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Conference events will take place at and near Cowin Auditorium at Teachers College, Columbia University (3040 Broadway, New York, NY 10027).


The Teachers College website contains useful visitor information including getting to and from airports, lodging, and campus maps.

The Teachers College transportation page and the MTA website provides useful information about the nearby public transportation options. Teachers College is located on 120th between Broadway and Amsterdam. The nearest subway station is the 1 line at 116th and Broadway. There are many bus routes that stop nearby including the M4, M5, M60, M104, and M11.

Public transportation from LaGuardia, JFK, and Newark Airports to Teachers College:

LaGuardia Airport (LGA):
The M60 bus line runs from LaGuardia Airport to Uptown Manhattan. The nearest stop to Teachers College is at 120th and Amsterdam.

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK):
From JFK, take the AirTrain to Jamaica Station, transfer to the NYC subway system and board an E train heading toward Manhattan. At the 42nd Street Port Authority Station in Manhattan, transfer from the E to a 1 train and exit at 116th Street Station. From there it’s a short walk north to Teachers College.

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR):
NJ Transit train route (accessible from the airport via AirTrain) connects the airport to Penn. Station in NYC. Alternatively the Newark Airport Express bus service connects the airport to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC. From either Penn. Station or Port Authority, you can transfer to the NYC subway 1 train, exit at the 116th Street Station, and take a short walk to Teachers College.

Cabs and Rideshare

Cabs can be hailed from the sidewalk on most NYC streets. Most cabs take cash or credit card. Only use official yellow or green taxi cabs as these are the only cabs licensed to operate in the city. Several rideshare services such as Lyft and Uber also operate throughout the city.


Parking options are limited around Teachers College. However, this page provides more information about nearby parking garages.


NYC is a very walkable city. During the conference we highly recommend walking through Columbia’s campus, visiting Central Park, Riverside Park, or Morningside Park. You’ll find you can get most places in the five boroughs just by using public transportation and walking! However, like any major city you should be aware of your surroundings especially at night.