The deadline for making reservations at the reduced rate is 27 June 2019.
Book your SHEAR Conference room here!


Conference Hotel:

The meeting will be headquartered at the Boston Marriot Cambridge, 50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA.  A block of rooms has been reserved at the conference hotel; rates are $199/single or double and are valid for up to three days before and three days after the SHEAR conference, based on availability.  (A second block of rooms at the hotel has been reserved for graduate students; please see below.)

All conference attendees are responsible for making their own room arrangements directly with the hotel and we encourage you to do so online via this link. You may also call (617) 494-6600 and mention SHR. More information about the hotel and its amenities is available here.  Contact the conference coordinator immediately if you have any difficulties when reserving a room (

The deadline for making reservations at the reduced rate is 27 June 2019.

Graduate Student Hotel Block:  Shared rooms are available for graduate students at the reduced rate of $75.00/night per person, excluding taxes.  Students interested should contact the conference coordinator directly ( by 27 June 2019 to be booked for this block.  If you do not have a roommate in mind, the coordinator will keep a list to facilitate rooming options.

An overflow block of rooms has been reserved at the Marriott Copley Place ($229/night).  You can reserve a room by following this link or calling the hotel reservations desk directly at 877-901-2079 and mentioning SHEAR Overflow.

Getting There


Boston Logan International (BOS) is the closest airport to the conference hotel, served by domestic and international airlines with hundreds of non-stop flights daily.  The Boston Marriott Cambridge is 5 miles from the airport and can be reached by taxi, public transit, shuttles, and shared rides.  Learn more about your transportation options here:  Please note the conference hotel does not provide an airport shuttle.


Amtrak North Station is 1 mile south from the hotel; the South Station is 3 miles from the hotel.  For information about schedules and pricing, please contact AMTRAK at 800.872.7245 or


For driving directions to the conference hotel, enter your starting destination here:

Parking:  Off-site parking is $45 daily; valet parking is $50 daily.  The garage height clearance is 5 feet 10 inches.


The South Station bus terminal is 3 miles southeast from the hotel.  Several bus companies serve the station including Greyhound, Peter Pan, and BoltBus.


The conference hotel is at the Kendall/MIT Red Line.  More information about MBTA can be found here: