Travel and Discounts

Conference Location

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
617-954-2000

Click here for directions
See below for important information about parking.


Reminder: The Conference is starting earlier this year—doors open at 6:30am, Exhibit Hall opens at 7:00am and the Opening Keynote begins at 8:15am.


carpoolThere will be many more attendees at this year’s conference than there are available parking spots at the Convention Center. 

We strongly encourage public transportation, followed by ride sharing (Uber, Lyft) or carpooling. Grab a group of friends or colleagues and extend your #MassWomen networking to and from the conference!

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

The BCEC is easily accessible by Public Transportation. Below is the link to the MBTA Trip Planner, which will show you the most direct ways to get to the BCEC from your location. Additionally, the link to the MBTA Parking Options will show you which train, subway and bus stations have parking.

MBTA Trip Planner  |  MBTA Parking Options  |  Download an MBTA app

Additionally, there are a number of private bus services that will bring you into South Station. Click here to download a list of providers [DOC] including fares, travel times, and websites. All charter drop-off is located on the BCEC’s West Drive.


TAXIS

Uber/Lyft pick-up and drop-off locations can be found at Northwest Level 1 and along D Street (see map).

The MCCA informs taxi drivers and taxicab companies serving the South Boston area prior to this event of the event dates and expected break times. The marquee sign in front of the BCEC will show a message at the break of the event saying “BCEC needs cabs” which can be seen throughout the Seaport District. 


PARKING

On-Site

Parking at the BCEC is $18 for self-parking ($36 for oversized vehicles) and $30 for valet. Parking on-site is limited; only 1,340 spaces are available for self-parking and another 600 spaces for valet. If you plan to park on site, please plan to arrive early. If you are arriving after 7:00 am, you should plan to go directly to the off-site lots to save time.

Overflow Parking

In addition to the parking available at the BCEC, parking is also available at several private lots and garages throughout the South Boston Waterfront. Once the parking at the BCEC fills, attendees will be directed to off-site parking at the Channel Center Garage, as it is the closest to the BCEC, and typically has 400 spaces available for attendee use.

Attendees will be given directions at the BCEC to direct them through the South Parking lot and out to the Channel Center Garage. If attendees are directed from the Convention Center’s lot to park instead at Channel Center, a complimentary parking shuttle will run throughout the event between the BCEC and the Channel Center Garage. 

Channel Center Garage: 116 West First Street, Boston, MA 02210. Approximately 400 spaces available. This garage is privately owned and operated; please see this parking website for details and rates

Nearby Parking Lots without Shuttle Service
Please note: the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority does not own or operate these lots and garages. Please contact the garage directly for information on rates & availability.

Seaport Garage1 Seaport Lane, Boston MA, 02210. This lot is privately owned and operated.

390 Congress Street390 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210. Open air lot. This lot is privately owned and operated.

391 Congress Street: 391 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210. Open air lot. This lot is privately owned and operated.

Stilling Street Garage: 13 Stilling Street, Boston, MA 02210. This lot is privately owned and operated.

145 Northern Ave: 145 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02110. This lot is privately owned and operated.

25 Northern Ave25 Northern Ave, Boston, MA,02210 (use 233 Northern Ave for GPS directions). This lot is privately owned and operated.

Fan Pier GarageOne Marina Park Drive, South Boston, MA 02210. This lot is privately owned and operated.

Farnsworth Street Garage23 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210. This lot is privately owned and operated. 

Marine Industrial Park Garage369 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210. This lot is privately owned and operated.

270 Northern Ave: This lot is privately owned and operated.

70 Sleeper St: This lot is privately owned and operated.

Watermark Seaport: 85 Seaport Blvd. This lot is privately owned and operated.

Park Lane Garage: One Park Ln. This lot is privately owned and operated.

100 Northern Ave Garage: This lot is privately owned and operated.


Workplace Summit and Opening Night Attendees:

Most of the parking and public transit information above applies to all three events – the Workplace Summit (1-5pm), Opening Night (5-8pm) and the Dec. 7th Conference (7am-5pm). 

Shuttle service from Channel Center Garage will activate once the BCEC lot is full between 11:30am and 9pm on the 6th.

Valet parking will only be available from 4-9pm the evening of the 6th. 


Reserve your parking in advance and get there on time, stress free!

SpotHero is the nation’s leading parking reservation app to book convenient and affordable parking, whether it’s for an event, commute to work or even airport parking.

To reserve your parking spot for the Massachusetts Conference for Women, visit the Boston Convention Center SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. You can also use SpotHero to park all over Boston – learn more here.

New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app and enter promo code MAWOMEN17 for an extra $5 off parking!

Questions? Give SpotHero a call at (617) 381-4535.


REGISTRATION & COAT CHECK

Registration and bags will be located in the North Lobby on the main level. There will be a coat check available for attendees in the Conference Exhibit Hall, Hall A.


HOTEL DISCOUNTS

NOTE: These properties WILL sell out, so please be sure to book early, and mention “MA Conference for Women” when you book to receive these rates.

Westin Waterfront – SOLD OUT

Aloft
401 D St | Boston
$219/ night
Call 866-716-8143 or Click HERE to book
Cut off date: Nov 12th

Element
391 D St |Boston
$229/ night
Call 877-782-0151 or Click HEREto book
Cut off date: Nov 12th

Seaport – SOLD OUT 

Boston Marriott Long Wharf
296 State Street | Boston
$250/ night
CLICK HERE to book.
Cut off date: Nov 14th

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