Attendee FAQs

Where is the conference?
The TKP New York Conference Center is at 109 West 39th Street, Manhattan, within walking distance of Grand Central and Penn Station. Find public transportation info and directions here or Citi Bike information here.

Is the TKP handicapped accessible?
If stairs are a challenge, enter through the door to the left of the main TKP entrance to find elevators to the 2nd floor registration desk. A fully accessible restroom is on the 2nd floor.

What does it cost to attend?
The sooner you register, the less it costs. You might also qualify for special rates for students, emerging professionals, and for staff of non-profit organizations and government agencies. See the pricing page for details.

I need to register more than one person from my company. What should I do?
Registering multiple people on-line can be tricky, so it’s best if NESEA staff registers your group. Email Diane Robinson, Conference Registrar – – with attendees’ names and email addresses and whether you prefer for us to call you for credit card information or email you an invoice.

Do I have to pick which sessions I plan to attend prior to the conference?
No. With a conference pass you may attend any session you wish. Additionally, this year most sessions will be videotaped and shared with attendees after the event.

Can I get CEUs for attending?
We offer a mixture of credits: BPI, AIA LU/HSW and AIA LU.Each session page lists which CEUs are available for that session. PHIUS offers 5 CPHC CEUs for attending the full conference; self-report with verification code 12375. Attendees receive a certificate of attendance to self-report hours to other accrediting organizations.

Will there be food?
Yes. Your conference registration includes a light breakfast, sandwiches and salads for lunch, and both an opening and closing reception with hors d'oeuvres and complimentary beer and wine. Coffee and tea will be available all day as well. Our excellent caterers, Between The Bread, are back by popular demand.

What happens on Wednesday night?
The conference and trade show are on Thursday, October 12. Everyone registered for this event receives free admission to the Opening Reception on Wednesday, October 11, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the TKP. Join us for hors d'oeuvres and complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks, and a room full of the smartest, most well-connected people. Network, enjoy, relax.

Where can I park?
If you’re not able to take public transportation, the TKP recommends the following garages:

  • Champion Parking, 102 W 39th St, (212) 852-9033
  • Icon Parking, 143-145 W 40th St, (212) 221-9485
  • One Parking, 136 W 40th St, (212) 221-9827

Where can I stay?
If you require a accommodations, NESEA has booked a room block at the Paramount Hotel, which is within walking distance of the conference center. Rates start at $219 per night. However, that room block has sold out. If you call the Paramount Hotel directly at 212-764-5500 they may be able to accommodate you. Be sure to request the NESEA rate code BENYC2017.

What if I still have a question?
For registration questions, contact Diane Robinson, Conference Registrar, at

For everything else, email Susan Farber, Conference Manager, at