Patent Information Users Group, Inc.
The International Society for Patent Information Professionals
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
8:00am - 4:30pm
One Kendall Square, Bldg. 1000,
From the I-93 North (southbound from Google)
From the I-93 South (northbound, from Google)
From the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90 Eastbound)
From Logan Airport
Kendall Square is located on the MBTA's Red Line. Amgen-Cambridge Research Center is a five-minute walk from the Kendall/MIT stop.
From I-93 South
From Memorial Drive East
From Storrow Drive West
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.
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:
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.
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
8:30pm Return to the hotel
Transportation options to the venue:
Please note: Reservations for this event have been finalized.
- 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)