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BioC 2020: Where Software and Biology Connect

When: July 27 - 31, 2020
What: Community/Developer Day, Main Conference
Where: Virtual Conference
Slack: Bioconductor Team (#bioc2020 channel)
Twitter: #bioc2020


The conference will take place in two venues:


The conference venues are in the Longwood Medical/Fenway Park part of Boston and are most easily accessible from the Fenway, Brookline and Back Bay neighborhoods.

Information about nearby hotels.

Childcare options are available

Simmons University

Community Day will take place in the Main Building of Simmons University located at 300 The Fenway.

Local Transportation to Simmons.

Getting around Simmons University.

Paresky Conference Center: If you enter from 300 The Fenway, take the stairs up the third floor and take a left down the hallway to the end, the conference center is at the end of the hall. There is also an elevator on the first floor down the hallway to the left. Once you come off the elevator, take right, the conference center is at the end of the hall. If you enter from the Simmons quad, pass through the Student Center and take the hallway next to the coffee stand. From there, take the stairs to the third floor, then take a left down the hall to the end, or, take a right down the hall to the elevator and take it to the third floor.

Joseph B Martin Conference Center

Arrival at Martin Conference Center.

The entrance to the Martin Center is located at 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur. The auditorium is located on the first floor.

Local transportation to the Martin Center.


Simmons University

There is a mother’s room on the second floor of the Main Building (W206A). Simmons University has two elevators that accommodate all three floors of the Main building. The handicapped ramp to the Main Building is via the quad.

Joseph B Martin Conference Center

There is a mother’s room in the building adjacent to the Martin Center and a short walk from the conference space. The Martin Center does have elevators to accommodate all three floors of the building.

Maps will be provided with locations of these services.

If you have a disability and require assistance, or would like more information, please note this on the registration form or by contacting Erica Feick at 617-632-5323.

Arriving by air

The main airport that serves Boston is Boston Logan International Airport.

Arriving to the Longwood Area from Boston Logan Airport.

Driving and parking

Parking is available at Simmons for an hourly rate. The entrance is on Avenue Louis Pasteur.

Parking is not available at the Martin Conference Center, but you can park at Simmons, or the following local garages:

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