Location & Dates
  • What is ONWARD?

    Formerly LocationWorld, Yext’s ONWARD 2017 picks up where LocationWorld left off, taking attendees on a tour of the expanding world of intelligent services. 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?

    The Intelligent Future. As intelligent services 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 ONWARD, 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?

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 through Thursday, November 2, 2017, with a dedicated Partner Summit on Friday, November 3, 2017.

  • Where is ONWARD?

    ONWARD 2017 will take place in the heart of Manhattan’s Financial District at The Conrad New York. More than a hotel, The Conrad is a showplace for over 2,000 pieces of art and a spectacular atrium featuring an awe-inspiring, multistory sculpture by Sol LeWitt. Attendees will also be mere steps away from some of NYC’s most iconic landmarks and neighborhoods including TriBeCa and SoHo.

  • How much does ONWARD cost?

    A limited number of ONWARD tickets are available at an Early Bird rate of $995 until 9/8. After 9/8, tickets will be $1195.

  • When does online registration open?

    Conference registration is now open on the ONWARD website.

  • Who can register?

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

  • What is the payment policy?

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


    Please make checks payable to Event Marketing Partners and mail with a copy of your REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION to:


    Event Marketing Partners

    Yext ONWARD/EMP Registration

    P.O. Box 563

    Allenwood, NJ 08720

  • Can I bring a guest?

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

  • 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 Conrad starting at following times. Registration is open for the duration of each day*:

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017: 1:00PM

    Thursday, November 2, 2016: 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 individuals register for the event.

  • What are the scheduled events for ONWARD?

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    1:00-2:00PM – Registration

    2:00-6:00PM – Day 1 Programming

    6:00-8:00PM – Cocktails and Networking

    Thursday, November 2, 2017

    8:00-9:00AM – Registration

    9:00AM-5:30PM – Day 2 Programming

    7:30PM-Midnight – Evening Bash at the New York Stock Exchange

    Friday, November 3, 2017

    10:00AM-2:00PM – Partner Summit at the New York Stock Exchange*

    10:00AM-2:00PM – Customer Training at Yext Headquarters*

    *See below for additional information

  • What is the recommended attire for the conference?

    We recommend Smart Casual attire.

  • What is the recommended attire for the ONWARD Bash on the NYSE Trading Floor?

    We recommend cocktail attire.

  • Do I need to bring any special identification to enter the New York Stock Exchange?

    You are required to bring a government-issued photo ID.

  • Is there an app for ONWARD?

    You can download the “ONWARD17” app for your iPhone or Android device by visiting our download page. Use the app throughout the event to stay up-to-date on the schedule, receive reminders for keynotes and breakout sessions, and much more.

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

    ONWARD will feature over 30 sessions about all aspects of digital knowledge management—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.

  • When can I register for sessions?

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

Partner Summit
  • What is the Partner Summit?

    The Partner Summit is a half-day event limited to current Yext Partners and Agencies as well as potential partners that offer Yext to their customers. This opportunity is available to registered ONWARD attendees. For more information, please email partnersummit@yext.com.

  • When is the Partner Summit?

    Friday, November 3 from 10AM-2PM.

  • Where is the Partner Summit?

    New York Stock Exchange

    11 Wall Street

    New York, New York 10005

  • Will food be served at the Partner Summit?

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

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

    The agenda for the Partner Summit will be announced in the coming months.

Customer Training
  • What is customer training?

    We’re offering a limited number of seats to a complimentary training session for current Yext customers. This opportunity is available to registered ONWARD attendees and is first-come, first-served. For more information, please email onwardtraining@yext.com.

  • When is customer training?

    Friday, November 3 from 10AM-2PM.

  • Where is the customer training?

    Yext Headquarters

    1 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor

    New York, New York 10010

  • Will food be served at customer training?

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

Travel & Accomodations
  • 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 November?

    New York City at the beginning of November is often mild but can be unpredictable. Consider packing a heavy jacket and layers, and consult your favorite weather website or app prior to your trip.