2013 Summer Marketing Educators' Conference

Boston Copley Marriott Hotel
110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
8/9/2013 1:00 PM - 8/11/2013 5:00 PM
Register before 6/18/2013 12:00 AM for early registration fee

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2013 Conference Co-Chairs
​Rebecca Slotegraaf, associate professor, Indiana University​​​​​​
David Griffith, professor, Lehigh University
Co-chair biographies are available under the "Schedule" tab. 

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted to the AMA via email at mweingarden@ama.org. Cancellations received by 12 July 2013 receive a refund minus a $150 early cancellation fee. Cancellations received after that date will receive a refund minus a $300 late cancellation fee. 

Registrants wishing to cancel may send someone to take their place without penalty if they send a written request with the replacement person’s name to info@ama.org​ at least two weeks prior to the event start date.

No refunds will be given as of 26 July 2013. 

A conference registration may not be shared by two or more individuals. Space is limited and on-site registration cannot be guaranteed. Separate cancellation policies may exist for pre-conference programs, tutorials, and other associated events. Hotel and transportation reservation cancellations must be handled by the individual registrant directly with the hotel, airline and/or other company.​

This event has passed and is unavailable for registration.

Hotel Location
Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116 
Phone: 1 617.236.5800
Reservations: 1 617.236.5800 or 1 800.228.9290
Fax Number: 1 617.236.5885

The award-winning Boston Marriott Copley Place hotel is centrally located in the historic Back Bay district of Boston, MA. Minutes away from historic Trinity Church and Boston Common, this Boston hotel is perfect for business, weekend, and leisure travel. Whether looking to shop on Boston's ritzy Newbury Street or at the Copley Place mall, or to cheer on your favorite sports team at Fenway Park or the TD BankNorth Garden, the Marriott Copley Place is the ideal place to stay on your Boston vacation. In addition to its downtown Boston location, this Back Bay hotel also offers hotel packages and first-rate amenities including; Champions restaurant, valet parking, a car rental desk and a tour desk.

 

Room Rates:
$205.00 single occupancy per night
$225.00 double occupancy per night
$245.00 triple occupancy per night
$265.00 quad occupancy per night
Rates are subject to applicable state & local taxes, currently 14.45%, which are subject to change without notice.

Rates are available three days prior and post of the meeting dates, based on availability.

Please reserve your overnight accommodations early as there are a limited number of AMA special rates available.

RESERVE A ROOM NOW

The reservation cut-off date is Monday, July 8, 2013
The AMA has negotiated special group rates for the Summer Marketing Educators’ Conference. You must make your hotel reservations by July 8, 2013 and properly identify yourself to qualify for the special group rate.  After July 8, 2013, the rooms will be released for sale to the general public, and all reservations will be accepted on a space available basis at the hotel's available rate - not at the group rate.  A deposit in the amount of (1) one night’s room & tax for each confirmed room will be due at time of booking.  Cancellations made after 6:00 p.m. on the day of arrival & no-shows will forfeit the initial deposit. If you fail to arrive on your confirmed arrival date, your entire reservation will be cancelled and your credit card will be charged for one night’s room and tax.

Check in time is 4:00 p.m., and check out is at 12:00 p.m.  Anyone arriving earlier than 4:00 p.m. will be checked in as soon as a room(s) becomes available.  Guests checking out early may be assessed an early departure fee.  Upon check in, guests will be asked to verify their departure date.  At that time, scheduled departure dates may be altered.

Hotel Features, Services & Accommodations
Please visit Boston Marriott Copley Place for a full list of services & features.

Area Attractions & Events
Please visit the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau for additional city information.

Conference Attire 
Conference attire is business casual.  Meeting rooms tend to be cool so you may wish to bring a sweater/jacket.

ADA
The AMA is committed to providing equal access to our meetings for all attendees. If you are an attendee with a disability and require program accommodations, please contact the AMA Meeting Services Department, and a member of our staff will ensure that appropriate access arrangements are made. If you have specific disability related needs for your hotel sleeping room, please be sure to communicate those directly to the hotel when you make your reservation. In an effort to provide the highest quality of service to all attendees, we require that details of all access requests be communicated to our office at least 14 days in advance of the beginning of the meeting.
AMA Travel Program
American Marketing Association has partnered with American Airlines to provide our attendees a 5% discount for the Summer Marketing Educators’ Conference in Boston (BOS). A travel window is valid 3 days before and after each meeting.
You can easily access American’s fares and apply this discount by going to American Airlines to book your flight. Place the below Promotion Code  in the promotion code box and your discount will be calculated automatically. This special discount is valid off any applicable published fares listed for American Airlines, American Eagle, and American Connection. International originating guests will need to contact your local reservation number and refer to the Promotion Code.
You may also call 1 800.433.1790 to book your flights, please refer to the Authorization Number below when you call. Please note there is a reservation service charge for all tickets issued by phone. Please use our preferred partner, American Airlines when you can because of the benefits provided to you as a traveler and to our organization for extended partner value.

Promotion Code: 5983BH

Are you an AAdvantage member?  Enroll now.
 
Tower Travel Management
AMA's travel coordinator, Tower Travel Management, is available to assist with reservations.  Call 1 800.542.9700 within the U.S. and Canada.  Reservation lines are open Monday through Friday 8 am-6 pm CST.  Or, you may contact them via email at association@towertravel.com
Tower Travel will proactively research airfares on ALL airline carriers to ensure that the lowest available fares are offered to all attendees.  They are dedicated to providing superior customer service and hassle-free travel arrangements.  Please note that fees, restrictions and cancellation penalties will apply.
​Alamo Rent-A-Car
Drive Happy with Alamo where American Marketing Association members save up to 20%. And, with self-serve check-in you can skip the counter, check-in at the kiosk and drive away. All you need is a valid driver's license, major credit card and an existing reservation. It's that easy. Reserve a car now or call Alamo Rent A Car at 1 800.462.5266. Be sure to request Contract ID AMA7745 at the time of reservation.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Great Cars. Low Rates. Free Pick-up.
When you’re ready to go, we make it easy with everyday low rates on great cars. With the largest fleet in North America and a wide variety of vehicles, Enterprise has you covered. Plus, we're always nearby at more than 6,000 neighborhood and airport locations. Reserve a car now.
Pick-up and drop-off service is subject to geographic and other restrictions.

National Car Rental
As an American Marketing Association member, you'll get up to 20% off rentals at National Car Rental.  And, with the Emerald Club® from National Car Rental, you can bypass the counter and choose your own car. Enroll now.   
Reserve a car or call National Car Rental at 1 800.CAR.RENT® and reference Contract ID AMA7745 at the time of reservation.  Go National. Go Like a Pro.
Airport & Directions
Boston Logan International - BOS
Hotel direction: 3.2 mile(s) NE

Driving Directions: Follow signs for Boston/Sumner tunnel.  Pay the toll and stay in the right lane in the tunnel.  Follow signs for Exit 26/Storrow Drive.  After you emerge from the tunnel, take the second left exit to Copley Square/Back Bay.  At the first light, turn right onto Beacon St. Follow Beacon St. for 4 blocks and make a left on to Exeter St.  After 5 lights, Exeter St. ends at Huntington Ave.  Turn right onto Huntington Ave.  At the first light, under the sky bridge, make a U-turn to the left.  The hotel entrance will be immediately on your right.

Transportation
Taxis are recommended for transportation to & from the airport.  Fares are approximately $35.00 one-way.

GO Boston Shuttle provides shared airport transportation.  For more information, please call 1 888.437.4379 or visit GO Boston Shuttle.

For information on public transportation, please visit Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
Subway fee: $2.00 (one way)

Parking
The hotel offers valet parking for $47.00 per day (includes in & out privileges).
Off-site self-parking is available for $35.00 per day & does not include in & out privileges.
Rates are subject to change without notice.