"The whole TOC conference was remarkable." Tim Carmody, Wired

"I got lots from it, made good connections and thought [2011] was the best TOC yet. As far as I am concerned, it blows the other digital conferences out of the water." — Jeanne Weinkle, National Sales Manager, Bookmobile

"What a great group of people, and amazing spirit at TOC. Learned a lot, made new friends, and came away fired up about the future of publishing." — Steven Rosenbaum, CEO, Magnify.net

"At its best, Tools of Change reaffirms the promise of publishing, even as it challenges us to rethink the roles that publishers play. This year, you did a great job of blending the established and the new"—Brian O'Leary, Founder and Principle, Magellan Media

"This conference really is the bleeding edge of the industry. We're smarter just for having been in the building."Stephen Solomon, Eleven Learning

"Tools of Change in Publishing, a conference that's a sort of brainiac party at the intersection of publishing and digital innovation. Last year I called TOC a very full-brain conference because "both left and right brain perspectives are represented and explored." Sarah Wendell, Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

"TOC continues to focus on the rapid changes occurring in the publishing industry, attracts leading speakers, and provides a forum for vendors to exhibit their latest products. It has become one of the industry's leading events."Donald T. Hawkins, Unlimited Priorities

"[TOC is] a conference that prides itself on offering a view of the publishing industry through a wide-angle lens with an occasional microscope thrown in."Florrie Binford Kichler, ibpablog.wordpress.com

"Often at TOC the most memorable presentations seek to redefine what a "book" could be, and this year was no exception." Ron Hogan, shelf-awareness.com

"Indeed, despite a crowded calendar of digital conferences, this year's TOC sold out completely attracting 1,400 attendees, and the event's popularity, utility, and cachet only seemed to grow." Calvin Reid, Publisher's Weekly

"The O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference, a conference that shapes the future of publishing by gathering leading minds to interact and learn from each other." John Depree, believerspress.com

"This year's O'Reilly TOC Conference (Tools of Change for Publishing) promises another smorgasbord of writing and publishing visionaries."The Australian Writer's Marketplace

"Sold out once again, the TOC's blend of highly technical workshops, business case studies and more conversational panels focused on the new digital publishing paradigm—conducted by a range of digital professionals (and digital superstars)—just seems to work."Calvin Reid, Publisher's Weekly

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TOC 2012 Onsite Information

We're looking forward to another great TOC Conference. Below is information to help you get the most out of your time at TOC.

Conference Location

New York Marriott Marquis (view map)
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
(212) 398-1900

Registration / Check-in Hours

Stop by TOC Registration to pick up your badge and other materials. Registration is located on the 6th Floor Foyer.

  • Monday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Speaker Lounge Hours

If you are speaking at TOC, please check-in and pick up your badge at the Speaker Lounge, located in Uris-Royale room on the 6th floor.

  • Monday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Coat Check

Coat check for TOC is located in the 3rd floor foyer.

  • Monday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

First Time at TOC? Check Out These First Timer Tips

If this will be your first TOC Conference, we have a few ways to help you get the most out of your time at TOC.

TOC Mobile App

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

Wireless Internet Access

Wireless connectivity to the Internet will be available throughout the conference areas of the Marriott. Internet access in your hotel room is available through the hotel for an additional fee. If you need assistance getting online, please visit the customer service desk in Registration or send a message to @toc.

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Speaker Slides, Video, and Live Streaming

Live Streaming
We'll be live streaming all of the keynote presentations and a handful of sessions, as well as interviews, news reports, and other live coverage from the event (view the live stream schedule). All presentations which are live streamed will also be available for viewing on the TOC YouTube channel after the conference.

Speaker Slides
We'll be posting speaker slides as we get them, however keep in mind not all speakers choose to make their slides available for download.

Video Recordings
All workshops, sessions, and keynotes at TOC New York are being recorded. This video compilation will be available for purchase about three weeks after the conference ends. Please note: If you have an All-Access Pass, the complete video compilation is already included with your pass. There is no need to purchase it separately.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Make sure to visit the sponsors and exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall. They'll be showcasing and demoing the latest in publishing tools and services. See who will be exhibiting.

Monday, February 13

  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Booth Stroll

Tuesday, February 14

  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Exhibitor Reception

Wednesday, February 15

  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Make sure to join us at one (or all) of the events planned at TOC, including Ignite, the TOC Welcome Party, Publishing Startup Showcase, Valentine's Day Mixer, and Digital Petting Zoo.

Online Attendee Directory

The Online Attendee Directory for TOC is now open. See who else will be at TOC this year, set up your personal profile, message other attendees, and manage your contacts. You must be registered for the event and have opted-in to the Attendee Directory in order to begin using it.

Set Up Your Personal Schedule

Create your own TOC 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.

Comment on the Workshops and Sessions You Attend

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.

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Stop by the O'Reilly Booth

Author booksigning hosted by Word Brooklyn on Tuesday, February 14 at 5:00 p.m:

  • How To Be Black by Baratunde Thurston
  • The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  • The Information Diet by Clay A. Johnson
  • How to Fix Copyright by William Patry

Scan Your badge at the O'Reilly Booth for a chance to win free stuff!

  • $500 in O'Reilly products
  • 6 month subscription to Safari Books Online

Questions / Feedback

If you have a question about TOC or feedback you want to share, let us know:

  • Message us on Twitter @toc
  • Stop by our customer service desk in Registration on the 6th floor
  • Send us an email at conf-admin@oreilly.com
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Ingram Content Group
  • codeMantra
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • SPi Global
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Blackboard
  • Bowker
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Innodata
  • Jouve North America
  • MarkLogic
  • Newgen KnowledgeWorks
  • Océ North America
  • Temis
  • Aptara
  • Atex
  • LibreDigital
  • Media Services Group
  • MarkLogic
  • Smashwords, Inc.

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse at scordesse@oreilly.com

View a complete list of TOC contacts