NOEW Crossover Programming

New Orleans Book Festival | NOEW

The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University and New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) partnered in 2024 to hold their events during the same week in March. The partnership offered attendees more of what they already expect from each event while showcasing New Orleans as a destination for exploring new thinking, intellectual pursuits, and professional opportunities.


The 2024 New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane University ran from March 14-16 and brought best-selling authors and thought leaders to Tulane’s uptown campus for a multi-day celebration, including Family Day on Saturday, March 16. A true “Mardi Gras for the Mind,” the festival convened over 90+ readings, panel discussions and keynote speeches. 

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) – or “noh-wee!” as the locals pronounce it – kicked off Monday, March 11, and concluding on Saturday, March 16. 

Crossover Programming

Rising Tides: The Past and Future of Water Management in New Orleans

Iñaki Alday, Richard Campanella and Margarita Jover | Moderated by: Beaux Jones

Friday, March 15: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

The Riggio Foundation Stage | Qatar Ballroom, Lavin-Bernick Center

Innovation, Food and Community: A Conversation with Kimbal Musk

Moderated by: Walter Isaacson

Saturday, March 16: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

United Airlines Stage | Dixon Hall

The Venture Alchemists: How Big Tech Turned Profits Into Power

Rob Lalka in Conversation with Peter Ricchiuti

Saturday, March 16: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Tulane Alumni Stage | Stibbs 203, Lavin-Bernick Center

Believe-in-You Money: What Would It Look Like If the Economy Loved Black People?

Jessica Norwood | Moderated by: Shennette Garrett-Scott 

Saturday, March 16: 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Savage Gollner Stage | Diboll Gallery

Closing Musical Celebration

The Closing Celebration, co-presented in partnership with NOEW, features Irma Thomas, the “Soul Queen of New Orleans”

4:45 PM - 6:15 PM

Hyatt Regency Festival Tent, Berger Family Lawn