Travel Information

ISSCR is excited to return to Boston, “America’s Walking City,” for ISSCR 2017. Attendees are never at a loss for things to do in Boston. The many museums, concert halls, theaters and nightlife always showcase great talent and events. Beyond the museum scene, there’s the world-famous Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops, local and pre-Broadway theater, distinctive dining, endless opportunities for shopping and sightseeing and a year-round calendar of special events and celebrations. Browse the city's website to see what activities are available.

Every day is a new day in Boston. Discover the city's parks and green spaces, a distinctive dining scene and dynamic downtown neighborhoods such as the vibrant Seaport District. Learn more.

To learn more about the recent U.S government-issued Executive Order on travel, please consult the Department of Homeland Security FAQ.

View of Boston Harbor

Photograph courtesy of Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

Getting to Boston

Boston is the “Hub of New England.” Major highways link Boston to points throughout the Northeast, and Logan International Airport offers nonstop daily flights to more than 100 domestic and international destinations. While it’s easy to see the city on foot, Boston also has an excellent public transportation system to help you get around.

  • Air

  • Train

  • Bus & Taxis

  • Car

Getting to the Convention Center

ISSCR 2017 will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC). The BCEC is steps away from the MBTA’s Silver Line World Trade Center stop (via route SL1), which is the same subway line that services Logan Airport. It is also a 15-minute walk from South Station, one of Boston’s major rail and bus transportation hubs. Learn more on how to find your way to the BCEC via public transit or car.

All of the conference-rate hotels are a short distance from the BCEC.

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC)
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

Visa Requirements

Visa Application

ISSCR recommends international attendees review U.S. visa requirements before traveling. If applicable, we recommend you complete a business visa application at least 3 months in advance of your travel dates.

Official Letters of Invitation

A link to download your Official Letter of Invitation will be sent to you automatically via a confirmation email after you register for the Annual Meeting. You should include the letter with your application and bring it to your visa interview. The invitation letter will only be sent to participants who have paid their registration fees. Please submit the letter, together with your visa application form(s), to the U.S. embassy or consulate in your country. If you do not receive your letter of invitation after you have registered, please contact:

Selvis Morales

Venue Information

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210 USA
near the South Boston waterfront