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Onsite Information

We look forward to welcoming you to Boston! Click the + next to each topic below to learn more about the Annual Meeting Onsite Information.

For more Frequently Asked Questions about the Annual Meeting, check out the FAQ page here.

Onsite Information

Venue Floor Plans

Need help finding your way between sessions? Download Venue Floor Plans below!

Lost and Found

For questions and help with Lost and Found, please go to the registration desk located in the Hynes Convention Center.

Onsite Safety

  • The John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center requires all attendees, exhibitors and staff to pass through metal detectors prior to entering the venue
  • Be sure not to bring any Prohibited Items as outlined by Massachusetts Convention Center Authority here.
  • View more details on Meeting Health & Safety Guidelines here

Onsite Registration Hours

Location: Exhibit Hall D

Registration Hours  
Saturday, November 6, 2021 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, November 7, 2021 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday, November 8, 2021 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, November 11, 2021 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

2021 AIChE Annual Meeting Exhibit

Location: Exhibit Hall D

Exhibit Hours  
Sunday, November 7, 2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday, November 8, 2021 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Wireless Internet

WiFi will be available as follows, more information on how to access the WiFi will be posted here when available:

  • Hynes Convention Center: Available in meeting space and common areas.
  • Marriott Boston Copley Place: Available in the lobby and common areas.
  • Sheraton Back Bay: Available in the lobby and common areas.
COVID Testing

Find information below on COVID Testing, including test information, near-venue testing sites. For more information on AIChE's COVID Guidelines, see here.

  • AIChE is requesting that all 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting attendees attest to the fact they will be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 fourteen days prior to the in-person meeting or they have received of a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of arrival.
  • All AIChE staff, contractors, and suppliers are also required to be either fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID-19 vaccine. 


  • Molecular lab test PCR/NAAT

    • The most accurate test available.

    • Results typically take 1-2 days.

  • Rapid-result test

    • Reliable for people who are recently infected or with symptoms.

    • Results within hours.

COVID Testing Available Nearby

Testing Site Location Tests Available
Sameday Health 344 Newbury St, Boston, MA, 02115 PCR & RAPID
Tufts Medical Center 276 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116 PCR
XpresCheck Terminal E - Arrival, Boston Logan INTL Airport, Boston, MA 02128 PCR & RAPID

Find a map of more testing sites here.

Attendee Services

Available Daycare Services

Below is a list of nearby daycare services to the conference center. Please note that the services require 30 days of notice to secure care. The primary method of contact for the care services is by phone.

Mamava Pod Suite

The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) and the Hynes Convention Cente feature the Mamava Nursing Pod. These enclosed, private spaces are lactation stations for new mothers that can be used by employees, visitors, and event attendees at our convention centers.`

This ADA Mamava pods is located off of the south rotunda, near the Prudential Center entrance, adjacent to the restroom. Please ask convention center staff for assistance locating the pod.

Shipping & Printing

Shipping Information will be posted here soon, please check back.

Boston COVID-19 Information

COVID-19: Reopening in the City of Boston | Boston.gov

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Boston | Boston.gov

More details can be found in the Meeting FAQ.

Getting to & from the Meeting

Transportation to/from Boston

There are many convenient ways to get to this year's Annual Meeting. The list below outlines just some of these many options.

Boston Logan International Airport
Logan International Airport (BOS) provides nonstop service to dozens of domestic and international destinations.

More information on getting to and from Logan International Airport can be found here: https://www.massport.com/logan-airport/to-from-logan/transportation-opti...
Amtrak serves Boston with daily trains originating in Maine, Chicago, and Williamsburg, with the Back Bay stop just minutes away from the Convention Center
Photography Policies and Code of Conduct

Recording & Photography Notice

AIChE Meetings are one of the primary ways the Institute fulfills its mission to advance the development and exchange of relevant knowledge. The content presented at this event is the property of the presenters and the firms where they work. Recording of sessions or taking photos of slides is strictly prohibited. 

General Photography Notice

Sessions and events at the meetings are being photographed by a professional photographer. These photos will be used to illustrate articles in CEP Chemical Engineering Progress Magazine, on the AIChE website and in promotional materials for future meetings. By registering for this conference, you consent to your likeness being used for such purposes without compensation and release AIChE from any liability on account of such ussage.

Code of Conduct

View AIChE's Code of Conduct

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

See the Annual Meeting FAQ Page Here.