The IVLA Conference will take place in two Lesley campuses:
- Porter Campus (Thu/Sat/Sun):
Lunders Arts Center (College of Art and Design) at 1801 Massachusetts Avenue, and in University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Avenue.
- Brattle Campus (Fri):
10 Phillips Place in Sherrill Library and Washburn Auditorium
Lesley’s University Hall and College of Art and Design are just steps away from the Porter Square Station on the Red Line subway of the MBTA (or “T”). If arriving at Boston’s Logan Airport, there is T service on the Silver Line to South Station, a major train center in Boston. From South Station, the inbound Red Line train brings you to the Porter Square Station (7 stops). From North Station, Porter Square is one stop on the MBTA commuter rail.
Due to Lesley’s urban location, parking is extremely limited. While there are metered spaces along Massachusetts Avenue, most on-street parking is for Cambridge residents only and is strictly enforced. Paid parking is available at the University Hall lot. Cars parked on Lesley property without a permit or blocking other cars will be towed.
Driving to Lesley University
From the North or South
Take Route 93 to Storrow Drive West to Harvard Square exit. Turn right. Proceed over the Charles River bridge; continue straight into Harvard Square.When the road forks, bear left on Massachusetts Avenue (2A West), but stay in the right lane. Proceed north on Massachusetts Avenue. Continue straight on Massachusetts Avenue approximately seven blocks; University Hall is on the right.
From the West
Take Route 90 East (Mass. Turnpike) to Exit 18, Allston/Cambridge. Bear right on the exit ramp. Proceed straight over the River Street Bridge; then take an immediate left onto Memorial Drive. At the third light, turn right onto JFK Street and continue straight into Harvard Square. When the road forks, bear left on Massachusetts Avenue (2A West), but stay in the right lane. Proceed north on Massachusetts Avenue. Continue straight on Massachusetts Avenue approximately seven blocks; University Hall is on the right.
Below is the list of hotels with special conference rates for the IVLA conference dates, September 14th – 17th:
Homewood Suites by Hilton
1 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02474
The IVLA Conference rates are $229.00 per night for a one Queen Studio Suite, or $259.00 for a two Queen Suite. When booking a room by phone or online, please use the Group Name: INTL Visual Literacy Assoc. The hotel is 2 miles from Lesley University with frequent buses available on the Massachusetts Avenue route.
The Mary Prentiss Inn
6 Prentiss Street, Cambridge, MA 02140
There are a variety of rooms ranging from standard to deluxe to suites in a Victorian setting. The standard rooms are $269/night plus tax, deluxe rooms are $299/night plus tax, & suites are $309/night plus tax. All rooms have their own private bath, deluxe rooms have either a fireplace or minibar, & suites have a fireplace or minibar in addition to a sitting area, which usually has a twin pull-out sofa bed. Rates include free parking, free gourmet breakfast in the morning, & complimentary afternoon coffee, tea, & baked goods. The inn is 2 blocks from Lesley University.
Porter Square Hotel
1924 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
W: 617-499-3399 | C: 406-600-0853
Conference attendees can call the front desk and give the desk agents the group name “Creativity Commons Conference” or they can send an email to Zackary Beck directly! The Group Code is CC0917. Petite Rooms are $249 per night plus tax and Deluxe Rooms are $299 per night plus tax. The hotel is two blocks from Lesley University.
AC Hotel Boston Cambridge
10 Acorn Park Drive
Cambridge, MA 02140
Marriott hotel is offering conference participants a special group rate of $229 USD per night plus tax. The hotel is four miles from Lesley by car or two public transit (MBTA) stops from Porter Square, the site of the conference.
Book your group rate for IVLA Conference.
A Cambridge House Inn (B & B) at Porter
2218 Massachusetts Avenue
A Cambridge House Inn at Porter offers both Victorian and contemporary-style rooms. All rooms are equipped with private baths, cable television and Wi-Fi. Many of our Victorian rooms have fireplaces; all rooms have air conditioning during the summer months. The rate is $179 plus tax (14.45%) includes parking (limited; first come basis) and a deluxe continental breakfast. The hotel is 1 mile from Lesley University with frequent buses available on the Massachusetts Avenue route.