SIO2019's 16th International Conference will be hosted this year in New York City, at the New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY. Located in the heart of the city, the Hilton Midtown boasts exceptional comfort and modern amenities to accommodate your travel needs. Nearby attractions include Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Broadway and numerous shops, fine restaurants, museums and art galleries. Room blocks will be available for attendees to the conference and registration will open soon.
Things to See and Do in the "Big Apple"
New York City is known by many names, the Big Apple, City of Dreams, Empire City, Gotham, Capital of the World. Whatever you call it, New York City has something for everyone. Whether you're staying Uptown, Midtown, the Village, Tribeca or Chinatown, New York is truly the city that never sleeps. If you are looking for cultural events, great music, amazing food or vibrant nightlife, you've picked the right city. Here is just a smattering of the wonderful places to experience during your trip:
- Metropolitan Museum of Art- Known colloquially "the Met," it is the largest art museum in the United States. With 7.3 million visitors to its three locations in 2016, it was the fourth most visited art museum in the world, and the fifth most visited museum of any kind.
- Rockefeller Center - One of New York's iconic centers for shopping, tourism and a national historic landmark in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Shop, dine and explore at one of New York’s most inspiring locations.
- Madison Square Garden - Known familiarly as MSG, Madison Square Garden is one of the world's most famous arenas, home of the Knicks, Rangers and the world-renowned rock stars.
- The Theater District - The Theater District is the teeming heart of Midtown West. In the pedestrian plazas of Times Square, costumed characters beckon to energetic crowds under the pulsing lights of towering digital billboards. Locals and tourists gather on the giant red staircase above the TKTS booth, which sells tickets to Broadway shows running at the area’s historic theaters. On busy 42nd Street, chain stores and restaurants abound.
- Central Park - The iconic 840-acre park was designed in 1858 by landscape architect and writer Frederick Law Olmsted and the English architect Calvert Vaux, who also designed Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Central Park has been a National Historic Landmark since 1962. The 2.5 mile-long park is a gathering place for people to relax, play games, picnic, visit Central Park Zoo and enjoy the dozens of gardens, paths and beauty of nature situated in the heart of Manhattan.