Conference Tours Update

Looking to make the most of your visit to The Big Apple? There are still spots available for some great tours and experiences! Due to the popularity of these activities, the sign-up deadlines have been extended.  See the Blue Nest Events tour page to learn more.

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Mobile Application for CHEP 2012

Support for CHEP 2012 has been integrated into the Conference4me smartphone conference application.

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Food and Restaurants in NYC: Part 1 – internet search listings

There are plenty of places to eat in New York City. The problem is that there are too many places & you might visit a place that does not fit your options (cost, ambiance, cuisine). The CHEP 2012 conference will take place in the West Village of Manhattan and all attendees will have to search and find meals for themselves.

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We will have a series of blog posts in order to simplify & cut through the confusion of eating in NYC. For this post, we have selected three restaurant search listing as an example of how to navigate food choices in the Big Apple. While there are many search listing sites, these are just a few of the better known & reliable sites. These three all allow you to filter your search by cuisine, price, location.

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Anchors Aweigh NY!

It’s mid-week at CHEP and, for some reason, you seem to be noticing groups of sailors, decked out in their crisp service uni’s, out and about everywhere you turn.  The product of your overactive imagination?  Hardly!  It turns out that this year’s CHEP coincides with NYC Fleet Week, a big event in the city for most of the past three decades.  The tall ships will be out in force as thousands of Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard sailors descend upon the metropolis.  This will be a big year, in particular, as Fleet Week commemorates the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, the last time a dispute with our British brethren got a wee bit out of hand.  For our guests coming in from the UK, we promise you’ll get a much warmer welcome this time!

For information on Fleet Week events and ship tours, check out


NY Yankees and Mets Games during CHEP Week

If you’re looking for something to help pass the time between CHEP 2012 sessions, perhaps you’ll enjoy America’s national past-time.

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