42nd Annual Conference

9-13 March 2016
Boston, Massachusetts

Welcome to Boston!

The last time SAM conference-goers heard those words was in 1984 when SAM celebrated its 10th conference. We’re delighted to welcome SAM back, although technically we’ll be welcoming you to Cambridge (only a stone’s throw from Boston if you’ve got a good arm). We have two conference hosts this year: Northeastern University and Babson College. We are extremely grateful for their support. Our conference hotel is the recently remodeled Hyatt Regency. Located right on the Charles River across from Boston University, it boasts stellar views of the city, fantastic food, and ballrooms with character. Read more...

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Hotel Information and Reservations

Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 492-1234


The Hyatt Regency Cambridge is currently SOLD OUT of rooms at the conference rate of $149 per night for the conference dates of March 9-13. They may still have some availability of that rate on individual nights, but not all.

We are suggesting the following nearby hotels as alternates (listed according to proximity to the Hyatt):

Courtyard Marriott
777 Memorial Drive

Doubletree Suites
400 Soldiers Field Rd.

The Residence Inn is offering our attendees a reduced rate of $199 per night:
Residence Inn (Make reserveration)
Kendall Square
120 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142

Travel Information

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Conference Schedule and Program

Download conference schedule and program (last updated: 2/18/16)

Access the Seminar papers (restricted to conference attendees)

Conference Registration

Online and mail registration is closed. Please register for the conference on-site.

Conference Pianos

SAM gratefully acknowledges M. Steinert & Sons for donating two Steinway grand pianos for use during the conference. For more information, please visit www.msteinert.com.

Exhibitor Information

Information for exhibitors

Exhibitor reservation form

Friday excursions

Details on all Friday excursions

Special Events

2016 Program Committee

Conference Local Arrangements Committee

Sandra Graham (Babson College), chair