• Location & Dates
  • Registration
  • At the Event
  • Agenda & Sessions
  • Partner Summit
  • Travel & Accommodations

Location & Dates

What is ONWARD19?

This October 29–30, Yext will host ONWARD19: The Future of Search at the New York Marriott Marquis. More than 1,600 attendees, speakers, and sponsors will explore the paradigm shift in search from chaotic results to verified answers, and how organizations can deliver those answers in high-intent moments. Attendees from a broad range of industries — including healthcare, insurance and other financial services, retail, automotive, food services, and more — will take away a greater understanding of how to answer the questions that begin the customer journey, and actionable strategies for meeting consumers where they search. ONWARD19: The Future of Search sponsors include Podium, Tiger Pistol, DialogTech, Vendasta, Tapclicks, Surefire Local, Duda, and Radius8.

When is ONWARD19?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, through Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

Where is ONWARD19?

ONWARD19 will take place in the heart of Manhattan at the New York Marriott Marquis, at 1535 Broadway between 44th and 45th Streets in New York, New York. The hotel is accessible from both 44th and 45th Streets.

Registration

How much does ONWARD19 cost?

ONWARD19 ticket sales have ended. 

What does an ONWARD19 ticket include?

The ONWARD19 Main Conference pass includes access to all sessions, meals, and evening events on October 29-30, 2019.

The ONWARD19 Day 1 Pass includes access to all sessions and evening events on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

The ONWARD19 Partner Summit is complimentary and is open to our wholesale and agency partners. The Partner Summit is open to ONWARD19 registrants only.

When does online registration open?

ONWARD20 registration will open in Spring 2020.  Stay tuned for future updates. 

Who can register?

ONWARD19 is exclusive to Yext’s customers, business partners, and invited guests.

What is the payment policy?

You may pay for ONWARD19 by credit card.

All major credit cards are accepted – American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. For more information regarding payment terms, please see the official ONWARD19 Terms and Conditions.

What is the cancellation policy?

ONWARD19 registration fees are non-transferable. If circumstances change and you can no longer attend the Event, you can cancel your registration by emailing ONWARD@yext.com. Cancellations received prior to September 23, 2019 will be refunded at 50% of the total fees paid. No refunds will be given for cancellations received on or after September 23, 2019.

Can I bring a guest?

No. ONWARD is open to registered Yext customers, partners, and invited guests only.

Can I register on behalf of someone else?

Yes. When registering, please enter the information for the person who will be attending ONWARD19.

Who can I contact for assistance?

Please email onward@yext.com.

At the Event

What are the registration hours and locations?

Registration will take place at the New York Marriott Marquis Registration.  Registration will open on Tuesday, October 29 at 12:00pm EST.

Will meals be provided at ONWARD19?

Yes, meals will be provided, and we will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions based on the information provided when you register.

What are the scheduled events for ONWARD19?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

7:30am 1:00pm – Partner Summit

12:00pm – Registration Opens

1:30pm 6:30pm – Programming

6:30pm  8:00pm – ONWARD19 Welcome Cocktails & Networking

 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

7:30am – Breakfast & Registration

8:30am 9:30am – Opening Keynote

9:45am 12:30pm – Breakout Sessions

12:30pm  2:00pm – Lunch

2:00pm 2:45pm – Lunch Keynote

2:45pm  5:15pm – Breakout Sessions

5:30pm  6:30pm – Closing Keynote

7:00pm – 10:00pm – ONWARD19 Evening Bash

What is the recommended attire for the conference?

We recommend smart casual attire.

Do you provide special accommodations?

If you require special assistance, auxiliary aids, or other reasonable accommodations to fully participate in this event, please indicate this during registration. Information regarding disabilities and special assistance will remain confidential.

Do I need to bring any special identification to enter the ONWARD19 Evening Bash?

You are required to bring your ONWARD19 badge and a government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, passport card, etc). Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Agenda & Sessions

What types of tracks and sessions can I expect?

ONWARD19 will feature over 30 sessions around all aspects of search —including SEO/SEM strategies, the rise of intelligent systems and services, going beyond local listings, and more. Sessions will be announced on the ONWARD website as they are confirmed.

Do you accept speaker submissions?

Yes, our call for speakers will open on April 9, 2019, and close on May 31, 2019.

When can I register for sessions?

Conference registration is open now and session registration will open shortly thereafter. Registrants will receive an email notification when session registration is live.

Is there a mobile app for the conference?

Yes, the official ONWARD19 mobile app is now available in the App Store and the Google Play Store.

 

Partner Summit

What is the Partner Summit?

The ONWARD Partner Summit will take place on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. The Partner Summit is a half-day event limited to current agencies, preferred partners, and resellers of Yext. This opportunity is available to registered ONWARD attendees on a first-come, first served basis. For more information, please contact partnersummit@yext.com.

When is the Partner Summit?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 7:30am  1:00pm

Where is the Partner Summit?

Marriott Marquis, 5th Floor, Astor Ballroom

Will food be served at the Partner Summit?

Yes. We will serve coffee, refreshments, and breakfast in the morning and lunch in the afternoon.

Where can I find the agenda for the Partner Summit?

Partner Summit agenda can be found here.

Travel & Accommodations

Are there special hotel rates?

Be sure to stay where all of the action is! ONWARD19 will take place at the New York Marriott Marquis.  While our official hotel block has closed, we encourage you to call the reservation line below and reference Yext.

Reservations Toll-Free: 1-877-303-0104

When should I arrive for and depart from ONWARD19?

For attendees with only a main conference pass, we recommend you arrive for ONWARD19 on Tuesday, October 29 by 12:00pm and depart on Thursday, October 31 by 11:00am.

For attendees with a main conference pass plus Partner Summit, we recommend you arrive on Monday, October 28 by 4:00pm and depart on Thursday, October 31 by 11:00am.

Which airports are closest to New York City?

Midtown New York City is accessible from three airports: LaGuardia Airport (LGA), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

Can I take a train to New York City?

Amtrak trains arrive at New York Penn Station.

What is the weather like in New York City in October?

New York City at the end of October is often mild but can be unpredictable. Consider packing a heavier jacket and layers, and consult your favorite weather site prior to your trip.

Can I request a visa invitation to attend ONWARD19?

Yes. Please note that requesting a visa invitation letter does not guarantee that your local authorities will grant a visa to attend ONWARD19. You are responsible for submitting your visa application to your local embassy/consulate; conference management will not submit on your behalf.

 

If you’d like to request a visa invitation, please contact us and provide the following information:

  • Email subject: ONWARD19 Visa Request – [FULL NAME]
  • Full name (First, Last, Middle if applicable) as listed on your passport
  • Country of origin
  • Passport number
  • Passport expiration date
  • Date of birth
  • Full address of your local United States embassy/consulate
  • Company name
  • Job Title
  • Yext point of contact name