The conference will be held at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center in the Boston Seaport District. Workshops will be hosted by The Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University in neighboring Cambridge, MA.
Origins of Conference Attendees
A room block has been reserved for event participants at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center. The discount block rate for conference attendees is $259.00 + tax (14.45%) + Hotel Fee ($1.00) & Service fee ($2.00) per room per night if registered by July 24, 2017 or until the block is full.
Welcome Social - Tuesday, August 15th - Harpoon Brewery
By John Phelan - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18498782
The Icebreaker will take place Tuesday, August 15th at the Harpoon Brewery. Try local beers and ciders in the beer hall accompanied by handmade freshly baked pretzels cooked in beer and served with warm dipping sauces. Participants can take a walkthrough of the brewery as well. See What’s on tap!
Icebreaker - Wednesday August 16th - Conference Venue
The Welcome Social will take place Wednesday, August 16th at the conference venue overlooking beautiful Boston Harbor. Get to know your fellow conference goers from around the world!
Gala - Thursday August 17th - New England Aquarium
The Gala will take place Thursday, August 17th at the New England Aquarium. NEAQ has for almost 50 years been one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston and is a leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. Attendees will enjoy a strolling dinner while taking in all the exhibits starring the newly renovated cylindrical 4-story tall Giant Ocean Tank. The GOT replicates a Caribbean coral reef and features 90 year old Myrtle the turtle and over 1,000 sea creatures. The Shark and Ray Touch Tank will allow for personal interaction with these animals (the rays love to be petted!). In addition to indoor marine life, a patio space on the harbor will provide a chance to view the summer boat traffic in the harbor.
Boston is a dynamic city with a million things to do! Here are some tips and suggestions for visiting Boston!
- Boston, Cambridge and New England slideshow from the Boston Location Organizing Committee
- Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau Guide
- City of Boston’s Things to Do Around Boston
- Wikitravel Boston Page
- TripAdvisor First-time Boston Visitor Page
- Google Boston Travel Guide
- 4 Minute Drone Video Over Boston
Harvard Square and Harvard University (site of workshops)
The conference takes place in the dynamic and changing Waterfront neighborhood. See what’s here or nearby.
Red Sox baseball - there will be 4 home games during FOSS4G week - Aug 15, 16, 18 and 19th.
Museums and Libraries
By Smart Destinations from Boston, USA, via Wikimedia Commons