important information for conference attendees
1 Pace Plaza, NY, NY
Spruce Street Patio Entrance
Welcome to the Left Forum 2013 conference.
On site registration starts at 2:00 pm on Friday June 7th at the Spruce Street entrance of Pace University. Registration begins at 8:00 am on Saturday and Sunday and continues throughout the entire day.
When you arrive at Pace University all pre-paid attendees, unregistered attendees, panel speakers (plus volunteers, videographers, exhibitors, and press) should go to the Spruce St. Courtyard to register and pick up your conference materials: the entrance is on the right side, i.e., the South side, right side as you face the front of the building at one Pace Plaza. One must walk to the left side sidewalks on Spruce St. and walk down a slight hill for aobut 1 (short) block. There you will find an iron gate and courtyard, where all the registration, speaker, volunteer and other lines form. Note too that the outside entrance for the Schimmel auditorium (where plenary and large events are held) is further down the block of Spruce St. (about 300 feet further down from the registration entrance).
Plenary tickets and the ticketed stand-alone auditorium Saturday Events are distributed on a first come first serve basis at the conference, and are distributed as soons as the doors open (when registration starts), on the day of the ticketed events (Friday at 2pm; Saturday at 8am and Sunday at 8am). All tickets will be distributed one per person, upon registration each day. Saturday will have two events, Noam Chomsky (2pm) and Oliver Stone (7:30pm). Upon registration you can choose ONE of the two. Once one has been fully distributed you will receive a ticket to the one remaining. Stand-by tickets will be available outside the Schimmel Auditorium (on Spruce Street, in the line going up the hill from the Schimmel) prior to each event depending on availability. Overflow rooms with live coverage of the event will also be available.
Tickets are not available for sale but included with registration to the conference.
Once our main presentation space is filled, people can go to the overflow space/rooms where the presentations may be watched remotely.
Wheelchair acces to the Schimmel auditoirum is limited. Additional access will be provided in the overflow rooms.
To avoid missing part of the morning panel sessions we ask you to arrive as early as possible (please come early and enjoy the book and organizational fair before the panel sessions start). Saturday registration begins at 8:00 am and panels start on time at 10:00 am. Because of long lines after 9:00 am conference attendees often miss part to much of the morning panels.
Food: There is one lunch break on Saturday at 2-3:30 pm, and on Sunday at 2-3pm. Sat. sessions finish at 7:10 (followed by an event in the Schimmel auditoirum at 7:30). Food is available in all the nearby blocks to the South of the building.
See you at the conference and please write us if you need more information: email@example.com