Where is the Lifeshops Event?
The event takes place on Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, located on 11th Avenue and 36th Street, New York, NY 10001.

How much does it cost to park at the event?
There are a number of parking garages located within walking distance from the varied locations, please check back soon for a list of discounted garages.

How do I get there?
Please check back soon for a link to our Driving Directions. The closest subway station is the 34th Street and 8th Avenue stop of the A,C or E trains. For more information on subways and buses, visit the New York City public transit website or visit the Jacob Javits Center website for directions and parking information.

What time should I arrive?
Doors open at 8:00am. The program will begin promptly at 9:30am. Seats will be available on a first-come first-served basis for all lifeshops' seminars and Oprah's keynote.

Is there an early check-in available?
No, there will not be an early check-in.

What if I am late?
We highly encourage you to be on time for this event, as you are not going to want to miss any of our speakers! If you are late, we will happily point you in the right direction upon your arrival.

Will I be able to come back into the event once I've left?
Yes. You will be able to enter and exit through the main Event Entrance located on 11th Avenue and 36th Street. Exit and re-entry are permitted through these doors only. For security purposes, all attendees will be subject to a bag check upon entering or re-entering the building.

What is the event attire?
Please dress comfortably and wear something that makes you feel your best! You should also wear comfortable shoes as the Javits Center is a large venue, and you will be walking to/from different rooms for seminars, lunch and you time!

Will Oprah be at the event?
Ms. Winfrey will kick off the day promptly at 9:30am.

Are cameras allowed?

Are cell phones allowed?
Yes, but we ask that you please turn them to vibrate or silent so as not to interfere with the speakers.

Are computers allowed?
No computers are permitted at this event. You will be supplied with a journal to take notes in your Friday Welcome Packet, please bring your journal with you on Saturday.

Will there be a coat/bag check?
Yes, however, there will be limited availability. Due to this limited availability, we encourage you to keep your personal items with you throughout the day.

Will the event be handicap accessible?
Yes, all event spaces have wheelchair access. Inquiries regarding accommodations for visual or hearing impaired assistance can be directed to Customer Support.

Will food be served?
Lifeshops attendees will be a provided with a lunch voucher. Breakfast and snacks will be available for purchase.

What are the other activities I can participate in?
Please visit the programming schedule page.

How long is the Keynote session?
The day will kick of with a 1 hour keynote welcome.

How long is each seminar?
Each of your three (3) seminars will run for 45 minutes each with free time in between.

Are there assigned seats in the classrooms?
No. All seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Are the seminars interactive?
The level of interaction will be determined by each speaker.

How many other people are in each O Contributor Seminar?
Each room seats anywhere from 2700-3300 attendees.

Do I have to select the seminars at the time of purchase?
Yes, you will be provided a 10 minute timeframe to select your seminars when purchasing tickets. You will be prompted if you need more time.

Can I change my seminars online once I've chosen them?
No Once you finalize your payment, all seminar selections are final.

If I register for one seminar but change my mind at the event, can I switch?
No. All seminar selections must be made prior to the event day.

I heard Elizabeth Gilbert is attending the Weekend. How does this affect my seminar selection? All attendees will be able to see Elizabeth Gilbert during the Lifeshops "Welcoming Remarks" from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
This will not affect your seminar schedule.

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