals and groups, local citizens, corporate groups, and tourists, all in service to our community.  Website: www.handsonneworleans.org

Volunteer New Orleans (VNO) is an exciting initiative focused on bringing awareness to citizens about the importance of volunteerism in the greater New Orleans area. VNO helps provide the critical connection between those wanting to volunteer and members of area non-profits, charities, and volunteer organizations. Over two years after Katrina, it is critical for those outside of New Orleans to continue to engage in volunteerism and the recovery.  VNO is a site that is managed by Cox Communications with Volunteers of America and is not really an organization that is directly hands on, but rather a place or site to go to find opportunities that are available. Website: www.volunteerneworleans.com

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Comments from Previous Attendees:

"I particularly enjoyed the interdisciplinary nature of the meeting, and that it draws so many international scholars - it provides a wonderful perspective."

"The quality of the food was the best that I have experienced at a professional meeting."

"I appreciated the many opportunities to network with other researchers - at meals, during receptions and during sessions."

"The conference ran very smoothly."

"The meeting was professionally helpful, but it was also a lot of fun. Make sure you send me information about the next meeting."