The conference begins with an informal social on Friday, November 12th at the B Bar and Grill, in close proximity to the conference location. Not only is it a good chance to connect with others, but we will have pre-registered badges available.
Therefore, we recommend that you plan to arrive by 6 pm or so on Friday night.
There are a wide variety of ways to travel to New York City, of course. Trains, planes and automobiles are all plausible, although we do recommend that you stick to public transportation as much as feasible while in the city. Car travel and parking in Manhattan is both tedious and can be expensive.
The closest subway stop to Cooper Square is the local 6 Lexington avenue train which stops at Astor Place.
Speakers will be staying at the St. Mark's Hotel, moments away from the conference site. The hotel rates are very reasonable for New York City, and they do not provide group or conference discounts. Additionally, they only accept cash or traveler's checks. You can, however, make a reservation by emailing them and paying upon arrival.
We encourage you to join the public mailing list to coordinate with others in terms of travel and accomodations.