Location


Registration of the VCPE Conference takes place in the Klarman Hall at Harvard Business School, Soldiers Field, Boston, MA 02163. A map of the area and a map of campus can be found here. A map of Harvard Business School can be found here.

 

Transport


BY CAR

From Logan Airport: Follow signs for I-90 West (Massachusetts Turnpike/Ted Williams Tunnel). Take I-90 West to exit #20 for Brighton/Cambridge.

From west of Boston: Take I-90 East (Massachusetts Turnpike) to exit #18 for Allston/Cambridge.

From north and south of Boston: Take I-93 (North or South) to exit #20 for I-90 West (Massachusetts Turnpike). Take I-90 West to exit #20 for Brighton/Cambridge.

From I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) (see above for exit numbers): After the tollbooth, bear right toward Cambridge. Continue through the first set of lights and get in the left lane. Turn left onto Soldiers Field Road just past the second set of lights and before the bridge. Turn left on to Western Avenue at the first stoplight. Enter the campus through the Kresge Way or Batten Way entrances on the right.

PARKING

Reserved, free parking is provided for all conference attendees on a fist come, first served basis in the SFP parking garage next to the Klarman Hall. Please mention “ The 25th Annual HBS VCPE Conference “ upon arrival.

BY RAPID TRANSIT

Coming by MBTA, take the Red Line to Harvard Square. John F. Kennedy Street runs through the center of Harvard Square. Walk south on John F. Kennedy Street, crossing over the Charles River on the Anderson Bridge. The Harvard Business School is on the left, after the bridge. Take the first entrance leading into the campus.

The #66 bus runs down JFK Street and North Harvard Street between Harvard Square and Western Avenue.

BY FOOT

Cambridge is a very accessible walking city. To walk to campus from Cambridge, take JFK Street, Western Ave or the Weeks Footbridge.


Accommodations


A room block at Hilton Double Tree Suites (400 Soldiers Field Road, Allston, MA) has been secured at $159 per night for attendees. To secure a room, please call 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667), and ask for group rate “HBS-VCPE Conference“. Once the block sells out, please use https://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/B/BOSSBDT-VCP-20190125/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG for rooms priced at a floating discount to prevailing hotel rates.

An additional room block has been secured at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA) at $199 per night for attendees. Please call the hotel at 1-617-864-1200 and ask for the “Harvard Business School Venture Capital Private Equity Conference” rate.

Additional hotels near campus include Sheraton Commander Hotel (16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA) and The Inn at Harvard (1201 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA).


Frequently Asked Questions


What is the dress code for the conference?

The attire is business casual.

Who can attend the conference?

Everyone is invited to join us for the conference! Each year professionals and students from around the world attend.

What meals will be provided?

On Saturday, the conference will provide a light breakfast during registration and bento box lunch for every conference attendee. On campus, food can be purchased from the Spangler Grille. There will also be coffee and snacks provided throughout the day.

Where can I go for other meals, errands, shopping, etc.?

Harvard Square and Central Square (both a 10-15 minute walk from campus) have a diverse collection of restaurants, bars, and shops. See www.harvardsquare.com for a list of restaurants in the area.

What services are available on campus?

The HBS campus offers several dining options, an ATM, a taxi stand, pay phones, public computers, and the school bookstore.