The conference hotel is The Court Hotel.  It is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan within walking distance of the CUNY Graduate Center (where the conference will take place), Grand Central Terminal, Bryant Park, the United Nations, and Times Square.

As of June 13, 2016, the Court Hotel has sold out of discounted rooms, but non-discounted rooms are still available at the Court hotel and the Tuscany hotel next door.

Affordable Accommodations has budget accommodations for as low as $40 a night.  Here is a partial listing of the types of accommodations you can find. has apartment rentals and private rooms for as little as $59 a night. is a free service that connects members to a global community of travelers. Use Couchsurfing to find a place to stay or share your home and hometown with travelers.

There are a number of budget hotels in the vicinity of The Court and in the vicinity of Columbia UniversityTripadvisor is an excellent resource for trip-planning and there is a list of budget hotels available.  Make sure to check hotel websites to get the best deals.

Here are some affordable hotels that are less than $150 a night:

Hotel 31
Hotel Deauville
The Jane
Seafarers International House
Broadway Hotel and Hostel
Saint Nicholas Inn

If you're interested in finding someone to share a hotel room or AirBnB rental with, post to the Barter, Exchange & Give Facebook page.

Notice: This page was updated on June 28, 2016