INS 44th Annual Meeting: Boston 2016

Welcome to Boston!

The official meeting venue and headquarter hotel for the INS 44th Annual Meeting is the Boston Marriott Copley Place, ideally located in the stylish Back Bay neighborhood in the heart of Boston's famed Copley Square, and just minutes away from some of the city's most popular attractions.

Best of Boston

NEW! The Boston Local Arrangements Committee is very pleased to offer INS Boston attendees an insider's view of Boston. Nelson's Best of Boston has everything you're looking to do in Boston—including a listing of major events happening the week of the INS meeting, local walking and/or guided tours, restaurants, bars and nightlife, museums—even the ten best movies filmed in Boston!

Click here to download a copy of Nelson's Best and explore Beantown next week like a local!

INS expresses sincere gratitude to Maxine Krengel and Margaret O'Connor, Co-Chairs of the Boston Local Arrangements Committee, and author Aaron Nelson for their fantastic work on this project. Enjoy!

Discover Boston

Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the oldest and most historic cities in the USA, offering exciting opportunities for shopping, culture, sightseeing, restaurants, and sports. You will discover Boston to be a vibrant blend of rich history and international sophistication; its renowned literary and educational culture influenced by more than 95 world-class universities, colleges, and hospitals.

  • Location: The Boston Marriott Copley Place is centrally located in the historic Boston Back Bay neighborhood, graced by its charming avenues and Victorian brick bowfronts. Just steps away are landmarks such the Boston Public Library, the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Trinity Church, Old South Church, the magnificent architecture of Copley Square, and more. Amtrak and MBTA stops are close, convenient for those traveling by train or subway.
  • Shopping: Shop luxury retailers at the adjacent Copley Place Mall or The Shops at Prudential Center, or browse the famous upscale boutiques of Newbury Street just a few blocks away. Complete your Boston experience by visiting the city's famed Faneuil Hall Marketplace to find over 100 local, regional and international shops and artisan pushcarts.
  • Sports: This February, catch the Boston Celtics on the court, or the Boston Bruins on ice. Tours of venerable Fenway Park are available all year!
  • Arts and Culture: There are over 40 museums in the greater Boston area, and the city is the home to time-honored institutions such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The Boston Theater District is close by, along with numerous lively art galleries and music venues.
  • Food & Drink: Acclaimed for more than just its historic Tea Party and famous chowder, Boston offers an exciting restaurant scene, showcasing not only local New England fare, but also everything from international/ethnic variety to sophisticated gourmet. Close by are two treasured American watering-holes: the USA’s oldest tavern, the Bell in Hand, and one of its most famous bars: Cheers.
  • Adventure:  Boston is one of the most walkable cities in the USA, and walking tour maps are available at Take a costumed guided tour of the 2.5 mile Freedom Trail, featuring 16 historical sites, or trace the Boston Black Heritage Trail. Explore downtown and the famous Boston wharfs, stroll the Charles River Esplanade, or visit Chinatown. If you forget your walking shoes, there are Boston Trolley Tours!

Boston Transportation

The Boston Marriott Copley Place is located at 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02116 USA



The nearest airport is Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). Taxi fare is approximately $40 USD one way. Subway service is $2.50 USD. There is no hotel shuttle service


Boston MBTA

The nearest train, bus and subway terminal is Back Bay Station, 0.2 miles east of the hotel. Use the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)Trip Planner to get around Boston easily using subway, train, or bus lines. The MBTA Trip Planner tool can be found at and information on the MBTA Paratransit program is here:

Parking and Car Rentals

The hotel valet parking fee is $53 USD daily. Plan on $38 USD daily for off-site parking fees.

Dollar Rent-A-Car is located onsite at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Other nearby car rental agencies are Hertz, Enterprise and Avis