With only a few days left until DOE's 2023 Small Business Forum & Expo, we want to make sure you have the information you need to plan your time and learn about the latest news and events.

Badges & Registration

Badges will not be mailed prior to the Forum. When you arrive at the Marriott New Orleans, please bring your photo ID and confirmation to a registration counter to pick up your badge. Registration will be open the following hours:

Monday, July 10 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, July 11 | 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, July 12 | 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Please note: Everyone in Forum sessions or the Expo must always have a badge visible on their person. Spouses, friends, peers, etc. are not granted access to the event without a badge.


Mobile App

The mobile app is now available

The app is the most up-to-date and interactive informational resource covering the 2023 Small Business Forum & Expo. Download it today and keep the Show Guide at your fingertips! 

With the app, you can:

  • Build your own schedule
  • Search for sessions and speakers
  • Bookmark exhibitors you don't want to miss
  • Receive real-time updates
  • Share your own experiences and photos 
  • Upload your headshot and bio
  • Connect with others, and so much more!

Search "EventMobi" in the AppStore or Google Play and enter code: DOE23.

Explore New Orleans!

Discover the vibrant street life and music spilling out of doorways on Frenchmen Street and Bourbon Street, see a show at historic Preservation Hall, or take an architectural walking tour through the French Quarter. Hop aboard the iconic streetcar lines to get around town, or venture outside the city to experience Louisiana’s rich cultural heritage. Whatever your interest, you’ll never run out of things to do in New Orleans.

For more places to explore in New Orleans, please check the list below from Director Ron Pierce DOE's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization:

Ron's Haunts


  • Herbsaint
  • Couvant
  • Acme Oyster House
  • Brennans


  • Mahogany Jazz Club
  • House of Blues
  • Kermit Ruffins Treme's Mother in Law Lounge


  • Magazine St.
  • Warehouse District

Please note: The list above does not constitute or imply endorsement by the Department of Energy or the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. 

Start planning your trip!

Weather in New Orleans

What to Pack

The dress code for the Forum & Expo is business attire.

July temperatures in New Orleans average 94°F for a high and 77°F for a low, but the hotel can be chilly. We recommend a jacket or light sweater and comfortable shoes for walking. Don’t forget your business cards!


New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street | New Orleans, LA 70130
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The New Orleans Marriott welcomes you with style, substance and unparalleled service. Nestled on NOLA's Canal Street, between the French Quarter and the Warehouse District, the hotel is a short walk from Jackson Square, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and the cruise port. Adventure awaits!