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WWII Museum Welcome Reception

On Tuesday, May 26th, ASMC invites all PDI attendees to the 2015 PDI Welcome Reception.

Exclusive tickets for the WWII Museum Welcome Reception are on sale now! This special reception will be held at the award-winning National WWII Museum in New Orleans and includes access to the Tom Hanks film production, “Beyond All Boundaries”; gourmet food; and tours of the museum’s six-acre campus. The 2015 PDI Welcome Reception will held on Tuesday, May 26th at 1800.

Hanks and Brokaw at WWII Museum

View video: Tom Hanks and Tom Brokaw on the TODAY Show talk about receiving the American Spirit Award from the WWII Museum, for their work documenting WWII stories.

Tickets for the private reception are available to PDI attendees and guests only. Tickets are available for registered attendees by accessing the login located at Attendees must sign in with the email and record associated with their PDI registration.

Thanks to our sponsors Grant Thornton LLP and St. Michael’s Inc. for sponsoring this event!

Grant Thornton LLP

St. Michael's Inc.

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Scavenger Hunt

This year ASMC is introducing a new PDI event suggested by our New Orleans local PDI Leadership. We are excited to conduct PDI’s first Scavenger Hunt! This special event will promote a safe and fun self-guided tour of the Crescent City, filled with discounted attractions, food and beverages from some of New Orleans most famous establishments, as well as some competitive prizes. The Scavenger Hunt is scheduled Tuesday, May 26 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm. Participants will be able to check-in for the hunt during the on-site PDI registration activity and receive their complimentary backpack filled with scavenger hunt goodies and guidelines for the hunt.

From the Convention Center you or your team will embark on-foot collecting tokens from various locations, answering trivia questions and snapping images of sites and scenes throughout the Big Easy, to include Jackson Square and Café Du Monde. You and your team members will be able to complete the hunt (partially or in full) at your own pace. At the finish line we will convert your collected tokens into tickets to be entered into the Grand Prize! There will also be other prizes that will be announced as we get closer to PDI. So, dust off your walkin’ shoes, brush up on your New Orleans history and come “Be in that number” at one of our PDI 2015 PDI premier events!

Guarantee your spot – registration is now open online HERE.

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PDI Charity Raffle

All PDI attendees are invited to participate in this year’s PDI Charity Raffle. This year’s charity raffle will benefit the Bastion Group, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that is building neighborhoods in New Orleans designed for returning warriors and families with lifelong rehabilitative needs. Through Bastion’s powerful community model which empowers neighbors as volunteers in a warrior’s individualized care plan, they will sustain a thriving recovery from the wounds and casualties of war. Click here to learn more about the raffle!

For information about Bastion, use the following link to visit their webpage: and watch their inspiring video here.

For a full listing of the PDI 2015 Charity Raffle Winners, check here.

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Community Service Project

The ASMC 2015 PDI Service Project will support the Volunteers of America’s Veteran’s Transitional Housing Facility. PDI participants will dedicate two hours of service performing minor construction projects, painting and/or gardening. The service project is scheduled for Tuesday 26 May, 2015, beginning @ 2:30pm. Anyone interested in participating in the service project please ensure you arrive to board the transportation to the VA not later than 1:45pm.

All participants are requested to check in at the Special Events table, located in the PDI registration area at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, between the hours of 9:00am and 1:00pm. Shuttle buses will be provided and will depart promptly at 2:00pm from the convention center and will return back to the convention center by 5:00pm.

For information about the Veterans Transitional Housing use the following link to visit their webpage:

Ready to volunteer for this event? Register HERE.

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