All the information you need to know as an attendee
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.
Allen House & Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast
599 Main St, Amherst 01002, (413) 253-5000
257 Main St, Amherst 01002, (413) 253-5000
408 Northampton Rd, Amherst 01002, (413) 256-8122
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
Lord Jeffery Inn
30 Boltwood Ave, Amherst 01002, (413) 256-8200
345 N. Pleasant St., Amherst 01002, (413) 256-8111
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
329 Russell St., Hadley 01035, (413) 582-7077
24 Bay Rd, Hadley 01035, (413) 586-4851
Holiday Inn Express
400 Russell St, Hadley 01035, (413) 582-0002
401 Russell St, Hadley 01035, (413) 586-0114
208 Russell St, Hadley 01035, (413) 585-1552
237 Russell St, Hadley 01035, (413) 584-9816
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!
You can also check out alternative transportation options using the links below:
Heads up! There will be a raffle for all attendees who use alternative transportation at least once during the Summit!
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:
Uber or Lyft
Rideshare/carpool (see details above re: arranging carpools with other Summit attendees)
Shuttle and car services:
Valley Transporter 800-872-8752. A very convenient option which provides van shuttle transportation door-to-door from the airport terminal to hotel. Reservations are required.
Seemo Shuttle 413-586-1120
Exclusive Car Service Inc 877-695-4665
Bluebird Transportation 413-221-4512
Michael's Limousine & Transportation Service 800-533-8470
You might want to remember to bring the following items:
Mobile phone, tablet or laptop to access the event app – and chargers!
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!