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Things to do in and around Portsmouth


See a PDF brochure about nice places to visit while in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire.



The main venue of this conference is the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA.

Conference rates for this hotel are as follows:

room type occupancy beds rate / night
Deluxe King Bed Single/Double 1 $189
Deluxe Double Bed Single/Double 2 $189

Reservations must be received no later than September 16, 2012. The hotel will continue to accept reservations after the cutoff date on a space and rate availability basis only. The hotel has a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. This rate applies from Tuesday, October 16th until Friday, October 19th.

Make reservations at Sheraton Harborside in Portsmouth by following this link.

For other hotels in the area, please see this map.


The map shows the main location of the conference (Sheraton Harborside) where all meetings will start.

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Workshops will be held at two locations: Sheraton Harborside Hotel and Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center.

In the evening, there will be an organized visit to the Driving Simulator Lab at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH.


Thursday, October 18th, 2012

The conference sessions will be held in the Sheraton Harborside Hotel.

The evening reception will take place on the third floor of the Portsmouth Gas Light Co. in downtown Portsmouth.


Friday, October 19th, 2012


The conference sessions will be held in the Sheraton Harborside Hotel.




The closest passenger airports are Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Manchester Regional Airport (MHT).

Public transportation from Manchester is limited. We recommend car rental if arriving there.

From Boston Logan Airport you can either rent a car or take the bus. Taxis are also available, but pricey. Here are the directions for using public transportation:

  • A: The C&J Trailways bus stops in front of each terminal at Boston Logan. It runs hourly most of the day. Please see this link for weekday schedule details.
  • B: After arriving to Portsmouth Transportation Center you will need to take the local trolley (see schedule from Grafton Drive, limited hours) or a taxi (Blue Star Taxi, Portsmouth Taxi, etc.) to downtown Portsmouth, i.e. Market Square.
  • If a taxi is not readily available at the Transportation Center, you can ask the bus driver or the staff at the bus station to call one for you.
  • C: From Market Square, the Sheraton Harborside Hotel is a 4 minute walk away towards north on Market street.


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