News Bulletin

The local organizing committee (LOC) would like to provide the following news update as we approach the February 6 early registration deadline.


Registration and Lodging Information

  1. The LOC has partnered with another hotel for CHEP participants (see Lodging ). The Four Points Soho is located within walking distance of the conference venue and offers very competitive rates.
  2. Rates at Club Quarters were dropped from $206/$226 for singles and doubles to $186/$206. The new rates apply retroactively to participants who previously made reservations at Club Quarters at the higher rates. Please see Lodging .
  3. The LOC has received confirmation of our NYU dorm reservation. Therefore, participants with confirmed payment have been assigned rooms (45 people so far). We still have 155 dorm rooms available. Each participant will receive confirmation of dorm room reservation beginning January 30. If you do not receive confirmation by February 10, please contact [email protected] .
  4. Because NYU dorm rooms are configured as a 2-person suite with a shared bathroom, participants who wish to have a specific suite-mate should contact [email protected] and make a request before February 15. It is our policy to assign rooms in a suite to same-gender participants (no exceptions).
  5. We are pleased to be offering a number of conference and companion tours that will appeal to both the first-time visitor and the seasoned NYC traveler alike. A separate website to select and purchase tour tickets and other visitor deals is now available. Please see Tours for details and look for additional tour options to be added before the end of the month! All conference tours will be offered on Wednesday (May 23) for participants and their companions, while companion tours will be offered on Tuesday (May 22) and Thursday (May 24).
  6. For those taking advantage of the early registration discount, we urge you to complete the payment process as soon as possible. Any outstanding early registration payments, including wire transfers, must be received by February 6 in order to avoid cancellation of registration. After that date, cancellation will require re-registration at the regular (non-discounted) rate. Hotel rooms reserved with a CHEP discount code by unconfirmed participants will also be released at that time due to contractual liability. NYU dorm room requests, as well, can not be honored until payment is received.

The 3rd conference bulletin will be published on Feb. 3. It will contain details on the program timetable and social events, instructions for poster presenters and other general updates.

Ofer Rind & Tony Wong
(on behalf of local organizing committee)