August 2 - 8, 2004
Park Plaza Hotel
Includes detailed information on preconference workshops,
education sessions, SAA group meetings, tours, repository open houses,
and special events.
It's No Ordinary Tea Party!
- The premier educational event of the year for archives professionals...
- Thought-provoking and informative plenary
- Practical tips that you can put to use as soon as you return to work — and
discussions of research and theory that advance your profession to new heights...
- A chance for first-timers
and new members to see what it’s all about — all in one
place and all at one time...
- In-depth coverage of an archival topic of special interest to you at Preconference
- Brushing up on the basics at one or more “Archives
- An exhibit
hall packed with fresh ideas, new products, the tools you need to do
- Section and roundtable meetings
that will get you in tune with others who share your special interests...
- Social events that will help you connect with old friends — and make
- Boston! Your chance to explore one
of America’s great historic cities: from Beacon Hill to Back Bay, from
the top of the Pru to the Athenaeum, from Cambridge to Southie, from the
Freedom Trail to the Common (just outside your door), from the federal architecture
of the Massachusetts State House to the opulence of Trinity Church, from
the famed Boston Public Library to the many treasures of the Museum of Fine
Arts to the fascinating documents of the JFK Library and Museum — Boston
truly has something to interest everyone...
- Your best opportunity all year to meet, enjoy, and learn from the amazing
work of archivists from around the world...
Message from SAA President Tim Ericson
Tim Ericson's Presidential Address
Keynote Speaker Nadine Strossen, ACLU President
Getting to Boston 2004 Is as Easy as 1 – 2 – 3!
- Reserve Your Hotel
- Get to Boston
All registrations received after July 15 will be handled in Boston.
Please visit the Onsite Registration Desk on the mezzanine level of the Boston
Park Plaza Hotel.
Reserve Your Hotel:
Due to overwhelming
demand, it is too late to reserve a room at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel,
which is now sold out. SAA has negotiated special attendee rates at two hotels:
Boston: Just across
the street from the conference hotel, with rates of:
only by phone at 617/482-1800. Be sure to
mention that you’re an SAA attendee.
Club Quarters Hotel: A 15-minute
walk from the Park Plaza, with rates beginning at $119; 212/575-0006. Mention
Get to Boston:
America West Airlines
Airport is located in East Boston. From the airport, the Boston Park
Plaza is readily accessible by limousine, taxi, shuttles, and the subway
There are many shared vans and shuttles that will take you from Logan to
the Park Plaza for approximately $10, such as:
• Logan/Boston Hotel Shuttle: 617-561-9500
• JC Transportation: 617-699-9194
• Back Bay Coach: 617-746-9909
Boston taxis are available at Logan Airport terminals 24 hours a day, and
they provide service to all of New England. A taxi for the 20-minute ride
to the Park Plaza costs about $20. Taxi companies include:
• Boston Cab: 617-536-5010
• Checker Cab: 617-536-7000
• City Cab: 617-536-5100
Subway (The “T”)
Total time from terminal entrance to the Park Plaza Hotel via subway is typically
25-40 minutes, depending on connections and the crowd.
- Look for a MASSPORT Shuttle bus (this is the shuttle to the
subway) outside your terminal. (The shuttles stop at all terminals
at a location marked “Airport Shuttle, to Terminals and Subway”).
Depending on your arrival terminal, this will be either #22 or #33 and
marked “Subway.” Board the bus and take it to the subway
(Airport Station on the Blue Line). The shuttle is free.
- At Airport Station, purchase a token ($1.25) and deposit
it in the turnstile. Descend to the inbound platform and board any train.
Take the train to Government Center.
- At Government Center, go up the stairs to the Green Line
and follow the signs to the outbound platform. Board any trolley stopping
at this platform and take it three stops, to Arlington Street Station.
The hotel is about a block from the station at 64 Arlington Street.
Airport, Manchester, NH
Buses — Vermont
Transit makes three trips daily between the Manchester Airport and
South Station. The trip takes approximately 1 hour and costs $11.50 one
way. Telephone: 802-864-6811. To take public transportation to the hotel
South Station, take the Red Line inbound to Park Street and switch to
the Green Line outbound to Arlington Station. The hotel is about a block
the station at 64 Arlington Street. Travel time is about 20 minutes.
Alternately, a taxi for the 15-minute ride from South Station costs about
Buses — Bonanza
Bus Lines seven trips daily between Green Airport and Boston’s
South Station. The trip takes approximately 1.5 hours and costs $19
one way. Telephone: 888-751-8800. To take public transportation to
Plaza Hotel from South Station, take the Red Line inbound to Park Street
and switch to the Green Line outbound to Arlington Station. The hotel
is about a block from the station at 64 Arlington Street. Travel time
20 minutes. Alternately, a taxi for the 15-minute ride from South Station
costs about $10.
The Host Committee suggests that you avoid driving in Boston
if possible! Boston’s streets are congested and confusing, and parking
is difficult and expensive. (Parking at the Park Plaza Hotel is $34 a day.)
Boston is “America’s Walking City,” and walking is the
most common and most pleasurable way to get around. The Park Plaza is very
close to many attractions: the Public Gardens, the Boston Common, Back Bay,
Beacon Hill, the Freedom Trail, etc.
However, if you must drive… Avis has made it possible
to receive a discounted rate.
Getting Around Boston
Public transportation is an excellent way to get around Boston.
For public transportation directions, please go to the MBTA.
This user-friendly site includes walking directions from your arrival location
to the nearest subway (the “T”) or bus station. The Boston Visitor
Pass is available for 1, 3, or 7 days and is valid for unlimited travel on
the subway, local bus, and inner harbor ferry. Some suggestions for sightseeing
via the “T” include:
- Take the Red Line to
- Take the Green Line B,
C, or D trolleys outbound to Fenway Park;
- Take the Green Line E
trolley outbound to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart
- Take any Green Line trolley
inbound to Government Center and walk to the North End for cannoli and
- Take the Orange Line outbound
to the Arnold Arboretum;
- Take the Blue Line outbound
to Revere Beach or the Airport.