Southern Grants Forum Coming to New Orleans in 2018

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The next Southern Grants Forum will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on July 16 through 18, 2018.  This will be the first time that the annual conference has been held in New Orleans.  The Renaissance Arts District Hotel, which will host the event, is already accepting room reservations at a special rate of $99.00 per night.  Registration for the Southern Grants Forum will open in early January 2018.

The 2018 Southern Grants Forum will celebrate both grants management professionals and the City of New Orleans with a conference theme that encourages participants to “Get Jazzed about Grants Management.”  Two dozen sessions and a dozen speakers spread over three days will help conference attendees “get jazzed” about recent developments affecting grant-funded organizations and the future of grants management.  A special, double-length opening session on July 16 will examine “The Uniform Grants Guidance at Five,” will better equip conference attendees to understand the key requirements of the Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Grants Guidance (better known as the “Super Circular”), including the changes that have occurred since the rules were first promulgated.  More sessions will be announced during the countdown to the opening of registration in January.

Early registrants will benefit from a discounted Early Bird Registration rate of just $549.00 per attendee.  The Early Bird Rate will be available until April 28, 2018.  After April 28, the Regular Registration rate of $599.00 per attendee will apply.  Large groups of five or more attendees, however, will qualify for an additional Group Registration discount when all members of the group register at the same time.

The Southern Grants Forum is the premier educational event for grant-funded organizations in the Southeast and Southwest.   As in previous years, grants professionals from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia, are expected to attend the 2018 edition of the Southern Grants Forum.  Southern Grants Forum 2018 is sponsored by the Grants-Funded and Tax-Exempt Organizations Practice of The Private Client Law Firm and by the accounting firm of Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC.

More information about Southern Grants Forum 2018, the scheduled speakers, and the planned workshops, as well as how to register, can be found on the conference’s official website at



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