An economic and cultural anchor of New England, Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and one of the oldest cities in the United States. The site of several key events of the American Revolution, Boston is now a modern hub for health care, biotechnology, technology, and academia, layered on top of a rich literary history. With a population of nearly 700,000 living in 23 official neighborhoods, Boston is the state’s largest city, situated roughly between Massachusetts Bay on the east, the Charles River to the north, and numerous suburban communities fanning out to the south and west.
Boston is a nexus for world-class medical care and research. About 20 hospitals and medical centers lie within the city limits. That, along with its high concentration of colleges and universities – 30 within the city limits and 118 in the greater Boston area, if you’re counting – contribute to Boston’s status as the number-one city receiving NIH funding for 24 consecutive years.
Explore such Revolutionary-era sites as the Freedom Trail, 2.5-mile red-brick walking path through Boston’s historic neighborhoods that tells the story of the American Revolution. Starting at Boston Common, the trail continues to such sites as Old Corner Bookstore, Old South Meeting House site of Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere House, the Boston Massacre site, USS Constitution, Bunker Hill monument, and Faneuil Hall – known as the Cradle of Liberty for its centrality in nurturing participatory democracy. Today, the historic site adjoins Faneuil Hall Marketplace, home of Quincy Market, dating from the early 19th century and now home to a lively assortment of shops, restaurants, and exhibitions – as well the go-to place for street performers in nice weather. While there, check out the nearby Haymarket, a centuries-old outdoor produce market and cultural cornerstone of the city (but, for the uninitiated, be sure to follow the unofficial rules).
See more history! Head on over to the Black Heritage Trail, a 1.6-mile walking tour exploring the history of Boston’s 19th century African American community, or the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum to see a reenactment.
Take advantage of Boston’s vibrant and varied music scene – which includes the world-famous Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall – and such cultural offerings as the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Gardner Museum, New England Aquarium, and John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.
Enjoy some outdoor time on the Charles River Esplanade, which stretches for three miles along the Charles River on the Boston side, between the Museum of Science and the Boston University Bridge. Or stroll a portion of the Boston HarborWalk, a 40-mile walkway winding through the city’s waterfront neighborhoods, passing through Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park and numerous wharfs before curving along the harbor into the vibrant Seaport District, where the TCT 2022 is taking place at the BCEC.
Boston likes to preserve its landmarks. So don’t forget to check out a tour of the oldest active U.S. ballpark Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Prefer architectural history? The South End Historic District is the largest surviving contiguous Victorian-era neighborhood in the United States.
Boston Time and Weather
Boston is in the U.S. Eastern Time zone, and Daylight Saving Time is observed March 13–November 16, 2022. Therefore, during the meeting, local time will be four hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC −4).
Boston has a continental climate, with warm, humid summers, mild autumns, and frequent thunderstorms. Average high/low in September is 73°F/58°F. Check today’s weather in Boston.
Your Guide to a Healthy On-Site Experience
Protecting the health and safety of all attendees remains our top priority. Therefore, CRF will implement strict public health measures to create a safe experience for all. Please review the TCT 2022 COVID-19 Health and Safety page, which delineates the vaccine, mask, and other requirements for attending the conference at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and for entering public indoor places in the city of Boston.
Book your room by August 26, 2022, 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time (UTC −4). After that date, rooms at the preferred group rate will be subject to availability.
Watch out for booking scams! Fraudulent websites can pose as official websites of CRF and TCT 2022. See our booking alert.
For registered, on-site participants who require housing, CRF has reserved a block of rooms at the official TCT 2022 hotels at a preferred group rate (subject to availability).
Already registered to attend TCT 2022 on-site? Book your hotel now! Check your email for your registration confirmation. It tells you how to book the TCT hotels at the preferred group rate (subject to availability).
Not yet registered to attend TCT 2022 on-site? You must be registered for TCT 2022 to book your hotel. Register now for TCT 2022, then check your email for your registration confirmation, which includes details on booking your stay at the preferred group rate (subject to availability).
TCT 2022 Official Hotels
< 1 mile from BCEC*
Aloft Boston Seaport District (0.4 mi.)
401-403 D Street, Boston, MA 02210
Element Boston Seaport District (0.4 mi.)
391-395 D Street, Boston, MA 02210
Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport (0.1 mi.)
450 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel (0.4 mi.)
606 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Seaport Hotel Boston (0.3 mi.)
1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210
The Westin Boston Seaport District (0.1 mi.)
425 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210
YOTEL Boston (0.6 mi.)
65 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210
> 1 mile from BCEC*
Boston Marriott Copley Place (2.1 mi.)
110 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
Boston Park Plaza (1.5 mi.)
50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown (1.3 mi.)
275 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
Omni Parker House Hotel (1.2 mi.)
60 School St, Boston, MA 02108
Sheraton Boston (2.4 mi.)
39 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02199
The Westin Copley Place, Boston (2.0 mi.)
10 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
W Boston (1.3 mi.)
100 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116
* Mileage represents walking route. Shuttle vans between hotels and BCEC will not be available; however, taxis and ride-share services are easily accessible.
Housing for International Groups
Traveling to TCT 2022 with a group from abroad? Learn about all-inclusive options and booking as a group through our partner IGH.
Questions about booking your international group? Send an email to IGH:
Benefits of booking through IGH:
International Plan: Room, breakfast, porterage, taxes, gratuities, and help desk. (Help desk availability may vary, depending on chosen hotel.)
Guaranteed lowest official hotel rates – offering early booking.
Flexible for changes of guest names without penalty up to the date of the event. (Changes are not permitted for event registration.)
Dedicated multilingual group manager.
Secure PCI credit card payment processing, with online room-block management and live chat support.
Assistance with travel visitor visas, CME credit conversions, and official invitation letters.
Boston is easily accessible from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), just three to five miles from the BCEC and nearby hotels. Metered and flat-rate taxis, Uber, Lyft, and car rentals are readily available.
If you prefer public transportation, the Silver Line SL1 bus from every terminal at Logan Airport is a free, seven-minute ride to the World Trade Center stop, steps away from the BCEC.
Read more about ground transportation from Logan Airport.
Traveling here from outside the United States?
You need to get a COVID-19 viral test (regardless of vaccination status or citizenship) no more than one day before you travel by air into the United States. You must show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight. If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19. This policy went into effect on December 6, 2021. Please see full details of the U.S. policy.
Please view our International Travel page for more information about traveling from abroad.
Boston is easy to navigate via MBTA public transportation, which includes the “T” (subway), bus, commuter rail, trolley, and ferry. South Station – a major transportation hub for the T, buses, commuter rail and Amtrak – is a 10- to 15-minute walk to BCEC.
Check with your hotel about parking availability and daily rates.
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