Welcome

Welcome to Massachusetts, historic Boston and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, home to two of the top convention centers in the world.

PlannersExhibitorsAttendeesCommunity

Featured

Which 2 Boston Eateries Made this ‘Best Italian Restaurants in America’ List?

When it comes to authentic Italian food, Boston certainly has plenty of it. Not only are we home to the North End’s Italian fare but many of our restaurants have also somehow managed to make this category of food even better (if that’s possible).

 

Two of those local Italian eateries have even earned a nod in Thrillist’s list of “Best Italian Restaurants in America” for doing just that .

 

The list included Brookline restaurant, Ribelle, and South End favorite, Coppa. Thrillist claims that Ribelle pushes the traditional Italian envelope, noting that “when a restaurant’s name literally means ‘rebel’ in Italian, you know you’re not getting strictly traditional fare -- and Ribelle in Brookline delivers on that promise.”

 

Read More

Feature Video

Testimonial

"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

Social

Proud to honor the US Marine Corps at the BCEC today. Happy 239th Birthday and thank you for your service!

Feature Photos

Featured

Boston’s Rockefeller Center? Ice rink may come to City Hall Plaza

Winter often transforms Boston City Hall Plaza into a deserted wasteland, forcing pedestrians to slip-slide cautiously over the ice-encrusted expanse of red brick. This year, however, the city may play to the plaza’s strength.

 

Officials are contemplating a large ice skating rink to invigorate the seven-acre plaza, which has long been this city’s most maligned public space. It could become Boston’s own Rockefeller Center, with couples skating arm-in-arm in the glow of lights from City Hall.

 

Think about hockey games, and hot cocoa vendors, and a Government Center Zamboni to keep the ice smooth.

 

“The vision is to bring City Hall Plaza something that people can use during the wintertime when it’s desolate,” said Ken Brissette, Boston’s director of tourism, sports, and entertainment. “We like the idea.”

 

Read more

Feature Video

Testimonial

"The outside marque at the BCEC not only added excitement around our event but it attracted buzz in the surrounding community and drew the attention of the media who put photos of the digital display in their press articles about our event!"

- Cory Bolotsky, MassChallenge, Inc

Social

Proud to honor the US Marine Corps at the BCEC today. Happy 239th Birthday and thank you for your service!

Feature Photos

Featured

The Best Day to Buy Airline Tickets

Looking for an airfare deal? Your odds improve if you buy on the weekend.

 

A new deep dive into airline fares suggests Sunday is the best day to find low fares. This is a departure from the conventional wisdom of recent years, when Tuesday was considered the best bet.

 

Airlines Reporting Corp., which processes tickets for travel agencies and handles about half of all tickets sold, tallied up ticket sales. Over a 19-month period ending in July, 130 million domestic and international round-trip tickets worth $94 billion showed the lowest average price, of $432, was on Sunday. At $439, Saturday’s average is also lower than Tuesday, which averages $497.

 

Read more

Feature Video

Testimonial

“As a small non-profit, serving vulnerable women and children, we struggle to meet their needs with our limited budget. Donations from the Conventions C.A.R.E. program not only provide needed supplies to our families, but they also help to preserve our resources during these challenging times.”

- Robert D. Monahan, Julie’s Family Learning Center, South Boston, MA

Social

Proud to honor the US Marine Corps at the BCEC today. Happy 239th Birthday and thank you for your service!

Feature Photos

Featured

Boston the hot spot for bots

Global robotics executives will converge on Boston this week as the leading business development event for the robotics industry has its 10th annual conference here, solidifying the Hub’s reputation as a national leader in artificial intelligence bots.

 

Cutting-edge innovators will display robots that teach special education students, toy robots, autonomous vehicles for mining and military manufacturing, wearable robots that help people with disabilities walk, and humanoid bots complete with arms and legs.

 

“Boston has really become the focal point for leadership in the promotion of robotics on a national stage,” said RoboBusiness attendee Rich Mahoney, director of robotics at SRI International, a Silicon Valley research and development nonprofit. “More than iRobot being founded there, it’s the leadership those founders have shown.”

 

Read More

Feature Video

Testimonial

"The champion of this department was Levy Restaurants, an event and catering company associated with Hynes Convention Center. Levy’s cupcakes were basically beyond words. I’ve never tasted a better crafted cupcake in my entire 26 year-cupcake-eating-life."

- Jessica Cickay, Food Blogger

Social

Proud to honor the US Marine Corps at the BCEC today. Happy 239th Birthday and thank you for your service!

Feature Photos

Featured

The Design Competition to Keep Boston above Water Launches Next Week

How fitting a week before the the launch of Boston's Designing with Water design competition, the sky opened up over Boston and dumped flood-level rains all over the region. In fact, areas from Massachusetts' North Shore as far south as the Jersey Shore experienced flooding, but that's a mere taste of what's to come over the next several decades.

 

A significant portion of Boston stands to one day sit underwater due to perpetually rising sea levels. Rather than try to combat this fact, a surefire losing effort, Boston-based design firm Sasaki Associates is advising the intrepid team of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, The Boston Harbor Association and Boston Society of Architects to launch a design competition to gather ideas on how Boston can not only survive the consequences climate change, but adapt to them.

 

Read More

Feature Video

Testimonial

"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

Social

Proud to honor the US Marine Corps at the BCEC today. Happy 239th Birthday and thank you for your service!

Feature Photos

Back to Top