Accessibility

Baron Capital is committed to making our event accessible to all audiences. The principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility apply to all aspects of The Baron Investment Conference for all individuals. Accommodations can be requested by filling out the accessibility section in our online registration form. Click here for MET accessibility information.

The accessible entrance and exit is located on the Concourse level (Founders Hall) and provides elevator access to all seating areas. There is an accessible telephone and ladies' rest room in Founders Hall. There are also accessible gentlemen’s and ladies’ rest rooms on the Parterre, Grand Tier, and Dress Circle levels. For information on parking in the yellow accessible section reserved through Lincoln Center parking, please call (212) 721-6500. The entrance for this section is on Amsterdam Avenue and 63rd Street or Amsterdam Avenue and 64th Street.

 

The Metropolitan Opera House: Telephone (212) 799-3100, Ext. 2204. Wheelchair accessible routes to the auditorium are accessible from the concourse level only, via the drop-off location. From the concourse, enter the hall through glass doors to access the elevator to the orchestra level

David Geffen Hall Accessible Entry: Accessible through automated doors from the Josie Robertson Plaza, via the accessible ramp on the corner of West 65th Street and Columbus Avenue and from the accessible parking area in the Lincoln Center Park-and-Lock Garage. Elevators on the concourse level, located to the left of the Cork Gallery from the West 65th Street entrance to the garage, provide access to the David Geffen Hall Box Office, Josie Robertson Plaza, and all levels of the concert hall. Security guards are posted in the area and available to assist guests.

David H. Koch Theater Accessible Entry: Elevators are available from the Josie Robertson Plaza-level entrance to all tiers of the theater.

Alice Tully Hall Accessible Entry: Elevator and escalator from street level to plaza level, located on the north side of West 65th Street near Amsterdam Avenue. Enter the building through automated doors operated by a button on the left-hand side of the entrance. The theaters are accessible from the elevators inside the lobby.

Lincoln Center provides wheelchair seating in designated areas of the grounds. Choosing a wheelchair-accessible location means the attendee's seat will always be removed to accommodate a wheelchair. The attendee must make a note on the registration form that wheelchair assistance will be needed. 

Metropolitan Opera House Accessible Seating: Accessible seating in the orchestra and dress circle. Specify accessible seating requests when registering to ensure accommodations. Please ask an usher for assistance upon arrival.

David H. Koch Theater (New York City Ballet) Accessible Seating: Available in the orchestra viewing room, first ring, and fourth ring. Specify wheelchair accessible seating requests when registering for the Conference. 

David Geffen Hall Accessible Seating: Wheelchair accessible locations and designated aisle transfer seats are available throughout the theater. Specify wheelchair accessible seating when registering for the Conference to ensure the most suitable accommodations.

Alice Tully Hall Accessible Seating: Wheelchair locations and designated aisle seats are available.

Mobility devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, and canes may need to be stored during performances if they are obstructing the aisles. Ushers will mark and store mobility devices and return to patrons at the conclusion of the Conference.

 

If requested, the armrest on the aisle may be removed to make it easier for guests with disabilities to access their seat. The armrest will be replaced once seated.

Please note: The attendee must notify an usher for assistance with transfer into the seat.

In order to have a companion seat, a wheelchair or removable armrest seat must also be noted on the registration form.

Wireless headsets to amplify sound are available in The Metropolitan Opera at the coat check station on the South Concourse Level prior to the event. Devices will also be available at the lunch venues. A photo ID is required. Headsets do not work across buildings. These headsets are provided for audience members and should the headset not function properly, please exchange it for another.

Service Dogs are always allowed in The Metropolitan Opera House. Please call (212) 799-3100 Ext. 2204 after 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturdays beginning at 10:00 a.m. if additional assistance is needed.

Metropolitan Opera House: Accessible women’s restrooms on concourse level, parterre, grand tier, and dress circle. Accessible men’s restrooms on parterre, grand tier, and dress circle.

David H. Koch Theater: Accessible on all levels

David Geffen Hall: Accessible men’s and women’s restrooms on plaza and orchestra levels. Accessible unisex restrooms on each tier.

Alice Tully Hall: Accessible restrooms may require use of elevators.

At the Conference

Check-in kiosks will open at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, November 4. Breakfast with the Baron Capital Investment Team is from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.

We encourage attendees to arrive in time to get checked in, have breakfast, and find their seat before the Conference begins at 8:00 a.m. ET. For those joining the Baron Investment Team sessions, please be seated by 7:45 a.m. in David Geffen Hall.

Seat assignments will be provided during check in on Friday, November 4. Seat assignments will be shown on the printed badge received during check in. Preferred seating is available for shareholders whose account value is $300,000 or greater. All seating will be held until 9:00 a.m. ET, at which time the attendee's seat will be released.

Seat changes will not be permitted.

Will Call is not provided. Attendees will receive a badge and seat assignment during check in. Attendees cannot check in or pick up a badge for another attendee for security purposes. Baron Capital staff will be available during check in for attendees needing assistance.

While there is no dress code, we recommend comfortable clothing appropriate for a professional setting. Attendees tend to dress more formal for the Conference, but this is optional.

Attendees may bring a coat and other personal items such as a handbag or umbrella. Items larger than a backpack are not permitted, including luggage. Please note that food and beverages are not permitted in the auditorium.

Complimentary coat check is located on the South Concourse level (Founder’s Hall), one level below the main entrance. Any large electronic devices will need to be checked, including laptops and cameras.

For security reasons, we cannot check large bags. We strongly advise attendees to arrange luggage storage accommodations.

The Baron Investment Conference will NOT be offering a luggage check at Lincoln Center. Attendees are not allowed to bring a bag larger than a backpack. All items are subject to search. We reserve the right to refuse entry if any bag is not within our guidelines.

Attendees may leave and re-enter in the morning, but there is no re-admittance after 12:50 p.m. ET. No exceptions.

Yes, to all of the above! Each lunch venue will have a selection of boxed lunches.

Light breakfast will also be provided in the morning at The Metropolitan Opera and David Geffen Hall before the morning sessions begin. The adjacent venue will have breakfast, snacks, and drinks throughout the day.

It's a surprise. In the past, we provided a range of high-profile speakers, comedians, artists, and Broadway acts. As in previous years, we will have three entertainment options during lunch. Attendees can choose which performance type they want to see during online registration. There will also be a surprise, live performance at the close of the Conference.

The lunch venue may not be changed once it is selected during online registration. Please choose carefully. Attendees will need go to the venue selected for entertainment to pick up their lunch. Attendees cannot change their lunch venue or entertainment option the day of the Conference.

Yes! For The Metropolitan Opera, inquiries should be made at the Chief Usher's Office on the day of the event. Thereafter, please contact the Security Office at (212) 799-3100, extension 2499. Hours are Monday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. Voicemail messages will be returned the following business day. For all Lincoln Center locations, please call (212) 501-3100, Monday through Friday, after 8:30 p.m. the day after the item was lost.

2022 Baron Investment Conference T-shirts will be distributed at the end of the Conference. Additional Conference T-shirts will be available after the Conference, with a limit of two t-shirts per household, by calling 1-800-99-BARON. We also have a limited inventory of vintage T-shirts available. Please email info@baronfunds.com for all t-shirt orders and questions.

No, in compliance with New York City Department of Health Regulations, smoking is prohibited in all areas of the theater as well as on the Lincoln Center Plaza and in the parking garage.

Cell phones may only be used before each event and during intermissions. Please be courteous when checking cell phones.

While attendees are permitted to take photos prior to a performance or session, photos, video, and/or sound recording of any sessions or performances is prohibited as is the use of cell phones and any other electronic devices during these sessions or performances. Offenders may be ejected and liable for damages and other lawful remedies. Lights of any kind are prohibited inside the Metropolitan Opera and Lincoln Center venues.

Medical staff will be in attendance during the Conference. In the case of a medical emergency, please notify an usher immediately. The exits indicated by a red light and the sign nearest the seat being occuppied are the shortest routes to the street. In the event of an emergency, please walk — do not run — to the nearest exit.

Check In

Check-in kiosks will open at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, November 4. Breakfast with the Baron Capital Investment Team is from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.

We encourage attendees to arrive in time to get checked in, have breakfast, and find their seat before the Conference begins at 8:00 a.m. ET. For those joining the Baron Investment Team sessions, please be seated by 7:45 a.m. in David Geffen Hall.

We have moved to a digital check in and ticketing platform. All attendees will scan the QR code found in their confirmation at any of the check in kiosks outside The Metropolitan Opera to receive their printed badge with their seat assignment. Staff will be on site to assist attendees during the check in process. Tickets are not transferrable and will be scanned at all entry points.

Please bring government issued photo ID, proof of vaccination, and the email confirmation which includes the registration confirmation and QR code. The QR code can also be accessed by downloading the Baron Capital Event App or printing the email confirmation. Upon check in, attendees will receive a badge with seat assignment and lunch venue location.

Seat assignments will be provided during check in on Friday, November 4. Seat assignments will be shown on the printed badge received during check in. Preferred seating is available for shareholders whose account value is $300,000 or greater. All seating will be held until 9:00 a.m. ET, at which time the attendee's seat will be released.

Seat changes will not be permitted.

COVID-19 Protocols

As we continue to navigate the uncertainties of our world in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to plan for a Baron Investment Conference experience in 2022 that includes options for people to attend either in-person in New York City or virtually from anywhere in the world. As always, the health and safety of our community is still our top priority, and we are constantly monitoring the current climate of COVID-19 in New York City and around the world. We will share any updates and changes that may come with our attendees as soon as possible, and the website will always contain the most up-to-date information.

Upon arrival, Baron Capital requires attendees show a valid proof of vaccination as of October 21, 2022, and a government issued photo ID. All artists, performers, chorus, and staff are required to do the same.

  1. All attendees must be fully vaccinated as of October 21, 2022.
  2. Negative Covid tests will not be accepted as an alternative to vaccination proof.
  3. Face masks are required, except when eating or drinking in designated areas. Gaiters, bandanas, and masks with exhalation valves are not permitted.
  4. All audience members must present in-person verification of vaccination and a government issued photo ID to enter The Metropolitan Opera.

No, negative Covid tests will not be accepted as an alternative to vaccination proof.

Acceptable vaccines are those approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or by the World Health Organization (WHO). At this time, those include:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty)
  • Moderna (Spikevax)
  • Johnson & Johnson/Janssen
  • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
  • SII Covishield
  • SII Covovax
  • SinoPharm/BIBP
  • Sinovac (CoronaVac)
  • Covaxin
  • Nuvaxovid (Novavax)

Attendees are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving a second dose in a two-dose vaccine series or two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine. To attend the Baron Investment Conference, attendees must be fully vaccinated by October 21, 2022.

Based on low infection rates in New York City and following consultation with our medical and public-health experts, proof of a booster shot is no longer required. It is highly recommended that those eligible receive boosters based on current CDC guidelines.

All attendees must wear face masks at all times inside The Metropolitan Opera and Lincoln Center, except when eating or drinking in designated areas.

Acceptable face masks include tight-fitting cloth masks, surgical masks, or a more protective mask such as a KN95, KF94, or N95. Gaiters, bandanas, or masks with exhalation valves are not allowed.

Prior to entering the Conference, attendees will be asked to provide proof of vaccination. There are many ways to show proof including the CLEAR app (if available to you), the Excelsior Pass and Excelsior Pass Plus (for New York State residents), the NYC COVID Safe app (for New York City residents), an EU Digital COVID Certificate, or an original CDC or internationally recognized physical vaccination record or photograph of it. If using Excelsior Pass, NYC COVID Safe app, or a vaccination card, the attendee must present government issued photo ID along with vaccine proof. Trained individuals will review the proof of vaccination upon the attendee's arrival at The Metropolitan Opera.

  • Lincoln Center updated its air systems to comply with city, state, and national Covid safety standards. All HVAC systems have been evaluated by professional engineers to verify compliance with Covid safety guidelines.
  • All bathrooms have been fitted with touchless fixtures.
  • Lincoln Center has updated the entrance to The Metropolitan Opera with four automatic doors.
  • Lincoln Center has enhanced its cleaning procedures and will offer hand sanitizer throughout the grounds.
  • We will be offering digital check in entry options through the Baron Capital Event app.

Hotels and Transportation

Lincoln Center is on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, between West 62nd and 66th Streets and Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.

Public Transportation
  • By Subway
    Lincoln Center is a short distance from the 1 train at West 66th Street and a slightly longer distance from the A, B, C, D, or 1 trains at 59th Street—Columbus Circle. Both subway stations are accessible via elevator.
  • By Bus
    The M5, M7, M10, M11, M66, and M104 bus lines all stop within one block of Lincoln Center
Driving Directions
  • From Long Island
    Take the L. I. E. to the Midtown Tunnel. Follow signs to Uptown/West Side and go cross-town at 34th Street to 10th Avenue. Turn right on 10th Avenue, which becomes Amsterdam Avenue. Turn right on West 65th Street. The Lincoln Center parking lot entrance is on the right underneath the overpass.
  • From Southern New Jersey
    Take the Lincoln Tunnel or Holland Tunnel.
  • From Lincoln Tunnel
    Merge left onto Dyer Avenue. Turn left onto West 42nd Street. Turn right onto 10th Avenue, which becomes Amsterdam Avenue. Turn right on West 65th Street. The Lincoln Center parking lot entrance is on the right underneath the overpass.
  • From Holland Tunnel
  • Follow signs to Exit 1 (Uptown and Canal Street) into Laight Street. Follow Laight Street to West Side Highway (Joe DiMaggio Highway). Follow to 56th Street, staying to the right after 42nd Street. Turn right onto West 56th Street. Turn left onto 11th Avenue. Turn right on West 65th Street. Cross Amsterdam Avenue. Lincoln Center parking lot entrance is on right underneath the overpass.
  • From Northern New Jersey
    Take I-95 North/US-9 North/US 1 North. This becomes I-95 North/Upper Level George Washington Bridge/US-9. Take the Henry Hudson Parkway/178th Street exit. Follow signs to Henry Hudson Parkway South/West Side Highway (Joe DiMaggio Highway). Merge onto Henry Hudson Parkway South. Take the West 79th Street exit. Go east on 79th Street to Broadway. Turn right onto Broadway. At 65th Street bear right onto Columbus Avenue and follow it to West 62nd Street. Turn right onto West 62nd Street. Lincoln Center parking lot entrance is on right.
  • From Southern Connecticut
    Take I-95 South to Cross Bronx Expressway. Take last Manhattan exit on Cross Bronx Expressway (leading towards George Washington Bridge) and take Henry Hudson Parkway South. Take the West 79th Street exit. Go east on 79th Street to Broadway. Turn right onto Broadway. At 65th Street bear right onto Columbus Avenue and follow it to West 62nd Street. Turn right onto West 62nd Street. Lincoln Center parking lot entrance is on right.
  • From Westchester County
    Travel south to get onto Route 9 South (from Saw Mill Parkway). Route 9 becomes Henry Hudson Parkway South/West Side Highway (Joe DiMaggio Highway). Take Henry Hudson Parkway South to the West 79th Street exit. Go east on 79th Street to Broadway. Turn right onto Broadway. At 65th Street bear right onto Columbus Avenue and follow it to West 62nd Street. Turn right onto West 62nd Street. Lincoln Center parking lot entrance is on right.
  • From Rockland County/Upstate New York
    Take New York State Thruway south to Palisades Parkway south to the George Washington Bridge. Cross the bridge and follow signs to Henry Hudson Parkway South/West Side Highway (Joe DiMaggio Highway). Merge onto Henry Hudson Parkway South. Take the West 79th Street exit. Go east on 79th Street to Broadway. Turn right onto Broadway. At 65th Street bear right onto Columbus Avenue and follow it to West 62nd Street. Turn right onto West 62nd Street. Lincoln Center parking lot entrance is on right.
Parking

The Lincoln Center parking garage is located underneath Lincoln Center. It is open to the public 24 hours a day.

The entrances are:

  • West 65th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues
  • West 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues
  • Amsterdam Avenue and West 63rd Street
  • Amsterdam Avenue and West 64th Street for reserved spots and for reserved ADA accessible spots

To reserve, visit https://www.lincolncenterparking.org/. Call (212) 775-5456 or (212) 721-6500 to get parking information and/or to make a parking reservation for (ADA) accessible parking.

To reach the actual garage attendants or manager in the garage, please call (212) 875-5965.

 

By Rideshare or Taxi Service:

Attendees can be picked-up/dropped-off on public streets according to traffic signage. Expect the highest wait times between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. for ride sharing apps and taxi service pickup. Check all product types (Uber, Lyft, etc.) for the shortest ETA.

Note: Shuttle buses to/from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), or any other New York locations will not be provided.

Registration

Online registration opens on Monday, August 22, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. ET. Individuals can also register by calling 1-800-99-BARON Ext. 4, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET, excluding holidays. We will send an email confirmation once registration is validated or rejected. If we have any questions, we will contact the individual. Individuals without an email address must call us at 1-800-99-BARON Ext. 4 for an update on registration status.

Shareholders who hold their accounts with a brokerage firm, must be able to provide an account statement during or post registration for account validation.

  • Must be a shareholder of Baron Funds or a financial professional client of Baron Capital.
  • Shareholders must have a minimum investment value of $30,000 in Baron Funds as of June 30, 2022, regardless of market fluctuations. Accounts with a minimum investment value of $60,000 may bring a spouse or other family member. Preferred seating is available for shareholders whose account value is $300,000 or greater. New accounts and subsequent investments are eligible if proof is received by October 21, 2022.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Shareholders who hold their accounts with a brokerage firm, must be able to provide an account statement during or post registration for account validation. If we are unable to validate the eligibility requirements, we will not accept the registration and the individual will be ineligible to attend the Conference. 
  • The Metropolitan Opera and Lincoln Center visitor policy requires attendees show valid proof of vaccination as of October 21, 2022, and a government issued photo ID. All attendees must wear a face covering unless eating or drinking in designated areas.

Baron Fund shareholders with an account value of $300,000 or greater in Baron Funds will have preferred seating in The Metropolitan Opera. Within this section, seats are preassigned based on validation date and time (first come, first serve).

Account value based on market fluctuation will not impact eligibility after June 30, 2022. New accounts and subsequent investments are eligible if proof is received by October 21, 2022.

Accounts with a minimum value of $60,000 as of June 30, 2022 may bring a spouse or other family member. The eligible attendee's spouse or other family member must be registered with the eligible account holder during the registration process. Once the eligible attendee's registration is validated, the spouse or other family member is also approved. If the eligible attendee cancels for any reason, the spouse or other family member will also be cancelled.

Attendees must be 18 years of age or older. Absolutely no children are allowed. We reserve the right to refuse admittance to anyone for any reason.

Account values based on market fluctuation will not impact eligibility after June 30, 2022. New accounts and subsequent investments are eligible if proof is received by October 21, 2022.

No. We can confirm account values through our own records.

Brokerage firms do not allow us to access an individual's personal account information. The individual will need to retrieve and upload the account statement when prompted during online registration. If the account statement was not uploaded during online registration, please mail, or email, the statement to complete the process. 

 

The statement must include the following information. Please black out account numbers and anything else deemed sensitive. Do not blackout the following information.

Name
Baron Funds holdings
Brokerage firm name
Account value as of June 30, 2022
New accounts and subsequent investments are eligible if received by October 21, 2022.

 

Email to: conference@baronfunds.com

 

Mail to:

Baron Capital
Attn: Conference Registration
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153

Seat assignments will be assigned based on the date and time of validation and the value of the account. Seat assignments will be provided on the printed badge received during check in on November 4. Seat assignments will also be shown within the Conference app after check in is completed.

Seat assignments will not be provided in advance.

This year, the lunch entertainment option needs to be selected during registration. Attendees will select a first choice and second choice as space is limited and will be provided based on first come, first served as of the date registration is validated. Lunchtime entertainment selection and the assigned performance venue will be printed on the badge during check in. It will also be shown within the Conference app after the attendee has checked in. Lunch will be provided as attendees enter the performance venue. The entertainment option may not be changed after completing registration. Please choose carefully.

If an attendee has registered a spouse or other family member, the Conference seats will be together. However, the attendee and spouse or other family member will be able to select the same or separate lunch entertainment choices during registration.

If an attendee is approved and unable to attend at any point, please notify us as soon as possible.

Shareholders must have a minimum investment value of $30,000 in Baron Funds as of June 30, 2022, regardless of market fluctuations. However, new accounts created after June 30, 2022, and subsequent investments will be eligible if received by October 21, 2022.

If capacity at The Metropolitan Opera is reached, additional attendees will be assigned to an adjacent "overflow" venue at Lincoln Center. This venue will simulcast the Conference, provide food and drink throughout the day, and allow access to the lunch entertainment venues. Seats at the Metropolitan Opera may become available after 9:00 a.m. ET or throughout the day, at which time they will be reassigned to attendees in the adjacent overflow venue.

Registrants will receive an update on validation status within 72 business hours of Baron Capital receiving registration and account statements. Registrants can always call 1-800-99-BARON, Ext. 4, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET., for an update on registration status.

The deadline for registration is November 2, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Things happen, we understand if someone is no longer able to attend. If registration is accepted, it is important that the individual call us to cancel. If the individual is registered with a spouse or other family member, both parties will be cancelled unless the spouse or other family member meets the eligibility requirements. If cancellation is not completed according to one of the two options listed below, the individual will be prohibited from registering for the Conference in future years.

To cancel, please follow one of the two options listed below:

  1. Locate the registration confirmation email. Click to “view and modify your registration” and cancel.
  2. Call 1-800-99-BARON, Ext. 4, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET to cancel registration.

Seat assignments will be provided during check in on Friday, November 4. Seat assignments will be shown on the printed badge received during check in. Preferred seating is available for shareholders whose account value is $300,000 or greater. All seating will be held until 9:00 a.m. ET, at which time the attendee's seat will be released.

Seat changes will not be permitted.

Will Call is not provided. Attendees will receive a badge and seat assignment during check in. Attendees cannot check in or pick up a badge for another attendee for security purposes. Baron Capital staff will be available during check in for attendees needing assistance.