MACSIM 8 will be hosted by NYU on April 6th, 2019. The invited speaker will be Melissa Fusco (Columbia Department of Philosophy).

Departments are requested to nominate up to four student presenters (one talk, three posters) and their titles by March 10. Selected presenters should send abstracts to us by March 19. Abstracts should be formatted according to the same guidelines as in the SALT 29 call for papers except that the presenters’ name should be included at the top.

MACSIM will take place in Jurow Lecture Hall (1st floor of Silver Center for Arts and Science, with entrances on 31 Washington Place and 100 Washington Sq. East, New York, NY 10012) and at 10 Washington Place. Please bring a valid ID to enter the buildings.

Talk slots will be 30 minutes *including* setup and Q&A.

Poster presenters should make sure their posters are no bigger than 36 x 48 inches (either portrait or landscape). If you already have a larger poster, please contact the organizers.

Registration

Please register by filling out this form!

Travel info

This NYU visitor information site provides information on how to get to NYU by plane, train, and car. For detailed pre-recorded directions to the Washington Square campus via all methods of ground transportation, call (212) 995-4989.For nearby parking facilities, check the localized results at ParkMe, or this NYU parking info website. Parking is expensive!

Schedule

9:30-10:00Breakfast & registration & welcoming (Jurow Hall)
10:00-11:00Students Talks 1 and 2 (Jurow Hall)
11:00-11:15Coffee Break (Jurow Hall)
11:15-12:15Student Talks 3 and 4 (Jurow Hall)
12:15-12:30Transition to poster sessions
12:30-1:40Lunch/Poster session 1 (10 Washington Pl)
1:40-2:50Lunch/Poster session 2 (10 Washington Pl)
2:50-3:00Transition to talk sessions
3:00-4:30Student Talks 5, 6, and 7 (Jurow Hall)
4:30-4:45Coffee Break (Jurow Hall)
4:45-5:45Invited Talk: Melissa Fusco, Columbia (Jurow Hall)
5:45-6:00Business meeting (Jurow Hall)
6:00-8:00Dinner (TBD)

Accommodation

We are planning to make $1000 available to help subsidize presenters’ travel. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee crash space to any specific presenter at this time. 

New York City offers a host of hotel options, most of which are easily accessible to NYU by a short commute on public transit. A list of hotels in the vicinity of NYU can be found here. Nevertheless, because lodging options in the immediate NYU area are somewhat limited, we strongly encourage attendees to make reservations early, in order to take advantage of these options (and to take advantage of lower rates).

Suggested local accommodations are listed below, including hotels at which we have reserved a block of rooms for conference attendees.

The Washington Square Hotel is by far the most convenient option, located a 3-minute walk from Silver Center. A variety of room types are available at nightly rates of $290-$350 (tax included).  

The Holiday Inn Lower East Side is a 30-minute walk, or 10 minutes by subway on the F or M line. (Nightly rates: one queen bed for $262, tax included; two double beds for $308, tax included.)

The Holiday Inn Soho is a 25-minute walk, or 15 minutes by subway on the N or R line. Standard rooms are approximately $280 per night (tax included).

The Hyatt Union Square, which is fully ADA-compliant, is a 10-minute walk, 5 minutes by taxi, or 10 minutes by subway on the N or R line. Advance Purchase rooms are approximately $375 per night (tax included).

You may also want to try online with hotel search engines that are less flexible in booking, but likely a little cheaper in price. If you are on a tight budget, we recommend staying somewhat further from campus and taking the subway in. In particular, there are several hotels in Long Island City with (slightly) better prices, very close to F/N subway stations (please allow ~30 minutes for the ride). Keep in mind also that Jersey City and Hoboken, NJ are only 15-20 minutes away by PATH, the NJ Transit light commuter rail system. There is a PATH stop on 9th Street at 6th Ave, which is about 7 minutes’ walk from the conference site.

If you prefer to stay in Manhattan, the following hotels are competitively priced for the location (but, as a warning, do have shared bathrooms):

You may also want to consult NYU’s Hotel Discount page. There are also plenty other choices around. 

Food and drink

The venue is in the Greenwich Village neighborhood. Just start walking — there are literally hundreds of restaurants within walking distance.