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Wednesday, February 11, 2009
8:00am - 4:30pm

Amgen Inc.
One Kendall Square, Bldg. 1000,
Cambridge, MA

Travel Information


Driving ...top of page

From the I-93 North (southbound from Google)
  • Follow I-93 north to Exit 26.
  • Take Exit 26 for State Hwy 28 S/State Hwy 3 N toward Storrow Drive
  • Merge onto Embankment Rd/RT-28/RT-3/Storrow Drive and continue to follow RT-28/RT-3/Storrow Drive
  • Merge right onto merge Longfellow Bridge/RT-3 and continue to follow RT-3
  • Continue on Broadway/Main
  • Street (Hotel is on the left on Broadway)
  • Turn right onto Third Street.
  • Now on Third Street, turn left onto Binney Street
  • Follow the signs for "Cinema Parking" to the One Kendall Square Garage.
  • From One Kendall Square Garage, go across street and through an entrance of a building.
  • You will be in a court yard, Amgen building is on your left. The front door is at the end of the building on your left.
From the I-93 South (northbound, from Google)
  • Follow I-93 north to Exit 26 toward Storrow Drive
  • Continue straight, then slight right to merge onto Longfellow Bridge/RT-3
  • Continue to follow RT-3
  • Continue on Broadway/Main Street (Hotel is on the left on Broadway)
  • Turn right onto Third Street.
  • Now on Third Street, turn left onto Binney Street
  • Follow the signs for "Cinema Parking" to the One Kendall Square Garage.
  • From One Kendall Square Garage, go across street and through an entrance of a building.
  • You will be in a court yard, Amgen building is on your left. The front door is at the end of the building on your left.
From the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90 Eastbound)
  • Easiest (though not shortest) route is to continue on I-90 eastbound to I-93, following the signs to I-93 north.
  • Then follow directions (above) for "From the I-93 South (northbound)"
From Logan Airport
  • Follow signs to Boston via the Sumner Tunnel through to Interstate 93 North
  • Take Exit 26 (Storrow Drive)
  • Immediately bear left and go under underpass.
  • Go up the ramp on the left (Government Center/Kendall Square)
  • Turn right and go over the Longfellow Bridge into Cambridge.
  • Now on Broadway Street, turn right onto Third Street.
  • Now on Third Street, turn left onto Binney Street
  • Follow the signs for "Cinema Parking" to the One Kendall Square Garage.
  • From One Kendall Square Garage, go across street and through an entrance of a building.
  • You will be in a court yard, Amgen building is on your left. The front door is at the end of the building on your left.

From the "T" (MBTA Mass Transit)

Kendall Square is located on the MBTA's Red Line. Amgen-Cambridge Research Center is a five-minute walk from the Kendall/MIT stop.

  • Exit the Kendall Square subway station
  • Pass directly through the Cambridge Marriott Lobby.
  • Walk past the taxi stands/valet service and cross Broadway. Walk left and up Broadway.
  • Kendall Square and the Amgen Cambridge Research Center are two blocks down on the right. There are banners and signs that indicate "Kendall Square" on several buildings.
  • Walk right, into the square, just after Pompanoosuc Mills Furniture store. This is the lower courtyard.
  • At the end of the lower courtyard, take the stairs adjacent to Beantowne Coffee House.
  • Proceed to the upper courtyard.
  • Amgen is the building directly across from the upper courtyard stairs.

Shuttle Services

Public Parking

One Kendall Square Garage ...
From I-93 South
  • Take exit 28 (Cambridge/Storrow Drive) and bear to the right.
  • Turn left at the lights and stay in the right lane.
  • At the next set of lights, turn right onto Nashua Street. The Museum of Science will be on your left
  • Turn left onto Land Blvd (at the second set of lights).
  • Turn right onto Binney Street. Follow the signs for Cinema Parking to the One Kendall Square Garage.
From Memorial Drive East
  • Take Memorial Drive to Land Blvd.
  • Take a left off of Land Blvd onto Binney St.
  • Follow the signs for Cinema Parking to the One Kendall Square Garage.
From Storrow Drive West
  • Take Kendall Square exit onto to Cambridge Street.
  • Follow signs to Kendall Square.
  • Go over the Longfellow Bridge into Cambridge and continue on Broadway St.
  • Turn right onto Third St then  left onto Binney St.
  • Follow the signs for Cinema Parking to the One Kendall Square Garage.
Other Parking Facilities nearby
  • Technology Square Parking Garage
  • Cambridge Center Garage

About Kendall SquareTop of Page

Kendall Square is a neighborhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts, located around the intersection of Main Street, Broadway, Wadsworth Street, and Third Street. It is more recently famous for the number of biotechnology and information technology firms which have chosen to locate there, lured by the proximity of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus on the south side of Main Street.

Kendall Square has been an important transportation hub since the construction of the West Boston Bridge in 1793, which provided the first direct wagon route from Boston to Cambridge. The area became a major industrial center in the nineteenth century, and by the beginning of the twentieth century was home to distilleries, electric power plants, soap and hosiery factories, and the Kendall Boiler and Tank Company (from which the square takes its name). When the Longfellow Bridge was opened in 1907, it included provisions for a future rapid-transit subway link to Harvard Square and Boston (now the Red Line); Kendall Station opened in 1911. MIT moved to its new Cambridge campus, located south of Kendall Square between Main Street and Massachusetts Avenue in 1915.

Kendall Square is frequently confused with One Kendall Square, an office complex in redeveloped factory buildings about 1 km west at the intersection of Broadway and Hampshire Street.

Networking While in BostonTop of Page

In the greater Boston biotechnology corridor, we proudly participate in an annual PIUG event that brings together a tightly focused group of information practitioners that work hard and – yes – play hard. The event is the PIUG Boston Biotechnology Meeting. During the past two years, an ever-growing, tightly networked group of spirited individuals has emerged. At least once per month, the Boston Biotech “dinner gang” now meets at one among an ever increasing list of highly attractive dinner venues to discuss during the evening various professional interests and culinary delights. These events provide a valuable yet relaxed forum for discussion of patent-related issues of immediate impact to our community of practice. Beliefs, learnings, and assumptions are vetted among enthusiastic industry colleagues, and truly the best among so many great Boston restaurants are sampled. Our intent is to develop exemplary networking opportunities consistent with the highest goals of PIUG. Whenever you plan to travel in eastern Massachusetts, know that you have an extended professional network at whose table you are always welcome. Bon appetite and great chat, and, by all means, have a great meeting!

The following event announcement has been circulated to all members of the dinner group's distribution list:

Wednesday
2-11-2009
This after-meeting get-together purposefully coincides with the 3rd annual PIUG Boston Biotechnology Meeting. We welcome our PIUG colleagues who are visiting Boston for the conference and, perhaps for the first time. Members should feel free to "adopt a visitor", so all feel welcome in Boston.

R.S.V.P. by 4:30pm. Friday, February 6, 2209, due to our short time line for securing reservations. Contact Rick Williams and indicate "Yea" or "Nay". Also, please mention this event to any of our colleagues who may have been inadvertently omitted from the email distribution list.

 

5:00pm

Cocktails Assemble in the Marriott lobby bar.
Locals who wish to meet us at the restaurant: please let us know not to wait for you at the hotel.
  5:30pm   Depart for Houston's
  6:30pm Dinner Houston's Restaurant (menu)
60 State St # P
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 573-9777
  8:30pm   Return to the hotel

Transportation options to the venue:

  • According to their menu, "complimentary parking is available at 60 State Street."
  • "T" to Govt Center (red line from hotel inbound to Park St., transfer to green line, continue to Govt Ctr, then walk across the street to Faneuil Hall)
  • Cab with those of us at the hotel bar (~$15)
Please note: Reservations for this event have been finalized.
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