AFIA Liquid Feed Symposium

Sept. 7-9, 2022, Hyatt Regency New Orleans
New Orleans, LA


Hotel Information



Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA  70113
Tel. (504) 561-1234

AFIA is pleased to offer registrants a limited number of hotel rooms at a preferred rate of $199 per night (plus tax). The block rate guarantees complimentary internet access in your guest room. Please contact the Hyatt Regency New Orleans directly using this link or call (504) 561-1234 to reserve under the group name “American Feed Industry Association.” AFIA has a limited number of rooms blocked. The block is available through August 10, 2022, or until it fills up. To secure your room within the block, be sure to book before August 10, 2022. The AFIA room block entitles you to a 72 hour cancellation policy. Please be aware that fraudulent companies have been calling attendees claiming to represent us and the Hyatt. AFIA does not work with a housing bureau for this event and we do not endorse any of these companies. Reservations should only be made directly with the Hyatt Regency New Orleans


Located on hotel property:

8 BLOCK KITCHEN & BAR, Named after the blocks that make up Bourbon Street, this restaurant is the cornerstone of our dining options. It offers an award-winning buffet of gourmet breakfast and lunch dishes and features a delicious fusion of farm-to-table and traditional cuisine. Explore our Executive Chef’s Ground Grits and Bits Pancake recipe featured in Men's Journal.

8 Block Kitchen is currently serving a Food Hall concept. Our breakfast offering consists of fresh eggs, potatoes, breakfast meats, sandwiches, fresh pastries, and assorted beverages. Dinner service offers build your own salad stations, made to order sandwiches, fresh pizza, and chef’s daily entrée choice.

VITASCOPE HALL, Vitascope Hall is the place to unwind and continue the fun all at once with huge TVs for sports. Enjoy the freshest Louisiana seafood, an exceptional raw bar, and stunning sushi. And relax with free valet parking for two hours and 15 percent off with your Champions Square or Smoothing King Center ticket stub from select events.

601 DELIVERY, Experience our anytime food delivery service offering a wide variety of culinary offerings. No need to leave your room, 601 Delivery will have all your cravings delivered quickly to your hotel door in biodegradable disposable packaging. Dial 54 from your guestroom phone to feed your cravings.

*For your safety, 601 Delivery is the only food and beverage delivery service with access to the guestroom floors. 



Visit New Orleans restaurants where you can peruse where to dine outdoors, learn the difference between Cajun and Creole cuisine and find the best spots to eat with kids that adults can appreciate as well. You can dine healthy, eat fried seafood, devour po-boys and find out where they get their name. The New Orleans dining scene is a brilliant reflection of the city’s diverse history, culture and neighborhoods.

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Area Attractions 


Audubon Zoo. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 zoos in the country, the Audubon Zoo is known and loved for its engaging educational programs and hands-on animal encounters. Don't miss the Louisiana Swamp and Jaguar Jungle exhibits or their mysterious white alligators! And you can beat the heat during summer at their Cool Zoo, which features a 750-foot lazy river with sand beaches, lounge chairs, water cannons, water curtains and jumping jets. 

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Dive into a fascinating underwater world as you come face to face with exotic marine life from penguins and sea turtles to a vibrant Caribbean coral reef. The aquarium also features an immersive walk-through tunnel and a hands-on stingray pool.

Caesars Superdome. Catch professional football, world-class concerts, and incredible special events at this premier sports dome less than a 5-minute walk from our hotel. Get there early to tour football memorabilia.

Bourbon Street is a lively and colorful promenade in the heart of the French Quarter. Known for its New Orleans bars, clubs, jazz, and music venues and Cajun food, Bourbon Street is a vibrant streetscape that gives a deep look into the soul of New Orleans.

French Quarter.The oldest neighborhood in the city offers classic restaurants, music venues, boutique shopping and voodoo temples. Some of the most popular areas include Royal Street, Chartres Street, Jackson Square, Bourbon Street and the French Market.

Frenchmen Street is home to the Crescent City’s most popular music venues, including The Maison and Snug Harbor. In addition to the many bars and restaurants, Frenchman has become a favorite locals’ destination with music and food that truly authentic.


Visit New Orleans things to do. Whether this is your first time to New Orleans or you’re a seasoned visitor, the city’s invigorating spirit is sure to inspire, captivate and motivate you to jump in and see and do so much. With so many options and many things to do all the time, narrowing the playing field can be a challenge. Think of it this way: divide how much time you have by what your priorities are-history, art, music, culture, and on and on-and then add in a little time for the spontaneous joy that is the Crescent City’s calling card. Here is where to start making decisions.

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Getting There 

Airport. The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is 15 miles from Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Ridesharing services Uber and Lyft also operate from the airport.

Shuttle Service. Hyatt Regency New Orleans is happy to partner with a local shuttle service to make your trip to and from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport easy.

Public Transportation. Visit the city’s most popular attractions via the Loyola-UPT Streetcar Line, which passes the hotel every 20 minutes. The fee is $1.25 paid upon boarding. One-Day and 3-Day unlimited ride Jazzy Passes are also available for $3 and $9, respectively. For more information, please visit the hotel Concierge. 

Parking. Hyatt Regency New Orleans offers premium valet services. In addition, there are several nearby parking lots, including the 1301 Girod Parking Garage that connects directly to the hotel. Contact Merit Parking to confirm pricing — (504) 561-0575. 

Ride Share, Easily order an uber or lyft when you land at the New Orleans airport, and they’ll get you to your destination in no time! Located on the bottom level of the airport parking lot, there is a designated spot for ride-share pick ups. It is conveniently across the street from baggage claim, so grab your suitcase and meet your driver. Trips to and from the airport with start and end locations in Orleans Parish are a minimum of $33. Click here for pricing.

Avis is offering a discount on car rentals for LFS registrants through Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) #G028647. Hertz is offering discounts for LFS registrants through its Customer Discount Program (CDP) #1937390.

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Fitness and Recreation Center


Work up a sweat with our state-of-the-art spin, elliptical, cardio, and free weight equipment. Our concierge can help set up personalized classes with your favorite yoga and martial arts facilities. Uniquely positioned on the 32nd floor, the fitness center overlooks the Caesars Superdome and features expansive views of the Crescent City.

Hours: Friday-Sunday 10 AM-6PM



Full-service Bywater Bar & Grill. Located on the fifth floor, our pool is a tranquil spot for an invigorating swim or to enjoy lunch with friends. Our full-service Bywater Bar & Grill is open 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Or, escape the New Orleans sun in one of our private, poolside cabanas with lounge chairs and full food and beverage service.

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Photo Credits

All promotional photos and text used on this website are for marketing purposes only and were provided by the New Orleans Visitors Bureau and the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

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Contact Us

SARAH NOVAK    (703) 558-3574     SNOVAK@AFIA.ORG

Contact Sarah, chief operating officer, for information on membership opportunities.

PAUL DAVIS, PH.D.     (703) 650-0146    PDAVIS@AFIA.ORG

Contact Paul, director of quality, animal food safety and education, for any questions regarding conference agenda and event expectations.


Contact Daisy, manager of meetings and events, for any questions regarding registration, payment, and invoicing.


Contact Lynette, manager of meetings and sponsorships, for any questions regarding sponsorships, agenda, and event expectations.