Oct 23 – 25, 2018 | New York City

Location & Dates
  • What is ONWARD?

    This October 23-25, Yext’s ONWARD18 picks up where ONWARD17:The Intelligent Future left off. More than 1,200 attendees will learn why in today’s AI-driven world, Knowledge Is Power that fuels our marketing, our brands, and our careers. More than a conference, ONWARD is a celebration of those who seek to move their brands forward with new ideas, technologies, and actions. We’re bringing together CMOs, VPs, and Directors of Marketing with SEOs, agencies, and startups in wide-ranging conversation about A.I., augmented reality, deep knowledge, location-based marketing, machine learning, mobile marketing, and digital knowledge management.

  • What is the theme of ONWARD?

    Knowledge is Power. As intelligent services, voice search and all-things digital knowledge management increasingly shape our daily lives, new demands are placed on brands, and new skills are expected of marketers. Essentially, marketers needs a new way of thinking about marketing itself. At ONWARD18, we’ll explore these concepts and provide you with actionable tips on how to excel in a future in which the development, distribution, and control of digital knowledge is a competitive advantage.

  • When is ONWARD?

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 through Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

    There will be Client Training on Wednesday, October 23 and a dedicated Partner Summit on Thursday, October 25, 2018. You can register for these programs through Main Conference Registration.

  • Where is ONWARD?

    ONWARD18 will take place at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. The home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Frederick P. Rose Hall, is comprised of three performance venues—Rose Theater, The Appel Room, and Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola—as well as the Irene Diamond Education Center and Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame. Rose Hall is located on the fifth floor of the Time Warner Center, at Broadway and 60th Street, adjacent to Columbus Circle.

  • How much does ONWARD cost?

    ONWARD18 tickets are currently $1095 through September 15.

    Starting on September 16, full price ONWARD18 tickets will be $1195 through October 22.

  • When does online registration open?

    Conference registration is now open on the ONWARD18 website.

  • Who can register?

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

  • What is the payment policy?

    You may pay for ONWARD by credit card.
    All major credit cards are accepted – American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

  • Can I bring a guest?

    No. ONWARD18 is open to registered Yext customers, partners, ecosystem and invited guests.

  • Can I register on behalf of someone else?

    Yes. When registering, please enter the information for the person who will be attending ONWARD18.

  • 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 Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall starting at following times. Registration is open for the duration of each day*:

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018: 12:00PM
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018: 8:00AM

    *Registration hours subject to change

  • Will meals be provided at ONWARD?

    Yes. We will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions based on the information provided when an individual registers for the event.

  • What are the scheduled events for ONWARD?

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Customer Training at Yext Headquarters*
    12:30 – 2 p.m. – Registration at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s
    Frederick P. Rose Hall
    2 – 6 p.m. – Day 1 Programming
    6 – 8 p.m. – Cocktails and Networking
    *additional information to come soon

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    8 -9 a.m – Registration
    9 -5:30 p.m. – Day 2 Programming
    7:00 -11 p.m. – ONWARD18 Party at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History

    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Partner Summit*
    *additional information to come soon

  • What is the recommended attire for the conference?

    We recommend smart casual attire.

  • Is there a mobile app for the conference?

    Yes, you can download the official ONWARD18 app here.

Agenda and Sessions
  • What types of tracks and sessions can I expect?

    ONWARD18 will feature more than 30 sessions about all aspects of —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.

Partner Summit
  • What is the Partner Summit?

    The ONWARD Partner Summit will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the JW Marriott Essex House. 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?

    Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Where is the Partner Summit?

    The ONWARD Partner Summit will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the JW Marriott Essex House.

  • Will food be served at the Partner Summit?

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

  • Where can I find the agenda for the Partner Summit?

    Please stay tuned for details regarding the Partner Summit agenda.

Client Training
  • What is client training?

    ONWARD Client Training will take place on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. The cost for training is $350 and is available to registered ONWARD attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please email onwardtraining@yext.com.

  • When is client training?

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m.

  • Where is the client training?

    Yext Headquarters
    1 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
    New York, New York 10010

  • Will food be served at client training?

    Yes. We will serve breakfast in the morning.

Travel & Accommodations
  • Are there special hotel rates?

    We’ve reserved a block of rooms at The Empire Hotel so ONWARD attendees can stay steps away from the action. Click here or call 855-265-7400 to book your room for ONWARD18. Availability is limited; the last day to make reservations at The Empire Hotel is Monday, October 1, 2018.

  • Which airports are closest to New York City?

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

  • 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 heavy jacket and layers, and consult weather.com prior to your trip.