Accommodation and Transportation

Crash Space:

A limited amount of crash space will be available on a first come first serve basis. [Priority will be given to non-local presenters.] If you wish to request some space, please contact us atĀ



The hotels we recommend are as follows:

The Hotel Northampton:

Emily’s Amherst Bed and Breakfast:


If you’re arriving by coach, Peter Pan bus linesĀ offers affordable fares from major cities to Northampton and Amherst.

If you’re taking a plane, the closest airport to UMass is Bradley International (~45 miles). Transportation from and to the airport can be arranged if you let the organizers know ahead. Otherwise, The Valley Transporter shuttle service is an option.

If you’re driving, the university’s directions page offers detailed instructions on how to get there, among other useful information.