April 24-28, 2013              Northeastern University, Boston, MA


If you have any questions, please email Ben Webster at b.webster@neu.edu.


The conference will be held at the Boston campus of Northeastern University, in West Village G on 4/24-4/26 and Shillman Hall on 4/27-4/28. These and other points of interest (coffee, food, transit) can be found on this Google map.


For directions to campus, see this page.

Driving notes: If you want to park on campus, we can provide you with coupons for the visitor parking garages (marked on the map with P's), but would appreciate warning beforehand so we can get enough coupons. Also, Google Maps seems to be confused about where the Renaissance Garage is; coming up Columbus, after Mass Ave, you'll pass the Columbus Garage, which you shouldn't use; a big surface lot, which you also shouldn't use, and then after crossing Melnea Cass, the Renaissance Garage will be to your right.

Public Tranportation: NU is easily accessible from the 'T' at Ruggles Station on the Orange Line and Northeastern Station on the E Green Line. For more information on public transit, see mbta.com.

The most convenient airport is Boston Logan (which is accessible via 'T'), but there are also busses available from the Providence, RI and Manchester, NH airports. Northeastern is also quite close to Boston North and South stations, where Amtrak trains arrive.

Directions to West Village G from Midtown Hotel or NU T station: Walk southwest (away from Massachusetts Avenue and downtown Boston) down the south side of Huntington Avenue (the same side as the Midtown Hotel) past Forsyth Street, and past the Stearns Cooperative Education Center. When the next building ahead of you has a glass facade, look to your left and you'll see an orangish brick building set back from the street. That's West Village G. Rooms 106 and 108 are at the east end (that is, to your left if you are standing on Huntington). If you reach Parker Street, you've gone too far.

Directions to West Village G from Ruggles Station and Renaissance Parking Garage: Come out of the north side of the Ruggles Station (follow signs for Northeastern and Forsyth Street; this is the opposite side from the Renaissance Garage). Walk straight forward up Forsythe Street, until reach the corner with Greenleaf Street (if you reach Huntington Ave, you've gone too far). Walk up Greenleaf for a block. West Village G is the orangish brick building ahead of you up the brick path; don't follow Greenleaf around the sharp bend to the left. That's West Village G. Rooms 106 and 108 are at the east end (that is, the end closest to Greenleaf).


The most convenient and affordable places to stay are the Midtown Hotel and The Inn at Longwood. We've reserved a block of rooms at the Midtown; the cost for these is $170 a night (but you can obtain a double room to share with another participant for this cost). Call them directly to reserve these and give the code "Zelevinsky's conference." The HI-Boston Hostel is also an affordable option if you don't mind a dorm setting.

For general information on nearby lodging, Northeastern Admissions maintains a list.


We'll provide breakfast every morning, and coffee and snacks between talks. A (biased) selection of restaurants for lunch and dinner which are convenient to NU are marked on the Google map. Obviously, there will be lots of Boston locals to consult for advice when going further afield.


For those of you we have offered reimbursement, things will go with optimal smoothness if you bring paper printouts of your travel reservations and any other expenses that need covering (boarding passes are not necessary); if you don't have all your receipts together at the conference, you can always mail them to us afterward. For those of you on the waitlist for funding, you can fill out a form for any expenses you were not able to have reimbursed elsewhere and we will cover them if we have the financial ability.

Conference dinner:

The conference dinner is at the Alumni Center (marked on the map); the doors will open at 6, with a cash bar available. All are welcome to the social hour from 6-7, The dinner will start at 7; unfortunately, the number of dinners is constrained. At the moment, there are a fews spots open, due to cancellations; you can contact Ben Webster to see if spots are still open. Unfortunately, we can't accept cash payments, so we encourage people to pay by this web form where people can pay by credit card.


There is an open wireless network available on campus; it is called "NUwave-guest". Just open a browser after you've joined it (as usual, you have to agree to some terms and conditions).