Venue Overview

FDG 2024 will be held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA from May 21 - 24, 2024. Conference events will be held on campus in Olin Hall (plenary session), the Innovation Studio (workshops, main conference tracks), and Higgins House (conference reception). Specific room locations are on the conference schedule.

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There will also be a banquet dinner held in Worcester. Details will be posted here when available.

Getting to Worcester

By Air

Worcester Regional Airport. Worcester has a regional airport, with daily nonstop service to/from New York - JFK (American Airlines), New York - LaGuardia (Delta Airlines), Fort Lauderdale (JetBlue), and Orlando (JetBlue). Worcester’s airport is a quick 10 minute drive from WPI’s campus.

Boston Logan International Airport. Boston is one hour from Worcester, and has a major international airport serving all destinations. Expect an individual shared ride from the airport to WPI to cost approximately $80. There are also many reservable shared ride services available, which must be reserved in advance, including Knight's Airport Limousine.

By Train

Worcester Union Station is served by both Amtrak and the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) Commuter Rail.

By Car

Worcester is easy driving distance from Boston (approx. 1 hour), New York (approx. 3 hours), and Western Massachusetts (approx. 1.5 hours).

Address for GPS users:
100 Institute Road, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609

Limited visitor parking will be available; check back soon for details. There is also ample street parking near campus.


The two closest hotels to WPI’s campus are Courtyard by Marriott and Hampton Inn & Suites. These are both walking distance from the venue (approx. 10-15 minutes), and both offer WPI discount rates if you call to make your reservation.

Courtyard by Marriott Hampton Inn & Suites

72 Grove Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Phone: (508) 363-0300

Fax: (508) 363-3563

65 Prescott Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Phone: (508) 886-9005

Fax: (508) 886-9099

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