The conference will be held in
USA which is in the
Greater Boston area
Here are four links to Boston/Cambridge sights and activities :
(2) MIT booklet,
(3) U Mass Astronomy Department,
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.
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
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.
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.
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