The 2014 Teaching Professor Conference
Location and Hotel
The host city for the 2014 Teaching Professor Conference is Boston, MA. This vibrant, thriving city is renowned for its cultural facilities, world-class educational institutions, champion sports teams, as well as its place at the very forefront of American history.
While in Boston, you will discover skyscrapers next to historic hotels, distant neighborhoods, modern marketplaces, and restaurants alongside antique cobblestone streets. Boston is home to the Boston Marathon, site of the Boston Tea Party, dock of the U.S.S. Constitution (or ‘Old Ironsides’), and famed Fenway Park. For dinner, enjoy foods such as New England clam chowder, fish and chips, baked beans, lobsters, steamed clams, and fried clams. Boston boosts the world renowned higher education institutions of Harvard, MIT, Boston University, and Tufts University, to name a few.
For detailed information on the variety of things to see and do while in town, visit the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau at: www.bostonusa.com.
425 Summer Street · Boston, MA 02210 · 888-627-7115 www.westinbostonwaterfront.com
IMPORTANT UPDATE: We’re sorry to report that the conference host hotel, the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, no longer has rooms available. Please contact the hotel at 888-627-7115, as availability may change due to cancellations.
If you are unable to reserve your room at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, please use the following link for lodging options available in or around the area.
To find your hotel: http://www.bostonusa.com/visit/bostoneveryday/wheretostay/
You will be asked to identify your preferred neighborhood. The closest neighborhood is South Boston/Seaport District, followed by Northend/Waterfront. Both are within 20 minutes of the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.
The Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel is a AAA Four Diamond award-winner and is less than three miles from Logan International Airport. It is in the heart of Boston’s Financial District and offers easy access to the city’s newest neighborhood, The Boston Waterfront, as well as dozens of restaurants.
Room Rates $219 for single/double occupancy $259 for triple/quad occupancy Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 14.45%. Rates will be available three days prior and three days after the conference date, subject to availability.
To make your reservation, please call The Westin Boston Waterfront at 888-627-7115 and tell them you’re attending The Teaching Professor Conference to receive the reduced rate. Reservations must be made by 5:00 pm Eastern time on Saturday, May 3, 2014 to receive the reduced rate. High-speed Internet is complimentary in guest rooms.
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The closest airport for this conference is Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).
Transportation to the Hotel By Subway: The “T”
The hotel is located on the MBTA Silver Line at the World Trade Center stop. The Silver Line is accessed via the Red Line at South Station. Once at the World Trade Center stop, proceed 2 levels up to the Mezzanine level. The hotel is located at the end of the foot bridge on Summer Street, next door to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The MBTA begins daily service Monday – Saturday at 5:35am with the last train arriving at South Station at 1:10am. The schedule varies on Sundays and holidays. Fare costs average between $1.70 – $2.00 per ride.
By Bus: The Number 7 Bus on the MBTA Bus Line stops outside the hotel on Summer Street. The bus schedule varies depending on the time of week. Monday – Saturday buses start leaving stations at 5:30 am and the last bus leaves at 10:14 pm. The cost is $1.50 per trip.
By Taxi: Taxis are available outside of baggage claim and the average fare to The Westin Boston Waterfront hotel is $20-$25. No advance reservations are required—service is on a first-come, first-served basis.