DLA2020 June 3-5   Logistics

Piper Auditorium, Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) 48 Quincy St Cambridge MA

Venue: Piper Auditorium is on the ground floor, lobby level, of Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street

Note: On street parking is generally very difficult in the Harvard Sq area, and parking garage facilities are limited. Visitors are advised to use ride-sharing, or take public transportation to the Harvard Square Red Line (T) Station, and walk ~10 minutes though Harvard Yard, or down Massachusetts Avenue to Quincy St., to Gund Hall.



Boston’s Logan International Airport [BOS] is several miles away, across the Charles River. Silver Line buses (FREE) connect all airport terminals to public transportation (the MBTA or ‘T‘) at South Station; from South Station take the Red Line to Harvard Square. Cab or ride-share from the airport to Harvard is ~20-45+ minutes depending on traffic, and ~$30+.
Note: The US government has lately made travel and entry to the US more difficult for some non-US-citizens : (
Please make sure your travel documents are in order, and your plans are made reasonably well in advance.
Logan Airport Transportation Information

MBTA Trip Planner


Hotel rooms in the Boston/Cambridge area, especially in the week following Harvard Commencement ceremonies, are neither abundant nor inexpensive; market rate is US$300+ / night. We are working on some more affordable conference alternatives; please watch this space.


June in Cambridge is usually quite comfortable, typically in the low 20’s °C (low 70s °F) . It may rain.

National Weather Service forecast for Cambridge, MAss


Boston is in the US Eastern Time Zone; GMT – 4 hours in “EDT Eastern Daylight Time ” in June (starting March 1 in 2020);
( GMT – 5 hours in “Standard Time” October – March. )