The Foothold Expo

Foothold Expo 2017

Over the past ten years, Foothold Technology and our community of providers have evolved, transformed, explored, and grown. 2017 marks Foothold’s tenth annual conference. With a decade of Expos under our belt, we’ve learned a few things along the way, so EXPO TEN will our biggest and best Expo yet. Whether you’re hoping to enhance your knowledge of AWARDS functionality, strengthen your agency’s operations, or gain a better understanding of the changes on our industry’s horizon, EXPO TEN is here to provide you with the knowledge you need. Join us on June 22, 2017 for a day of learning, networking, and, of course, some fun.

June 22, 2017
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
NYU Kimmel Center, New York City

See highlights from last year’s Expo 2016: Cultivating Growth

Keynote Speaker

David Simon

David Simon is a Baltimore-based journalist, author and television producer. Born in Washington, he came to Baltimore in 1983 to work as a crime reporter at The Baltimore Sun. While at the paper, he reported and wrote two works of narrative non-fiction, Homicide: A Year On The Killing Streets and The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood, the former an account of a year spent with the city homicide squad and the latter, a year spent on a West Baltimore drug corner.

Homicide became the basis for the NBC drama, which aired from 1993 to 1999 and for which Simon worked as a writer and producer after leaving The Sun in 1995. The Corner became an HBO miniseries and won three Emmy Awards in 2000. The Wire, a subsequent HBO drama, aired from 2002 to 2008 and depicted a dystopic American city contending with a fraudulent drug war, the loss of its industrial base, political and educational systems incapable of reform and a media culture oblivious to all of the above.

Simon served as a writer and executive producer of HBO’s Generation Kill, a miniseries depicting U.S. Marines in the early days of the Iraq conflict. Simon also co-created the HBO series Treme, following life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Treme was nominated for two Emmys, Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries and Outstanding Miniseries. Simon’s most recent project, the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, tells the story of Yonkers Mayor Nick Wasicsko who finds himself thrust into racial controversy when a federal court orders to build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods. Simon also does prose work for The New Yorker, Esquire and The Washington Post, among other publications.

NYU Kimmel Center

The NYU Kimmel Center is located at 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012. For directions on getting there, click here.

Hotel Information

Foothold has secured a block of rooms at the Washington Square Hotel available at a discounted rate for Expo 2017 attendees. To make your reservations today, click here. For additional hotel recommendations, feel free to email us as at


How can I contact the organizer if I have questions?

Please email us at with any questions.

Is my registration/ticket transferable?

Yes. To transfer your ticket to another person, email us at with your order number, your name, and the name, job title and email address of the person to whom the ticket should be transferred. Please allow 1-2 business days for us to process your request.

What if I forget to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Bringing your printed ticket will speed up your check-in on the morning of the Expo, but it’s not necessary. As long as you’re registered, we can look up your name.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, it’s okay if you are attending in place of another person. When you check in at the Expo, we’ll need your name, job title, agency and email address.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. Just send us an email at with your order number, your name and the information you would like updated. Please allow 1-2 business days for us to process your request.

What is the refund policy?

You may receive a full refund through June 15, 2017. No refunds will be issued after that date. To request a refund, email us at with your order number and the name(s) of the attendees for whom you’d like a refund. Please allow 1-2 business days for us to process your request.

Are there payment options other than by credit card?

Yes. When you purchase tickets, click on the “Show other payment options” link and then click the ‘Pay Offline’ button. After completing your registration, you’ll have the option to pay by check or request an invoice.

Can I pay for my ticket(s) at the event?

Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept payment at the Expo.

What are my transportation/parking options getting to the event?

For transportation information and directions to the NYU Kimmel Center, click here. For information on parking near NYU in the Greenwich Village area, click here. Foothold Technology is not affiliated with these parking companies and cannot vouch for pricing or quality of service they provide.

What should I bring to the event?

In addition to lots of energy and excitement for AWARDS, we encourage attendees to bring a photo ID for checking in at the NYU Kimmel Center security desk, and business cards, since there will be plenty of opportunities for networking. We also suggest a sweater or jacket since the session rooms can be a bit chilly.

Will lunch be provided?

Yes! We also provide a continental breakfast in the morning and a dessert and beverage reception after the Expo. If you have a meal preference for lunch (kosher or vegetarian), you may indicate that when you register.

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