Local Dining and Attractions

Welcome to literary Boston! From T.S. Eliot's Cambridge to Thoreau's Walden and Alcott's beloved Orchard House and beyond, in many ways, Boston itself is a city caught in the slipstream. The skyline boasts spectacular architecture that reaches toward the future, even as it looms proud guard over historic structures and spaces; some older than the nation in which they stand. As you negotiate bookish Boston's busy streets, the tension between past and future is ever-present. We hope its many slipstreams inspire you as it does those of us who call it home and as it continues to inspire local commerce, industry, writers, thinkers and artists--as it has since its beginning.

Teeming with intellectual opportunities, countless cultural events and a legion of devoted sports fans, Boston offers more than enough to feed the minds, bodies and spirits of those eager to push away from the shores of the mainstream in search of parallel universes, virtual worlds and the surreal, all of which are just steps away from 300 The Fenway.

What better place to give oneself over to the conference theme than in this liminal locale that honors history and tradition even as it pursues artistic, technological, social, and literary, advancement.

"We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." ~ T. S. Eliot, Little Gidding