GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ETHICS AND TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS
Hotel accommodations are scarce at this time of the year due to lingering college
commencement exercises at the end of June and tourists coming to the area. Boston
College housing is still available. [See the registration form].
Boston College Housing
Those who are staying in B.C. housing will be in Gabelli Hall on Commonwealth
Avenue. Please go directly to the main check-in area known as the Summer Welcome
Center located at 90 St. Thomas More Drive. That is the central command, where all
guests to the University are checked in. Here is a link with a map of where to find the
Welcome Center :
The conference itself will take place in Fulton Hall, Room 511.
See this map for its location on the campus.
The following hotels are near Boston College, but not public transportation: Sheraton
Tara (617) 969-3010 or the Newton Marriott (617) 969-1000. The Brookline Holiday Inn
and the Bertram Inn (also in Brookline – www.bertraminn.com) are closer to public
transportation. Finally, the DoubleTree Inn in Cambridge is not far for those with access
to an automobile.
The easiest way to maneuver in Boston is on the T, Boston’s subway system.
A one-day visitor’s pass is about $5. The passes include a T map on the opposite
side and cover buses and the subway system. They can be purchased or at the
Airport, Government Center or Park Street ticket booths or on-line at http://www.mbta.com/ticketbooth/passes/visitor/.
More information about Boston’s public transportation system can be found
at http://www.mbta.com or by calling (617)
Cab fare from the airport to Boston College is approximately $30-$35. There
is a taxi stand at each airport terminal. For cab rides while at Boston College,
the Red Cab at (617) 734-5000 and Veterans Taxi 1-800-442-7554 are available.
Participants parking for the day may park their cars in the Commonwealth
Avenue Garage, which is marked on the enclosed map. (It is recommended that
conference participants do not rent a car during their visit to Boston; rental
costs are high and parking in Boston is minimal and expensive.) **If you will
be parking overnight check on updated information.
Direction to Boston College
Boston College is located in the Chestnut Hill section of Newton, Massachusetts. The
campus is approximately six miles west of the city of Boston. Please refer to the campus
By the T:
Once you’ve collected your baggage at the airport, wait outside for the shuttle
buses to take you to the Airport T station. Depending on the terminal, the
bus will either stop at the island or just outside the baggage claim doors.
Once you reach the Airport T stop, take the blue line inbound to Government
Center. At the Government Center stop, switch to the green line. Several different
branches of green line trains come through the station; make sure you get
on an inbound B line train headed to Boston College. Ride the B train to the
end of the line, which is the Boston College stop. (See the T stop on the
From points north and south, take Interstate 95 (Route 128) to Exit 24 (Route
30). Proceed east on route 30, also known as Commonwealth Avenue, and follow
for about five miles to Boston College. More detailed directions follow.
From Points West, take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) to Exit
17. At the first set of lights off the exit ramp, take a right onto Centre
Street. Follow Centre Street to the fourth set of lights, and turn left onto
Commonwealth Avenue. Follow Commonwealth Avenue 1-1/2 miles to Boston College.
From downtown Boston, take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) to
Exit 17. Take a left over the bridge after passing the Sheraton Tara Hotel.
Take the first right onto Centre Street. Follow above directions from Centre
From the George Washington Bridge, take Interstate 95 (Cross Bronx Expressway)
to the Hutchinson River Parkway. Follow the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) north
to Route 91 north to Route 84 east. Take Route 84 east to the Massachusetts
Turnpike (Interstate 90). Once you get to I-90, follow directions from Points
From the Tappen Zee Bridge, follow 287 east to Route 684 north to Route 84
east. Take Route 84 east to the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90). Once
you get to I-90, follow directions from Points West.
See also the Boston College web site for other directions – www.bc.edu
Please wear casual business while attending the conference; we would like you
to be comfortable. Temperatures generally range from 75 to 85 in late June.
At the Conference:
The conference fee includes lunches and continental breakfast.
A listing of Boston restaurants will be included in your conference packet. For
Wednesday night, there are several local options for food. All directions are given as
originating from the Boston College campus. Note: Commonwealth Avenue, which is
also called Route 30, is located on the north side of campus (please see the campus map).
Beacon Street is located on the south edge of campus. Driving west on Beacon will take
you to Newton Centre. Driving east (around the reservoir) will take you to Brighton and
Cityside at the Circle (American), 1960 Beacon Street. Cityside is located
near the end of the C branch of the Green line in Cleveland Circle, which
is on the opposite side of the reservoir from Boston College. Either drive
or walk to Cleveland Circle (about a 20 minute walk) or wait for a B.C. shuttle
bus which will take you there (they run every 30 minutes during the summer
Kokopelli Chili Co. & Southwestern Grill (Southwestern), 1648 Beacon Street.
Ride the C branch of the Green line inbound until the Washington Street stop.
Five Seasons Restaurant (Vegetarian), 1634 Beacon Street. C branch, Washington
Golden Temple (Chinese), 1651 Beacon Street. C branch, Washington Street
Bangkok Basil (Thai), 1374 Beacon Street. C branch, Coolidge Corner stop.
India House (Indian), 239 Harvard Street. C branch, Harvard Street stop.
Once you step off the train, walk to your right (towards the food shops) and
cross Beacon Street. Cross again to the BankBoston side of Harvard Street,
and continue south (away from Beacon Street) until the you see the resturant.
Appetito (Italian), 761 Beacon Street. Drive west on Beacon until you reach
Johnny's Luncheonette (American), 30 Langley Rd. Drive west on Commonwealth
Avenue. Turn left on Centre Street and then left on Langley Road.
Legal Sea Food, Chestnut Hill Mall, 43 Boylston Street. Drive west on Beacon Street
until the set of lights at Hammond St.. Take a left on to Hammond St. and follow about
.5 miles until the first major intersection. This is Rt. 9 (Boylston St.). Take a right on to
Rt. 9, and the mall will appear quickly on the right.
For additional information about Boston College and its location within the
Boston area, check out the BC web site, www.bc.edu
If you have any questions concerning this letter or the conference itself,
please feel free to contact Rick Spinello at email@example.com
or (617) 552-1189 or Joyce O’Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference.