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Workshop Information

This fall’s ADSA will take place on: Tuesday, October 22, from 8:30am-8:00pm & Wednesday, October 23, from 8:00am-4:00pm

Registration will start at 8:00AM on Day One, and 7:30am on Day Two.

Location: Northeastern University, Boston, MA
By invitation only
Casual Dress

ADSA Event Map [.PDF]

The logistics of the workshop will be handled by:
Melanie Smith, ALERT,, 617-373-2976.

Registration is limited for this event, so please register early. Registration will end on October 10th or when event capacity is reached. 



A Room block has been reserved for October 21-22 at the Inn at Longwood Medical, in Boston under “ALERTADSA09 Workshop”. The room rate is $199/night + tax.  To book a room at the Inn at Longwood, please call (617) 731-4700. For more information regarding this hotel, visit their website at:

Another small room block has been reserved at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston under “NEU ALERT ADSA09 Workshop”. The room rate is $279/night + tax.  To book a room at the Colonnade, please call (800) 962-3030. Colonnade Room Block: NEU ALERT ADSA09 Workshop

Please note: The room block reservation prices for the Colonnade have been extended until October 3rd. The room block reservation prices for the Inn at Longwood Medical has been extended until October 4th.

If you are attending the Task Order 3 Program Review, the room blocks are also available on October 23rd at the same rate.

If you are eligible for the government rate, and would like to stay at the Colonnade, please contact Melanie Smith at 617-373-2976. There are limited rooms available.

Directions and Parking

A Campus map and directions are available online at Northeastern University has two paid campus garages with parking: Renaissance Parking Garage(#62 on the campus map), located at 835 Columbus Avenue, Boston and Gainsborough Parking Garage (#45 on the campus map), located at 10 Gainsborough Street, Boston. Parking tickets will be validated at the workshop.

Reimbursements – Available for Academic Speakers Only

Please pay any expenses you consider to be eligible for reimbursement (see guidelines) and please complete our expense reimbursement form and submit along with original receipts to Melanie Smith (please make photocopies for your records) at the address below.  Please include your home address if you would like the reimbursement made to your attention. Reimbursement requests must be submitted no later than 10 days following the completion of the trip or of incurring the expense.

Reimbursement Request attention to:

Melanie Smith
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
302 Stearns Center
Boston, MA 02115

Phone: 617-373-2976
Fax: 617-373-8627

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