Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO Boston Convention & Exhibition Center June 14 -16, 2015

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New England Chapter Sponsored Events at the Conference

New England Chapter Sponsored Events at the Conference

The SLA New England Chapter is sponsoring several events at this year’s conference. Check out the list below. We hope to see you!

Saturday, June 13th: Morning Boston Duck Tour (http://sched.co/2HRk) – Ticketed Event
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Kick off your time in Boston on a private Boston Duck Tour! One of the most popular ways to see the city!

You’ve never toured Boston in anything that comes close to Boston Duck Tours. The fun begins as soon as you board your “DUCK”, a W.W.II style amphibious landing vehicle. First, you’ll be greeted by one of our legendary tour ConDUCKtors®, who’ll be narrating your tour. Then you’re off on a journey like you’ve never had before. You’ll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts, from the golden-domed State House to Bunker Hill and the TD Banknorth Garden, Boston Common and Copley Square to the Big Dig, Government Center to fashionable Newbury Street, Quincy Market to the Prudential Tower, and more. And, as the best of Boston unfolds before your eyes, your ConDUCKtor® will be giving you lots of little known facts and interesting insights about our unique and wonderful city.

Note: Duck Tours have a maximum capacity of 36. Seats are filling up so if you want to join us, purchase a ticket soon!

We appreciate EBSCO for its support of this tour.

Member | Non-Member | Student Member $25.00 | $40.00 | $25.00


Saturday, June 13th: Evening Tour: Boston by Foot: Heart of the Freedom Trail (http://sched.co/2HRy) – Ticketed Event

Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

This walking tour of the Freedom Trail in downtown Boston begins with the city’s establishment in 1630. The story of Boston unfolds through an exploration of the city’s architecture spanning more than three centuries. Beginning with the Puritan settlement, the tour continues through the American Revolution and the growth of commercial Boston and concludes with a discussion of modern development.

This historic walk features many of the downtown Freedom Trail sites, including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, King’s Chapel, the Old South Meeting House and the site of the first public school in America.

Member | Non-Member | Student Member $12.00 | $15.00 | $12.00


Monday, June 15th: East Coast Chapter Reception (http://sched.co/2Fy5)

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

The New England Chapter along with the Washington DC, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland Chapters welcome all conference attendees to a celebration you won’t want to miss. Join us for an evening of networking, music, refreshments, and fun! Come and see how you can Be Revolutionary with the East Coast Chapters! Special thanks to our sponsors ProQuest, Leadership Directories, and Bloomberg BNA for their generous support!

Free to all conference attendees


Wednesday, June 17th: Day Trip to Newport, Rhode Island  (http://sched.co/2Hnj) -Ticketed Event
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm

The Museums, Arts, and Humanities Division partners with the New England Chapter to offer SLA attendees a special trip to Newport, Rhode Island to visit the newly remodeled International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. Guided by an expert, attendees will have special access to the collections, exhibits, and Information Research Center which includes the library, archives, and reading room.

After our tour, there will be time for lunch on your own and some exploration of historic Newport on foot. The Hall of Fame is ideally set in the heart of town within walkable distance to virtually all of the attractions, including the 3.5 mile Cliff Walk where many of the largest “cottages” can be seen. For more about Newport, visit http://www.discovernewport.org/. The bus will depart promptly to be back at the Boston Convention Center by 4pm for anyone with flights home that evening.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and contact Joy Banks at joymbanks@gmail.com with any questions.

Member | Non-Member | Student Member $30.00 | $30.00 | $15.00


HOW TO PURCHASE EVENT TICKETS: To purchase ticketed events if you’ve already registered for the conference, please visit, https://www.slaconference.org/2015/portal/login.ww and log into your registration account. After logging in, click on the “Registration” link where you will be brought back to your account. Click on the “Purchase Registration Items” link at the bottom of the page. This will bring you to the page where you can make ticketed event purchases. Payment must accompany all new purchases.

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