conference is being held in the Computer Science Department facilities
and the Maison Francais (the brick building next
to Low Library and adjacent to St. Paul's Chapel) at Columbia University in
the City of New York. Directions to Columbia
and New York can
be found here. There are also links to detailed
maps of the campus environs.
For easy reference, here is a map of the New York City subway. The 1 & 9 lines are the
easiest way to
get to Columbia; connection is available from 42nd Street and 34th Street Penn Station. You'll
need to purchase a Metrocard to ride the city bus and subway.
Metrocard vending machines are found in all subway stations.
The Hotel for the conference is
The Mayflower Hotel
15 Central Part West
New York, NY, 10023
1 (212) 265-0060
The Mayflower hotel website
Sixty (60) single rooms and 15 double rooms have been blocked out for Oct 8, 9, 10, 11.
Reservations must be made by September 8th, ask for OpenSig.
single room: $159/night
double room: $179/night
and Columbia University can be reached via:
(Newark Liberty, LaGuardia, JFK)
(M60 from LaGuardia)
(the 1&9 to 116th Street)
Computer Science Department maintains a very detailed page
of directions for getting to NYC and CU.
In addition, New
York City has many fine hotel accomodations.