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Driving directions to the Conference

PLEASE NOTE: If participants are driving or taking a cab, the vehicle entrance to the Norton’s Woods Conference Center is 200 Beacon Street, Somerville, Massachusetts. The Irving Street entrance is pedestrian only.

Parking
There are a very limited number of metered parking spaces available for conference participants. Please indicate on your registration form (or by emailing info@avoidablecare.org) to reserve a street parking space for the two-day conference. Please note, we cannot guarantee spots for all participants.

From Porter Square
Take Somerville Avenue (southeast) one-quarter mile to the blinking traffic light. Turn right over the bridge onto Beacon Street. Follow Beacon Street about one-half mile. You will see signs for American Academy of Arts and Sciences on the right.

From Harvard Square
After passing the Out of Town newsstand, stay to the right. After the next light, the road will fork. Bear right and go through the tunnel. The road will fork again; a fire station is located in the middle of this fork. Bear to the left and take the first left onto Quincy Street. At the next light take a right onto Kirkland Street. Follow Kirkland street to the first set of lights at the intersection of Kirkland Street and Beacon Street. Take a left onto Beacon Street. Follow Beacon Street about ¼ of a mile and you will see signs for American Academy of Arts and Sciences on the left.

From North of Boston (via Rte. 93)
Take I-93 south to exit 26, Storrow Drive. Proceed about 4 miles to the Harvard Square exit. Turn right onto JFK Street. Continue through four lights to Harvard Square You should see the Out of Town newsstand on your right. Continue following directions under Harvard Square, above.

From West of Boston (via Mass. Turnpike)
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) east to exit 18 (a left exit), Cambridge/Allston. After the toll booth, bear right towards the Cambridge exit. At the second set of lights–just before the bridge–turn left onto Storrow Drive. Proceed about 1/2 mile to the Harvard Square exit. Turn right onto JFK Street. Continue through four lights to Harvard Square. You should see the Out of Town newsstand on your right. Continue following directions under Harvard Square, above.

From Logan Airport
Take airport loop road to Sumner Tunnel exit. Go through tunnel, and exit to I-93 North. Take I-93 north to exit 26, Storrow Drive. Proceed about 4 miles to the Harvard Square exit. Turn right onto JFK Street. Continue through four lights to Harvard Square. You should see the Out of Town newsstand on your right. Continue following directions under Harvard Square, above.

From South of Boston (via Rte. 93)
Take I-93 north to exit 26, Storrow Drive. Proceed about 4 miles to the Harvard Square exit. Turn right onto JFK Street. Continue through four lights to Harvard Square. You should see the Out of Town newsstand on your right. Continue following directions under Harvard Square, above.

From Northwest of Boston (via Rte. 2)
Take Route 2 East until the highway portion ends. Bear right and continue through the lights, remaining on Route 2. You should pass the T station/garage on your right. Go over the bridge. At the rotary, continue on Route 2 East by taking the second exit. At the next rotary, take the first exit, continuing on Route 2. After the large intersection with Mt. Auburn Street, watch for signs to Memorial Drive. You will have to bear left to get onto Memorial Drive. At the first light, turn left onto JFK Street. Continue through three lights to Harvard Square. You should see the Out of Town newsstand on your right. Continue following directions under Harvard Square, above.

From Boston (via Massachusetts Ave.)
Follow Massachusetts Avenue (route 2A) to Harvard Square. When you reach Harvard Square, you will see the Out of Town newsstand on your left, and the road will bend sharply to the right. The road will fork, bear left onto Mt. Auburn Street. Take first left onto JFK Street. Continue following directions under Harvard Square, above.

Public Transportation/Subway/MBTA to the Conference

Subway map

From Park Street
Take the Red Line toward Alewife and get off at Porter Square. Exit through the right-hand doors of the train station (you should see CVS on the opposite side of the street) and turn right down Somerville Avenue for one block. Turn right onto Beacon Street and cross over the bridge. The Academy will be a 10- to 15-minute walk on your right just past Star Market.

From the Airport
Take the Blue Line inbound from Logan to Government Center. Switch to the Green Line inbound for one stop, exiting at Park Street station. Switch one more time to the Red Line heading toward Alewife and get off at the Porter Square Stop. Follow the walking directions above.

Silver Line Directions
Take the Silver Line either to South Station or Downtown Crossing (depending on point of origin) and then transfer to the Red Line. Take the Red Line toward Alewife and get off at Porter Square. Follow the walking directions above.

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