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On this page you will find important information to plan your travel to and participation in AIDS Vaccine 2012.

About Boston

Boston is one of the United States' oldest cities, with a rich economic and social history. What began as a homesteading community, Boston has since become the economic and cultural hub of New England. Boston is best explored on foot, so bring comfortable walking shoes to explore the Freedom Trail (which links key historic sites downtown by way of a red line painted on the sidewalk), the Public Garden, the book shops and other stores of Harvard Square.


Boston's coastal climate offers four distinct seasons, with AIDS Vaccine 2012 occurring in the Fall. During this time, temperatures will be in the 60's °F/17°C. Bring a light jacket, sweater and comfortable walking shoes for touring Boston as the average temperature in September is 65°F, 18°C.


Travelling to and around Boston is relatively easy. Boston's Logan Airport offers nonstop service to more than 72 domestic and 30 international destinations. Taxis are readily available at airports and most hotels, however, you must call ahead and reserve a pick-up if you are elsewhere in the city. Click here for additional travel information.


Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

415 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center considers itself to be most flexible, customer-friendly, and technologically advanced convention facility in the world. It is located 8 minutes from Logan Airport (by taxi). Click here for directions to the convention center.



The Westin Waterfront, Seaport Hotel and Renaissance Hotel are now sold out.  Rooms at these hotels may be available if they receive any cancellations. Here are some alternate hotels near the meeting venue.  Attendees staying at hotels across Boston Harbor can use the city's water taxis to be dropped directly at the Seaport hotel, just a few minutes walk from the meeting venue.

Hyatt Harborside: Website
Hilton Boston Logan: Website
Embassy Suites Boston Logan: Website
Hilton Boston Downtown: Website
Hyatt Regency Downtown: Website
Boston Omni Parker House: Website


Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center - SOLD OUT



Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel - SOLD OUT



Westin Waterfront - SOLD OUT

The Westin Waterfront is conveniently connected to the conference center. Special discounted group rates have been negotiated and are available to all conference participants. Make your reservations through the Westin's Reservation Department: 1-800-937-8461 or through the group webpage.


Contact Information


Room Type Room Rate includes Internet Access
Single/Double Room USD $249
Additional Person (3rd or 4th) USD $20 per person
Government Rate
(Limited number available!)
USD $221

**Rates Do Not Include Taxes (Currently 14.45%)

Click to convert to your currency:

  • Check-In Time: 1500
  • Check-Out Time: 1200

Hotel Cancellation Policy

IMPORTANT: Hotel cancellations must be made by 1800 the day prior to arrival. If cancellation is not made by this deadline, a penalty of one night room fee plus tax will apply.

Hotel Parking

Parking is available to hotel guests. The cost is USD $43 per night for Valet Parking and USD $33-43 per night for Self- Parking.


Click here for a list of area restaurants. 

Visa Information

Depending on the country that issued your passport, the country in which you reside, and your travel status, you may need a visa to enter the United States. Please visit the U.S. Department of State website for information on visa requirements.

Letter of Invitation

After completion of the online registration form, you will receive a link to create a letter of invitation for use in visa applications. You will need to submit your Name, Date of Birth, Passport Number, and Nationality to generate the letter.