The workshop will be held at:

Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel can be reached from all nearby New York and New Jersey airports.

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Suggested Hotel for Lodging

10 rooms have been blocked for July 21-23, in Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel (the workshop hotel) at Group rate. You can call 201-617-5600 or click here to make a Reservation . The Group rate is available until June 28, 2013 only.

Nearby Hotels

Comfort Suites

1200 Tonnelle Ave, North Bergen, NJ
1.3 mi W from Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel
(201) 392-0008

Holiday Inn Express North Bergen

2600 Tonnelle Ave, North Bergen, NJ
1.4 mi NW from Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel
(201) 866-0400

Welcome Dinner

Openstream hosts a Welcome dinner on a New York City Cruise tour on July 22. The cruise tour starts from Lincoln Harbor Yacht Club, 1500 Harbor Blvd, Weehawken, NJ 07086.
Boarding time - 6:30pm, 22 July 2013.
Duration - 7:00-10:00pm.


Newark Liberty international airport (airport Code: EWR) in Newark, NewJersey is the closest airport (29 MI / 46.67 KM) to the Workshop venue. JFK international airport (airport Code: JFK) in New York also is close (53 MI / 85.29 KM) to the Workshop venue. Taxi service is available just outside the airport.

Getting from the airport to the Workshop venue and Hotel

When you arrive at the airport, you have two options to get to the Workshop venue and your hotel: You either use public transportation (buses) or a taxi. We highly recommend the taxi option, since you will be able to find one immediately outside the arrivals building and it will take you directly to your destination. Please see Transportation for the estimated taxi fare to Workshop venue and Hotel.

VISA Arrangement

Please check out the "List of Countries and Regions That Have Visa Exemption Arrangements with US" and the Web page of the ministry of Foreign Affairs of US right now.

If you need a copy of invitation letter for your visa, please fill out the invitation letter application form below and send it to <> by email ASAP.

[Invitation letter Application Form]

  1. Full name (exactly same as passport):
  2. Passport number:
  3. Nationality & Gender:
  4. Job title:
  5. Date of entry in US:
  6. Date of leaving US:
  7. Type of visa required (single/multiple(term)):
  8. Where obtaining visa:
  9. Fax/Tel number:
  10. Postal address:

ESTA procedure

All international visitors to the US will need either a VISA or "ESTA" approval obtained ahead-of-time over the Web as since 12 January 2009. People will not be allowed on the plane without one or the other.

You can submit your application for ESTA by visiting the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) Web Site.

Please see also the following pages: