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.

HOTEL UPDATE:

Aloft – Click HERE to book by FRIDAY!
Aloft has extended the conference group rate for a limited time @ $219 per night.


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.

Accessible parking spaces are located in the BCEC South Lot, closest to the building. The same general parking rates apply to the accessible parking spaces.

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.

South Boston Waterfront Transportation Center (SBWTC): 406 Summer St. This garage is walking distance to the BCEC. After parking, please walk across the World Trade Center bridge directly to the BCEC main entrance on Summer Street. There will be directional signage out front for this garage.

Reserve a Spot in Advance

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

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.

New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app and enter promo code MAWOMEN18 for an extra 10% off parking!

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


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. 6th Conference (7am-5pm). 

Shuttle service from Channel Center Garage will activate once the BCEC lot is full between 11:30am and 9pm on the 5th.

Valet parking will only be available from 4-9pm the evening of the 5th. 


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

Be sure to book early, as these blocks will sell out quickly!
Also please mention you are booking in the MA Conference for Women block.

Westin Waterfront
425 Summer St | Boston, MA
$239 per night
Cut- Off Nov 4th
Click HERE or call (888) 627-7115 to book 

Aloft
401-403 D St | Boston, MA
$219 per night
Cut- Off Nov 5th
Click HERE or call (866) 716-8143 to book 

Element
391-395 D St | Boston, MA
$229 per night
Cut- Off Nov 5th
Click HERE or call (877) 782-0151 to book

Renaissance
606 Congress St | Boston, MA
$199 per night
Cut- Off Nov 14th
Call (617) 338-4111 to book

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