Gel 2016 Timeline

Wednesday, May 11

Afternoon icebreaker experiences around New York, then the evening registration reception at the TimesCenter (see details below)

Thursday, May 12

Full day of talks and conversation breaks in the TimesCenter theater on West 41st Street in Manhattan:
See full speaker list.

Friday morning, May 13

Morning deep-dives in Manhattan (not at the TimesCenter)


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Wednesday, May 11, 2016  •  Various Locations, NYC

Mid-afternoon (approx. 2:30pm-5pm)

Opening icebreaker


Join other attendees in kicking off Gel 2016 with an icebreaker experience (see list).

6:30pm - 8pm

Opening registration reception

TimesCenter, 242 West 41st St, between 7th & 8th Aves

Sign in, get your Gel badge, and raise a glass!

Thursday, May 12, 2016  •  TimesCenter, 242 West 41st St, between 7th and 8th Aves

8:15am - 9am

Sign-in and coffee


Good morning! Grab some coffee and meet other attendees before we get started.

9am - 10:30am

Speaker sessions


First set of speakers on stage at the TimesCenter.
(See speaker list)

10:30am - 11am

Morning break


Meet other attendees and grab coffee and a snack.

11am - 12:30pm

Speaker sessions


Second set of speakers on stage.
(See speaker list)

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch


Grab a box lunch and either eat at the TimesCenter or get some fresh air to eat outside in the neighborhood.

1:30pm - 3pm

Speaker sessions


Third set of speakers on stage.
(See speaker list)

3pm - 3:30pm

Afternoon break


Grab a snack and sign up for a Friday morning event.

3:30pm - 5pm

Speaker sessions


Fourth set of speakers on stage.
(See speaker list)

5pm - 7pm

All-attendee party


Attendees will journey to the beautiful Art Directors Club (106 West 29th St, between 6th and 7th Aves) to discuss the day's themes. With a drink.

Friday, May 13, 2016  •  601 West 26th Street (between 11th Ave and the Hudson River)

9:30am to 12noon

Deep-dive breakout groups


Friday “Deep-Dive” Experiences - see list.
All Friday activities will be held at the Centre for Social Innovation, on the 3rd floor of 601 West 26th Street. Bring your Gel badge to check in.

12noon to 2pm

Rooftop Lunch from mbinnovations


Our friends at mbinnovations (part of mcgarrybowen) are providing lunch! We’ll go upstairs (same building, 601 West 26th Street) to their beautiful roofdeck overlooking the Hudson River to complete our Gel 2016 journey.

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