The India Conference 2017 will be held at Harvard Kennedy School on February 11 and Harvard Business School on February 12.

Check in for the conference will be at Littauer Center (HKS) on February 11. Please enter Littauer Center from the Belfer Center entrance (opposite Dunkin’ Donuts). For those who are only attending on February 12, check -in will be at Spangler Center (HBS).

Dress code is business attire.


Hotel Recommendations

  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston – Cambridge, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA, 02134. Tel: (617) 783 0090. Visit website
  • The Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Tel: (617) 864-1200. Visit website
  • Harvard Square Hotel, 110 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Tel: (617) 864-5200. Visit website
  • Sheraton Commander Hotel, 16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Tel: (617) 547-4800. Visit website
  • Courtyard Boston Cambridge, 777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139. Tel: (617) 492-7777. Vist website


Getting to The Conference

By Car

From Logan Airport to Harvard Kennedy School Exit Logan Airport and follow the signs to I-90 West. Take exit 20, Brighton/Cambridge. Stay right after the toll and follow Cambridge signs for Storrow Drive West. At the traffic light (Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel will be on your right) take a left onto Soldiers Field Road. Follow for approximately one-half mile. Take Harvard Square – Cambridge exit and follow it across the Charles River. Continue straight through the first traffic light. You will now be on John F. Kennedy Street. The first building on your left is the Kennedy School.

From Logan Airport to Harvard Business School Follow signs for I¬90 West (Massachusetts Turnpike/ Ted Williams Tunnel). Take I¬90 West to exit 20 for Allston and Cambridge. Bear right toward Cambridge. Continue through the first set of lights and get in the left lane. Turn left onto Soldiers Field Road just past the second set of lights and before the bridge. Turn left onto Western Avenue at the first stoplight. Enter the campus through the Batten Way entrance on the right.

Parking on and near campus

Harvard Kennedy School: We suggest using Public Parking. There are garages on Eliot Street directly opposite the school, as well as at the Charles Hotel, and on University Place. A daily parking rate at these garages is about $20. Visitor parking is also available for $10 from Harvard University Parking Services.

Harvard Business School: Parking is available for a charge ($7/day – CASH only) in the Harvard Business School parking lot, located next to Spangler Center and Burden Auditorium. The entrance to the parking lot (HBS “South Entrance”) is on Western Avenue, east of the intersection between Western Avenue and North Harvard Street.

By Public Transportation

By train to Boston Take Amtrak regional rail to South Station. For more information about Amtrak, log onto www.amtrak.com or call (800) USA-RAIL. Directions from the South station to the campus are given in the section below.

From Logan Airport to Harvard Business/Kennedy School Take the Silver Line bus from any terminal to South Station. At South Station, change to the Red Line (Alewife train) to Harvard Square. The Kennedy School is a quick walk from Harvard Square Station. As you come out of the station in Harvard Square head to your left down John F. Kennedy St. and continue down the street for three blocks. The Kennedy School is on the corner of John F. Kennedy Street and Eliot Street. If you walk south down John F. Kennedy Street, crossing over the Charles River on the Anderson Bridge. Harvard Business School is on the left after the bridge.


Below are the numbers of the main cab companies in the Boston/Cambridge area:


Sightseeing Options in Boston

Following are some suggestions for sightseeing in Boston along with the web link for all the details. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us.

  • Museum of Science: Interesting showcase of science & technology through the use of various in- struments and props
    http://www.mos.org/ | 617-723-2500
  • Museum of Fine Arts: Fascinating building with a good collection of paintings, statues and other artistic elements from around the world
    www.mfa.org | 617-267-9300
  • Newbury Street: shopping at high-end stores http://www.newbury-st.com/
  • New England Aquarium: Includes whales, dolphins, penguins, seals, sharks. www.neaq.org | 617-973-5200
  • Freedom Trail: 2.5 mile walking trail that covers 16 historic landmarks – museums, churches, meet- ing houses, parks, ships, etc.
  • Samuel Adams Brewery: Free tour; free beer; enough said! Address: 30 Germania Street Boston, MA 02130-2315 – Call (617) 522-9080 to get timings
  • Prudential Center: Over 75 major retail shops, 1.3 acre park, 30 restaurants http://www.prudentialcenter.com/
  • Harvard Square: Walking distance from the Harvard Business School is a vibrant array of shops, restaurants and Harvard University buildings including the Kennedy School of Government, under- grad dorms and classes
  • Boston Common: Oldest park in the country; 50 acres; starting point of the Freedom Trail. http://www.cityofboston.gov/FreedomTrail/bostoncommon.asp
  • Quincy Market / Faneuil Hall Marketplace: Collection of shops and restaurants in the heart of Bos- tonhttp://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/


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