CVPR 2015 and its co-located tutorials and workshops will be held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts on June 7-12th, 2015.
Convention Center Floor Plan Map (PDF)
MBTA Shuttle & Subway:
Boston has a comprehensive public transportation system known as the MBTA or the "T," with bus lines, trolleys, and subway trains running throughout the city. Our best advice is to purchase a Charlie Card. Charlie Cards are free and may be obtained at ticket windows, for example at South Station and Kenmore Station, until 7 pm, seven days a week. There are also Charlie Tickets, available by machines, but passengers pay a small surcharge. Charlie Cards and Charlie Tickets may have money added to their balance as needed. You can use the MBTA's Trip Planner or Google Maps transit directions to find your way.
The MBTA has up-to-date advice posted for travelers from Logan Airport. Another option for travel from the airport is to take Back Bay Logan Express ($5, run by Massport) to either Copley or Hynes Auditorium stations.
There is no provision for parking at the Hynes. Parking options can be found here - http://signatureboston.com/Hynes/Getting-to-the-Hynes.aspx#Public
Boston Tourism's Guide: Where to Eat
Things to do in Boston
The conference has negotiated discounted rates at the hotels below. Please book early as hotel space in Boston is limited. We cannot guarantee availability or rates after May 10th.
Those looking to share hotel rooms can check out and post on our facebook page.
Hotel room availability may fluctuate by day with travel adjustments and cancellations. Availability is not guaranteed and we do not have the ability to add more rooms. We encourage you to check the reservation site to see if a room has opened up. We will update this page if anything changes. If you are unable to find a hotel room, we encourage you to check onto our facebook page for roommate possibilities and to also look into Airbnb.
For questions regarding hotel rooms please contact Liz Ryan.
To help reduce expenses related to attending CVPR 2015, we offer a low-cost housing option in the Boston University Student Village. Conference registrants may reserve a dorm room via our registration site. People that have already registered can log back into their account to secure dorm rooms.
We have two buildings available as outlined here:
33 Harry Agganis Way: Limited availability, additional dorm rooms recently made available.
33 Agganis is single occupancy only and is $75 per room/per night. This is an air-conditioned, suite-style residence located on the west end of campus in the Student Village complex. Each suite has six single-occupancy bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a living area. Photos, floor plans and additional information can be found here - http://www.bu.edu/housing/residences/stuvi/33agganis/
1019 Commonwealth Avenue: Limited availability.
1019 Commonwealth has the option of sharing a bedroom (two twin beds) and then splitting the $110 per night fee or you can have a single occupancy for $70. This is an air-conditioned, suite-style facility is located on the west end of campus at the corner of Babcock Street and Commonwealth Avenue. Each suite consists of three double-occupancy bedrooms clustered around a small living area and a bathroom. Photos, floor plans and additional information can be found here - http://www.bu.edu/housing/residences/largedorms/1019commave/
You must make arrangements to split the cost with your roommate and then supply us with their name. Roommates can be found via our Facebook page here - https://www.facebook.com/cvpr2015. There is also an option to buy out a number of bedroom, should two or three guests wish to share a suite with no extra suite mates.
Guests can substitute someone for their room nights but cannot cancel beyond May 1st. All housing charges must be paid in full up front via the registration link. We will randomly assign suite-mates based on gender or you may request suite-mates. We assume zero responsibility on room assignments and cannot make a switch after May 15th. Wifi is included in the room rate. Check in is at 3PM and check out is prior to 11AM. There are no storage options onsite at the dorms. While daily maid service is not provided, guests can get fresh linens from the Front Desk.
A charge of $100 per key and $25 per ID will be charged to the individual for all keys and IDs lost while in residence or not returned upon departure.
Dorm Parking: Applicable to all days
Guest parking passes are available with advance reservation.
Rates for Pre-Registered Parking Only:
The dorms are located 7 subway stops from the Hynes Auditorium, on the MBTA Green Line, B branch (estimated trip time: 18 minutes). Take the Green Line, B train to the Pleasant Street stop.
Letters of Invitation
You must be fully registered to obtain a letter of invitation. Please contact Loren Schriever to request a letter.
Requests MUST contain the following information to be processed:
- Registration confirmation number
- Full name including Salutation (Mr., Ms., Mrs.) in the order of Salutation, Given (First) Name, Family (Last) Name
- Paper number AND Title
- Email address, mailing address and affiliation (business or school)
- Letters will be mailed upon request only. If you require expedited shipping, please indicate this and register for expedited shipping ($50 US)