B-School Communications and Development Symposium

March 7–9, 2018 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Hotel & Travel Information


We look forward to seeing you at the AACSB International 2018 B-School Communications and Development Symposium. The information below outlines arrangements made for meeting participants.

Meeting Start & End Time

The conference will begin with registration Wednesday, March 7 and will end on Friday, March 9.

Conference Location

Boston University
Questrom School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Tel. +1 617 353 9720

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Headquarter Hotel


Hotel Commonwealth
500 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Tel:  +1 617 933 5000

Make Your Reservation by calling the hotel directly at +1 617 532 5019 and mention AACSB.

Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: Noon

About the Hotel

Live large in an expansive modern living space appointed with every amenity and convenience for a productive and pleasurable stay. Exceptional dining options, stylish lounge, concierge service, retail boutique and fitness center are all located on-site. The 245 guest rooms and suites include expansive Commonwealth rooms facing celebrated Kenmore Square and vibrant new rooms facing Fenway Park. Hotel Commonwealth is proud to be the only official hotel of the Boston Red Sox.

Hotel Reservations

Each delegate is responsible for making his or her own hotel reservation. The cost of the hotel room is not included in the registration fee. Any guestroom changes, cancellations, etc., are the delegate’s responsibility and must be made directly with the hotel according to the guidelines below in order to avoid financial penalty. A room block is being held at Hotel Commonwealth for AACSB International Conference participants. Preferred room rate is 229 USD per night, single or double occupancy, plus tax.  The current taxes are 14.45% per room per night. The room rate includes complimentary in-room wireless internet access. When making reservations, please ask for the AACSB room block to receive the preferred room rate. The Hotel Commonwealth must be contacted no later than February 5, 2018 to receive the group discount room rate. Due to the limited availability of sleeping rooms, this block may sell out prior to the cut-off date.

When making arrangements through travel websites or an agent, the negotiated AACSB rates may not always be available. Please request your travel agent to book your room in the AACSB-negotiated room block for the event.

We have been made aware that third-party companies, Exhibitor Housing Services (EHS) and Global Expo Travel, are contacting our attendees, introducing themselves as the official ‘housing bureau’ for the event. This is not the case. EHS and Global Expo Travel are not affiliated in any way with AACSB or with the Hotel Commonwealth. We believe that your information may be compromised and we would strongly recommend that you do not give any personal information, including credit card details to EHS, Global Expo Travel or any other unknown vendor. If you receive an e-mail from these companies, please forward to it to blair.white@aacsb.edu.

Location/Ground Transportation Facts

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Suggested dress is business casual.