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The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which is bordered by Boston on the east and south, Watertown and Belmont on the west, and Somerville and Arlington on the north.  For information about travel support awards, please visit the Travel Support page.

Air Travel

Logan International Airport (BOS) is the closest option and is serviced by the MBTA public transportation. The Silver Line, a special bus route comes every ten minutes during the day, and 15 minutes early morning and late evening. For $2 (Charlie Ticket), it takes you directly to South Station, where there is a free connection to the Red Line, which goes to Cambridge. A taxi to Cambridge will cost you about $28-$35, including tolls and tip, and takes about 15-20 minutes, depending on traffic.

Alternate airports that are about 1 hour drive away are Manchester (MHT) and T. F. Green (PVD)

By Amtrack Train

Boston, MA is reachable from most major cities on the east coast by the Amtrak Rail System. The closest Amtrack station to Cambridge is South Station, MA (BOS) in downtown Boston, MA. This is also a stop on the MBTA. Take the Red Line (toward Alewife Station) to CeCentral Square. The hotel is 1.1 miles from the Central Square. A taxi to Cambridge will cost you about $20 and takes about 15 minutes. 

By Car

From Mass Pike:  Take exit 18 - Allston/Cambridge (left hand exit).
Follow the signs for Cambridge.  Cross the River Street Bridge, exit right at the end of the bridge onto Memorial Drive.  Hyatt is 1/2 mile up on Memorial Drive (Route 3) on the left hand side.  Turn left at the traffic light to access the hotel entrance and parking garage.

From I-93:  Take exit 26 - Storrow Drive/Back Bay/Cambridge.
Stay in the right lane (Storrow Drive).  Go 3/4 mile and take second exit on left, Government Center/Kendall Square.  Go up the ramp and stay in the right lane.  Turn right at the stop sign; go across the Longfellow Bridge.  Take the first right off bridge and turn onto Memorial Drive (Route 3).  Stay on Memorial Drive approximately 1 mile on right, at light turn right.  Hyatt is on your left.

From I-93 or Route 1:  Take exit 26 - Storrow Drive and follow "FROM THE SOUTH" directions.

Follow signs to the Mass Turnpike: 90 Boston/Williams Tunnel.  Pay toll upon exiting airport.  You will be heading West on 90.  From 90 West, take exit 20 Brighton/Cambridge (pay another toll).  Out of the toll booth, bear right following sign for Cambridge/Somerville exit.  From this exit ramp, stay straight through two lights and cross over the bridge.  Just over the bridge, turn right at the light onto Memorial Drive.  Stay in the left lane.  Continue up/over overpass keeping in left lane.  At the first light on Memorial Drive make a left and then another quick left into the Hyatt front circle.

Public Transportation

Boston's public transportation system, the MBTA, known as "the T", was the first subway in the United States, and continues to be one of the easiest ways to get around Boston/Cambridge.

The closest subway station to Hyatt is Central Square on the Red Line, you may also want to consider going to Kendall Square  (also on the Red Line) or taking the #1 or CT1 bus across the Charles River from Back Bay, depending on where you are coming from and your destination.

Public transportation fares and schedules may be found at the MBTA website. If you are coming to Cambridge for an extended visit, you may want to consider buying a stored value CharlieCard or an unlimited use weekly or monthly pass.

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Microsoft New England Research & Development Center
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Cambridge, MA 02142
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