Boston Travel Information

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About Boston

Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. Upon U.S. independence from Great Britain, it continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub as well as a center for education and culture. The city has expanded beyond the original peninsula through land reclamation and municipal annexation. Its rich history attracts many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing more than 20 million visitors per year. Boston's many firsts include the United States' first public or state school (Boston Latin School, 1635), first subway system (Tremont Street Subway, 1897), and first public park (Boston Common, 1634).

Boston is considered a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, with nearly 2,000 startups. Boston's economic base also includes finance, professional and business services, biotechnology, information technology, and government activities. Households in the city claim the highest average rate of philanthropy in the United States; businesses and institutions rank among the top in the country for environmental sustainability and investment. The city has one of the highest costs of living in the United States as it has undergone gentrification, though it remains high on world livability rankings.

Travel and Transportation

Air Transportation

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)- Approx. 10 miles from meeting location
Logan is one of the nation's busiest airports despite operating in the second smallest footprint among the top 20 major American airports.  For more information on terminals, dining options, ground transportation and other amenities click here.

For comprehensive transportation options please  click here.

Concerned about carbon emissions?  Below are some resources:
-How to use Google Flights to compare carbon emissions between flight options
-Donate to offset your carbon footprint

**As a reminder: if you are experiencing flight delays that affect your hotel reservation, please call your hotel directly to adjust your reservation.  If you fail to call and do not arrive on your scheduled check-in date, you will be charged a no-show fee and your reservation will be cancelled.**

COVID Travel information

All non-US citizens are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before air travel to the USA from a foreign country. 
Please use the links provided below to assist you with your planning. 

Making the Most of Your Stay

Getting around Boston

Even though Boston is nicknamed "The Walking City", please  click here to explore other ways of getting around Boston, recommended by the Conventions & Visitors Bureau.

What to Do

What to do? Let us count the ways... Click here for the ultimate Boston Bucket List.

Where to Eat

Boston dining is its own destination.  Click here to find what you’re craving.

Looking for a quick bite to eat, you’re in luck – there’s plenty around! Outtakes, located in the Hynes Convention center, is a great option for quick food options in-between sessions. Here is a Dining Guide, complete with a list of grab & go options near the Hynes Convention Center. If you’re in the Boston Park Plaza, there is a Starbucks just off the lobby, open from 5:30AM – 5:30PM Monday-Friday and 6:30AM-5:30PM Saturday & Sunday. Are you sessions at the Sheraton Boston Hotel? Market is in the lobby of the hotel, and you can choose from a variety of freshly made, grab and go selections.   If you happen to be in the Westin Copley Place, Ingredients is the hotel’s lobby café complete with grab and go items.  If you’re near the Hilton Back Bay there is a corner pantry that’s open 24/7 and offers snacks, drinks, and travel supplies.  There is also a Lobby Café & Bar that serves Starbucks coffee and offers quick grab and go food options.   

*These lists are un-screened, non-exclusive sources intended to assist registrants in finding local transportation providers.  The selection of transportation providers is the sole responsibility of registrants. AOM is not endorsing these companies or liable for services provided by them.

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General Information

Accessibility and Special Needs

If you have special needs, please contact us. We will work to accommodate members who require added assistance. To reserve a scooter or wheelchair, click here, fill out the form, and return to Megan Johnson, or fax it to +1-914-326-1900.

Business Centers

Sheraton Boston Hotel
Location: Second Floor
Phone: 617-587-5444
Fax: 617-587-3090
Monday-Friday 7AM-7PM
Saturday 8AM-5PM
Sunday 9AM-4PM

John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
Location: Plaza Level
Phone: 617-954-2992
Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

Boston Park Plaza
Location: Second Floor (Mezzanine Level)
Phone: 617-423-0204
Fax: 617-423-0601
Monday-Friday 7:30AM-6PM
Saturday 8AM-12PM

Boston Marriott Copley Place
Location: Second Floor
Phone: 617-421-1890
Fax: 617-421-1892
Monday-Friday 7:30AM-6:30PM
Saturday 8:30AM-4PM
Sunday 10AM-4PM

Childcare Policy

The Academy of Management strives to support its members through professional activities at the Annual Meeting. Due to the high safety and security needs, significant cost, and limited interest, the Academy of Management does not provide on-site childcare services.  If attendees bring a dependent to the Annual Meeting, the attendee is required to make on-site childcare accommodations.

Local childcare options:
Boston Nanny Center, Inc.
Phone: (617) 527-0114 or (800) 456-2669
Contact: Jennifer Oates, Placement Director

*The Academy of Management does not provide on-site childcare or recommend specific child care services. The above list is an un-screened, non-exclusive source intended to assist registrants in finding local childcare providers. The selection of childcare providers is the sole responsibility of parents/guardians. AOM is not endorsing these companies and is not liable for services provided by them.

Family Networking

Interested in talking with other Annual Meeting attendees? Network, make plans for family outings, childcare and other activities. Please click here to join the conversation!

In Case of Emergency

Please click to access the Emergency Care document containing important information to assist you in case of an emergency.


Summer can be delightful with the ocean breezes helping keep the humid temps in control.  Evening temperatures can be cool and may require a light sweater.  And a pop-up thunderstorm is not uncommon, so you may want to include an umbrella in your bag. Summers average high temperatures in July are above 80 °F (26.7 °C) and overnight lows above 60 °F (15.5 °C). Click here for in-depth weather information.


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Review the Annual Meeting COVID-19 Policy

If you're attending AOM 2022 in Seattle in person, please review the health and safety policy. Vaccination is required to attend.

COVID-19 Policy


AOM 2023 Key Dates

  • Submission Center Opening:
    December 2022
  • Submission Deadline:
    10 January 2023
    (17:00 ET UTC-5/GMT-5)
  • Review Period:
    19 January-23 February
  • Registration/Housing Open:
    Early March 2023
  • Decision Notifications:
    Late March 2023
  • 83rd Annual Meeting:
    4-8 August 2023