New York City; with so much energy and excitement, it’s the perfect backdrop for SmashingConf! You’ll find all of our venues are conveniently located close to each other, maximizing the time you have to enjoy the city and all it has to offer. For more detailed info on traveling tips and what to do in town, stay tuned for our attendee PDF pack). If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send an email to Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org or to reach out via @SmashingConf.
The conference will take place at the unique venue New World Stages Manhattan, NYC. An old movie theater, renovated into one of the top off-Broadway houses, this venue is the quintessential New York City venue located just off the Times Square district!
Our workshops will take place at the Microsoft Technology Center. Just off Times Square, between 41st and 42nd Street. A beautiful building, home to new technology and close to all forms of New York City transportation, and some of the greatest dining options in the city.
Located right in the heart of the bustling Theatre District, we'll be hosting SmashingConf NY at New World Stages. Expect comfortable seating, a beautiful quintessential New York atmosphere, and a very warm welcome.
The Microsoft MTC (Microsoft Technology Center) is right in the heart of Times Square. Close to transportation and endless food and entertainment options, this technology hub is located at 11 Times Square (with the entrance on 8th Ave).
Microsoft Technology Center (Microsoft NYC)
11 Times Square, 5th & 6th Floor
(Between 41st & 42nd Streets on 8th Ave.)
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 or LaGuardia Airport, the fastest way to get to the city is by cab or Lyft. 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.
The cheapest option is public transportation. From JFK, you take the AirTrain ($5) to the Subway. Take the A, C, or E train ($3) towards Manhattan, getting off at the 42nd Street Port Authority Bus Terminal Station if you are staying at the Yotel.
If you are coming from LaGuardia, you can take the M60 express bus, which will connect you to 12 different Subway lines. This is the cheapest option to get into Manhattan from LaGuardia but is not the most straight-forward.
When you’re in the city, the famous NYC Subway will get you from location to location. Lyft is quite reasonably priced or, do your best Statue of Liberty impression and hail one of those iconic cabs!
If you’d like to join the Smashing crew and speakers, staying at YOTEL New York, we’ve secured a special rate of
$219 + tax (Oct. 21 & Oct. 22nd)
$259 + tax (Oct. 23rd - 26th)
(their best rate on booking.com is $333 ;-)
for our attendees! YOTEL New York offers a comfortable, lively and tech-friendly atmosphere! Premium Queen Cabins come with the signature ‘SMARTBED’ featuring Serta mattresses, and free speedy wifi everywhere. There are incredible views, a beautiful Terrace, and a great atmosphere! Oh, and we’re just a 10min walk away from the conference venue!
You can either make your reservations by → using this link online or by calling the Pre-Arrival Team directly (877) 909-6835 and identify yourself as being with the Smashing Events Group or Block Code SMASH18.
This rate is available until October 01, 2018 or until the room block fills. There is a limited number at this rate, so please don't delay!