Local Information

The conference will be held in Cambridge MA, USA which is in the Greater Boston area Here are four links to Boston/Cambridge sights and activities : (1) Infoeagle, (2) MIT booklet, (3) U Mass Astronomy Department, (4)Yahoo. This region is rich in history The Museum of Science and Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, and the Harvard Art Museum in Cambridge are all close to the conference venue. SIGCOMM attendees can also visit Boston's many historical sites including Faneuil Hall market place, Beacon Hill, U.S.S Constitution, Boston Tea Party ship and the Freedom Trail. Attendees are encouraged to contact the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau at +1 800 888 5515 or +1 617 536 4100 for further information on the events in the area. Here is a link to some activities in Boston. If you want to eat out, this list should be in your pocket.

A link to Boston weather.

The conference Social Event on August 30 will be held at the Computer Museum. The special attraction at the museum is the `Networked Planet Gallery' where one can observe the FAA air traffic control system in real-time. Attendees will be bussed to the event from the hotel.

The weather in the area during the end of August is expected to be warm with temperatures in the mid-80s with the possibility of occasional showers.

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the Cambridge Marriott Hotel on the scenic Charles river in Cambridge. The hotel is next to the M.I.T campus and the Kendall Square subway (referred to asT) station on the red line, and is within a mile of the Harvard Campus and Harvard Square. Boston downtown is only two subway stops away from the hotel. Limited valet parking facilities are available at a flat rate to the hotel guests at $14 per night. There is a self parking garage right next to the hotel that charges $10.50 per night. A block of rooms has been reserved in the hotel for the conference attendees. Please be sure to mention SIGCOMM' 95 for the special conference rate.

Directions to the Conference Venue

Here is a link to a page with travel times between Boston and major cities by air and road.

By Air:

The hotel is approximately 4 miles from Logan Airport but if you drive, you may encounter delays due to the construction of a new harbor tunnel. Taxi fare from the airport is around $10-12 one way. A very convenient form of transportation from the airport to the hotel is the subway system. Take a five minute ride from the terminal to the Airport subway station on a Massport shuttle bus free of charge. At the subway station, take the blue line to Government Center station, change to the green line for a one station hop to the Park Street station and take the red line to Kendall station. The hotel is right outside the station.

By Car:

If you are driving from out of town, you can approach the hotel either from Mass Pike (I-90) or from I-93. From Mass Pike going east, take exit 18 (Cambridge/Allston), follow signs to Cambridge and turn right onto Storrow Drive. On Storrow Drive, go approximately 1 and a half miles, exit at Government Center/Kendall square, make a sharp left at the light over Longfellow Bridge and go through one set of lights. The hotel is on the left. From I-93 north or south, take exit 26 (Storrow Drive/ Cambridge), stay in the left lane and exit left toward Storrow Drive. From Storrow Drive, take the first exit on the left (Government Center / Kendall Square) and at the end of the ramp where there is a flashing red light, turn right onto Longfellow Bridge. Once you are over the bridge, continue on Broadway for 1/4 mile and the hotel is on the left-hand side.

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Last updated by S. Keshav on Fri Aug 11 16:23:40 EDT 1995