Join us for the 30th Annual US Go Congress
The US Go Congress is the largest go activity in the United States. It happens once a year and spans one week. Events include the US Open, the largest annual go tournament in the US, professional lectures and game analysis, continuous self-paired games, and all kinds of go-related activities from morning to midnight. Come for the go, come for the camaraderie of old friends, come for the thrill of the big city! Whatever your reason, we are looking forward to seeing you there.
New York, New York!!
The Congress has never before been in a place so close to so much! This year will be right in midtown Manhattan, just a stone's throw away from landmarks like the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden. You will be playing on the 18th floor of the world famous Hotel Pennsylvania just across the street from Penn Station. Times Square, Bryant Park, Grand Central Station, and Korea Town are all within 5 to 15 minutes on foot, and the subways will easily get you anywhere in the city.
New York is an expensive city, but we've worked hard to keep it affordable. Since this year’s Congress is in a different kind of venue, there are a few differences from previous years.
This year there is no meal plan provided; instead, players will be free to explore the many local restaurants of all kinds and at all prices. Locals say you can eat reasonably "off the street" easily for less than $30/day.
Since the Congress is in a hotel this year, there are no dorm-style rooms available. We've negotiated extra low prices for guests staying in the hotel. Coming to Congress in a typical room with two beds will run around $1100 per person (including Congress registration), and there are lower-cost options for the more budget-conscious. You are allowed to have extra people in a room, so groups who are willing to share a room with more people than beds can cut costs significantly.
For more information, please see the Costs page. Registration is not yet open, but you can look at the prices and plan your trip now. Registration will open soon, so keep your eyes open!