We are a very pleased that we have been able to make arrangements with the Massachusetts College of Art to have dormitory rooms available to "rent" for our conference attendees which is a very inexpensive form of housing. Hotels in Boston are comparable in cost to most major city hotels so we want you to have a less expensive choice.

Single rooms will be available at the cost of $68 per night and a shared room will be available for $48 per night. There is a small fee for a package of linens which includes sheets, a blanket, a pillow and towel. The rooms are in suites of two to three rooms with a shared bathroom. Bring all your friends and have a "pajama party" in your suite!

This is a recently constructed dormitory and has amenities such as wi-fi, an onsite café, a fitness room, laundry facilities, a shared kitchen where you can leave food in the refrigerator during your stay, a game room with a flat screen tv and pool table, and more.

This high-rise residence is known as The Treehouse and was designed in conjunction with students. It pays homage to Gustav Klimt's painting "The Tree of Life".

The dormitory is walking distance from the conference location and Study Day. If you are planning to stay in Boston a few extra days you will be able to book additional days in the dorm! Also, if you arrive by Amtrak to Boston's Back Bay Station it is very close by.

The event is also located near Copley Square, The Christian Science Mother Church (which you should visit if you have never been there), the observation deck at the top of the Prudential Center, and lots of excellent restaurants and shopping.

We hope that just as at the University of Maine in Orono where the Sataloffs held their summer event, people will gather in the evening informally to talk about jewelry. There are lounges in the dorms where that will be possible.

To book a room you can contact the housing office (after November 15) by emailing:


Calling 617-879-5103 and speaking to Jennifer.


If you prefer to stay in a hotel all of the following are reasonably close to the conference:

The Copley Plaza Hotel

The Colonnade Hotel

Any Hotels Near Copley Plaza