This year, the DAV and Auxiliary national convention returns to the Big Easy. A city known for its vibrant nightlife and culturally diverse history, New Orleans is truly a world-class experience.

New Orleans offers something of interest for everyone—family-friendly attractions, spectacular architecture, the sounds of jazz and zydeco music filling the air and the extravagant, colorful fanfare of Bourbon Street.

After spending time working alongside fellow veterans to help shape DAV’s future, you can experience a multitude of one-of-a-kind experiences in the city. New Orleans cuisine, largely influenced by Creole, Cajun and French flavors, is widely held as some of the best in the world. You can experience beautiful historic sites and museums throughout the French Quarter and Garden District, check off a ride on the streetcars from your bucket list or take the kids to see the Louisiana black bear lounging in his own personal bathtub at the Audubon Zoo. With seemingly endless shopping, dining and recreational activities, New Orleans has attractions for all to enjoy. The city also hosts the National World War II Museum, a treasure that reminds us of the sacrifices we honor through our service in DAV.

DAV’s national convention is an opportunity to advocate for ill and injured veterans, to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow DAV members and to take ownership of your organization and its yearly agenda. At the same time, it allows for a hearty dose of fun in this premier vacation destination.

This year, as you make plans, please note that the convention will return to the traditional Saturday-through-Tuesday schedule. Additionally, mark your calendars as Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band have been invited to play Sunday night.

Our special room rate is $130 per single or double. Reservations can be made online at or by calling 800-Hiltons (800-445-8667) or 504-561-0500. If making reservations by phone, be sure to say that you are reserving under the Disabled American Veterans room block. DAV members and guests will also receive a discounted daily self-parking rate of $15.

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