The TPC meeting is scheduled for November 12, 2011 in New York City at Columbia University, starting at 9:00AM.
This is a very busy time in New York so we urge you to make your plans for your trip as soon as possible. Since New York hotels are very expensive during that time of the year, INFOCOM 2012 has blocked a set of rooms at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott at the Newark airport.
The group rate is $109 USD plus 14% tax per night and includes Internet access. That is at least $200 less than we found elsewhere.
The cutoff date for the block reserved at this rate is Friday, October 21st.
Instructions to reserve a room at the Marriot for the TPC meeting:
Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott
Newark, New Jersey 07114 USA
Phone: 1-973-623-0006 or 1-800-228-9290
How to reserve:
Reservations can be made on-line here
(preferred) or by phone at +1 800 228-9290(US and Canada) or +1 973 623-0006.
- The negotiated rate code will already be entered in the appropriate filed when you click on the link above.
- Group rate is $109 USD plus 14% tax per night.
The Shuttle from the airport and train terminal runs every 10 - 15 minutes.
If you need a VISA assistance letter to obtain a VISA for entry to the US, email Debora Kingston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transportation to/from Hotel and TPC Meeting
To make it easy for you to get to Columbia for the TPC meeting, we have arranged for shuttle buses to take you to the meeting on Saturday morning and bring you back to the hotel after the TPC dinner on Saturday evening. There will be no charge to you to use these buses. Those who are not staying at the Marriott will have to find alternative transportation to the meeting.
The shuttles will start leaving the Marriott at 7:15am with the last one no later than 7:45am. There will be a dinner Saturday night. More details on that will be posted later.
Meanwhile, to help us in our planning, please respond on EDAS by Friday, September 23rd, and tell us if you are definitely coming, considering coming, or definitely will not be able to attend.
If you are coming or considering coming, please tell us if you will be staying at the Newark Airport Marriott. In addition, please use EDAS to confirm that you are definitely coming to the TPC meeting and attending (or not) the TPC dinner, once you make the decision. You can do this by logging into EDAS, clicking on "My TPCs" tab, and then editing the "TPC meeting" option for INFOCOM'2012.
Getting to Columbia's Campus
The main entrances to Columbia's campus on Morningside Heights in Manhattan are at Broadway and 116th Street (where the subway station is) and at Amsterdam Avenue and 116th Street. The other gates are closed on weekends.
Public Transportation: The best way to reach campus is using the subway. Take subway line number 1 to 116th Street (Columbia University) station.
Parking: You may park on the street or use the local parking garages. The 512-520 Garage is located at the corner of 112th Street and Amsterdam; the Riverside Church Parking Garage is located on 120th Street between Claremont Avenue and Riverside Drive.
More Information: More transportation information is available from the Maps and Directions page on the Columbia University web site.
Finding Davis Auditorium on Columbia's Campus
The Schapiro Center for Engineering and Physical Science Research (Schapiro CEPSR) is at the northern end of Columbia University's Morningside Campus. The building is on 500 West 120th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam, about half-way down the block on the south side. The Davis auditorium is on the 4th floor (campus level), room 412.
Entering From Campus: From the campus entrance, walk in along College Walk, head north up the steps, go around Low Library and to the back of Uris Hall (the Business School) to reach Davis Auditorium in Schapiro Hall.
Starting time: 6:00PM
Location: Faculty house at Columbia University. Please see the map below and this page for directions. A complete map can be found here.
Directions to Newark Airport Marriott: +1 (973) 623-0006
Newark International Airport: Newark Airport Marriott Hotel, the only on-premise airport hotel at Newark International Airport, is located on the oval site directly in front of Terminal B.
New Jersey Turnpike: (Northbound/Southbound) - Exit 13A or 14 "Newark International Airport". Coming into the Airport follow signs for Marriott Hotel.
Garden State Parkway: (Northbound) Exit 140 to US 22 East, travel 4 miles to southbound US 1&9 to Airport Entrance (bear left). Coming into airport follow signs for Marriott Hotel.
(Southbound) Exit 142 to NJ 24 East/I-78 to southbound US 1&9 to Airport Entrance (bear right). Coming into airport follow signs for Marriott Hotel.
From George Washington Bridge: Take New Jersey Turnpike South to Exit 14 or 13A. Follow signs for "Newark International Airport". Coming into airport follow signs for Marriott Hotel.
From NYC/Holland Tunnel: Take I-78/New Jersey Turnpike Extension to Turnpike south to Exit 14 or 13A. Follow signs for "Newark International Airport". Coming into airport follow signs for Marriott Hotel.
From Interstate 80 East: Take I-80 East to New Jersey Turnpike south to Exit 14 or 13A. Follow signs for "Newark International Airport". Coming into airport follow signs for Marriott Hotel.
Once you arrive into the Newark Airport, please follow the blue/white Marriott signs to direct you to the hotel.
Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott
Airport Shuttle Pick up Procedures
TERMINAL A ARRIVALS
Guests arriving at Terminal A should take the escalator (near Baggage Carousel 6) down from Baggage Claim, and follow the signs for PARKING A. Proceed through the parking garage to outside. The Marriott shuttle will pick up at the curb.
TERMINAL B ARRIVALS
Guests arriving at Terminal B should proceed to Baggage Claim (near Baggage Carousel 4 or Door #6) and take the escalator down from Baggage Claim to the lower level. Follow signs for Ground Transportation Waiting area and Parking B, and proceed to the middle island. Follow signs for Bus Lanes 5-8. The Marriott shuttle will pick up under the sign that says "Shared Ride Services" at the end of the island.
TERMINAL C ARRIVALS
Guests arriving at Terminal C should follow signs for Baggage Claim (near Baggage Carousel 9), and proceed through Door 5 outside and cross the street to the middle island. The Marriott Shuttle will pick up at the last section of the island, to the right, and under the sign that says "Shared Ride Services".
Board the Air Train to the P4 Stop. Walk downstairs and the Marriott Shuttle will pick you up outside. There will be a green/white sign "EO3".
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