2022 Planetary Health Annual Meeting:
 
Building the Field and Growing the Movement
Travel Logistics
WHEN IS THE ANNUAL MEETING HELD?
October 31 - November 2, 2022
WHERE IS THE ANNUAL MEETING HELD?
This year's Planetary Health Annual Meeting is being hosted out of the Joseph B. Martin Center, a conference center located within the Harvard Medical School Campus. The conference center is readily accessible via ride-share, bike, and public transit, and is located within walking distance of some of the PHA's hotel room blocks. The Joseph B. Martin Center is located at 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston MA 02115. Visit this page or you can click the map below to learn more about how to get to the conference center once in Boston, MA. Please view Harvard Medical Campus's Accessibility map here.
WHERE SHOULD I BOOK MY LODGING?

 

The PHA has a non-exhaustive list of hotels that are in close proximity to the conference center. Please note individuals are not required to stay at any of these hotels, and are welcome to book lodgings anywhere they wish.
Courtyard Boston Brookline
The Inn at Longwood Medical
The Colonnade Hotel
The Verb Hotel
WILL THE PLANETARY HEALTH ANNUAL MEETING BE OFFERING ANY MEALS?

 

Below is a daily breakdown of the meals and beverages provided by the Planetary Health Annual Meeting Organizers and Sponsors. Beyond this, attendees will be responsible for securing their own meals.
  • October 31st: No meals will be provided during Day 1, although the evening social event at the New England Aquarium will be catered.
  • November 1st: A light breakfast and lunch will be provided, along with coffee breaks. The evening poster session will have light refreshments.
  • November 2nd: A light breakfast and lunch will be provided, along with coffee breaks. An optional evening gathering will be organized for after the closing of the conference. All are welcome to join at their own expense.
WHAT AIRPORT SHOULD I FLY INTO?
Attendees should fly into Boston Logan International Airport. The airport has easy access to ride-share pickups (predominantly Uber & Lyft), and provides a free shuttle service called the Silver line that can take attendees from the airport to downtown Boston for free. 
WHERE WILL THE SOCIAL EVENT BE HELD?
 
The social event on the evening of 10/31/2022 will be held at the New England Aquarium, located at 1 Central Wharf, Boston MA 02110. The Aquarium is easily accessible via public transit, ride-share app, and bike. Please note that tickets for this event cost $25 and can be purchased alongside your registration.
The poster session social event on November 1st will be held at the Martin Center. The optional gathering after the close of the conference will be held at a nearby restaurant. More information will be provided closer to the Planetary Health Annual Meeting.
HOW CAN I GET AROUND BOSTON?

 

Boston is an accessible city, and it is easy to travel around via public transportation, foot, bicycle, or ride-share. The main ride-share apps used in Boston are Uber and Lyft. We encourage individuals who plan on commuting via car to have one or both of these apps downloaded on your phone prior to arrival in the city.
 
The Martin Center has made PDFs available that outline the various ways to reach the center via public transportation. These include both train and bus routes, and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) passes can be purchased at most underground train stations. One is available in South Station. They can also be purchased at Logan Airport. Please ask airport staff to be directed towards an MBTA ticket machine on your way out of the facility.
 
Additionally, there is a rent-a-bike program available throughout the city called BlueBikes. 
A PDF with parking options for the Conference Center can be found on the conference center website. 
Lastly, the city is also especially walkable. There are several hotels within walking distance of the Martin Center.
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