Travel and Accommodations
The conference will be held at Worcester State University campus, which is centrally located in Massachusetts about an hour’s drive from Boston, Springfield, Western Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island.
Worcester State University
Sullivan Auditorium, 486 Chandler Street, Worcester MA
From Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90): Take Exit 10 (Auburn) to I-290 East. (see from 290 East)
From I-495: Take Exit 25 to I- 290 West. (see from 290 West)
From Rt. 9 West: Follow Rt. 9 West into Worcester. (see from Highland Street)
From Rt. 146 North: Take Rt. 146 North to I-290 East. (see from 290 East)
From I-190 South: Take I-290 West. (see from 290 West)
From I- 290 West: Take Exit 18 (Rt. 9 West); turn right off exit ramp and stay in center lane, following directions for Rt. 9 West. Turn right onto Rt. 9 West, also known as Highland Street. (see from Highland Street)
From I-290 East: Take Exit 17 (Rt. 9). Turn left onto Rt. 9 West, which will turn into Highland Street at bottom of the hill. Proceed up the hill onto Highland Street. (see from Highland Street)
From Highland Street: While on Highland Street, stay in the right-hand lane. Stay on Highland Street for 1.5 miles. (past Elm Park and Doherty High School on the left). At the rotary, take the third right onto June Street. At the second traffic light, turn right onto May Street. The main entrance to Worcester State will be three blocks up on your left.
Post a ride to share if you have extra seats, or your location if you need a ride: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/copdh0
Also see the “Taxi” section below for info about getting the conference from the train station.
Commuter rail schedule: https://cdn.mbta.com/sites/default/files/route_pdfs/2019-fall/2019-10-21-cr-framingham-worcester.pdf
Outbound (getting there)
Recommended train to conference, TRAIN # 1501 (first train of the day; next one leaves South Station at 8:40am, arrives Worcester 10:10am)
Worcester Green Cab taxis will be available to take you to Worcester State University, 3 miles away from the Commuter Rail Station. Look for the “taxi” signs as you leave the train. The fare should be about $12 for the car ride, not per person, so you can split the fare with others. Tip is not included.
The day of the conference we will have free parking at the following locations:
- The two parking lots on either side of the Sullivan Academic Center
- The Chandler St. parking lot across from the intersection of May and Chandler Streets
From the Worcester State University Website: Parking
Below is a map of the University. Parking and the Sullivan Academic Center are indicated in blue.
Conference registration and check-in opens at 8:30am in the Woo Cafe, marked with a 2.