All conference activities will be held at Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 USA
in the Egan Research Center, Room 240.
Northeastern is centrally located right in the heart of Boston and is easily accessible from Logan International Airport, Boston hotels, major roadways, and public transportation.
We have reserved a block of rooms at two hotels in Boston: The Colonnade Hotel and The Inn at Longwood Medical. On-campus housing will also be made available.
The Colonnade Hotel is offering discounted rates of $299.00 per night per room for either double or single rooms. Reservations can be made at the Colonnade by either following the group discount link provided here or calling the hotel at +1.800.962.3030 or +1.617.424.7000 and mentioning EREM 2013 during reservations.
The Inn at Longwood Medical is offering discounted rates of $189.00 per night per room for either double or single rooms. Reservations can be made either by either following the group discount link provided here or calling the Inn’s reservations line at +1.800.468.2378 or +1.617.731.4700. Be sure to note that you are reserving for EREM 2013 to secure the discount.
Accommodations are also available on Northeastern’s campus for individuals over the age of 18. The rate of $85.00 per night (private bedroom single occupancy only, shared bathroom with one other person) is available through the conference registration page.
Boston Underfoot Tour
Join us on a tour and lunch, on June 26th, exploring the various engineering feats in Boston, including the filling of Back Bay and the Big Dig.
For more information on the tour see Boston by Foot’s website.
General Information on Boston
Boston offers a number of enjoyable activities, all accessible by public transit, for any companions who may be traveling with you. Just a few of these include:
The Boston Children’s Museum - The second oldest children’s museums in the world, the Boston Children’s Museum engages children in learning through hands-on activities and play.
The Museum of Science - The Museum of Science is one of the world’s largest science centers. It features a set of permanent exhibits, which cover topics from engineering, to nanotechnology, to Mathematica, and beyond, as well as a number of temporary exhibits.
The Museum of Fine Arts – The Museum of Fine Arts is home to nearly 450,000 works of art, covering centuries of human creativity. It includes a many permanent exhibits, such as their musical instrument room and their wing dedicated to the art of the ancient world, as well as temporary exhibits, such as John Singer Sargent Watercolors and The Art of Surimono.
Other museums in Boston include:
For those who would like to spend a bit more time outside in the summer weather, the following locations may be of interest:
The Boston Common – Located in the heart of Boston, the Common is the oldest park in the United States and serves as the starting point for the Freedom Trail, a tour of Boston. It also includes the Frog Pond and Playground, both great fun for children to frolic in during the hot summer months.
The Public Garden – Neighboring the Common, the Public Garden was the first botanical garden in the United States. It contains many twisting paths and a lagoon. Swan Boats allow visitors to examine the lagoon from within its perimeter, seeing different types of water foul and plants.
The Arnold Arboretum – The Arnold Arboretum is a National Historic Landmark and the oldest public arboretum in the United States. It is home to a vast collection of trees, shrubs, and vines and is a wonderful place to explore and relax.
The Esplanade – A beautiful park along the Charles River, it is a great place for a walk and also contains three popular playgrounds for kids.
For more information about activities in and around Boston please click here or contact the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau at +1 (888) SEE-BOSTON (+1.888.733.2678).