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Boston, one of the oldest cities in the United States, has a little something for everyone! Boston boasts some interesting historical attractions, entertainment, and cuisine. During your stay, you’ll be able to explore all this and more. Not to mention, the Boston area’s many colleges and universities make it an international center of higher education!
This guide will help you navigate and plan your trip.

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Founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. Upon U.S. independence from Great Britain, it continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub as well as a center for education and culture. The city has expanded beyond the original peninsula through land reclamation and municipal annexation. Its rich history attracts many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing more than 20 million visitors per year. Boston's many firsts include the United States' first public or state school (Boston Latin School, 1635), first subway system (Tremont Street Subway, 1897), and first public park (Boston Common, 1634).
Boston is considered a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, with nearly 2,000 startups. Boston's economic base also includes finance, professional and business services, biotechnology, information technology, and government activities. Households in the city claim the highest average rate of philanthropy in the United States; businesses and institutions rank among the top in the country for environmental sustainability and investment. The city has one of the highest costs of living in the United States as it has undergone gentrification, though it remains high on world livability rankings.
Summer can be delightful with the ocean breezes helping keep the humid temps in control.  Evening temperatures can be cool and may require a light sweater.  And a pop-up thunderstorm is not uncommon, so you may want to include an umbrella in your bag. Summers average high temperatures in July are above 80 °F (26.7 °C) and overnight lows above 60 °F (15.5 °C).
Air Transportation:    
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) - Approx. 10 miles from meeting location
Logan is one of the nation's busiest airports despite operating in the second smallest footprint among the top 20 major American airports.  For more information on terminals, dining options, ground transportation and other amenities click here.
For comprehensive transportation options click here
Getting Around Boston:    
Click here to explore different ways of getting around Boston, recommended by the Conventions & Visitors Bureau.
*These lists are un-screened, non-exclusive sources intended to assist registrants in finding local transportation providers.  The selection of transportation providers is the sole responsibility of registrants. AOM is not endorsing these companies or liable for services provided by them.

See Special Offers section below for airfare and car rental discount codes.

If you have special needs, please contact us. We will work to accommodate members who require added assistance. To reserve a scooter or wheelchair click here, fill out the form and send it back to Megan Johnson and Carley Tryon, or fax it to (914)-326-1900.
Family Networking:    
Interested in talking with other Annual Meeting attendees? Start a conversation, make plans for family outings, childcare and other activities. Please click here and join the conversation!
Childcare Policy:    
The Academy of Management strives to support its members through professional activities at the Annual Meeting. Due to the high safety and security needs, significant cost and limited interest, the Academy of Management does not provide on-site childcare services.
Local Childcare Options:    
Boston Nanny Center, Inc.
Phone: (617) 527-0114 or (800) 456-2669
Contact: Jennifer Russon, Placement Counselor
*The Academy of Management does not provide on-site childcare or recommend specific child care services. The above list is an un-screened, non-exclusive source intended to assist registrants in finding local childcare providers. The selection of childcare providers is the sole responsibility of parents. AOM is not endorsing this company or liable for services provided by them.
Accompanied by an adult attendee, children are welcome to explore the Annual Meeting and are encouraged to pick up and decorate a guest badge in the registration area.  Children under the age of 18 may not enter any areas under construction, renovation, set up or tear down.
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Location: Second Floor
Phone: 617-587-5444
Hours: Monday-Friday 7AM-7PM
Saturday 8AM-5PM
Sunday 9AM-4PM
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
Location: Plaza Level
Phone: 617-954-2992
Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM
Boston Park Plaza
Location: Second Floor (Mezzanine Level)
Phone: 617-423-0204
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30AM-6PM
Saturday 8AM-12PM
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Location: Second Floor
Phone: 617-421-1890
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30AM-6:30PM
Saturday 8:30AM-4PM
Sunday 10AM-4PM
What to do? Let us count the ways.......
Click here for the ultimate Boston Bucket List

Boston dining is its own destination.  Click here to find what you’re craving.
Looking for a quick bite to eat, you’re in luck – there’s plenty around! Outtakes, located in the Hynes Convention center, is a great option for quick food options in-between sessions. Here is a Dining Guide, complete with a list of grab & go options near the Hynes Convention Center. If you’re in the Boston Park Plaza, there is a Starbucks just off the lobby, open from 5:30AM – 8:30PM. Are you sessions at the Sheraton Boston Hotel? Market is in the lobby of the hotel, and you can choose from a variety of freshly made, grab and go selections.   If you happen to be in the Westin Copley Place, Ingredients is the hotel’s lobby café complete with grab and go items.  If you’re near the Hilton Back Bay there is a corner pantry that’s open 24/7 and offers snacks, drinks, and travel supplies.  There is also a Lobby Café & Bar that serves Starbucks coffee and offers quick grab and go food options.   
Click here for ideas on how to make your conference experience more eco-friendly 
Please click on the image below to access the Emergency Care document containing important information to assist you in case of an emergency.  
United Airlines: 
Book online via the United Airlines site at:
using Z Code: ZGDG Agreement Code: 854453or call United Reservations Meetings Desk at 800-426-1122 and provide the Z Code and Agreement Code. 
Book online at and provide the Meeting Code NY2M4, or call Delta reservation Desk at 800-328-1111 and provide the Meeting Code.
Alamo Car Rentals:
Book online at and provide the CD number CD#LEADERS or call Alamo at 844-354-6962 and provide the CD number.
Hertz Car Rentals:
Book online at and provide the CD number CD#1170024 or call Alamo at 800-654-3131 and provide the CD number.

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