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About the Convention Center | Conference Shuttle | Driving Directions | Parking Information
Most ASCD Empower18 sessions and the Exhibit Show will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Additional session and event locations will be indicated in the Empower18 location maps (coming soon).
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street Boston, Massachusetts 02210
The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) is just eight minutes from Logan International Airport, the fastest airport-to-convention-center time in the United States.
The LEED®-certified, 2.1 million-square-foot center features a 40,020-square-foot Grand Ballroom overlooking Boston Seaport, offering breathtaking views. It also features 516,000 square feet of column-free, contiguous exhibit space, 82 meeting rooms, and The Lawn on D Powered by Citizens Bank.
The Lawn On D is an outdoor event space designed for both public and private events and to encourage community engagement, foster creativity and integrate the BCEC into the urban fabric with arts, music, games, food & beverage, and other original programming.
ASCD will provide complimentary shuttle bus service to transport conference attendees between the meeting site and conference hotels from Saturday, March 24, to Monday, March 26, 2018. Limited service will be available from 4:00–8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23. Your official conference name badge serves as your boarding pass.
Shuttle bus schedules will be posted in each conference hotel lobby, and individual copies of the shuttle schedule are available for download here and through the conference app.
Download conference shuttle information (PDF)
Shuttle bus schedules will also be available on-site at the ASCD Conference Information Kiosk in the registration area within the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
For special assistance or shuttle bus questions, please call 1-888-795-4755. Buses board outside the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center—Level 1, East Side.
Download BCEC transportation map (PDF)
Friday, March 23
Saturday, March 24
7:00–10:00 a.m. and 4:00–7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 25
10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Monday, March 26
10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is located at 415 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02210.
See driving directions (PDF)
The standard daily parking rate is $17 USD ($34 USD for oversized vehicles) at the BCEC South Parking lot. Valet parking is available during most events for $30 USD. Payment is due upon entry, and there are no in-and-out privileges. No overnight or RV parking is permitted.
Please view the nearby parking lots and garages list (PDF) for more options.
Parking at and nearby the BCEC offers disabled parking spaces.
Download a list of parking areas (PDF)
View an interactive map of downtown Boston
Bring your team and save when you register as a group!
Attendees must be 18 years of age or older to attend ASCD Empower18 and the Pre-Conference Institutes.
Download Empower18 App
Online Conference Planner
Shuttle Bus Information (PDF)
Empower18 Preview (PDF)
Thank you, ASCD Empower18 sponsors!
Sponsorship opportunities for 2019 are available.
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December 31, 2017
Last day for
Early-Bird Hotel Discounts
February 15, 2018
Last day for
February 27, 2018
Last day for
Making Hotel Reservations