The majority of Annual Scientific Meeting activities will take place at the Sheraton Boston Hotel (39 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02199), Boston Marriott Copley Place (110 Huntington, Ave, Boston, MA 02116), and the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center (900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115).

GSA is offering special conference rates at these properties.


In order to maximize your experience, suggested arrival is Wednesday, November 13 and stay through Sunday, November 18. The closest airport is the Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) which is 7 miles from the Hynes Convention Center.

Save on your flight
Delta is offering 2% to 10% off reservations. Ticketing is available via  When booking online, select Book A Trip and then click on Advanced Search. Fill out your flight information and enter the meeting event code NMS2J in the box provided. Reservations may be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at 1.800.328.2216. A direct Ticketing Charge will apply for flights booked by phone.

We have partnered with United Airlines to offer discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares. Save an additional 3% off without a service fee by booking your own reservations at Enter the Z Code ZF88 and Agreement Code 446162 without any spaces when searching for flights. Reservations can be made through United Meetings by calling 1.800.426.1122 and referencing the above Z and agreement codes.

American Airlines is pleased to offer GSA 2018 attendees a discount of 5% off published fares (excluding basic economy and non-discountable fares). To take advantage of this discount, visit and enter A62N8BT as the promo code after selecting your flight and entering your personal information. Reservations can also be made by calling call 888-433-1790 and referencing the sameauthorizing code, A62N8BT.

Save on your local transportation
Call AVIS at 1 (800) 331-1600 to make reservations and reference Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number D106704 to inquire about discounted vehicle rentals. Reservations can also be made online. When using this link, your AWD number will be automatically be placed in the reservation detail.

Mears: Attendees utilizing the sedan, SUV, van, or limo transportation service will receive a 20% discount if they enter our unique promotional code. To access this discount, enter GSA2018 in the Promo Code box after indicating date of transportation and number of passengers.

MBTA: Massachusetts Bay Area Transportation Authority Massachusetts Bay Area Transportation Authority (MBTA) (more commonly known as the T), is the public transportation agency responsible for servicing Boston & the Greater Boston area. With five different lines of the T, all buses, the commuter rail and trolleys & ferries, the T will allow you to access many different neighborhoods throughout the city and surrounding neighborhoods. The trip planner is a great tool or determining the best route around town!

There are many transportation options for getting to and from the airport. Boston is fortunate that the T provides complimentary service from the Boston Logan International Airport as well as an express bus to the Back Bay neighborhood. The Silver line makes stops at every terminal, with stops throughout the Seaport district and a free transfer at South Station, this makes for easy planning to your conference hotels.


Within a three-block walk of the Hynes Convention Center are numerous parking garages totaling over 4,400 spaces. There is limited meter parking available around the Hynes and adjacent streets.

General Information

Attire: Business Casual attire is appropriate for most sessions and events. You may wish to bring a sweater for a light jacket to sessions.

Badge Policy: A conference registration badge is required for admission to all Annual Scientific Meeting events, including entrance to the Exhibit Hall. No one will be admitted without a badge. Exhibit-only badges are ineligible for access to educational programs. Along with your badge, save your receipt – this is required for entrance to specific events. Please help us RECYCLE our badge holders. Return them to the registration area as you depart.

Cell Phone Policy: As a courtesy to your colleagues, please turn off your cell phone or put it on vibrate when in a session.

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