Conference Venues

SUNDAY OCTOBER 6, 2019

10.30am: TRANSFER FROM HOTEL COMMONWEALTH TO HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston 02215

Gather in the lobby of Hotel Commonwealth and take the bus transfer from the hotel to Harvard University to begin the walking tour.

11.00am – 12.15pm: WALKING TOUR OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY
68 Mt. Auburn St, Cambridge 02138

For those making their own way to the tour, please head to the Mt. Auburn Street campus entrance. Landmarks include the Harvard Lampoon Castle and the Blue Bottle Coffee.

The walking tour will include an introduction to Harvard University, where we will experience a flavour of student life. We will explore the architecture, history, discoveries and developments of the town and university.

The tour will finish at 12.15pm at Harvard Kennedy School, where conference registration and a light lunch will take place.

Onsite contact for the tour:

Bree Napier
[email protected]
+61 451 946 311

12.40pm – 5.30pm: DAY ONE OF THE SYMPOSIUM
Room L-140, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, 79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge 02138

The main entrance is on Eliot St. Get directions on Google Maps here.

Please note, you will be required to present your ID to security in order to enter the building.

Arrival tea/coffee, light lunch and registration at 12.15pm.
The first session commences at 12.40pm and concludes at 5.30pm.

Harvard Kennedy School
The idea of a school of public affairs at Harvard was born in the midst of the Great Depression and on the eve of World War II. As government grappled with historic challenges, both domestic and international, Harvard alumnus Lucius N Littauer backed his vision of a school for a new professional governing class with an unprecedented $2 million gift, then the largest single gift from an individual donor ever given to a university. For the past seven decades the Harvard Kennedy School has strived to place itself at the vanguard of studying public policy and preparing its practitioners. Today the Kennedy School has evolved into one of the world’s most eminent social science research institutions – housing 15 research centres and institutes and more than 30 executive education and degree programs – with worldwide reach and influence.

5.45pm – 9.00pm: CASUAL WELCOME FUNCTION
Harvard Faculty Club, Harvard University, main dining room, 20 Quincy St, Cambridge 02138

Following a walk across Harvard Square to reach Harvard Faculty Club, delegates will have the opportunity to enjoy drinks and a casual dinner immediately following Day 1 of the symposium.

9.00pm: TRANSFER FROM FACULTY CLUB TO HOTEL COMMONWEALTH
 20 Quincy St, Cambridge 02138

A return transfer to Hotel Commonwealth will be provided. If you are staying at another hotel, we ask you to please make your own way.


MONDAY OCTOBER 7, 2019

7.45am: TRANSFER FROM HOTEL COMMONWEALTH TO HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston 02215

8.15am – 5.40pm: DAY TWO OF THE SYMPOSIUM
Rotunda Room, Level 3 Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louise Pasteur, Boston 02115

Harvard Medical School
Days two and three will be held on the Harvard Medical School Campus, at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center. Set among contemporary design, we will specifically focus delegates’ minds on how biomedical thinking is serving global populations; the interaction between bio-technology and ethics; robotics and human interaction; and with the advances in biomedicine, the future of humanity.

Harvard University
Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrolment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. It is considered to be one of the best, if not the best, university in the world.

5.45pm: TRANSFER FROM HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL TO HOTEL COMMONWEALTH
77 Avenue Louise Pasteur, Boston 02115

6.45pm: TRANSFER FROM HOTEL COMMONWEALTH TO HARVARD ART MUSEUMS
Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston 02215

7.00pm – 10.00pm: OFFICIAL CONFERENCE DINNER – HARVARD ART MUSEUMS
Calderwood Courtyard, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St, Cambridge 02138

The Harvard Art Museums
Ever since their founding, the Harvard Art Museums — the Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, and Arthur M. Sackler Museum — have been dedicated to advancing and supporting learning at Harvard University, in the local community, and around the world. The museums have played a leading role in the development of art history, conservation, and conservation science, and in the evolution of the art museum as an institution. Through research, teaching, professional training, and public education, the museums strive to advance the understanding and appreciation of art.

10.00pm: TRANSFER FROM HARVARD ART MUSEUMS TO HOTEL COMMONWEALTH
32 Quincy St, Cambridge 02138

 

TUESDAY OCTOBER 8, 2019

7.30am – 9.00am: INVESTOR-ONLY BREAKFAST
Kenmore Room, Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston 02215

7.30am – 9.00am: SPONSOR-ONLY BREAKFAST
Commonwealth Room, Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston 02215

9.00am: TRANSFER FROM HOTEL COMMONWEALTH TO HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston 02215

If you are checking out of Hotel Commonwealth on Tuesday, October 8, you are welcome to bring your luggage with you on the transfer. We will have storage facilities at the conference centre.

9.30am – 4.00pm: DAY THREE OF THE SYMPOSIUM
Rotunda Room, Level 3 Joseph B. Martin Conference Centre at Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louise Pasteur, Boston 02115

Preferred hotel

Hotel Commonwealth, Boston

A: 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215
W: Hotel Commonwealth

Hotel Commonwealth is the official hotel of the Boston Red Sox. Located next to Fenway Park and Kenmore Square, there is an array of dining and entertainment options available. The hotel is situated adjacent from Kenmore Station’s MBTA Green Line, allowing for convenient access to anywhere in the city.

Amenities include flatpanel smart TVs with Google Chromecast, high speed Wi-Fi, in-room refrigerator, coffee makers upon request and a 24-hour fitness centre and an award winning concierge.

Breakfast is served Monday to Friday, 7.00am – 10.30am and Saturday and Sunday, 7.00am – 9.30am. Brunch, Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am – 3pm.

Check-in: 3.00pm
Check-out: 12.00pm

Getting to Boston

AIR

Boston is served by Logan International Airport. For transportation options to/from Logan International Airport, please click here.

BUS & SHUTTLES

Major bus companies that partner with Logan International Airport are Greyhound and megabus.com. Advanced bookings are required and you can do so here at Peter Pan Bus Lines.

PARKING

Parking in Cambridge and Boston can be expensive and hard to find. Whenever possible, use public transportation. More parking information is available from Parkopedia.

PRIVATE CARS

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Boston’s public transportation system, the MBTA, is known as “the T”. Fares and schedules may be found at the MBTA website.

TAXI

Cabs are typically in plentiful supply at Logan Airport at the airport taxi stand. The major taxi companies in Boston are:

  • Boston Logan Taxi Cab | 1-617-499-4800
  • Boston Cab | 1-617-536-5010
  • City Cab | 1-617-536-5100
  • ITOA | 1-617-825-4000
  • Metro Cab | 1-617-242-8000
  • 617-TaxiCab | 1-617-829-4222
  • Independent Cab | 1-617-268-1313

Uber also serves the central and greater Boston area.

TRAINS

Boston is serviced by Amtrak. For details and to plan your journey, see the Amtrak website here.

TRANSFERS

The following transfers will be provided:

SUNDAY

10.30am Transfer from Hotel Commonwealth to Harvard University (tour of Harvard University)
9.00pm Transfer from Harvard Faculty Club (welcome function) to Hotel Commonwealth

MONDAY

7.45am Transfer from Hotel Commonwealth to Harvard Medical School (day two conference proceedings)
5.45pm Transfer from Harvard Medical School to Hotel Commonwealth
6.45pm Transfer from Hotel Commonwealth to Harvard Art Museums (official conference dinner)
10.00pm Transfer from Harvard Art Museums to Hotel Commonwealth

TUESDAY

9.00am Transfer from Hotel Commonwealth to Harvard Medical School (day three conference proceedings)

Please note, if you are checking out of Hotel Commonwealth on Tuesday, October 8, please take your luggage with you to the venue.

WI-FI details

Harvard Medical School

Network: HMS public
There is no password, please click “connect”

Harvard Kennedy School

Wi-Fi instructions will be available to you on the day

 

 

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