Know Before You Go

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Get the APA NPC17 App

First thing, download the APA NPC17 mobile app from the App Store or Google Play. It's packed with information about the conference and New York City, plus it shows the full conference program, your personal conference schedule, a list of conference attendees, and more. You'll quickly come to depend on its easy convenience.

Check Out the Program

Browse the NPC17 program anytime on our website or on the app. APA will not provide a printed conference program, but we know that many members like to have a printed schedule at hand. If you want, it's easy to download and print a PDF of the NPC17 program and take it with you to New York.

Getting There

NPC17 is at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan. Instructions for getting to the Javits Center by various forms of transportation, including public transit, are here.

APA will mail you a packet of conference materials before the conference. It will include an unlimited ride MetroCard — to pay your fare on NYC subways and buses — good for seven days from first use. Treat it like cash!

Booking a Room

APA has arranged discounts on lodging at three hotels near Times Square — about a 20-minute subway ride from the conference hotels to the Javits Center, so your MetroCard will come in handy! Learn more about conference hotels and discounts here.


Be sure to bring:

  • The conference packet from APA. In addition to your MetroCard, it will include your badge and event tickets. User tip: Go to MyAPA now and make sure your mailing address is up to date.
  • Business cards. You'll meet lots of people — help them remember you!
  • Resumes. Your next career move could be waiting for you at NPC17. Bring resumes even if you don't think you're job hunting.
  • Phone, laptop, tablet. Free Wi-Fi will be available. Use your mobile device(s) to use the app, stay connected, take notes, tweet about #NPC17, and more. Remember your chargers, too! User tip: APA will provide a free charging station in the Planning Expo.
  • Business-casual attire. And comfortable shoes — you'll do a lot of walking. Also, if you're going on mobile workshops, read the event descriptions and consider the mode of travel.