About Boston

It’s been 16 years since the AAS Annual Conference was held in Boston, Massachusetts, and we’re excited to be back. The city is known for its quintessential blend of colonial history and cutting-edge innovation, making Boston an ideal destination. Our upcoming spring conference provides a great opportunity to take some time to experience what Boston has to offer. To help with planning your visit, explore the resources we’ve compiled.

Visitor Information

Getting Around

Although Boston is one of the largest cities in the country, its accessibility is unparalleled. While it’s known as “America’s Walking City” making it easy to see the sights on foot, Boston also has an excellent public transportation system to help you get around.

Area Attractions

Boston is an active, vibrant city with something for everyone.  Here are some popular attractions to consider seeing during your visit. You can also find more listings at the Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau web site.  Save on attractions with the Boston CityPASS.  Also check out the Boston USA Passport to Savings on museums, attraction admissions, restaurants, shopping and more.


Boston offers a vast array of dining options and we have left nothing to your imagination. Corky White, AAS 2023 Local Arrangement Committee Co-Chair has designed a list of dining options ranging from Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese local favorites to a the best Italian, Mexican and coffee shops in the area. There is even something for those with a sweet tooth, including the Mochi Donut shop just steps away from the Convention Center.


As the conference takes place at the beginning of spring, expect milder temperatures in Boston. The weather can still be a bit unpredictable at this time, so remember to wear layers, bring a coat and an umbrella.