2017 REDCapCon – Hosted by the Clinical and Translational Science Center at Weill Cornell Medicine – New York City – August 14 – 16

The 2017 REDCapCon (annual REDCap conference) will be held in New York City, New York on August 14-16, 2017, and will be hosted by the Clinical and Translational Science Center at Weill Cornell Medicine (the Weill Cornell CTSC). It is the 9th conference organized by the REDCap Consortium. This three-day event will offer presentations, breakout sessions, and more by REDCap Consortium members. The conference includes dinner on Sunday evening and three full days of programming on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan. There is a registration fee of $550 USD to attend the conference.

Sold Out for 2017

This year we have had to institute a registration cap of 325 people. We have reached that cap. To join the wait list, click here. If a current registrant cancels, you will be given the opportunity to register. You will be required to pay with a credit card and refunds will not be available.

If you can’t make the conference but are still interested in an educational opportunity, please consider REDCapU, a workshop offered by the REDCap team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. To learn more about REDCapU, go to this page.

Scroll down for more details about this year’s conference. Learn more about the history of REDCapCon here.

Target Audience

The content of the conference is designed for REDCap administrative and technical team members who maintain and support REDCap at their own institutions, and who provide global support of REDCap through consortium efforts. The conference is NOT designed for end-users of the software.

Conference Registration

The conference is currently sold out of registration slots. To join the wait list for the conference, CLICK THIS LINK!

Saturday, July 1 is the last day to register for the conference with payment in the form of a check. After July 1, registrants will only be able to pay by credit card.


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Cancellation Policy: Registrants have until 4 pm EST on July 1 to cancel their registration and receive a refund. After that time, refunds are not available.

For questions about registration or the hotel, contact Jessie Lee (jel2025@med.cornell.edu), REDCap Administrator for the Weill Cornell CTSC.


  • 2017 REDCapCon agenda – 8-10-17-final-2
  • New Administrator Workshop:  Limited to the first 100 registrants. {This workshop is at capacity}  (no additional fee)
  • Topical Discussions: Small group time
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Presentations and panels
  • Poster session and other competitions
  • Kickoff Dinner on Sunday evening August 13th 

More specific details on 2017 programming, including the New Administrator Workshop, will be posted here soon.

Hotel Information

Conference and accommodations will be at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, located at 1605 Broadway, New York, NY 10019. A true star among Times Square Hotels, Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan offers upscale modern accommodations in the energetic heart of Times Square.

The discounted rate is now sold out. You can still try to get a room at the hotel, it just won’t be at a discounted rate. To reserve your room, use this Passkey link for Crowne Plaza. Alternatively, you may call 888.233.9527


New York City is accessible by three airports:

  • La Guardia (LGA)
  • Newark (EWR)
  • JFK (JFK)

Airport Transportation options

Private Car service

Carmel Car and Limousine Service

From John F. Kennedy Airport

Distance from hotel = ~ 16 miles

Travel time = at least an hour

By Taxi:

•    Follow the Taxi sign from any terminal; you will see a line of yellow cabs.
•    Cost: $52 flat fare between JFK airport and Manhattan. There will be an extra $4.50 surcharge during peak hours (4-8 PM on weekdays, except holidays), for a total of $56.50.

By Public Transportation:

•    Follow the Air Train sign from any terminal.
•    Take the Jamaica-bound train to Jamaica Station. Transfer to the NYC Subway E train at Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Ave station. Take the Manhattan-bound E train to 50th Street/8 Ave station in Manhattan. Walk to Crowne Plaza.
•    Cost: $7.75 ($5 Air Train, $2.75 Subway). There are ticket (MetroCard) vending machines at Jamaica Station before exiting the Air Train. Use Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard only; there is a $1 fee for a new MetroCard.

From LaGuardia Airport

Distance from hotel = ~ 10 miles

Travel Time = 40 min with normal traffic

By Taxi:

•    Follow the taxi sign from any terminal; you will see a line of yellow cabs.
•    Cost: Metered, based on mileage and time, average is $35 (traffic will affect fare).

By Public Transportation:

•    Follow the public transportation sign from any terminal.
o    Option 1: Take the M60 Bus Select Bus Service to 31 Street/Astoria Blvd. Transfer to the N and W subway line. Take the Manhattan-bound N or W to 49 St and walk to Crowne Plaza.
o    Option 2: Take LaGuardia Link Q70 to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave. Transfer to the E or R subway line. If taking the E, take the Manhattan-bound E train to 50th Street. If taking the R, take the Manhattan-bound R train to 49th Street. Walk to Crowne Plaza.
•    Cost: $2.75.  You will get a free transfer from bus to subway if you use a MetroCard. MetroCards can be purchased at vending machines located through LaGuardia Airport terminals.
•    When riding M60 Select Bus Service or LaGuardia Link Q70, you will need to pay your fare at the fare-collection machines at the bus stop. No fares are collected on the bus. Use any door to board the bus when it arrives. Please remember to retain your proof of payment for the duration of the trip.

From Newark Airport

Distance from hotel = ~ 18 miles

Travel Time = 35 min with normal traffic

By Taxi:

•    Please check out the Newark Airport taxi website for detailed information.
•    Cost: Approximately $60

By Public Transportation:

•    Take the air train to Newark Liberty Airport station. Transfer to NJ Transit or Amtrak to New York Penn Station.
•    For more information about the Air Train, NJ Transit, and Amtrak click this link.
From Penn Station (if arriving by Amtrak)
Walk to 34th Street and 8th Ave and take the uptown (Queens-bound) E train to 50th Street. Walk to Crowne Plaza.

From Port Authority (if arriving by bus, e.g.,  Greyhound, Megabus)
You can either walk to Crowne Plaza (9 blocks away) or hail a yellow cab right on the street.Airport Shuttles


Transportation options once you are in the City

Crowne Plaza Times Square is surrounded by MTA subway stations, including the following:

  • 49th Street (N, Q and R trains)
  • 50th Street (C and E trains)
  • 50th Street (1 train)
  • Times Square – 42nd Street (1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R and S trains)
  • Rockefeller Center – 47th-50th Street (B, D, F and M trains)
  • Port Authority – 42nd Street (A, C and E trains)
  • Seventh Avenue (B, D and E trains)

Go to MTA’s website to see a subway schedule.


Crowne Plaza Hotel Parking Garage: Standard cars are $70 USD per day & SUV/Oversized vehicles are $85 USD per day. This does not include in/out privileges; per day fee will apply each time the vehicle is needed during your stay.

You can also try searching for a parking lot near the hotel. Several offer early bird rates of $21-30/day if you arrive before 9 am.

Cancellation Policy

Registrants have until 12 pm EST on Saturday, July 1 to cancel their registration and receive a refund. After that time, refunds are not available. Even if you are not eligible for a refund, we greatly appreciate you letting us know that you can’t attend. That helps us to adjust catering and material orders, and it also allows us to add someone from the wait list. To notify us about a cancellation, please complete this survey.


Please direct general inquiries about the 2017 REDCapCon to redcap@vanderbilt.edu.

For questions about registration or the hotel, contact Jessie Lee (jel2025@med.cornell.edu), REDCap Administrator for the Weill Cornell CTSC.


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