Attended by colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing creative, innovative and rigorous learning practices to their students, the BLC13 conference provided our attendees with inspiration and practical skills while expanding their professional networks.

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A World of Opportunity

For your convenience, we’ve assembled all the details for traveling to and reserving a room at the beautiful Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers. Located in the heart of the city, our educational conference location boasts lavish amenities, fabulous dining and an array of activities within easy reach. What’s more, we’re here to help, every step of the way.

Hotel Details

Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, 50 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116
Main Phone: 617-426-2000

Rich in history, Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers has distinguished itself with classic elegance and personal service that attracts travelers from all over the world who visit Boston for business, leisure and special events. BLC participants are certain to enjoy their stay.

Hotel Registration

Park Plaza Hotel & Towers is the official hotel of BLC and the only location offering discounted rates for attendees. Two options are available from Friday, July 19, through checkout on Sunday, July 28:

  • Single occupancy: $199/night for one queen or one king bed
  • Double occupancy or higher: $229/night for two double beds
  • July 8th is the final day for the BLC discount at the Park Plaza Hotel

NEW HOTEL POLICY: Please do not book a single-occupancy room for multiple guests. You will be charged the double-occupancy rate of $229.

To reserve your room, contact Reservations at 1-800-225-2008 or book online at Use promotional code BLC.

Need help? Contact Donna Lang at 781-631-4333 or [email protected].


Parking is available at the Motor Mart Garage for an additional fee. Valet parking is $44.00 for overnight parking and $26.00 for up to eight hours of parking.

Places to Eat

Here is a list of many great dining establishments in the area.

FableVision Directions

Directions to FableVision

Travel Information

Air Travel

Logan Airport is Boston’s main airport and services major airlines except Southwest Air.

For significant savings, consider flyer Southwest Air to Manchester, NH, or Providence, RI, and then renting a car. The drive is approximately one hour to Boston. Flying Southwest, the nearest airports are as follows:

  • Manchester, NH Airport ( MHT)
  • Providence, RI Airport (PVD )

Train Travel

The Acela Express (Amtrak) runs from Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York to Boston.


Taxis are available from Logan Airport to the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers for approximately $30.

You can also take the subway, called the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (the “T”), to the hotel. Ask for directions at the information desk in the airport.

Last, you can take the Ultimate Shuttle, $17.00 per person, one-way. Reservations are recommended by calling: 888-437-4379. Shuttles pick up automatically every 30 minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at each Boston Airport Terminal outside of Baggage Claim, under the “Shared Van Pick-up” sign.

Map of Boston Area

This map highlights the locations that are a part of the Building Learning Communities Conference. Feel free to pan around the map, zoom in on particular locations and click on individual markers to get information on each location. If for some reason, the markers don’t appear to you, try refreshing the page.

You can also visit the BLC Map here where you can plot driving directions or find other nearby attractions.

View Building Learning Communities in a larger map

Things To Do In Boston

Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers is located only three miles from Logan International Airport and only 200 yards from the nation’s first public park, Boston Common, as well as its first public botanical garden, the Public Garden. Additionally, the hotel is just moments away from world-renowned Newbury Street shopping, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the Theatre and Financial Districts and most historic landmarks. Browse here for more details:

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