4th Annual Conference 2018
22nd – 23rd October 2018
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Travel & Logistics

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)


Taxi information from Logan International Airport:

– Taxis are available at each terminal on Arrivals Level (curbside)
– Approximate Journey Time 10-20mins depending on traffic
– Approximate Fare $25.00 US Dollars

http://www.massport.com/logan-airport


Massachusetts Boston Transit Authority (MBTA)

– Subway
– Bus
– Commuter Rail Lines
– Ferry Service
– The T

https://www.mbta.com/


Train Service via  Amtrak


Convenient and affordable downtown service up and down the Northeast Corridor via Amtrak’s Northeast Regional.

Linking Boston with:
– Stamford, CT (3hrs)
– New York, NY (4hrs)
– Philadelphia, PA (5hrs)
– Washington, DC (7hrs)

https://www.amtrak.com/


Visa Information

A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. Visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport, a travel document issued by the traveler’s country of citizenship. Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a Visa if they meet the requirements for Visa-free travel. The Visa section of this website is all about U.S. visas for foreign citizens to travel to the United States.
https://travel.state.gov


Other Information

Smoking Policy

Under United States law, smoking is not permitted in pubs, restaurants, hotel lobbies and all enclosed public buildings.

Electricity

Electric power is standardized in all states across the USA. It is set at 110 Volts. Standard electric plugs have two flat blades. The plugs on some newer appliances have a third round grounding pin. Almost all hotels and homes are equipped with electrical receptacles that can accommodate either type of plug.  If you bring any electrical appliance to the US, you may need an adapter to fit the US electrical receptacles and a converter to change the voltage from 110 volts to 220 volts.

Time

Beginning on 4 November 2018, Boston operates on Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Currency

The currency in the United States is the US Dollar.  Find a Currency Converter online here.

Insurance

The Conference Organizing Committee or its agents will not be responsible for any medical expenses, loss or accidents incurred during the conference. Delegates are strongly advised to arrange their own personal insurance to cover medical and other expenses including accident or loss.

Camera, Cell Phone and Video Recording Policy

Attendees are not permitted to take pictures of speaker slides or posters, or to make video recordings of presentations. Furthermore, attendees are asked to be respectful of their colleagues by turning off all cell phones before entering the session rooms.  Approved presentation slides will be made available to all conference attendees on https://www.stabilityconference.com/SOS2018 following the event.