All the information you need to know as an attendee


Lincoln Campus Center
UMass Amherst
1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003

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All attendees should park at the Campus Center Parking Garage. The garage is a two-minute walk from the Lincoln Campus Center.

If you are an overnight guest at the Hotel UMass, one complimentary parking per room, per night will be available at check in. Attendees not staying overnight can purchase an discounted parking pass at registration for $8.00.


UMass Hotel is now full. Please see below alternative places to stay in and around Amherst.

Amherst, MA

Allen House  & Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast
599 Main St, Amherst 01002, (413) 253-5000

Amherst Inn
257 Main St, Amherst 01002, (413) 253-5000

Amherst Motel
408 Northampton Rd, Amherst 01002, (413) 256-8122

Airbnb Apartments

Airbnb Houses

Black Walnut Inn Bed & Breakfast
1184 North Pleasant St, Amherst 01002, (413) 549-5649

Emily's Amherst Bed & Breakfast
71 North Prospect Street, Amherst 01002, (413) 549-0733

Hop Brook B & B
15 Hop Brook Road, Amherst 01002, 413-253-1448

Hotel UMass at the Campus Center is FULL
University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003, (413) 549-6000

Lord Jeffery Inn
30 Boltwood Ave, Amherst 01002, (413) 256-8200

University Lodge
345 N. Pleasant St., Amherst 01002, (413) 256-8111

Wilbur Homestead
126 Northampton Road, Amherst 01002, (413) 253-2281

Hadley, MA- about 10 minutes from UMass Amherst

Courtyard by Marriott
423 Russell St, Hadley 01035, (413) 256-5454

Econo Lodge
329 Russell St., Hadley 01035, (413) 582-7077

Hampton Inn 
24 Bay Rd, Hadley 01035, (413) 586-4851

Holiday Inn Express
400 Russell St, Hadley 01035, (413) 582-0002

Howard Johnson
401 Russell St, Hadley 01035, (413) 586-0114

Knights Inn
208 Russell St, Hadley 01035, (413) 585-1552

Rodeway Inn
237 Russell St, Hadley 01035, (413) 584-9816

Room Sharing

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we are encouraging participants to share rooms when possible in order to reduce our footprint. We will be releasing a platform in the coming weeks that it will make it easy for attendees to find roommates.


Hosting the Summit on the UMass Amherst campus allows us to take advantage of alternative transportation around Amherst and the Pioneer Valley. We encourage Summit attendees to carpool, bus, walk, and bike to campus and the surrounding towns during the event.


We’ve set up a carpooling tool to make it easy for attendees to find carpool buddies. We also encourage you to think about your colleagues and friends who will be traveling from your neck of the woods and reach out to them about sharing a ride!

Alternative Transportation

You can also check out alternative transportation options using the links below:

Pioneer Valley Transit Authority
Peter Pan bus schedule
ValleyBike Share

Heads up! There will be a raffle for all attendees who use alternative transportation at least once during the Summit!

Air Travel

If you will be flying to the Summit, we recommend that you arrive at the Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford, CT. This airport is approximately 1 hour’s drive from UMass Amherst, where the Summit takes place.

To get to UMass Amherst from the airport, please consider one of the following options:

You might want to remember to bring the following items:

  • Mobile phone, tablet or laptop to access the event app – and chargers!

  • Business cards

  • Notebook and pens

  • Yoga mat or meditation cushion – we’ll be offering a free yoga class and quiet room



Since the first Summit in 2015, we have worked hard to make sustainable decisions throughout the program planning process; we strive to serve local and regional foods throughout the event and we are dedicated to minimizing waste by using reusable materials and composting. Read our sustainability policy!