Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the East Village Residence Hall, 291 St Botolph St, Boston, MA 02115 The main sessions will be in East Village Room 024.

Conference Check In

Check in at the East Village Welcome Desk to obtain your badge, breakfast mail cards, conference proceedings access key, and other information. Student Volunteers will be available to give directions and answer any questions.

Staying On Campus

If you are staying on campus, your room is in the East Village Residence Hall. There will be a check in desk where you will be given your key and wifi credentials. This desk is in the East Village Residence Hall lobby. Check in time is between 6:00pm and 9:00pm. If you will be arriving at a different time, please let us know, and we will make arrangements for checking in. My phone number is +1-339-927-1316. If you miss the check in time window due to unexpected circumstances, the staff at the Proctor Station of the East Village Residence Hall can contact an on-call staff member to assist with checking you in. The departure time is 5:00pm on the day of departure. To pay for your room, please use http://booking.cogsima.org. For more information about the residence hall, see While You're Here.


There are three choices for connecting to the Internet:
  1. NUwave is secure but only available for Northeastern University faculty and students. Those staying in the East Village Residence Hall will also be able to use NUwave.
  2. NUwave-guest is not secure and has limited support but is available to the public. Generally only browser, email and a few other services are available. Facebook and Skype are not available on NUwave-guest. Those staying in the East Village Residence Hall cannot use NUwave-guest.
  3. eduroam is secure but only available for those who have an eduroam account at their home institution.


Breakfast is available at the International Village.

Welcome Reception and Banquet

Both of these will be off campus at Champions Restaurant in Copley Place, 110 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116


Parking is available in two locations:
  1. Gainsborough Parking Structure 10 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA 02111 is very close to the East Village Residence Hall where the meetings will be held.
  2. Renaissance Parking Garage 835 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02120
Because this is downtown Boston, parking is relatively expensive. Here are the hourly rates:
0-1 Hour$12
1-2 Hours$20
2-3 Hours$24
3-4 Hours$28
4-8 Hours$30
8-12 Hours$32
12-24 Hours$35


The presentations are either 20 minutes (regular oral presentations) or 5 minutes (late breaking reports and posters). If you are giving a presentation, a laptop and projector will be available. Normally, you should send your slides to us at admin@cogsima.org so they can be loaded on the laptop. You can also bring a memory stick with your slides. If you are giving a demonstration, then you can use your own laptop, but as setting up your laptop can take some time, please use this option only if it is essential. This option is not available for those giving 5-minute presentations. The regular oral presentations will held in East Village 024. The late breaking reports and poster presentations will be held in East Village 102. Photos of the rooms are available at East Village Classrooms.


Posters will be displayed on the walls in East Village 008/010. There is no standard format for posters. Student volunteers will be available to print your poster, to tape it to the wall, and to remove it at the end of the session. The room is available on Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, but the Poster Session itself is from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Please do not tape or remove your poster yourself as this can damage the wall. Those with posters are also invited to give a 5-minute presentation during the Late Breaking Report and Poster Session (Wednesday, 13 June, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm in East Village 102).

Conference Proceedings

The conference proceedings will be available during the conference at CogSIMA 2018 Program. You will need your EDAS login and the conference access key which will be given to you when you check in.

CogSIMA 2019 Planning Meeting

This will be held on Tuesday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Ginger Exchange Symphony at 250 Huntington Avenue opposite Symphony Hall.

Emergency Alert System

Northeastern University offers participants access to its emergency alert system so that in the event of a city or campus emergency participants are able to receive relevant information immediately. Participants are welcome to subscribe to this service using the following link: https://nuconferences.bbcportal.com (select Summer 2018 Events group).

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