NESCAI 2010: The Fourth North East Student Colloquium on Artificial Intelligence

Getting to NESCAI

NESCAI will occur at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in Amherst, MA. The conference will be held in the Campus Center, and all attendees will stay in the Campus Hotel.

Map of few buildings relevant for NESCAI: map

Getting to UMass

UMass Visitor Center Website is a great resource for driving directions and public transport options. To find the visitor center by GPS, use the address 300 Massachusetts Ave, Amherst, MA 01003. When you arrive on campus, you should first head to the Parking Garage. At each of the main intersections on campus you should follow signs to "Campus Center." Also any parking signs refer to the campus center garage, where you should park. To use internet map programs or a GPS to arrive directly there, use the below address for the hotel.

There are also numerous campus maps available from the visitor center. Once you are on campus, finding the Campus Center is relatively easy: it is attached to the tall concrete tower near the center of campus, which is the campus hotel. The tall brick tower at the center of campus is the library; the campus center is just to the northeast of this building.

A different concrete tower at the Northeast end of campus is called Lederle Graduate Research Tower (LGRT). If you end up there, you will be able to see the hotel from the southern side of the tower.


Campus Center Hotel
1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003
Hotel Website

Attendees will NOT be booking their own hotel rooms. We will book hotel rooms for you when you register, unless you choose to not have a hotel room (this option will mostly apply to UMass students).

Roommates have already been assigned based on gender and roommate preferences from registration. Each person can sign in separately at the front desk of the hotel to receive room assignment and key.

Parking on Campus

Parking is located in the Campus Center Garage which is located next to the Campus Center. There is a tunnel on the 2nd level of the garage that leads directly into the Campus Center. Please only park in the garage, parking anywhere else on campus may result in unwanted ticketing and towing. You will receive a parking pass for the garage on check-in at the hotel.

If you are staying in the Campus Center Hotel please park in the Campus Center Garage. The hotel lobby is located on the 3rd floor of the Campus Center.

Where to Go when Arriving

First, please check into the hotel if you have time. Poster setup is on the 10th floor of the Campus Center for all posters that will be presented Friday night (see the schedule). However, the Invited Talk at 5PM is in the Integrated Sciences Building, across the street from the campus center hotel. See the above map.

After the invited talk, we will all return to the Campus Center for the poster session. Registration packets can be picked up during the poster setup in the Registration Office on the 9th floor, or on the 10th floor Concourse during the poster session on Friday. On Saturday they will be available on the 1st floor of the Campus Center from 7:30-9:45AM for anyone who arrived late on Friday.

The hotel and the campus center are essentially the same building, so there is no commute from the hotel to the conference each day, except for the Invited talk Friday night which is a very short walk.