Networking & Social Functions

A Rural Soiree: From Farm to Fete

Hosted by Visit Baton Rouge & LSU Rural Life Museum
Exclusive for Tour Operators and Journalists 
LSU Rural Life Museum
Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Step back in time for a South Louisiana experience like no other at the LSU Rural Life Museum. This immersive experience will take you through the realm of time in Louisiana’s history. Experience demonstrations of 19th century craft making, stand alongside Chef John Folse during a true southern “Cochon De Lait” or meet Mike the Tiger and tailgate like a pro. This one of a kind event celebrating the authentic history, tradition and culture of Louisiana is something you won’t want to miss!

Revelry on the River

Hosted by the Louisiana Office of Tourism, Houmas House Estate and Gardens, & Louisiana Seafood
Houmas House Estate and Gardens
Sunday, March 8, 2020 | 6:30pm -9:00pm
Recommended Dress: Business Casual*

Enjoy the flavors of Louisiana’s cuisine and live music by local artists at a location that is so much more than an antebellum estate. Houmas House Estate and Gardens boasts Mississippi River views and is home to the Great River Road Steamboat Museum. Surrounded by elaborate gardens and ancient Live Oak trees, it’s no wonder “The Sugar Palace” has been the setting for a variety of motion pictures, from 1964’s Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte to the recent award-winning Green Book. Step onto the set yourself for a night of revelry like only Louisiana can offer.

*Event will take place on the lawn, comfortable shoes recommended. 

Signature Meal Functions

Baton Rouge River Center
Monday, March 9, 2020 - Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Recommended Dress: Business Attire

  • Networking Breakfast
    Hosted by Louisiana Office of Tourism
    Monday, March 9, 2020
    Ballroom - Baton Rouge River Center | 7:30am - 9:15am

  • Monday Luncheon 
    Hosted by Tennessee Tourism
    Monday, March 9, 2020
    Ballroom - Baton Rouge River Center | 12:30pm - 1:45pm

  • Biz Over Breakfast 
    Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    Ballroom - Baton Rouge River Center | 8:30am - 9:15am

  • Tuesday Luncheon
    Hosted by Alabama Tourism
    Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    Ballroom - Baton Rouge River Center | 12:30pm - 1:45pm


Delegate Free Night

Baton Rouge Area
Monday, March 9, 2020 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Recommended Dress: Casual

You’ll find a wide variety of the best restaurants for every taste and budget, from national chains to treasured local favorites. 

Baton Rouge & Beyond: Exlusive Journalist Dinner

Capitol Park Museum
Hosted by Visit Baton Rouge
Monday, March 9, 2020 | 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Recommended Dress: Casual

Dine under the stars and the lights of the State Capitol as the Capitol Park Museum comes to life for an unforgettable dining experience. A menu featuring elegant and unique Louisiana Seafood, string quartet and live character portrayals will leave you fully immersed in the culture of our great state. This elegant, sit-down dinner with colleagues and special guests is sure to be one you won’t forget!


After-Hours Event

Red Stick Social
Hosted by The Group Travel Leader

Monday, March 9, 2020 | 8:30pm – 11:30pm
Recommended Dress: Casual


Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler! 

Final Night Reception Hosted by Visit Baton Rouge
Louisiana Art & Science Museum 
Tuesday, March 10, 2019 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Let the good times roll during your last night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s capitalcity. An evening to remember, we’ll give Travel South 2020 a proper closing toast.