The main conference sessions will take place in Proshansky Auditorium, Graduate Center, CUNY (365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016 USA). Please bring a picture ID for building access.
MobiCom will be held from 3-7 Oct 2016. The conference will take place at the Graduate Center, CUNY.
Graduate Center (GC) is located in the heart of Manhattan and set within the multi-campus of the City University of New York (CUNY). With more than one million alumni of 24 colleges, CUNY grads are making their mark from coast to coast and around the world. From Nobel Laureates (http://www2.cuny.edu/alumni/nobel-laureates/) to award-winning educators and leaders in various domains. GC is located in the former B. Altman building at 365 Fifth Avenue, between 34th and 35th Streets, and become a landmark building redesigned to meet the specific needs of the CUNY and to provide public spaces for cultural and conference purposes. It only takes around 11 mins walking from the Penn Station to the Graduate Center. The conference main hotel (i.e., St Giles hotel) is also nearby, only around 10 mins walking to the Graduate Center.
Guests must arrive early for the security check. Access to the building is granted upon presentation of a valid picture identification and sign in at the lobby desk. Guests could take elevator downstairs to the -1 level to enter the MobiCom conference auditorium.
Markers in the Map include:
Graduate Center, CUNY (365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016 USA).
61 Pier (61 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011)
Conference Hotel:St. Giles New York - The Tuscany Hotel (120 E 39th St, New York, NY 10016)
Conference Restaurant:Bryant Park Grill (25 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018)
There are three available airports near New York City. Air travellers may arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) or LaGuardia Airport (LGA), both in Queens, or Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in neighboring New Jersey.
Ground Transportation from the Airports to the St Giles Hotel:
New York City has two main rail stations around the Graduate Center, CUNY: Grand Central Terminal (on the east side) and Penn Station (on the west side). Each is also served by numerous bus and subway lines.Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central is the main terminal for Metro-North Railroad services. Subway lines here include the 4, 5, 6, 7 and S (shuttle between Grand Central and Times Square). For MTA bus details, visit tripplanner.mta.info.Penn Station
Penn Station is the main terminal for Long Island Rail Road, and a terminal for Amtrak and NJ Transit. Subway lines here include the 1, 2, 3, A, C and E. For MTA bus details, visit tripplanner.mta.info.
Use Google Maps for driving directions to New York City. Also, make sure you know where to park: you may want to use a site like bestparking.com to compare parking rates and locations from a number of companies. Be aware, the traffic congestion is serious around NYC in rush hours.
Other OptionsRental cars: Companies at above three airports include Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz and National. Private car service: Dial 7, Carmel and Uber.
(More details on how to get to Manhattan by major modes of transportation can be found at the nycgo.com website)
MobiCom 2016 has partnered with hotel St. Giles New York - The Tuscany at special conference rates.
Please note all guest room rates are quoted exclusive of applicable state and local taxes, which are currently 14.75%, as well as $3.50 New York City Occupancy Tax/Javits Center Fee. Taxes are subject to change without notice.
[UPDATE August 29, 2016] We are informed that all rooms at the $269 rate are sold out. Additional king size rooms are available at $299 rate. (please use the same reservation number)
The group cut-off date has been set to August
Reservations can be made via Individual Call In by 11:59PM eastern standard time on Wednesday, August
Any changes or cancellations must be made by 3:00PM 24 hours prior to the day of arrival. Any cancellations after this time will be subject to a penalty of one night's room and tax.
A list of other suggested hotels around the area of Graduate Center, CUNY, where the conference will take place is attached: Hotels in CUNY area.
The conference reception will be held at Bryant Park Grill (25 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018), which offers features new American-style dining set against the stunning backdrop of Bryant Park, and provides great views of the park.
Bryant Park is situated behind the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Take the B, D, F, or M train to 42nd Street/Bryant Park Take the 7 to 5th Avenue
More details on the Bryant Park Grill can be found at:
(Harbor Lights Dinner Cruise - Presents Bateaux New York)
The conference banquet will be held on NYC cruise which is about 3 hour sail around the NYC Harbor - Breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty. All attendees will get to experience the ultimate fusion of gourmet dining, entertainment and exceptional service in a setting unlike any other in New York. Rich hardwood floors gleam underfoot. A glass ceiling and walls reveal a magnificent skyline view at every turn on the New York Harbor. In addition, all guests will enjoy a live band.