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.

 

Travel

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

Lodging

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.

Weather

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

Time

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. )