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The conference will take place at DoubleTree by Hilton, Hyannis, on the beautiful Cape Cod peninsula at the southern tip of Massachusetts, USA. Located at the center of the Cape, Hyannis is renowned for its maritime cultures and natural environment which can be explored through activities such as whale watching, cycling and sailing. Frequent ferries leave Hyannis for the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

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Photos credit: DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Cod-Hyannis

Hyannis is approximately 80 miles (1½ hours) from either Logan International Airport (Boston, MA) or TF Green Airport (Providence, RI). The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis is located approximately 2 miles from Barnstable Airport. Public transportation and taxis are available from all 3 airports

The Cape Cod Mall and the historic waterfront district of Hyannis are both within easy reach of the conference venue. The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis has a dedicated Conference Center and offers well-equipped bedrooms. The resort also has the Cape's largest state of the art health club with indoor and outdoor heated pools, tennis courts, 18-hole golf course and spa. Hotel booking information will be provided in the registration brochure and on this site.

Important visa information

Citizens of a foreign country who wish to enter the United States must first obtain a visa. It is vital that you do this as soon as possible.  To assist you, information on how to apply for a Visitors Visa is available here.

Once your paper has been accepted as an oral or poster presentation and/or you have decided to attend as a delegate and require a letter of invitation, please contact the Conference Secretariat directly.

Travellers coming to the US for tourism or business for 90 days or less from qualified countries may be eligible to enter the US without a visa if they meet the requirements of the Visa Waiver Program. These countries are: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

All travellers wishing to enter the US on the visa waiver program must possess a machine-readable passport.

Travel information

The easiest most economical way to reach Hyannis is to catch a bus from the airport to Hyannis bus station. Please visit the website to view the bus schedule. The bus journey will take approximately 2 hours from the airport to Hyannis bus station. From the bus station the conference venue is just a 5-10 minute taxi ride away. The cost of a return ticket is $47 (http://www.p-b.com/Fares.html).

You can also take a taxi form the airport to Hyannis which would approximately cost $250 one way.

There is also a flight service from Logan international airport to Hyannis airport.