Attendee Information Letter

Dear Colleagues,

The COMET 2010 Conference is fast approaching. Please read through this informational email as it contains important details for presenters and attendees. The contents of this email will also be posted on the conference website at:

Presentation Files and Handouts:

Please send us your PowerPoint Presentation files by June 20th. This can be done by uploading the file onto our website at:

Please remember to include your full name and abstract title.

We also recommend bringing your presentation on a flash drive as a back-up.

Also please note that the presentation rooms are equipped with PC’s. Presentation files must be compatible with PowerPoint or Word 2007 or lower. No conversion cords are provided for Apples/MAC computers. If you must use your own Apple/MAC (we do not recommend this) please remember that you must bring your own conversion cord to connect to the projector.

Finally, if you plan to use handouts please make copies ahead of time or use the Kinko’s Printing Facility on campus located at:

115 Cummington Street
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-358-COPY (2679)
Fax: 617-353-6636

We estimate that you would need no more than 30 copies.

Conference Location:

The conference will take place at Boston University’s School of Management. The address is:

595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

A google map of the location and points of interest is found here on the conference website:


Public transportation directions from Logan Airport and Back Bay Train Station are listed on the conference website at:

The closest subway stop to the conference is Blandford St. an above ground stop on the Green Line Boston University (B) train which drops you off directly in front of the School of Management.


We recommend that you take public transportation to the conference as parking is costly and not guaranteed to be available. If you need to drive to the conference we recommend you park in the following lots, more information is also available here

Monday: Granby St. Lot 665 Commonwealth Ave. ($10/all day) or Agganis Arena 925 Commonwealth Ave. ($8 maximum charge all day)

Tuesday: Agganis Arena 925 Commonwealth Ave. ($8 maximum charge all day) or Granby St. Lot ($10/all day if you leave before 5pm; $20 after 5pm)

*Please note that the Red Sox (Boston’s very popular baseball team) are playing at Fenway Park nearby the campus, which means street parking and garage parking is highly limited and more costly.

Wednesday: Granby St. Lot 665 Commonwealth Ave. ($10/all day)


Monday registration will begin at 8:00 am on the first floor of the School of Management building. On Tuesday and Wednesday registration will take place on the 4th floor Executive Leadership Center of this building starting at 8:00 am.

Student Registration

Please remember that if you registered as a student you must provide a proof of student status upon check in. This can be in the form of a student identification card or letter from your academic department. – If you have a concern regarding this please contact us at

Dress Code

Please bear in mind that the School of Management’s Executive Leadership Center observes a dress code: no shorts, sandals, tank tops or jeans are permitted while using the facility. There is no need to dress formally but please observe these guidelines while being comfortable.

Boston Weather

The weather in June is highly erratic here in Boston. It can be rainy, windy and quite cool one day (or hour for that matter) and hot, sunny and humid the next. Please check the weather for the week when packing, a link is provided on the website. To that end, the conference facility is completely air conditioned so while in the conference center you will not need to worry about the elements.

Conference Dinner

Please note that you must sign up for the dinner by June 21. We will not be able to add anyone to the dinner list at the conference. If you have signed up for the conference dinner we need to know your meal choice by June 20th. You can record your meal choice by following this link: