7 Billion: Development in a New World



John F. Kennedy School of Gov­ern­ment, Har­vard Uni­ver­sity
79 John F. Kennedy Street (Har­vard Square), 
Cam­bridge, MA 02138
+ (617) 495‑1100

* Photo ID is required to enter Har­vard facilities.


Fri­day, April 13th: Reg­is­ter early! Reg­is­tra­tion will be open 3pm-8pm at the Har­vard Square Hotel (http://g.co/maps/4c442).

Sat­ur­day, April 14th: Reg­is­tra­tion will be open 8am-6pm in the lower-level lobby of the Taub­man build­ing, at the Har­vard Kennedy School.

Fol­low the balloons


Meet and greet fel­low con­fer­ence par­tic­i­pants and the con­fer­ence staff over cock­tails the evening before the con­fer­ence! Fri­day, April 13th, 6-8pm, at a John Har­vards in Har­vard Square (33 Dun­ster Street Cam­bridge, MA 02138) (https://www.johnharvards.com/locations/cambridge-ma).

Inter­na­tional Devel­op­ment Night at the MIT Museum
Join us for a recep­tion and expo of excit­ing and inno­v­a­tive ideas at the MIT Museum, co-hosted by IDC, T&C (web.mit.edu/tac/) and MIT’s Inter­na­tional Devel­op­ment Ini­tia­tive (IDI)! The recep­tion is 7:00–9:00pm on April 14th. Refresh­ments and hors d’ouevres will be served. For more infor­ma­tion and direc­tions click here.


Taxi Cabs from Logan Air­port

Esti­mated arrival time: 20–30 min­utes
Esti­mated fares: $30-$45 (sub­ject to change)


  • Yel­low Cab: + (617) 547‑3000
  • Ambas­sador Brat­tle Cab: + (617) 492‑1100
  • Green Cab: + (617) 623‑6000
  • Union Taxi: + (617) 661‑2500
  • US Shut­tle: + (617) 894‑3100 (door-to-door ser­vice for Logan Airport)

  • Sub­way from Logan Air­port

    Take shut­tle bus to SOUTH STATION sub­way (Sil­ver Line — SL1)
    Red Line out­bound, direc­tion ALEWIFE (HARVARD is the sixth stop)

    For more infor­ma­tion on the sub­way direc­tions and fares, click here.

    Arrival at Har­vard Square Sta­tion

  • Come out of the sta­tion near the Har­vard News Stand, you will be fac­ing the Har­vard Coop.

  • Head left down JFK Street towards the river.

  • You will pass Pizze­ria Uno on your left and Urban Out­fit­ters on your right.

  • Con­tinue down the street for three blocks.

  • The third block is Eliot Street and the Eliot Street Cafe (Dunkin’ Donuts) is on the cor­ner.

  • The Kennedy School is directly across the street from the Eliot Street Cafe (Dunkin’ Donuts).


    Find­ing metered park­ing in Har­vard Square is extremely dif­fi­cult. We sug­gest using Pub­lic Park­ing. There are garages on Eliot Street directly oppo­site the school, as well as at the Charles Hotel, and on Uni­ver­sity Place. (See Map 1). Daily park­ing rates at these garages is about $20. Vis­i­tor park­ing is also avail­able for $10 from Har­vard Uni­ver­sity Park­ing Ser­vices.

    Har­vard lots are fur­ther from the school, though gen­er­ally served by free shuttles.

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We expect the Boston Marathon to take place dur­ing the same week­end, so if you are still look­ing for rooms, please con­tact Inn at Har­vard (http://www.hotelsinharvardsquare.com/)

The Inn at Harvard

The Inn at Har­vard Located on the Har­vard Uni­ver­sity cam­pus is a refined, tra­di­tional inn. Owned by the uni­ver­sity, this Cam­bridge hotel is located in the heart of the energy and excite­ment of the cam­pus. Offer­ing supe­rior ser­vice and relax­ing accom­mo­da­tions, The Inn at Har­vard is per­fect for busi­ness and leisure travel.

Address: 1201 Mass­a­chu­setts Avenue, Cam­bridge, MA 02138
Phone(s): + (617) 491‑2222
Web­site: The Inn at Harvard

The Har­vard Square Hotel

Address: 110 Mount Auburn Street, Cam­bridge, MA 02138
Phone(s): + (617) 864‑5200
Web­site: The Havard Square Hotel Website

Notes: Located across the street from the Kennedy School, this recently refur­bished hotel has 73 rooms. High speed inter­net is avail­able in all rooms, park­ing avail­able at an addi­tional charge.

The Sher­a­ton Commander

Address: 16 Gar­den Street, Cam­bridge, MA
Phone(s): + (617) 547‑4800
Web­site: The Sher­a­ton Com­man­der Website

Notes: Located within 10 min­utes walk of the Kennedy School, this large hotel has all the tra­di­tional ameni­ties, includ­ing high speed inter­net, fit­ness cen­ter and restaurant.

Dou­ble­tree Guest Suites Boston

Address: 400 Sol­diers Field Road, Cam­bridge, MA 02134
Phone(s): + (617) 783‑0090
Web­site: Dou­ble Guest Suites Boston Website

A Bed & Break­fast in Cambridge

Address: 1657 Cam­bridge Street, Cam­bridge, MA 02138
Phone(s): + (877) 994‑0844 or + (617) 868‑7082
Web­site: A Bed & Break­fast in Cam­bridge Website

Notes: Small his­toric B&B located a 15 minute walk from the Kennedy School. This option is less expen­sive than many of the larger hotels and includes a gourmet break­fast. There are only three rooms, how­ever, and pets, smok­ing and chil­dren under 12 are not allowed. Park­ing available.

A Friendly Inn at Har­vard Square

Address: 1673 Cam­bridge Street, Cam­bridge, MA 02138
Phone(s): + (617) 547‑7851
Web­site: A Friendly Inn at Har­vard Square Website

Notes: The Friendly Inn is a 15 minute walk to the Kennedy School. Break­fast included and DSL is avail­able in every room. Park­ing available.

The Irv­ing House

Address: 24 Irv­ing Street, 
Cam­bridge, MA 02138
Phone(s): + (617) 547‑4600
Web­site: The Irv­ing House Website

Notes: Located about 15 min­utes from the Kennedy School, rooms include wire­less inter­net and Con­ti­nen­tal break­fast. Hand­i­cap accessible.

Hyatt Regency

Address: 575 Memo­r­ial Drive, Cam­bridge, MA 02139
Phone(s): + (617) 492 1234
Web­site: Hyatt Regency’s Website

For cheaper accom­mo­da­tions, please look at the following:

- HI Boston http://www.bostonhostel.org/

- AirBNB http://www.airbnb.com/

Notes: Har­vard Kennedy School does not endorse these hotels and accom­mo­da­tion options and will not be respon­si­ble for any unfore­seen circumstances.