The WCW'01 meetings will be held in the main auditorium (SMG-105) of the School of Management building at the heart of the Boston University Charles River Campus (building 34 on the Boston University Campus Map). You can also locate the SMG building by selecting the "School of Management" building from the interactive Boston University map.
The address of the SMG building is 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.
The SMG building is less than 50 steps away from the "Blandford Street Station" Subway stop on the Green B-line of the Boston "T" system. This is the first stop "above ground" in the "outbound" direction (away from downtown).
If you are staying in the BU Dorms at 10 Buick street, this stop would be the fourth stop (going in-bound, i.e. towards downtown). This is about 1 mile east of the BU Dorms at 10 Buick street.
If you are staying in the DoubleTree Suites Hotel, which is about 2 miles away from the SMG building, you should use the Hotel's Shuttle services.
The following are some resources that will help you make it to SMG-105!
By Car From the North Shore/Logan Airport:
Take Route 1-A through the Sumner Tunnel. Follow signs onto the Expressway North. Take the Back Bay/Storrow Drive exit (Exit 26), and follow signs onto Storrow Drive. Continue on Storrow Drive to theKenmore exit. Follow Local Directions below.
By Car From South or West:
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) East to Exit 18, Allston/Cambridge. Exit left. Follow signs to Cambridge to the second set of lights. Turn right at the lights (just before crossing the river---if you cross the river, you have gone too far!) This is Soldiers Field Road/Storrow Drive. Exit Storrow Drive at the Kenmore exit. Follow Local Directions below.
By Car From Southeast:
Take I-93/Route 3 (Southeast Expressway) North to Boston. Exit onto Storrow Drive (Exit 26). Continue on Storrow Drive (west) to the Kenmore exit. Follow Local Directions below.
By Car From North:
Take I-93 or Route 1 South to Boston. Exit onto Storrow Drive (Exit 26). Continue on Storrow Drive to the Kenmore exit. Follow Local Directions below.
Local Directions from the Kenmore Square/Commonwealth Avenue exit of Storrow Drive:
At the first set of traffic lights, turn right onto Beacon Street. At this point, the road forks; the right fork is Bay State Road. The left fork will take you into Kenmore Square. Take that to Kenmore Square. At the square, bear right onto Commonwealth Avenue (you will be headed west). SMG is at 595 Cummington street.
By Public Transportation (the "T"):
Boston University is easily accessible by public transportation. The "B" branch of the MBTA (a.k.a. the "T") Green Line passes through the campus along Commonwealth Avenue. The closest T stop to SMG is the "Blandford Street Station on the "B" branch of the Green Line. If you are coming from another line, you will need to travel to one of Government Center, Park Street, or Kenmore Square stations. From any of those stations, take a "B" train on the Green Line outbound. When you arrive, follow the detailed map mentioned above to find the building (click here for another map!) A Subway Map showing the main lines and stops is available here.
Directions to the "B" line are as follows:
By Red Line:
Take the Red Line train to Park Street Station; transfer to the Green Line "B" Train.
By Blue Line (including Logan Airport):
Take the Blue Line Train to Government Center; transfer to the Green Line "B" Train.
By Orange Line:
Take the Orange Line Train to Downtown Crossing; follow the underground concourse to the Green Line Park Street Station, then board the "B" Train.
By Green Line:
From Lechmere, Science Park, North Station, or Haymarket - Take any train to Government Center; transfer to the "B" Train. From the Suburban "C" (Cleveland Circle) or "D" (Riverside) Lines - Take any train Inbound to Kenmore Square; change to the Outbound platform and board the "B" Train. From the "E" (Heath Street) Line - Take any train Inbound to Arlington Station; change to the Outbound platform and board the "B" Train.
Public parking is available at many parking lots around the SMG building. Daily parking permits are available at rates that range between $10-$12/day. Parking lots are identified with "P" symbols on the Boston University Campus Map--the closet parking lots to SMG building are those in building 23 and next to building 26 and 38. Please note that parking spaces may be limited due to special events held on campus (and to possible Red Sox games at the close-by Fenway park). To secure a parking space, you are encouraged to get in early!
The workshop banquet (on Thursday 6/21/01) will be a dinner harbor cruise on-board of the "Spirit of Boston". Transportation to/from the Spirit of Boston will be provided. A limited number of tickets for guests will be available at the workshop (cost is $70 per guest). More details of this "outing" will be available during the workshop.
Bring your notebook and your networking gear! The meeting room for WCW'01 will have 802.11b wireless Internet access (through DHCP). Also, wired 10/100BT access (through DHCP) will be available in an adjoining small room. More instructions will be available on-site.