IBM Student Workshop for Frontiers of Cloud Computing 2013 - Attending


Information for Participants:

  • Workshop dates: July 29~30, 2013
  • Keynote speech:
    • Time: July 29, 9AM
    • Speaker: Daniel Dias
  • IBM will provide a flat rate reimbursement to all invited students for travel, hotel or any other expenses depending on the distance:
    • Tier 1: $400. Up to 300 miles by road
    • Tier 2: $550. Between 300 and 600 miles
    • Tier 3: $700. Over 600 miles as the crow flies
    IBM will further pay for lunch during both days and one dinner on the first day.
  • Note: each participating student should either: (1) get a copy of the signed video release form to their host soon or (2) let their host know that they do not want to be in the recording.
  • Travel Directions to Holiday Inn Mount Kisco from NYC Airports:
    • Getting there by Metro-North Railroad You can take the Metro-North Railroad service from Grand Central Terminal to Mount Kisco. From Mount Kisco train station you can take a taxi for approx. 1.5 miles to the Holiday Inn Mount Kisco Hotel. The train to Mount Kisco costs $11.75 during off-peak hours and $15.50 during peak hours (up to 10am approx).
      The Taxi to the hotel costs approx. $5.00. To get to Grand Central or 125th-Harlem from New York city area airports, you can take a shuttle, taxi or public transit as follows:

      i) From La Guardia
      * Taxi: approx. $30.00
      * Shuttles: http://NYCAirporter.com: $13.00
      http://GoAirLinkShuttle.com: from $15.00
      http://SuperShuttle.com: from $15.00
      * Local Bus:
      The M60 bus picks up passengers at La Guardia and can drop off at
      125th-Harlem Metro-North Station. From there, you can take trains
      coming from Grand Central Station to Mount Kisco. Bus fare is
      $2.75.
      ii) From JFK * Taxi: approx. $50.00
      * Shuttles:
      http://NYCAirporter.com: $16.00
      http://GoAirLinkShuttle.com: from $15.00
      http://SuperShuttle.com: from $19.00
      * Train:
      Take the AirTrain to Jamaica Station, where you will take the Long Island Railroad
      train to Penn Station. Take the subway (lines 1, 2 or 3) to Times Square, where
      can take the S line subway to Grand Central Station.

      iii) From Newark
      * Taxi: approx. $50.00
      * Shuttles:
      http://GoAirlinkShuttle.com: from $17.00
      http://SuperShuttle.com:from $19.00
      * Public transit:
      Take the New Jersey Transit train to Penn Station and follow the directions
      from Penn Station to Grand Central Station listed under 'From JFK'. NJ Transit
      fare is $12.50 and the subway $2.75.

      iv) From Westchester County Airport
      Take a taxi to the hotel. Approximate cost is $45.00.

    • Getting to Mount Kisco by Car
      Refer to instructions at the hotel's website:
      http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/mount-kisco/mtkny/hoteldetail/directions