We welcome you to this landmark conference, Restoring Water Cycles to Reverse Global Warming and hope the information here will assist you with the practical arrangements of your trip. If you have any further questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
The conference is taking place in Asean Auditorium, 160 Packard Avenue, on the Tufts University Medford/Somerville Campus. An Interactive campus map, General directions to campus, and Parking information, along with printable campus maps, are available here.
Tufts listing of local hotels is here (select Medford/Somerville option under Hotels from the menu on the left side of the page). However, you may find considerably lower prices with online travel services. If you’re using public transportation, be sure that it’s readily available from your accommodations to Tufts (a bus and a subway is a reasonable travel combination).
For out-of-town students, we may be able to match you with an on-campus host at little or no cost. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will provide a light buffet on Friday evening on a first-come first-served basis, with coffee and tea available throughout the weekend. Tufts catering services will source organic and/or local food as much as possible.
There will be around an hour for lunch on Saturday and Sunday. We highly recommend bringing your own lunch, as there is limited dining availability on the Tufts Campus this weekend, which is Parents Weekend. In addition, you may go to a local restaurant by shuttle or on foot. Davis Square has dozens of restaurants, some of our favorites are Diesel Café, Johnny D’s, Orleans, Flatbread, Chipotle (270-276 Elm St.), Dave’s Fresh Pasta and Redbones BBQ. Vegetarian and vegan and organic options available, check menus. There are also some restaurants on Boston Avenue (the Danish Pastry House is a favorite) and in Powder House Square (especially Tu y Yo), each is a 10-20 minute walk from Asean Auditorium.
For dinner, Greater Boston is your oyster! (Literally as well as figuratively . . . )
Getting to campus. There is a Tufts shuttle service that goes from the nearest subway (“T”) stop, Davis Square on the Red Line. The shuttle runs on Friday during the conference, and starts running at 11 a.m. on weekends every half hour until late at night. Public buses are available, MBTA Buses Routes 80, 94 and 96. Asean Auditorium is also within walking distance from the Davis Square T stop, around 20 minutes (a bit hilly).
Getting around the Boston area. Public transportation in the Metro Boston area is generally very good during the hours of the conference. While hotels near Tufts are convenient, travel from places such as downtown Boston or Cambridge or somewhat less expensive areas will generally take an hour or less, depending on where you are staying.
Driving is also an option, and traffic should be light except for the start of the opening session on Friday, which is during rush hour. If you’re not familiar with the area finding your way around can be confusing, sometimes one-way streets seem to go in circles (they actually don’t, except for the rotaries!) – so a GPS will be helpful.
Directions and Parking
Directions to Tufts are here. On-campus parking will available free to conference attendees this weekend at all lots. Parking is also available at the Boston Avenue Garage for $8.00/day, details are here. However, parking on Friday may be difficult, as it’s Parents Weekend. On Saturday we start before most Parents Day events, so it should be easier (no guarantees, however). On Sunday there shouldn’t be any problem, Parents Weekend is over on Saturday night. If you take public transportation, the Tufts Shuttle information is here. It’s also a roughly 20-minute walk (with some moderate hills) from the Davis Square T stop.