About Boston

It’s been 13 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 from classic steakhouses and seafood restaurants to cross-cultural fare or brewhouses. Check out the city’s unique culinary characteristics.


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.


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