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The Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting

July 14 - 17, 1996, Cambridge, Massachusetts

CNS*1996 Travel, food and lodging

The CNS*96 Meeting site is the Cambridge Center Marriott Hotel in Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. For those of you who may not know, Cambridge is right across the Charles River from Boston, and all flight arrangements should be made for Boston's Logan Airport. The hotel is directly adjacent to the Kendall Square subway stop on the Red Line, and is across the street from MIT. From the airport, the hotel can be reached by taxi (about 20 dollars -- 20 minutes with light traffic).

The hotel can also be reached by taking the subway. In Boston the subway is known as the "T", and currently (4/96) costs $0.85 for most rides. At the airport, take a shuttle bus to the subway station, then take the Blue Line "inbound" to Government Center. Change at Government Center to the Green Line inbound. Take the Green Line (any train) to Park Street and change to the Red Line. Take the Red Line outbound to Kendall Square. The whole trip should take about 45 minutes. Subway system maps are sometimes available at the information booth at the Park Street station.

Details are as follows:

Cambridge Center Marriott, Two Cambridge Center, Corner of Broadway and Third Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02142. Reservations can be made at 1-800-228-9290 or (617) 494-6600.

Hotel Rates

The Hotel management has been extremely generous in giving us highly discounted rates for their rooms during their peak tourist season. ALL RATES ARE "ROOM" RATES AND ALL ROOMS CAN HAVE UP TO FOUR PEOPLE (thus if you are sharing a room you may only end up paying a fraction of the figures below). In all cases, extra "cots" can be put in the rooms, if you want to save even more money.

In order to get these rates you must make your reservation by June 12, 1995!

You must make your reservations directly with the hotel, and guarantee them with a credit card. YOU MUST IDENTIFY YOUR AFFILIATION WITH THE MEETING TO GET THE SPECIAL RATES!!!!! When making reservations by phone, make sure and indicate that you are registering for the CNS*96 meeting. Students will be asked to verify their status on check in with a student ID or other documentation.

The conference is Sunday, July 14th through Wednesday July 17th. We suggest that you book a room from the evening of Saturday, July 13th though the evening of Wednesday, July 17th inclusive.

July 13
July 14
July 15
July 16
July 17
Morning --- Talks Talks Talks Talks
Afternoon --- Talks Talks Workshops Workshops
Evening --- Posters Posters Banquet ---

Other hotels are available in the Cambridge and Boston area.

Student Housing

For student registrants, 14 single occupancy rooms are available on the Harvard University campus at a total of $148 for all FOUR nights. Due to the limited number of rooms, do NOT assume you have received housing until you are notified that you have.

You must agree to arrive during a brief check-in period arranged with Harvard (July 13, 6 - 8 p.m.) and check out on July 17 (6 -8 p.m). We cannot guarantee access to keys if you miss the check-in. The rooms have single beds and private bathrooms, but do not have telephones. Rooms are on the undergraduate Harvard campus in Cambridge (a 15 minute subway ride from the conference location at Kendall Square). To register for these rooms e-mail your request to Judy Macias. Please note that the housing requests will be on a first-come-first-served basis. (We will not accept smaller payments for shorter stays, since the conference must pay for the full time period for each room).

Day Care

Day care will be available at the conference for those who inform us in advance of their day care needs. Please send e-mail with

Day care will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday. Note that day care will not be provided during the evening.