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Strata New York 2011 Onsite Information

Attending O'Reilly Strata Conference? Below are important details about checking in and planning your time at the event.

Conference Location

New York Hilton
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York, 10019
(646) 459-6500
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Travel Notice:
Due to several important city-wide activities taking place during the week of September 19, please be advised that traffic near the conference hotel may be delayed and/or redirected.

Strata will take place Level 2 in the following locations:

  • Registration: Concourse
  • Speaker Lounge: Gibson Suite
  • Keynotes: Sutton Parlor Complex
  • Sessions: Sutton North, Sutton South, Murray Hill Suite A, Murray Hill Suite B
  • Sponsored Sessions: Murray Hill Suite B
  • Sponsor Pavilion: Gramercy Suite
  • Lunch: Rhinelander Gallery
  • VIP Meeting Room: Bryant Suite

Registration / Check-In Hours

Stop by Strata Conference Registration to pick up your badge and event guide.

  • Thursday 7:00am - 5:45pm
  • Friday: 8:00am - 5:45pm

Speaker Lounge Hours

If you are speaking at Strata Conference, please check-in and pick up your badge at the Speaker Lounge.

  • Thursday & Friday: 8:00am - 5:45pm

Sponsor Pavilion

Make sure to visit the sponsors and exhibitors in the Sponsor Pavilion. They'll be showcasing and demoing the latest in big data tools and services.

Sponsor Pavilion Hours:

Thursday, September 22

  • 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Attendee Reception: 5:40pm - 6:40pm

Friday, September 23

  • 10:00am - 4:15pm

See who will be exhibiting


Thursday, September 22

  • Lunchtime BoF Sessions
    12:10pm - 1:40pm
    Rhinelander Gallery
  • Attendee Reception
    5:40pm - 6:40pm
    Sponsor Pavilion
  • Strata Mini Maker Faire
    6:40pm - 8:40pm
    Sutton Parlor Foyer, Nassau B

Friday, September 23

  • Lunchtime BoF Sessions
    12:10pm - 1:40pm
    Rhinelander Gallery

More details on the Strata events page.

Download the Strata Event App

Want Strata info to go? Download our mobile event app packed with schedule and other essential data.

Online Attendee Directory

The online Attendee Directory for Strata is now open. See who else will be at Strata this year, set up your personal profile, message other attendees, and manage your contacts. You will need to make sure you are opted-in to the Attendee Directory in order to begin using it.

Set Up Your Personal Schedule

Create your own Strata agenda using the personal scheduler function. Mark the presentations and events you want to attend by clicking on the calendar icon next to each listing on the website. You can then access it by clicking on "personal schedule" link in the Schedule View page.

Printed versions of the daily schedule will also be available throughout the conference area.

Rate Sessions and Leave Comments

Rate the sessions and keynotes you attended by going to any session description page and clicking on the set of stars in the upper right-hand corner. Only registered attendees may rate and comment on sessions, so if you aren't already logged in, you'll be asked to do so. Your username/email and password are the same ones you used to register for Strata.

Have a question or comment for a speaker? Post them in the "Add New Comment" field found at the bottom of any session detail page. Please keep in mind that your comments will be public.

Lunchtime Birds of a Feather (BoF) Sessions

Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data, standards). BoF topics are entirely up to you. Get more information about organizing a Lunchtime BoF session. Sign up to lead a BoF session at the BoF board near Registration.

Wireless Internet Access

Wireless Internet will be available throughout the conference area. There is no password required to access the Strata wireless network. Keep in mind that you're sharing the network with your fellow Strata attendees, so please refrain from downloading large files while on the conference network. If you need assistance getting online, please visit the customer service desk in Registration or send a message to @strataconf.

Strata Attendee Lounge

Located on in the Sponsor Pavilion, the Strata Lounge is a convenient location for meeting with other attendees, powering up and taking an email break.

Speaker Slides, Video, and Live Streaming

During the conference, all plenaries will be streamed live. After the conference, session files will be available for download and select video will be available for viewing. Look for links on the Strata home page.

Stay Connected @strataconf


Blogging, tweeting, or posting photos? Be sure to tag them with: #strataconf. If you'retweeting, don't forget the hashtag.

Stop by the O'Reilly booth - # 16

  • Authors will be signing and giving away copies of their book to the first 25 people in line.
    Thursday: Joseph Adler 2:30pm and Kristina Chodorow 3:15pm.
    Friday: Alistair Croll 10:15am, Alasdair Allan 11:30am, Noah Iliinsky and Julie Steele 1:00pm.
  • We'll broadcast Strata highlights, news, and live interviews with speakers and attendees.
  • Check out our latest book releases.


If you have a question that is not answered here, please message us on Twitter @strataconf or send an email to When you get to Strata, visit the customer service desk located in the registration area on Level 2.


  • Aster Data
  • EMC Greenplum
  • GE
  • Lexis Nexis
  • MarkLogic
  • Tableau Software
  • Cloudera
  • DataStax
  • Informatica
  • DataSift
  • Splunk
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Datameer
  • Impetus
  • Karmasphere
  • MapR Technologies
  • Pervasive
  • Platform Computing
  • Revolution Analytics
  • Sybase
  • Xeround
  • Media-Science
  • Platfora

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Susan Stewart at

Press & Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at

Contact Us

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