Welcome Reception

Sunday, July 30                                                                                                   18:00 – 20:00
Ziskind Lounge, George Sherman Union

Young Researcher’s Night

Monday, July 31                                                                                                  19:00 – 22:00
Beacon Street Locale, 495 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

The venue for the Young Researcher’s Night, sponsored by Exponent, is within walking distance of the George Sherman Union and is marked on the area map. Students receive drink tickets for beer, wine or soda with their registration package. Bar food will be served. We encourage all students, postdocs and young professionals to attend this casual get-together!

Bring your conference badge and your US ID card or passport for age verification. Participants under the age of 21 are invited but alcohol is served to 21+ only.

Excursion to Thompson Island

Wednesday, August 2                                                                                         14:00 – 21:00

Thompson Island is a private 240-acre nature preserve just 30 minutes by boat from Boston Harbor’s Long Wharf. It is one of the largest islands within the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area and offers dramatic views of the Boston skyline.

Buses will take you from Boston University to the Long Wharf for a Boston Harbor ferry ride to the island. Once on the island, we will have an afternoon of fun activities and enjoy an authentic New England Clam Bake before returning to Boston University, and the colloquium accommodations, by boat and bus in the evening.

Excursion Itinerary:

Bus pick-up (location marked on area map) 14:00
Arrival on Thompson Island 15:30
An afternoon of fun activities on Thompson Island New England Clam Bake, music and bar, lawn games, nature walks and bonfire with s’mores 15:30 – 20:00
Departure from Thompson Island 20:00
Return to Boston University, 10 Buick Street, Holiday Inn Brookline and Midtown Hotel 20:30 – 21:00

Requires Excursion Ticket


Thursday, August 3

Harvard Club of Boston, 374 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Reception                                                                                                                18:30 – 19:30
Banquet Dinner                                                                                                       19:30 – 22:00

The Harvard club of Boston is a historic club open for private membership only to Harvard graduates and their immediate families. The club opens its doors for our banquet dinner in its beautiful classic ballroom with wood paneling, historic paintings and glowing fireplaces.

This venue has a strict business casual dress code. Business casual would include collared shirts and casual slacks. A jacket is not required. Jeans, flip flops and athletic shoes are not permitted within the Harvard Club.

Requires Banquet Ticket

Farewell Reception

Friday, August 4                                                                                                  16:00 – 18:00
Back Court, George Sherman Union