Update – 2017.06.29 – 1:00PM
On Friday, both the main conference and the James Randi event will take place at Hotel Pennsylvania, across the street from Madison Square Garden and approximately six blocks north from FIT. Enter the main entrance on 7th Ave between 32nd and 33rd Street and take the elevators opposite the check in counter to the 18th floor. Both events will be at Penntop Ballroom on the right.
Saturday and Sunday, the main conference will take place at the Dubinsky building at FIT. The entrance is between 7th and 8th Ave on 27th St on the western end. Upon entering the main lobby, you will be directed to the main hall.
The location for the Saturday night social has NOT changed. It will be at Deweys Pub on 30th St between 6th and 7th Ave starting at 8 PM.
Update – 2017.06.28 – 6:30PM
The workshops and SGU private show will take place at the FIT Feldman Center, which is just down the block on 27th Street (heading West) from Haft Auditorium. An email will go out to workshop and SGU private show attendees in just a few minutes with additional information. The main conference Friday through Sunday will not be more than 6 blocks from Haft Auditorium; additional information will be posted tomorrow.
NECSS 2017 Venue Change
Yesterday we were informed that Haft Auditorium will be unusable for NECSS this weekend. A fire in the basement has caused smoke damage to the air-conditioning system and, as per FDNY order, no events may occur in the space until the damage is repaired. However, we are happy to report that we have already secured an alternate venue for the conference and we are in the process of finalizing those arrangements. The show will go on!
The entire NECSS team would like to assure you that we are doing all we can to ensure a successful and exciting conference for everyone in attendance. The FIT events team is also bending over backwards to re-accommodate us so that this year’s NECSS can be another rousing success (even with some bumps along the way)!
We will keep everyone updated as information is confirmed via this website at necssdev.wpengine.com/2017updates, twitter, and facebook, including the new location for tomorrow’s workshops and SGU Private taping, and Friday-Sunday’s main conference venue.
Thank you for your patience, and here’s to a fantastic NECSS 2017!