2019 Institute
May 8-10, 2019
The Royal Sonesta,
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States


Why Attend

EASNA’s Institute brings together a diverse set of exemplary industry experts, EAPs, mental health professionals, and employer representatives all dedicated to creating healthier, productive workplaces. Educational sessions are led by leading experts sharing the latest research, best practices, and case studies about what works, trends, and hot topics in the field. Your registration fee covers all of the educational sessions, most meals, the welcome reception, entrance to the exhibit hall, and special evening out. The event begins with Wednesday afternoon educational sessions, followed by a welcome reception and concludes mid-afternoon on Friday.

Who Should Attend

  • Employee assistance professionals
  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Social workers
  • Human resource practitioners
  • Health educators
  • Occupational health and safety professionals
  • Labor educators
  • Organizational development experts
  • Researchers and public policy makers
  • Union leaders
  • Personnel directors
  • Marriage and family therapists
  • Substance abuse professionals
  • Management consultants
  • Risk managers
  • Benefits and insurance managers
  • Health promotion and wellness managers and consultants

Top Reasons to Attend

  • Stay on top of industry trends with outstanding peer-reviewed educational sessions.
  • Network with like-minded Employee Assistance professionals and industry partners in the Exhibit Hall.
  • Learn about innovative EAPs and pioneers in action with our Corporate and Leadership Award winners.
  • Earn professional credits to apply toward your license.
  • Learn how to get more involved with EASNA to advance the EAP field.
  • Relax and network with peers at our welcome reception and dine-around, networking breaks, and evening event.
  • Enjoy most meals included in your registration throughout the Institute.

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French Quarter Walking Tour

Thursday, May 9, 2019
7:00 am – 8:00 am CST

The French Quarter is the city’s historic heart, famous for its vibrant nightlife and colorful buildings with cast-iron balconies. Crowd-pleasing Bourbon Street features jazz clubs, Cajun eateries and raucous bars serving potent cocktails. Quieter streets lead to the French Market, with gourmet food and local crafts, and to Jackson Square where street performers entertain in front of soaring St. Louis Cathedral.

A must see for every visitor to New Orleans is a walking tour of the famous French Quarter. The original French and Spanish influence on this centuries old city are evidenced by beautiful and unique architecture. You’ll see famous landmarks such as The Pontalba buildings and The Saint Louis Cathedral, flanked by The Cabildo and Presbytère and Jackson Square with its old-world flavor and colorful art colony.

Enjoy viewing iron laced balconies, romantic patios, and quaint antique shops, providing the South’s finest selection of European and American antiques. The last stop of the walking tour will be a  breakfast of café au lait laced with chicory and a plate of sweet beignets from Café du Monde.

Registration for the Walking Tour – $35.

Experience the Flavor of New Orleans

Thursday, May 9, 2019
6:00 – 8:30 pm

The evening will start with savory New Orleans food, followed by a private cooking demonstration to create the perfect New Orleans dinner at the New Orleans School of Cooking!  Since 1980, The New Orleans School of Cooking has introduced countless visitors from around the world to the wonderful food and rich culture of New Orleans and Louisiana as a whole. We teach the basics of Louisiana Cooking in a way you’ll never forget. Fun is a primary ingredient in our kitchen! Our Cajun / Creole experts can teach New Orleans specialties such as Gumbo, Jambalaya and Pralines, seasoning them with history, trivia and tall tales! If you want to try your hand at cooking, some lucky guests will have an opportunity to participate in creating the dinner.

As the evening winds down, guests will be able to visit the Louisiana General Store which includes a thoughtful collection of the best locally sourced products, used and loved by our family of New Orleans School of Cooking chefs. You will experience the Vieux Carre’ of long ago with the authentic cuisine and outstanding service for which the New Orleans School of Cooking is known for.

Register Today!