Boston,the 24th most populous city in the US, is one of the oldest municipalities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from the English town of the same name. Its rich history attracts many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing more than 20 million visitors per year. Walking trails, museums, art galleries, sports events, even Swan Boats and historic sites all compete for your time in Boston.

For those who cannot make it to the venue in person, Virtual Boston offers virtual experiences of many of the city's attractions.

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

GECCO 2022 will be held at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. Between sessions, you can explore the vibrant Seaport District right outside the hotel doors. The conference location provides easy access to Logan Airport and is just minutes from Boston Harbor, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Blue Bank Pavillion and TD Garden, the home arena of the Boston Celtics. It is close to Boston's legendary HARBORWALK, a 38-mile waterfront walkway that offers unparalleled views of Boston Harbor, as well as easy access to popular landmarks. There is also convenient access to attractions along Boston's historic harbor via water taxi transport.

There will be a conference attendee discount for rooms at the hotel at 199USD + VAT. Book your room here.

The safety measures in place at Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

Conference Banquet at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston

The conference banquet for GECCO 2022 will be held at the ICA Boston. The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is an art museum and exhibition space located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America. The museum was founded as the Boston Museum of Modern Art in 1936. Its current home was built in 2006 in the South Boston Seaport District and designed by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro. It is located within walking distance of the conference venue, Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.

Institute Of Contemporary Art, Boston
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Local COVID-19 information

Official information related to COVID-19 relevant to visiting Boston, USA can be found at:

  • Boston MA, US. Please note that in Massachusetts different towns can have different regulations, e.g. if you are in the neighboring town of Cambridge MA, US.
  • Massachusetts, US
  • Federal US government information related to federal regulations and travel instructions


Public Transportation

The MBTA runs the public transport in Boston. A subway stop for the Silver Line near to the conference venue is the Silver Line Way .


In July the weather can be quite hot and humid so remember to stay properly hydrated


A bike sharing program in Boston is the BlueBike