Security and Human Behavior 2012

General Information

The conference will start on June 4 and run two days, finishing end of day on June 5. There will be a welcome reception on Sunday, June 3, and a conference dinner on Monday, June 4.

Google is sponsoring SHB 2012. The conference will be held at the New York offices of Google, at 76 Ninth Ave. In addition to the space, Google is providing all the at-conference refreshments and some of the funding.


Because of Google’s generosity, we are able to reduce the registration fee to the token amount of $125 per person. This is the cost for industry, academic, and student attendees. There are limited stipend funds available if attendance would otherwise be difficult.

This is an invitational conference, so please don’t register unless you received an invitation. And if you did receive an invitation, please do register, even though we already know you’re coming.


New York is an expensive town to stay in, but we hope that the high hotel rates will be offset by the low registration fee.

Below is a list of nearby hotels, with the distance from the Google offices and very approximate per-night rates. Note that in all cases, the rate is before tax, which is around 15%. In many cases, lower rates are available by prepaying the entire amount. It might also be worth checking out or similar discount hotel sites.

Dream Downtown
355 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 229-2559
Next door $350
Maritime Hotel
363 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011(212) 242-4300
Next door $375
GEM Hotel
300 W 22nd St
New York, NY 10011?(212) 675-1911
.5 miles $350
Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan
160 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001(212) 627-1888
.8 miles $300
Holiday Inn Express: Madison Square Garden
232 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001(212) 695-7200
.9 miles $275
The New Yorker Hotel
481 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10001(212) 971-0101
1.1 miles $600
Paramount Hotel
235 W. 46th St.
New York, NY 10036(212) 764-5500
1.7 miles $270
Hudson New York
356 W. 58th St.
New York, NY 10019(212) 554-6000
2.1 miles $300

Questions? E-mail Bruce Schneier.