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A special note for people from New York City and Philly!

Don’t be afraid. It’s just New Jersey!

The economy sucks. Training budgets are non-existent. That national conference you usually attend? Not going to happen.

But your boss will probably let you attend a 2-day conference if it is inexpensive, has many of the nationally recognized speakers you would normally attend, and since it is a Friday/Saturday conference you’ll only miss one day of work. Heck, point out that staying nearby is more "green" than flying to a distant conference.

We know you don’t love New Jersey. But we promise that except for a 3-block walk from the train station to the hotel, you can stay indoors the entire time and pretend you are still in the city. We promise! (There are some amazing restaurants within 1 block of the hotel. It’s a shame that the registration fee includes all meals.)

Hotel info:

The event is at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, Two Albany Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 08901. (Special room rates available.)

Driving directions

Directions and GPS advice.

Take the train from NYC!

The conference is 3 blocks from the New Brunswick train station. Just take NJ Transit from the New York Penn Station.

Going to the conference:
  1. From New York Penn Station take the North East Corridor line to New Brunswick.
  2. Map of walking to the Hotel.
  3. After arriving at the New Brunswick train station, go to Albany Street. It is parallel to the train tracks, on the other side (if you came from NYC). You should be walking down hill to get there.
  4. Cross over Albany Street to the east-bound side.
  5. Turn LEFT and walk along Albany Street’s east-bound side. You should be walking with traffic.
  6. The Hyatt is on the RIGHT. Look for signs. The main entrance is on Neilson St.
  7. If walk under a train bridge, you went the wrong way. If you walk over a bridge, you went too far.
Going home to NYC:
  1. Train schedule: Returning Saturday, May 8th (conference ends by 6:30pm, 7pm at the latest)

 

Take the train from Philly!

It is much faster to drive. New Brunswick is 1 hour away. However, there are two ways to get to New Brunswick by train.

Option 1: SEPTA to Trenton then NJ Transit to new Brunswick:
  1. Take SEPTA to Trenton (R7).
  2. Take NJ Transit "Northeast Corridor" towards New York Penn Station. Get off at the New Brunswick station.
Option 2: Amtrak from Philly to New Brunswick:

This is faster and you don’t have to change trains. However it is much more expensive.

Seats on Amtrak are now pre-reserved for specific trains (you used to be able to buy a ticket and use it any train in the next few months). Buy your ticket ahead of time on www.amtrak.com before they sell out.

Take Amtrak from Philadelphia – 30th Street Station, PA (PHL) to New Brunswick, NJ (NBK)

Walking from the train station to the hotel:
  1. Map of walking to the Hotel.
  2. After arriving at the New Brunswick train station, go to Albany Street. It is parallel to the train tracks, on the same side of the tracks (if you came from Phily). You should be walking slightly down hill to get there.
  3. Cross over Albany Street to the east-bound side.
  4. Turn LEFT and walk along Albany Street’s east-bound side. You should be walking with traffic.
  5. The Hyatt is on the RIGHT. Look for signs. The main entrance is on Neilson St.
  6. If walk under a train bridge, you went the wrong way. If you walk over a bridge, you went too far.
Going home to Philly:
  1. Train schedule: Returning Saturday, May 8th (conference ends by 6:30pm, 7pm at the latest)

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