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    Travel to Massachusetts

    The 17th International Photodynamic Association World Congress will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Cambridge, MA

    Boston Marriott Cambridge
    50 Broadway
    Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142 USA

    Make your Reservation Online

    Or call 1.800.228.9290 or 617.494.6600 to book your room. Reserve your room by 7 June 2019 to receive the SPIE discount ($199 before taxes and fees).


    Visa/ESTA Information

    For entry into the United States, International travelers will need: 
    •   a valid passport with more than six months validity from end of your trip 
    •   a US Travel Visa (Or ESTA for citizens/nationals of Visa Waiver Program countries).

    •   US Visa Application Guidelines
    •   ESTA Application (for citizens/nationals of Visa Waiver Program countries ONLY)


    Travel from Boston Logan International Airport
    Just 15 minutes from the airport to the Boston Marriott Cambridge

    •    Location and Driving Directions 
    •    Driving Map of Airport to Boston Marriott Cambridge
    •    Transportation and Parking Information


    Getting Around Boston

    Boston Rapid Transit runs throughout the city and the Boston Marriott Cambridge is conveniently located just minutes away from the Kendall/MIT Station. View the routes, schedules, and fares on the MBTA website.


    Car Rental

    Hertz Logo

    Hertz Car Rental is the official car rental agency for the International Photodynamic World Congress. To reserve a car, identify yourself as a conference attendee using the Hertz Meeting Code CV# 029B0024. When booking from International Hertz locations, the CV # must be entered with the letters CV before the number, i.e. CV029B0024.

    Reserve a car online

    Contact Hertz via phone:


    In the United States call 1-800-654-2240


    In Canada call 1-800-263-0600, or 1-416-620-9620 in Toronto


    In Europe and Asia call a Hertz Reservation Center or travel agent


    Outside of these areas call 1-405-749-4434



    Daytime average high 28°C (82°F); low 19°C (66°F)
    Average humidity 68%

    Tour Cambridge

    Spending some extra time in Cambridge? Check out Cambridge's tourism site for a guide to the city. Visit website

    Clearance Information
    If government and/or company clearance is required to present and publish your presentation, start the process now so that you receive clearance if your paper is accepted.