Conference venue

The conference venue is Columbia University, located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan (map).

The conference talks will take place in Altschul Auditorium in the International Affairs Building (which houses Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs).

Directions to Columbia University and directions to Altschul Auditorium.

Address: 420 W 118th St #1411, New York, NY 10027

Welcome reception

The welcome reception is Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM.

The reception will take place in the Rotunda at Low Memorial Library.

Directions to the Rotunda at Low Memorial Library.

Address: Low Memorial Library, New York, NY 10027

WiML-T luncheon

The WiML-T luncheon is Friday, June 24, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM; it will take place in Carleton Commons in the Mudd Engineering Building.

Directions to Carleton Commons.

Address: 500 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027


The banquet is on Saturday, June 25, 2016; it will take place at Tavern on the Green.

Directions to Tavern on the Green.

Address: 67th Street & Central Park West, New York NY 10023


A lot of useful information can be found on Columbia’s Directions & Parking page (e.g., driving directions and information about parking).

Getting to New York

New York area airports

There are three airports in the New York area: LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy (JFK), and Newark Liberty. Taxi service is available from all three airports; make sure to use the official taxi queues (and do not accept rides from people who approach you outside of the official queue). There is bus service directly from LaGuardia airport to Columbia University (M60 Select Bus Service). JFK and Newark airports are connected to the Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit trains lines.

Trains and buses

Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, Long Island Railroad, and Metro-North Railroad trains can get you into New York, either at Pennsylvania Station or Grand Central Station.

Several buses arrive in New York at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Getting around New York by subway

The subway is one of the easiest ways to get around the city.

Subway fare is $2.75 per ride. You’ll need to buy a MetroCard (e.g., from a MetroCard vending machine at just about any subway station).

Getting to Columbia University

The main campus of Columbia University is located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. Its main entrances are at 116th St and Broadway Ave, and also 116th St and Amsterdam Ave.

To get to Columbia by subway, take subway line Number 1 to the 116 Street-Columbia University station. You can also take the Number 2 or Number 3 line, and then transfer at the 96 Street station to the Number 1 line.

If you are coming from Pennsylvania Station or Port Authority Bus Terminal, directly take subway line Number 1 (towards “Van Cortlandt Park-242 Street”). If you are coming from Grand Central Station, take subway line Number 7 (towards “34 St-Hudson Yards”), then transfer at “Times Square-42 Street” to subway line Number 1 (towards “Van Cortlandt Park-242 Street”).


Altschul Auditorium

Altschul Auditorium (also called 417 IAB) is in the International Affairs Building (IAB), which houses Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. The building is at 420 W 118th St, and the entrance is on the south side of 118th St between Amsterdam Ave and Morningside Ave. Altschul Auditorium is located in the lobby of the building at street level.


The Rotunda at Low Memorial Library

Low Memorial Library can be accessed from the north side of College Walk (enter from either Broadway Ave or Amsterdam Ave at 116th St), just at the top of the steps behind the Alma Mater sculpture. The Rotunda is immediately inside from this main entrance.

photo of Low Library
Photo is © Ad Meskens / Wikimedia Commons.

Getting to Tavern on the Green

From Columbia University, take subway line Number 1 (towards South Ferry) to the 66 St-Lincoln Center station. Exit the station and walk east on 66th St towards Central Park. The restaurant is just inside the park.

Also see directions as provided by the restaurant.