Important Onsite Information

We're looking forward to another great TOC Conference. For three days, you'll get the inside scoop on what's working (and what's not), what's coming next, how technology is creating both challenges and opportunities in all aspects of the publishing industry—and how you can make these challenges and opportunities work for you. Below is information to help you get the most out of your time at TOC.

Conference Location

Marriott Marquis Times Square
1535 Broadway
New York, New York 10036 USA
(800) 843-4898

The TOC Conference will take place on the following floors:

  • 6th and 7th Floors - All conference Sessions, Tutorials, and Keynotes
  • 8th Floor - Continental Breakfast and Lunch

Registration / Check-In Hours

Stop by TOC Registration to pick up your badge, conference Event Guide, and other materials. Registration is located on the 6th floor of the Marriott Marquis at the Registration Counter.

Registration Hours:

  • Monday: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Speaker Lounge / Check-In

If you are speaking at TOC, please stop by the Speaker Lounge to collect your badge, conference materials, and to check in with Shirley Bailes, Speaker Manager. The Speaker Lounge is located in the Plymouth-Royale Room the 6th floor.

Speaker Lounge Hours:

  • Monday: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Continental Breakfast / Lunch

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for TOC attendees each day of the conference. Note: Meals on Monday are available for tutorial attendees only.

Continental Breakfast Hours:

  • Monday: 7:30 am – 8:30 am
  • Wednesday: 7:45 am - 8:45 am
    (Served in the Manhattan Ballroom on the 8th Floor)

Lunch Hours:

  • Monday: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 12:20 pm - 1:40 pm
    (Served in the Atrium on the 8th floor)
  • Wednesday: 12:35 pm - 2:00 pm

Online Schedule

See the most up-to-date conference schedule online on the TOC Conference website. Printed versions of the daily schedule will also be available throughout the conference area.

Wireless Internet Acess

Wireless connectivity to the Internet will be available throughout the conference areas on the sixth and seventh floors of the Marriott Marquis. Internet access in your hotel room is available through the hotel for an additional fee.

TOC Wireless Login Information

  • Username: TOC
  • Password: Bookmark


ConfLink - Meet Other Attendees and Evaluate Sessions & Tutorials!

We're debuting ConfLink at  TOC, a set of website features that allow you to connect with fellow attendees while you are at the conference.  ConfLink is brand new set of features, and it's still very much in Beta stage. We encourage you to use it throughout the conference, and give us your feedback.

Once you've opt-ed into ConfLink, you'll be able to:

  • Set up your personal profile and post a photo
  • Evaluate and comment on sessions
  • Create a list of people you want to meet
  • Create a list of sessions you'd like to attend
  • Send messages to other participating TOC attendees
  • Integrate your Twitter account and share your tweets with others

How to Access ConfLink

You will need to opt-in to ConfLink to start using it. Here's how:

  1. Go to:
  2. If prompted, login to your O'Reilly Conferences account with the user name and password you used to register for TOC (note: if you are already logged in, you will skip this step)
  3. Once logged in, click on the "Participate in ConfLink" button at the bottom of the page.

Send Us Your Feedback

We'd appreciate any constructive feedback about your experience using ConfLink at TOC. Please send us an email at

Speaker Presentation Files and Video

Presentation files and video will be made available on the homepage at the end of the conference. However, please keep in mind some speakers choose not to share their presentations.


Follow us on Twitter, a free microblog that helps you stay connected in real-time. We'll be twittering throughout the conference so it's your best source for up-to-the-minute information. If you are twittering during the conference, please use #TOC when mentioning the conference.

Facebook Group

Join the TOC Facebook group and continue the conversation.

LinkedIn Group

Make connections with other publishing professionals on the TOC LinkedIn Group.

TOC Conference Tags

If you are posting blogs and/or photos while you're at TOC, tag them with “TOC2009” and “TOCconf09”.

More TOC Tools

Continue the converstation year-round on You'll get tools you need to learn about publishing innovators and connect with the brightest ideas from around the web and the world. It includes an active blog, resource directory, job postings, events calendar, community groups and information, and webcasts and webinars.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Make sure to visit the sponsors and exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall, located in the 6th floor foyer and in the adjoining Majestic Complex

Tuesday, February 10

  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (Exhibit Hall Reception)

Wednesday, February 11

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

See the list of exhibitors

Evening Events

Opening Cocktail Reception
Monday, February 9 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Exhibit Hall Reception
Tuesday, February 10 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

TOC Lightning Demos
Tuesday, February 10 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, February 10 from 7:30pm – 10:30pm

See & Do in New York

Hopefully you'll have time to enjoy New York while you are there. The See and Do page of the See & Do page has a long list of New York attractions and activities.

Get 10 Days of Safari Books Online Free

As a special offer for TOC 2009 attendees, Safari is offering a 10 day free subscription to the bookshelf customized for TOC attendees. The introductory bookshelf has many of the same assortment of titles that will be on display in the O'Reilly booth. You're hearing a lot about digital books and reading at TOC 2009, and here's a chance to experience a successful digital delivery model while exploring thousands of books, videos, and articles. More Information.

  • Impelsys Inc.
  • Ingram Industries
  • oXygen XML Editor
  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • codeMantra
  • Connotate
  • DPCI
  • Innodata Isogen, Inc.
  • LibreDigital
  • Lulu
  • Malloy
  • Mark Logic
  • Media Services Group
  • Quark, Inc.
  • ReadHowYouWant
  • RSuite
  • Safari Books Online
  • Smashwords, Inc.
  • Sterling Commerce
  • Verso Digital

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse at

Press and Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at

Contact Us

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