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Conference venue

The conference will take place at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport Hotel, 1 Hotel Drive, Boston, Massachusetts, 02128. Logan International Airport is centrally located in the City of Boston -- Downtown Boston is accessible in 15 minutes by public transit, or 10 minutes by cab. Boston is a dense, walkable city with an extensive public transportation system and bicycle sharing program, making it easy to visit any part of the city without a car.

Getting to the conference: The conference hotel is accessible by an enclosed walkway from terminals A & E of Logan Airport. From Terminal A & E follow signs for "bridge to central parking" and "pedestrian bridge." Take this walkway until the parking elevators. Proceed to second floor and into the Hilton Hotel via sky bridge. By public transportation, either take the Silver Line (SL1) to terminal A, or take the Blue Line to Airport Station and then board a free shuttle that goes to terminal A or E.

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Register by following the instructions provided here. The early registration deadline is August 22, 2013.


Conference hotel

At this time the rooms reserved at the special conference rate have been booked in full. You may still book a room at the conference hotel at their standard rates. Reservations can be made online here.

Hotel reservations are now being accepted. We have made block reservations at the conference hotel at a rate of $225 per night. Please note that the reservation deadline is August 24. When making a reservation, book through this URL.

Alternative hotels and hostels

Less Expensive hotels found on Expedia.com With Free airport shuttle service:

Bed & Breakfasts in Cambridge, MA:

  • Irving House
    24 Irving Street
    Cambridge MA 02138
    Phone: (617) 547-4600
    Single bed/shared bath $135
    2 single beds/shared bath $150
    Full size bed/private bath $165
    Queen size/private bath $175 2 people: $190
  • Harding House – $150/night only available Sept 22 – Sept 24 228 Harvard Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    Phone: (617)876-2888
    Toll Free: (877) 489-2888

Hostels in the Boston area:

  • 40 Berkeley Hostel
    40 Berkeley Street, Boston MA
    Phone: (617) 375-2524
    Standard singles $85/night Standard doubles $108.67/night
  • Hostelling International - Boston
    19 Stuart St., Boston, MA 02116 (Downtown)Phone: (617) 536-9455$92/night and uphttp://bostonhostel.org/contact/

Visa Support Letters

If you need a visa support letter in order to apply for a visa to enter the United States, you can obtain a support letter from the ACM, follow the instructions found here. You will need to send the following information to supportletters@acm.org:

  • Your name as it appears on your passport
  • Current postal mailing address
  • The name of the conference you wish to attend
  • Your Registration Confirmation Number
  • If you have any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title and indicate whether you are the 'sole author' or a 'co-author'

Support from the SIGPLAN Professional Activities Committee

The SIGPLAN Professional Activities Committee can potentially provide supplemental financial support for attending ICFP in the form of student grants, child-care support, companion travel grants, and long-distance internation travel support. To apply, follow the instructions found here.


Boston Logan Airport (BOS) offers direct flights to and from more than 100 domestic and international destinations. The conference hotel is accessible by covered skywalks from airport terminals A and E. Downtown Boston is just a few minutes away by public transportation or cab.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) provides an extensive public transportation system including subway (known locally as the "T"), bus, ferry, and regional commuter rail train service. The MBTA has a convenient trip planner service for finding routes and calculating fares.

Amtrak provides convenient train service throughout most of the Northeast corridor, from Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York, and Boston. Trains arriving from south of Boston arrive either at South Station or Back Bay Station (and often both). Connections to subway lines and buses are available at both stations, but South Station is closer to the airport and conference hotel. Trains arrive from north of Boston arrive at North Station.

Hubway is Boston's bicycle sharing system. There are over 100 Hubway stations in the greater Boston area. 24-hour and 3-day passes are available at any Hubway station using a credit card for $6 and $12, respectively. After purchasing your pass, you may make an unlimited number of trips for no additional cost so long as each trip is under 30 minutes. You may return your bicyle to any Hubway station that is not full; you do not need to return to the originating station. For more details, read about how it works. Google's bicycle map service does an excellent job giving directions for bicyclist. Unfortunately, Boston's Logan Airport is one of the few central locations that is not easily accessible by bicycle, so we recommend using public transporation to get from the aiport to a more bike friendly part of the city. There are Hubway stations at almost every T station.