Smashing Conference

New York 2014 SmashingConf New York 2014 17th–18th of June 2014

Locations

On this page you'll find the information about the venues for the conference and for the workshops. We're working on an attendee PDF pack as well, but you can check the WikiTravel for travelling information for now. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

The conference will take place in the Times Center
The conference will take place in the "Times Center" in NYC, USA.
Located just off the Times Square district! Image credit.

The Times Center (Conference)

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At the heart of Manhattan's bustling Times Square district lies our conference venue, The Times Center. This purpose-built auditorium will be providing the incredible backdrop for the first ever SmashingConf NYC! Seating just 378, you can be sure of a friendly, positive learning environment throughout the event, with state-of-the-art technology and extra comfortable theatre style seating.

Step outside and straight into the action of the city! Of course, we'll be making the most of our inspirational location; expect plenty of fun extra surprises planned around NYC.

Address

The Times Center
242 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10036
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Lighthouse International

workshop-venue

Just off Park Avenue, you'll find the NYC home of our SmashingConf workshops, the Lighthouse International Conference Center. Since 1905, Lighthouse International has led the charge in the fight against vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment. We're very happy to be supporting them by hosting our workshops at their wonderful venue.

When entering the building, head up the stairs directly in front of you, to find our registration table and friendly event team who'll be ready to show you to the right room.

Address

Lighthouse International
111 E 59th St, New York NY 10022-1202
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Hotels

Looking For Accommodation?

If you'd like to join the Smashing crew staying at YOTEL New York, we've secured a special rate of $219 + taxes for our attendees! The rate is valid for 16th, 17th and 18th June 2014. Rooms must be booked by the cut off date May 15th 2014.

If you'd like to make a reservation, just use this link, or call Yotel's Pre-Arrival Team directly at (646) 449-7700 or (877) 909-6835 (toll free) and quote Smashing Conference Attendees Block. Rooms at this rate are limited, so please don't delay!

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    YOTEL New York

    570 Tenth Avenue
    New York
    NY 10036
    USA

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    Pricing: $219+ per night

    YOTEL New York is super modern, tech friendly and beautifully designed throughout. A robot looks after your bags, the coffee and WiFi is free and it's just a few minutes walk to our conference venue. Call them at (877) 909-6835 (toll free) and quote Smashing Conference Attendees Block or use the link to get a descent discount.

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    The Westin New York at Time Square

    270 West 43rd Street
    New York, NY 10036
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    Pricing: $330 + taxes

    The Westin New York offers a refreshing hotel experience in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The impressive 45-story tower distinguishes this 873-room landmark hotel located in the heart of Broadway - within easy walking distance of our conference venue.

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    The W Time Square

    1567 Broadway @ 47th Street · New York, NY 10036

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    Pricing: $480+ taxes

    Perched above the “Crossroads of the World,” near the Big Apple’s famous theater district, W New York – Times Square amplifies the city’s famous energy. This hotel offers top class accommodation, great service and many luxury ammenities, for the discerning traveler!

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    AirBnB

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    Looking For Accommodation?

    If you're looking for a great deal, with some home comforts and character, of course we recommend checking out Airbnb! If you're bringing a few members of your team to Smashing Conf, there are plenty of properties that will sleep several people, and many are in a fantastic location.

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Things To Do In NYC

If you're one of our many lovely attendees traveling to New York from out of town, then of course, you'll be wanting to make the most of your time in this amazing city! For decades, creative types have flocked to NYC to get inspired by its unrivalled energy and vibrance. We hope that you'll leave the Smashing Conf with your brain buzzing, not only from all of our incredible speakers, but from being immersed in such fantastic surroundings. Here are a few ideas of stuff to check out while you're in town.

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    The High Line

    From Gansevoort Street
    To West 34th Street
    Between 10th and 11th Avenues

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    Pricing: Free

    A beautiful park created from an abandoned elevated railroad track. Lots of great art installations and viewing platforms for the photographers amongst you.

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    The Museum Of Modern Art

    11 W 53rd St
    New York, NY 10019
    United States

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    Pricing: Free (Fri 4-8pm)

    Close to Times Square and our conference venue; fuel your creativity and get inspired with a visit to see some of the incredible exhibitions, alongside the MOMA's world class collection.

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    Grand Central Terminal

    Grand Central Terminal
    89 E 42nd Street
    New York, NY 10017

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    Pricing: Free

    Iconic. Look for the elaborately decorated astronomical ceiling and don't miss the Whispering Gallery - stand at the end of either Oyster Bar ramp and whisper into the wall; you'll be heard way across on the other side!

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    Brooklyn Brewery Tour

    79 N 11th St
    New York, NY 11249
    United States

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    Pricing: Free (Sat & Sun)

    The Brooklyn Brewery offers free tours on Saturday and Sunday, with beer tokens available to purchase as you find a seat at one of their tasting tables. Enjoy!

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    Flushing Meadows - Corona Park

    Grand Central Parkway.
    Park Drive E.
    Queens

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    Pricing: Free

    Created from the former dumping ground characterized as "a valley of ashes" in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - this beautiful parkland now contains the remains of the World Fair 1964-1965.

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    Empire State Building Observation Deck

    Empire State Building
    350 5th Ave
    New York, NY

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    Pricing: $27

    If you're coming to New York, it's a tradition! Get the best panoramic view of the city from the Empire State Observation Deck nearly a quarter of a mile above Fifth Avenue.

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    American Museum of Natural History

    Central Park West at 79th Street
    New York, NY 10024-5192

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    Pricing: Free between 4:45 and 5:45 pm

    Cavernous and breath-taking, take some time to wander and let yourself get lost in this world-famous museum. An incredible monument to biodiversity and science - go and get inspired!

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    Luna Park - Coney Island

    Luna Park at Coney Island
    1000 Surf Avenue
    Brooklyn
    New York 11224

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    Pricing: Around $29

    Thrill-seekers might like to let off steam on some of the extreme thrill rides at Luna Park after the conference! You can purchase a 4 hour wristband, getting you unlimited rides for $29.

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Getting There

New York is a top destination for tourists from around the world, so it stands to reason that the transport links are great! If you're coming to town from JFK Airport then the fastest way to get to the city is by cab. This should cost around $65 (including tolls and tip.)

A cheaper option to consider is one of the shuttle buses which don't need to be booked in advance and run from all the local airports.

When you're in the city, the famous NYC Subway will get you from A to B. Or of course, do your best Statue of Liberty impression and hail one of those iconic cabs!


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