The conference will be hosted by Boston University, in the George Sherman Union. The GSU is located in the heart of Boston University Campus.  

The venue is walking distance from downtown Boston and Central Square in Cambridge, and it can be easily reached via Storrow Drive, I-90, and public transportation.

The venue provides access to participants with disabilities and, if needed, additional support is provided by the Boston University Office of Disability Services.

The George Sherman Union is located on the Boston University campus at 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

The first floor of the GSU is a lively meeting center for students with several restaurants and shops. The conference rooms are in the second floor.

Metcalf Large 650 seats

Metcalf Small

Ziskind Lounge

Adjoining patio


Boston is the sixth-largest city in the United States, and one of the oldest, founded  in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. Boston was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston.

Its rich history attracts many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing more than 20 million visitors per year. Boston’s many firsts include the United States’ first public park (Boston Common, 1634), first public or state school (Boston Latin School, 1635) and first subway system (Tremont Street Subway, 1897).

The Boston area’s many colleges and universities make it an international center of higher education, including law, medicine, engineering, and business, and the city is considered to be a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, with nearly 2,000 startups.