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The following information is provided in part by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau on an unofficial basis for the sole purpose of assistance. The Protein Society cannot be held responsible for any change in the data.

About Boston

Over 18 million people visit the city annually, making it a leading tourist destination. Each of the city's neighborhoods has a remarkably different style and tone. From the Back Bay's cosmopolitan streets and ornate Victorian town houses to the aromas spilling into the narrow and jumbled 17-century streets of Boston's North End to the spirited and funky neighborhood squares of Cambridge - all within easy distance from one another. Click here to learn more about Boston and Things To Do.

Meeting Venue

Boston Marriott Copley Place 

Set in the heart of downtown, Boston Marriott Copley Place offers hotel guests an exceptional experience. Its prime location is within walking distance of the chic boutiques and restaurants of Newbury Street and the Prudential Center and nearby Fenway Park, Copley Square and Boston Common. The TPS group rate is $239.00 plus tax. To learn more and make a reservation, visit our hotel page. 



Boston Logan International Airport is located a convenient two miles from the city center, with several public airport transportation options from downtown and suburban locations. There are approximately 40 airlines that serve Boston and three hotels located on the airport premises.


Amtrak services Boston, New York, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore & nationwide from Boston's South Station or Back Bay Station.

Take the T

Boston's public transportation system is operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, but locals know it simply as the "T".It offers subway, bus, trolley car and boat service to just about everywhere in the Greater Boston area and beyond. To ride the T, you need to purchase a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket. These can be purchased at every subway station at vending machines and at select convenience stores. The basic fare is $2.75 with a CharlieTicket or $2.25 if you have a Charlie Card. 


Taxi service is available throughout the city. From Logan International Airport to the Boston Marriott Copley Place taxi fares are approximately $40, one way. 

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Summer is a great time to explore Boston, Massachusetts. Affectionately known as "America's Walking City," you can stroll the city's sidewalks, wander its abundance of green parks, or just people-watch at one of the many outdoor cafes. The average temperature for July is a high of 82 and a low of 62 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Time Zone

Located in the Eastern Time zone, Boston adopts Eastern Daylight Savings Time on the second Sunday in March and revert to Eastern Standard Time on the first Sunday in November.


As elsewhere in the United States, the standard current is 110 volts (60 cycles).


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Looking for another transportation option? We have created a Lyft code for Symposium attendees. Use the code above to receive $5.00 in Lyft credit towards your first ride.