On-Site Information

Meeting Venues

All of the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting's technical sessions, special events and exhibit will be held at the Hynes Convention Center (900 Boylston Street) and adjacent Sheraton Boston Hotel (39 Dalton Street).

Details about the Sheraton Boston Hotel, including an interactive map with virtual tour, images and video, are available at the hotel's website. For details about the Hynes Convention Center, The Hynes Beacon Attendee Guide is full of lots of helpful information about your visit to Boston and the Hynes Convention Center, including:

  • Convention center floor plans
  • Local area maps
  • Technology resources
  • Transportation and parking information
  • Nearby restaurants
  • Local landmarks

MRS Help Center

Hynes, Level 2, Boylston Street Corridor
  • Sunday—8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Monday—7:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday—7:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday—7:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Thursday—7:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Friday—7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Prudential Corridor
  • Sunday—8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Monday—7:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday—7:00 am – 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday—6:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday—7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Cyber Cafe

A cyber cafe with free black and white printing will be available in the Hynes, Level 2, Boylston Street Corridor.

  • Sunday—8:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Monday—7:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday—7:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday—7:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Thursday—7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Transportation

Traffic & Parking

  • Costs for parking in the Back Bay area range from $40 to $60 per day. Parking is available in the garage between the Boston Marriott and the Westin hotels at Copley Place and at the Prudential Center Complex.
  • Current Traffic Conditions 
    Current traffic report for the Boston area 
  • Parking in Boston   
    Interactive parking maps

Visiting Boston

Other Useful Information

  • ATMs
    ATMs are available in the Prudential Center Complex and in the Sheraton, 1st Floor, Lobby.
  • Business Center
  • Childcare Services
    Check with the concierge at individual hotels for a comprehensive roster of licensed and bonded sitters.
  • First Aid
    The Convention Center First Aid Office is located in Hynes, Level 1. Call 617-954-2240 for assistance.
  • Lost & Found
    Lost and Found items may be brought to the MRS Help Center at either the Hynes Convention Center or the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Found items will be returned to Security at the end of the week.
    • For Lost and Found information at the Hynes Convention Center, visit www.signatureboston.com/attend/lost-and-found.
    • For Lost and Found information at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, call 617-236-6123.
  • Meditation Room
    Stop at the MRS Help Center, Sheraton, 2nd Floor, for location directions.
  • Mother's Room
    Stop at the MRS Help Center, Sheraton, 2nd Floor, for the sign-up sheet and key access.