As the epicenter of global creativity, New York City is the perfect home for F5. Our venue, the historic Roseland Ballroom in Times Square, blends rock and roll with old-world charm, making it the ideal venue for F5’s eclectic speakers.

239 West 52nd Street NYC, NY 10019

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By subway:
1 to 50th St.
B, D, E to 7th Ave
C, E to 50th St.
N, R, W to 49th St.

Take a deep breath. We’re going to blow out the candles on another F5 at the soon-to-be-(in)famous CLOSING PARTY on Saturday, April 16th.

  • Starting at 9pm, you’ll throw down at Good Units in the basement of the Hudson Hotel (356 West 58th St.). Picture NYC-1982 and you’re halfway there…
  • Dalston Ponys will start the jam East-London-style — bringing feet and hearts to the dance floor
  • Grabbing the baton at 10:30pm, Eclectic Method follows up their speaking session at F5 with a performance that will burn the roof off the joint
  • All the while, Shantell will be performing Hidden Oras in the venue’s stylized mezzanine

Doors open at 9pm –  open bar from 9:30-10:30pm. Everyone is welcome – so bring your buddies. Your official F5 registration badge gets you in and $20 at the door for your friends.

Sometimes it’s hard to find the space that speaks to you. Lucky for F5 this April that we’ve found three hotels to best personalize your experience in New York.

THE HUDSON HOTEL is the official hotel for festival speakers and attendees – and other surprises to be named later. Standard, superior, and deluxe rooms are being offered with a discount of more than 20% off for friends of the fest. For one of the trendiest boutique hotels in midtown Manhattan, this is a sweet deal.

The Hudson is pure F5: designed with the designer in mind. It’s visual breadth is only outweighed by it’s proximity to all things NYC: Central Park, Times Square, every type of eatery imaginable, subways to here-there-and-everywhere, and, most importantly, Roseland Ballroom.


If you’re feeling that you want to stay further downtown or, rather, closer to the pulse of Lincoln Center – we have two other options available for attendees. We’ve negotiated special rates for F5 attendees and a number of amenities are at your disposal.

THE EMPIRE HOTEL is a little bit more restrained: an old-school, modernist sensibility that takes it’s guests back through it’s own history.

Call The Empire at (212) 265-7400 to book using the F5 Group block.

THE STANDARD NEW YORK is a step in the opposite direction: nightclub dressed as hotel, or vice-versa. Your pick.

Call The Standard at (212) 645-4646 to book using the F5 Group block.