Housing & Travel

hotel Reservations
AVS is pleased to offer special rates at two Boston hotels. Housing opens July 7, 2008, and closes September 24, 2008 housing is managed by Passkey.  https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=65917

Keep in mind that reserving a room in this convention block helps AVS meet its financial commitments to the host city and retain lower registration fees as well as a high quality conference with the features and services you are accustomed too.

To make these properties more attractive, AVS will be offering several incentives for you to book your stay—watch for these specials from July-September. In fact, if you stay at either hotel you will receive two vouchers (limit one person per room) redeemable on Tuesday and Wednesday for one lunch each day in the Exhibit Hall. 

Sheraton Boston
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA  02199

Single: $239
Double: $259
Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116

Single/Double: $249

Government Employees, please note the government rate the week of October 19-24 is $256

Logan International Airport, http://www.massport.com/logan/ is four (4) miles from the Sheraton Boston. Please note that during rush hour driving time can be up to 20-30 minutes.  

From the airport take the Sumner Tunnel in the right lane to Storrow Drive (Exit 26). Follow for two (2) miles and then take the Fenway Exit (left exit). Bear left following "Boylston Street Inbound" and at the fifth light make a right onto Dalton Street.

Ground Transportation from Logan International Airport

Airport Shuttle:
Star Shuttle Inc., http://www.starshuttleboston.com/, 617-230-6005, provides transportation service from Logan International Airport to/from Sheraton Hotel every hour on the half hour, seven days a week, from 5:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. The cost is approximately $14 per person each direction.

Rental Car:
Currently, eight rental car companies operate from Logan International Airport. They include: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty. Each rental car company has complimentary shuttle buses that transport passengers to/from the terminal and the rental car facility. Shuttles run frequently and stop curbside on the arrival level for passengers to board.

Taxis are available curbside at the arrival level from Logan International Airport. Service to/from the hotels is approximately $30 each direction.

Additional Travel Information

*Securing Visas
International Attendees: Due to increasing delays in securing visas to the U.S. it is strongly encouraged that prospective international attendees begin this process as early as possible to ensure approval. Please refer to the following website for additional information and assistance: www.national-academies.org/visas. You may also contact Yvonne Towse (yvonne@avs.org) for additional assistance.

For additional travel information, please visit the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at http://www.bostonusa.com/  


Hotel Parking

  1. Sheraton Boston, ($42 valet; $38 self parking)
  2. Marriott Copley Place ($41valet only)

Convention Center Parking
A special parking rate will be announced in July at a garage nearby the Convention Center garage. Please note you will need to get your parking pass validated at the AVS Registration Managers desk. Caution: this is for up to eight hours and there are no in and out privileges using the validated rate. 



Conference Information and Offices

Yvonne Towse
Registration Coordinator
125 Maiden Lane, 15th Fl.
New York, NY 10038

Phone: 212-248-0200
Fax: 212-248-0245

Della Miller
Event Manager
110 Yellowstone Dr., Suite 120
Chico CA 95973

Phone: 530-896-0477
Fax: 530-896-0487

Jeannette DeGennaro
Exhibition & Sales Coordinator
125 Maiden Lane, 15th Fl.
New York, NY 10038

Phone: 212-248-0200
Fax: 212-248-0245


AVS Art Zone Winner
2nd Place- "CuInSe2 Bicrystal" Courtesy of Allen J. Hall, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering

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Phone +1 (212) 248-0200
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