Here's the spiel from the website:
The NYC '06 Pitch-and-Shop Conference is a unique opportunity for writers with novel manuscripts, narrative non-fiction ms, memoir ms, or works-in-progress, to meet and pitch top acquisition editors from major publishing houses such as Holt, Scribners, Penguin, St. Martins, Houghton Mifflin, and more (see list on our faculty page). On an average, one out of three manuscripts are requested for further review by the publishing house.
NYC '06 editors and pitch workshop leaders also use the pitch/synopsis as a diagonistic tool to determine what edits and changes in the author's manuscript are needed to make it as competitive as possible given today's tough market. The NYC Pitch and Shop goal is to get as many writers published as possible, and to assist our writers, as necessary, with finding agent representation once the conference is done.
Hotel room is $175 per night. Conference is $495 before Dec. 1st, after that it's $595.
NOTE: YOU MUST APPLY - ONLY 60 WRITERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Good luck! Here's the link: http://www.nycpitchconference.com/