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General Info

GeneralInfo_75x75Welcome to NYC. Planning a trip to the five boroughs can be part of the fun, but there’s also a lot of ground to cover—how to get here, what to expect from the weather, how to hail a taxi and much more. In this section, you’ll find essential information to help you make the most of your visit.

 

Geography

New York City is composed of five boroughs. While Manhattan and Staten Island are islands, Brooklyn and Queens are geographically part of Long Island, and the Bronx is attached to the US mainland. The islands are linked by bridges, tunnels and ferries. Check here for helpful NYC maps and guides.

Manhattan is 13.4 miles long and 2.3 miles wide at its widest. Except at its northern and southern tips, the borough’s avenues run roughly north and south, and streets run east and west. One-way thoroughfares are common, with traffic moving east on even-numbered streets and west on odd-numbered streets. Fifth Avenue divides the island into east and west sides (for example, locations on 57th Street west of Fifth Avenue are designated “W. 57th St.,” and east of Fifth Avenue, they’re “E. 57th St.”). As you move farther east or west from Fifth Avenue, street addresses increase, usually in increments of 100 from one block to the next. For north-south avenues, 20 blocks equals a mile, and the street numbers increase as you go uptown. Blocks can be a useful measure of distance, but keep in mind your direction: walking uptown from 1st Street to 6th Street is about a quarter of a mile, but walking the same number of blocks crosstown, from First Avenue to Sixth Avenue, is approximately a mile.

Weather

Weatherb_75x75To see current NYC weather conditions, view details onThe New York Times. For more general information on the City’s climate and seasonal variations, visit our weather page.

 

Time Zone

New York City is on the eastern standard time (Greenwich mean time minus four hours during daylight saving time, from March into early November, and minus five hours the rest of the year). Here is the current date and time in NYC:

Transportation

Transportation_75x75Getting to NYC and navigating the five boroughs is a breeze—and it’s even easier with these tips. For information about the City’s airports, shuttles, train stations and more, visit our Getting Here page. For information about taxis, subways, buses, bikes and more, visit our Getting Around page.

 

International Visitors

If you’re visiting New York City from outside the United States, you may need a visa to enter the country. For details, visit the US State Department’s visa information website.

Trusted Traveler Programs

Fly through the lines at JFK, LGA and Newark. The Department of Homeland Security has introduced several programs that can help expedite security and customs screenings when traveling to and from the US and New York City. The programs, customized based on travel needs and designed to enhance passenger experience, are available for US citizens and residents as well as those from certain foreign countries. Visit dhs.gov/tt to learn more about the options and their benefits, and see a chart that compares the different features of each.

US Customs and Border Protection

Recent improvements by US Customs and Border Protection have helped decrease wait times to enter the United States for both visitors and citizens coming from abroad. Among these are the Trusted Traveler Programs listed above, as well as self-service kiosks located in the international arrivals terminals at area airports and an app for smartphones and tablets. Discover what to expect when arriving from an international destination by watching “You Have Arrived,” a short instructional video; to learn more about the self-service kiosks and app, watch “Global Entry – The Quickest Way Through the Airport.”

Accessibility

New York City is accessible to visitors with disabilities. For complete information on accessible train stations, buildings, medical facilities, sports, entertainment and services, visit our accessibility page.

Official NYC Information Centers

ONIC_75x75Official NYC Information Centers are the places to get NYC facts, figures and tips, along with maps, guides and everything else you’ll need during your stay.

 

CityPASS, Explorer Pass, The New York Pass and Downtown Culture Pass

CityPass2_75x75Find out which deal best suits your visit to NYC with this guide to New York CityPASS, Explorer Pass, The New York Pass and Downtown Culture Pass.

 

City Experts NYC Tours

GrayLineSightseeing_75x75Seeing the City by double-decker bus, boat or helicopter can make for a memorable trip, and there are convenient, affordable ways to visit all of NYC’s major attractions.Explore tour options here.

 

Seasonal Events and Attractions

SeasonalEvents_2_75x75There’s guaranteed to be something fun happening during your visit. To see what it is, visit our calendar of events or our annual events listings. Our overview of holidays in the City also provides essential information as well as details about how locals celebrate.

 

Local Laws

If you’re headed out for a night on the town, you should know that the drinking age in NYC—and throughout the United States—is 21, and smoking is banned in public places throughout the City, including bars, restaurants, subways and taxis, and public parks and beaches. Cigar smoking is permitted at cigar bars that register with the City. In NYC, those who are 21 or older can purchase cigarettes and tobacco.

Staying Connected

StayConnected_75x75Here’s a guide to WiFi and other Internet connections in NYC. Remember that power sockets in the United States deliver 120 volts at 60 hertz, and you may need a converter to use your apparatus here.

 

Phone Numbers

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Here are some important phone numbers to keep handy during your NYC visit.
• Emergencies (police, fire or ambulance): 911
• NYC government agencies and any questions or requests about City services (nonemergency): 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (639-9675)
• Directory assistance: 411
• Printed NYC literature: 800-NYC-VISIT (692-84748) or 212-397-8222

Currency

Currency_75x75bIn New York City and throughout the United States, the dollar is the standard currency. This converter allows you to determine the value of other currencies compared with the dollar.

Below are some of the many places where you can exchange your currency for American dollars.

American Express Travel Services:

800-297-2977; americanexpress.com
• 111 Broadway (at Pine St.); 212-693-1100

ChangeGroup New York:

changegroup.com
• 22 W. 34th St. (bet. Fifth and Sixth Aves.); 212-643-2976
• 234 W. 42nd St. (bet. Seventh and Eighth Aves.), ground floor; 212-391-7258
• 315 Madison Ave. (at E. 42nd St.); 212-883-0210
• 1568 Broadway (at W. 47th St.); 212-730-1686

Taxes and Tips

Travelers from out of town may not be familiar with the way taxes and tips affect New York City price tags. Check here for information about taxes and gratuities in New York City.

Public Restrooms

PublicRestroomsb_75x75New York City features restroom facilities that you can use while you’re out and about sightseeing. See our roundup of public restrooms for some helpful tips.

 

Additional Resources and Services

AdditionalResources_75x75Below are links to NYC & Company members whose services can help you make the most of your leisure or business trip to the City.

 

Services for Leisure Travelers
Services for Business Travelers

NYC Weddings

New York City is a fantastic spot to tie the knot—and now that marriage equality is law throughout US, all loving couples can exchange vows in the five boroughs. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about marriage. To start planning your New York nuptials, visit our page with information about the Manhattan Marriage Bureau and our slideshow of citywide wedding venues.

Safety

New York is America’s safest large city, but visitors should still use common sense to protect themselves and their property. Be aware of your surroundings, and make sure to always use licensed, reputable businesses for any services you need. For example, don’t hail livery cabs (as opposed to taxis) at the airport, and don’t rent bikes from companies that seem suspicious. If you’re not sure where to find legitimate businesses, the listings at nycgo.com are a good place to start as are those published by the Better Business Bureau. Your hotel concierge should be able to answer questions on this topic, and will be helpful if you need more information about neighborhoods in the five boroughs. 311, the City’s official information hotline, is also a useful resource. For more information about safety, read our tips for visitors.

The DigiMarCon Difference

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see why DigiMarCon stands out above the rest in the marketing industry
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Global Event Series

DigiMarCon is the Largest Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition series in the world, with annual events held in all continents (North America, Latin America, Europe, UK, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa) in 10 countries (United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Singapore, India, United Arab Emirates and South Africa), across 15 cities (New York, Toronto, San Francisco, Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Orlando, Sydney, London, Amsterdam, Singapore, New Delhi, Dubai, Johannesburg and Online). Wherever you are located there is a regional DigiMarCon event nearby you can attend.

5 Star Luxury Event Venues

DigiMarCon Conferences are held in top luxury 5-star event venues across the world such as; Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships, Olympic Stadiums, Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre and JW Marriott, Marriott Marquis, Hyatt Regency, InterContinental, Loews and Sofitel Hotel properties. Discount hotel room rates at each venue hotel means no hassle getting to and from the venue each day.

Extensive & Memorable Networking Experiences

Building relationships matter! At DigiMarCon Conferences we have more networking breaks on our program than others. On average there are 8 Networking breaks at each event giving delegates ample opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere to meet others over the 2-days at the event; from 1-hour round table networking luncheons to 3-hour dinner receptions. These networking breaks are set in picturesque locations to facilitate memorable experiences while fostering new relationships. Such experiences include enjoying cocktails and the Sunset over the Pacific Ocean on a private Ocean Terrace in Santa Monica, to being on the Sydney Olympic Stadium playing arena at night enjoying cocktails under the lights, to dining at the 360 Revolving Restaurant at the top of the CN Tower in Toronto for a Dinner Reception, enjoying cocktails on a private promenade overlooking Times Square in New York City, or having fun at the Dazzles Night Club onboard the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas for a Farewell Party, etc.

Industry Thought Leaders from Leading Brands

DigiMarCon Keynotes, Panels and Master Classes are facilitated by the foremost thought leaders in the industry, from celebrity social media influencers to CMO’s from the largest Fortune 500 company brands that are disrupting the digital marketing industry, such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle, Adobe, eBay, Netflix and more. All presentations are pitch-free, and include actionable takeaways, case studies, strategies and tactics, ready to be applied when back in the office.

Premium Comfortable Meeting Spaces

At DigiMarCon Conferences you are never ‘left in the dark’…. literally, in a large room far away from the stage and speakers, crushed in tight theater seating, without even a desk, while sitting in the dark. At DigiMarCon all delegates have premium meeting space in luxurious ballroom well-lit spaces, with comfortable seating with desk enabling delegates to use their laptop to take notes with ample charging facilities onsite in a comfortable space to learn and thrive. All tables are situated close with direct view of the stage.

Value for Money & Generous Discounts

DigiMarCon Conferences are affordable to attend, from single-day event passes up to two-day VIP options at a fraction of the cost of other industry events. We offer significant discounts for early bird registrations. Additionally, on top of time-limited discount pass rates, because budgets are tight, we want to make sure all groups have a chance to attend DigiMarCon. For government employees, students, academic, startups, non-profit organizations and teams, we offer generous discounts off the prevailing registration price.

Collaborative Learning & Audience Participation

Attend DigiMarCon and you become part of the show! DigiMarCon Conferences tap into the talent of the room, drawing from the knowledge and experience of the professionals in the audience. All DigiMarCon events include regular interactive question and answer sessions with speakers and the audience ideal for collaboration, audience polls, along with ice-breaker and group exercises, steered by charismatic Emcees.

Meet the Speakers in Person

DigiMarCon Conferences put you right up and close with the speakers giving you the opportunity to meet these social media influencers which you follow in person. Speakers are never hidden in private speaker rooms away from the audience, they are in the auditorium sitting right beside you and participating.

Exceptional Customer Service

Attending a conference is a well-researched decision. There are many factors to consider such as location, time, venue, cost, speakers, content, etc. At DigiMarCon our results-obsessed Customer Service team are at your service before, during and after the event to help with your needs. It’s at the core of what we do — it drives our business. Offsite, we are ready to assist you via phone, ticket or chat. Onsite at our Conferences, friendly DigiMarCon staff serve as your hosts. They welcome your input and are happy to assist you.

TECHSPO Technology Expo

At all DigiMarCon Conferences is the co-located exclusive event TECHSPO Technology Expo, which showcases the new generation of technology and innovation, including; AdTech, MarTech, Internet, Mobile and SaaS technologies. Be inspired, amazed and educated on how these evolving technologies will impact your business for the better. Access to TECHSPO Technology Expo is included with all DigiMarCon passes.

On Demand Library Access

DigiMarCon All Access & VIP Passes include a 12-month on demand access to hundreds of hours of DigiMarCon speaker keynotes, panels and master class presentations from recent DigiMarCon Conferences, including videos, slide decks and key takeaways, available on demand so you can watch what you want, when you want.

The Largest Digital Marketing Community

Attendees of DigiMarcon Conferences gain membership to an exclusive global Digital Marketing Community of over 500,000 worldwide subscribers to our award-winning digital marketing blog and over 70,000 members to our Digital Marketing Professionals Group in LinkedIn (visit https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2661359/). This global community comprises of innovators, senior marketers and branders, entrepreneurs, digital executives and professionals, web & mobile strategists, designers and web project managers, business leaders, business developers, agency executives and their teams and anyone else who operates in the digital community who leverage digital, mobile, and social media marketing. We provide updates to the latest whitepapers and industry reports to keep you updated on trends, innovation and best practice digital marketing.

DigiMarCon New York - Inquiries

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This page will answer many of the questions you may have about DigiMarCon New York 2021.

 


When and where is the DigiMarCon New York 2021 Conference?

DigiMarCon New York 2021 takes place from April 15th to 16th, 2021 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Hotel in New York City, NY, NY. Click here for travel details.


New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Hotel Address:
1535 Broadway
New York City, NY 10036
United States


Location:

  • 8 miles from LaGuardia International Airport
  • 17 miles from John F Kennedy International Airport
  • 17 minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport
  • Nearest Subway Station: 49th Street and 7th Avenue N/R/Q line
  • Nearest Train Station: Penn Station
  • Blocks from the Lincoln Tunnel, Queens-Midtown Tunnel and Queensboro Bridge.
  • One of the most convenient choices among Times Square hotels with parking.


Directions:


From LaGuardia International Airport (LGA)

  • Travel northwest on LaGuardia Road. Make a slight right toward Grand Central Parkway then merge onto the parkway.
  • Travel 0.8 mile and take the exit onto the Brooklyn Queens Expressway East.
  • Travel 1.2 miles and merge onto Interstate 278 West.
  • Travel 2.2 miles to exit 35 for Interstate 495/Long Island Expressway toward Midtown Tunnelern Long Island/Greenpoint Avenue.
  • Travel 0.5 mile and merge onto partial toll road Interstate 495 West.
  • Travel 2.6 miles through the tunnel into Manhattan, keep left at the fork in the road and merge onto partial toll road Tunnel Exit Street.
  • Travel 0.2 mile and turn left onto East 34th Street.
  • Travel 1.0 mile to 8th Avenue and turn right.
  • Travel 0.6 miles to West 46th Avenue and turn right to the hotel.


From John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

  • Travel 0.7 miles on the Van Wyck Expressway to Interstate 678 North.
  • Travel 7.4 miles to exit 12B for Interstate 495 West/Long Island Expressway toward the Midtown Tunnel.
  • Travel 7.6 miles on partial toll road Interstate 495 West and pass through the tunnel into Manhattan.
  • Keep left at the fork in the road and merge onto partial toll road Tunnel Exit Street.
  • Travel 0.2 mile and turn left onto East 34th Street.
  • Travel 1.0 mile to 8th Avenue and turn right.
  • Travel 0.6 miles to West 46th Avenue and turn right to the hotel.


From Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

  • Travel 1.7 miles toward Interstate 78 West and take the ramp on the left for Interstate 78 East toward the New Jersey Turnpike/Interstate 95.
  • Travel 2.0 miles and take the ramp on the right for Interstate 95 North toward exits 15E-18E/Lincoln Tunnel.
  • Travel 1.3 miles and keep left onto Interstate 95 North/New Jersey Turnpike North.
  • Travel 6.4 miles to exit 16E and take the ramp on the right for Route 495 East toward the Lincoln Tunnel.
  • Travel 4.7 miles through the tunnel into Manhattan and take the ramp on the left for Dyer Avenue toward Uptown/Theater District/42nd Street.
  • Travel 0.1 mile to West 40th Street and turn right.
  • Travel 0.2 miles to 8th Avenue and turn left. Travel 0.3 mile to West 46th Street and turn right to the hotel.


Parking Information:
On-site valet parking, fee: $90 USD per day for standard cars plus tax, overnight (subject to change)


What’s the Schedule?

Here’s the high-level schedule (note: all times are Eastern Daylight Time):

Thursday, April 15th, 2019
9:00am - 9:45am: Registration Check-in, Welcome Refreshments & Networking
9:45am - 12:00pm: General Session
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Networking Luncheon
1:00pm – 2:30pm: General Session
2:30pm – 3:10pm: Refreshments & Networking
3:10pm – 5:00pm: General Session
5:00pm – 7:00pm: Welcome Cocktail Reception

Friday, April 16th, 2019
9:00am - 9:45am: Registration Check-in, Welcome Refreshments & Networking
9:45am – 12:30pm: Master Classes
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Networking Luncheon
1:30pm – 3:30pm: Master Classes
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Farewell Cocktail Reception


How much does it cost to attend DigiMarCon New York 2021?

Regular price is $797 (USD) for a main conference access. We are also offering an All Access Pass, which includes the main conference, all Master Classes, Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Receptions and Video on Demand, for $1,097 (USD). Last but not least we have a Virtual Pass/Video On Demand (VOD) option for those who can’t make the conference for $347. For more information about pricing and the different passes available please click here.


What is included in the Main Conference Pass registration fee?

Your completed Main Conference Pass registration provides you the following:

  • Conference Bag
  • All General Sessions – Thursday, April 15th, 2019
  • TECHSPO Hall (Unlimited Access) – Thursday, April 15th, 2019
  • AM/PM Refreshments, Networking Luncheon – Thursday, April 15th, 2019
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception – Thursday, April 15th, 2019


What is included in the All Access Pass registration fee?

Your completed All Access Pass registration provides you everything included in the Main Conference Pass plus the following:

  • All Master Classes – Friday, April 16th, 2019
  • TECHSPO Hall (Unlimited Access) – Friday, April 16th, 2019
  • AM Refreshments, Networking Luncheon – Friday, April 16th, 2019
  • Farewell Cocktail Reception – Friday, April 16th, 2019
  • On Demand – Available online approximately 2 weeks after conference concludes


What is included in the VIP Pass registration fee?

Your completed VIP Pass registration provides you everything included in the All Access Pass plus the following:

  • VIP Priority Registration Check-In – Thursday, April 15th, 2019
  • VIP Seating on General Session Day – Thursday, April 15th, 2019
  • VIP Seating on Master Class Day – Friday, April 16th, 2019


How do I register? Register now!

Full registration information is available here.


What forms of payment are accepted?

The following forms of payment are accepted: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal. Payment is required to complete your registration.


Is there a group discount?

Absolutely! Bring as many colleagues as you’d like! Register FOUR or more people from the same company simultaneously to receive $200 discount off the prevailing registration price for each member of your group.

There are just a few simple Group Registration rules:

  • All registrants must be employed by the same company.
  • All members of the group must be registered at the same time. Discounts will not be applied retroactively.
  • You must pre-register to take advantage of these rates, which will not be offered on site.
  • Group Registration Rates cannot be combined with any other offers.

More details about Group Rates here.


Are there academic, government, nonprofit or military discounts?

Academic, Government, Military & Non-Profit discount rates at DigiMarCon New York 2021 apply to current full-time employees of academic institutions, federal, state or local government agencies, international government agencies, active military and non-profit organization employees only.

More details about Discount Rates here.


What is the dress code?

Conference attire is business casual for all events, including the evening events. We do recommend bringing a sweater or light jacket with you since personal preferences vary regarding room temperature.


Can I bring a guest to the conference and networking events?

All attendees at the conference and networking events must be registered attendees who purchased tickets.


Can I send a substitute in my place?

You may send a substitute in your place at any time. All such requests must be submitted by email to registration[at]digimarcon.com (replace at with @). Only requests made by the original registrant will be honored.


What is the refund policy?

You may cancel your participation in DigiMarCon New York 2021 at any time, but please be aware of the following cancellation policy listed below.

Registration cancellations received 90 days prior to the Conference incur a 25% processing/administrative fee. Refunds will be issued within 30 days after event. If you must cancel for any reason, notify our registration department by 90 days prior to the Conference. Cancellations less than 90 days prior to the Conference are non-refundable. Substitutions allowed prior to 90 days prior to the Conference with written or Faxed authorization only. No substitutions less than 90 days prior to the Conference. Cancellations less than 90 days prior to the Conference are non-refundable for any reason, including, but not limited to, failure to use DigiMarCon credentials due to illness, acts of God, travel-related problems, acts of terrorism, loss of employment and duplicate purchase. DigiMarCon will not issue refunds for badges that have been revoked.

Unused registrations/applications have no monetary value and cannot be credited to future years or events. DigiMarCon will not issue refunds or credits due to failure to redeem a discount coupon during the registration process. Discounted prices are based on the date payment is received in the DigiMarCon office. Reselling DigiMarCon New York 2021 registrations is not permitted.


I live outside of United States, do you accept attendees from other countries?

Yes, international attendees are welcome at each of our conferences.


I live outside of United States and my country requires a Visa to visit United States, can DigiMarCon prepare an invitation letter for me to attend the conference for Visa Processing purposes?

Yes, this is often requested for International Attendees. After you have registered, send a letter request email to info@digimarcon.com and provide your address, company name, company title and passport information to be included in the invitation letter.


I live outside of United States and my country requires a Visa to visit United States, if my Visa Application is declined will I get a refund?

You can request a cancellation at any time. Refer to our refund policy for refund eligibility criteria.


Where should I stay in New York City?

The official conference hotel to stay in New York City is;

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Hotel
1535 Broadway
New York City, NY 10036
United States
https://digimarconnewyork.com/new-york-marriott-marquis/

Hotel Booking Instructions

To book a room at New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Hotel follow the instructions below;

By Phone:
Call 1-800-843-4898, ask for reservations, give group name ‘DigiMarCon New York 2021’ and arrival date and book.


What networking activities are associated with DigiMarCon New York 2021?

A full list of the official conference networking functions are available here.


Will I receive event updates?

Yes, DigiMarCon will send emails periodically to update you on the agenda, event happenings and logistics. Please make sure that the email address registration[at]digimarcon.com (replace at with @) is in your safe senders list to ensure you are receiving all important event information.


How can I submit to speak at DigiMarCon New York 2021?

There are a limited number of sponsored keynote speaking spots still available during the conference. Please contact Aaron Polmeer, aaron[at]digimarcon.com (replace at with @), if you are interested in this opportunity.


Can I record what is presented at DigiMarCon New York 2021?

Sessions may be audio recorded without special permission for personal use only. They cannot be placed online or transmitted to others without permission.

Sessions may be videoed only with special permission for personal use and also cannot be placed online or transmitted to others. Short audio and video clips may be used for blogging and press coverage of sessions. As a general guide, non-contiguous clips of one minute or less should be used. Contact us if you need guidance about longer clips.


How can we sponsor DigiMarCon New York 2021?

Complete the sponsorship inquiry form here for more details on sponsorship, exhibiting and advertising opportunities at DigiMarCon New York 2021.


Do you have an affiliate program?

Yes we do. Become a DigiMarCon Affiliate and earn commission on every completed registration referred by your efforts. Click here for details.


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