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The PSAM 4 Conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Park Avenue at Grand Central (on 42nd Street), New York, NY 10017, from September 13-18, 1998. The hotel is in the heart of Manhattan and is approximately 45-60 minutes from JFK International Airport, Newark International Airport, and from LaGuardia Airport.


All major airlines serve the New York City area airports. The Carey Bus Company has buses available at JFK and LaGuardia airports on a frequent schedule and will transport you to their location directly across from Grand Central Terminal and the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The one-way cost is approximately $10-15. If you prefer to travel by taxicab, look for yellow taxis and expect to pay at least $25 for the trip from LaGuardia and $40 for the trip from JFK. Olympia Trails Bus Company offers transportation between Grand Central Station and Newark International Airport for approximately $10, one-way. Grand Central Station is a main railroad terminus for many trains in the U.S. and is next door to the hotel. The other main railroad station in midtown Manhattan is Pennsylvania Station (7th Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets) and it is a short taxi ride from the hotel. Several city subway and bus lines are near the hotel.

ACCOMMODATIONS (Hotel Registration Form )

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Grand Hyatt Hotel at the PSAM 4 special rate of $180 per night, for either single or double occupancy (this rate is subject to state, local and occupancy taxes which are 13.25% and $2.00 per room night occupied). Twenty five rooms per night will also be available at the U.S. government rate of $198 Single, tax included. In order to qualify for these rates, PSAM 4 attendees MUST use the hotel registration form provided on this web site.

When making reservations without the form provided, it is necessary that you mention PSAM 4 in order to obtain the group rate. To prevent a duplication of your reservation, do not send the form if you have already made reservations with the hotel.

Reservation Phone: Call Direct (212) 883-1234, or Toll Free (800) 233-1234
Reservations Fax: (212)661-8256

Reservations are held until 6:00 p.m. on the day of arrival, unless you have one of the following:

(a) a guarantee by a major credit Card: American Express, Carte Blanche, MasterCard, Diners Club, Visa or Discover - accompanied by signature, or
(b) an advance deposit for the first night.

Check-in time is after 3:00pm, check-out time is prior to 12 noon. All reservations must be in by August 15, 1998 to ensure the convention rate. Any reservations received after August 15, 1998 are subject to hotel space and rate availability. THE NUMBER OF ROOMS IS LIMITED -- PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY.

The Grand Hyatt Hotel also maintains a full business center on premises and is available, as needed.

There are many hotels in midtown Manhattan of varying quality and price. If you wish to select another accommodation, please contact the New York City Convention and Visitors Bureau at (212)397-8222 (or from outside New York City: (800)nyc-visit) or your travel agent.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION ( Conference Registration Form )

Conference registration must be made using the PSAM 4 Registration Form provided on this web site. Registration includes Sunday Reception, Tuesday Luncheon, Wednesday Gala Evening Dinner at INTREPID Sea*Air*Space Museum, all coffee/refreshment breaks, and both the hard copy and CD ROM versions of the PSAM 4 Proceedings. Early preregistration is strongly encouraged and is $575. After June 30, 1998, the registration fee is $675. Registration fee for full time students is $275 (if paid by June 30, 1998 ) and $325 (after June 30). On-site registration can be done in the Grand Hyatt Hotel. For more information about registration please contact:

Click to download Hotel Registration Form and Conference Registration Form