GAMEON-NA 2011, September 28-30, 2011, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, USA, Social Programme

Lunches and Coffee Breaks

Lunches and coffee breaks will be taken at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The conference dinner will be held at a secret location.

Conference Visit


Troy Night Out

The final Friday of each month is Troy Night Out, when a number of local merchants (over fifty restaurants, art galleries and storefront boutiques)stay open late. Since GAME-ON 2011 happens to fall on September 30th, we have an opportunity to "Enjoy Troy" downtown. Later in the evening, check out the TNO After Party, located at Daisy Bakers, where local DJs and VJs spin techno music to a young crowd.

Things to do around Troy

If you are looking for an interesting day trip, consider historic Saratoga, home of the Saratoga Race Course. It opened on August 3, 1863, and is the oldest organized sporting venue of any kind in the United States. Although the track won't be open at the time of the conference, there is still plenty to do in Saratoga, including fine dining, a racing museum, and any number of upscale boutiques. Also noteworthy is the Saratoga National Historic Park, the site of the Battle of Saratoga during the Revolutionary War. You can also expect to find terrific night life in Saratoga. For more information, visit

Dining Out

Troy and the greater Capital District are home to a number of fine dining establishments. Here are some of our favorites.

Browns Taproom: Located on River Street right by the Hudson River, Browns Taproom is one of the region's premier microbreweries. With great pub food and a number of freshly brewed beers and ales on tap, Brown's is usually the first place the locals will suggest if you ask them for a good place to eat.
Location and contact: 417 River Street, Troy (518) 273-2337

Daisy Baker's: For more upscale dining, try Daisy Baker's. Now occupying the ballroom of what was once a private residence, Daisy Baker's offers a contemporary menu in a lush 19th century setting. It is also the home of the Troy Night Out Afterparty, the place to go for techno music and video DJing.
Location and contact: 33 2nd Street, Troy, (518) 266-9200

Yoshi Sushi: A traditional sushi bar and Japanese restaurant, Yoshi features top quality, skillfully prepared sushi. If you visit the restaurant, make sure to try out the hirame ponzu, Yoshi-san's signature dish.
Location and contact: 640 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY (518) 783-6100

Ala Shanghai: Offering some of the best and most authentic Chinese food in the region, Ala Shanghai specializes in Wuxi and Shanghai (JianSu and ZheJiang)-style fare. One of our favorites.
Location and contact:
468 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY (518) 783-8188

Karavalli: A unique Indian restaurant that offers dishes from a number of regions of India, all authentically and skillfully prepared.
Location and contact:
Two locations: 9 Johnson Road in Latham (518) 785-7600 and 47 Caroline Street in Saratoga Springs (518) 580-1144

Carmen's Café: Although it's only open a few days during the week, Carmen's offers delightful Tapas menu on Friday nights, and Cuban-themed breakfast and lunch on the weekends.
Location and contact: 198 1st Street, Troy, NY (518) 326-2064

River Street Café: A cozy cafe featuring an inventive (and constantly changing) contemporary American menu.
Location and contact: 429 River Street, Troy, (518) 273-2740

For more dining opportunities, check out Visit Troy