Travel Information


The conference is organized on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.

WPI provides some pretty good directions to campus online. For mapping the location, use: 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA. The WPI campus is small, but a campus map is still useful. There are a couple of campus maps you can find on the WPI Website.

Using a campus map, the workshop Sessions and Breaks will be held in Salisbury Labs, Lunch in the Campus Center (dining hall), Dinner in Higgins House (great hall) and the Game Jam in the Campus Center (Odeum A).


Worcester is in the New England area, and about an hour away from four major airports: Boston (BOS), Providence (PVD), Manchester (MHT) and Hartford (BDL). Getting to Worcester from any of these airports is easiest via a rental car or a pre-arranged shuttle. There is also the MBTA commuter rail that runs from Boston to Worcester or the Lake Shore Limited route via Amtrak. Both the rail options require a short cab ride from the train station to WPI.


WPI maintains a list of the many hotels in the Worcester area. However, there are no specific discounts affiliated with NetGames or WPI for staying at any of them. The table below lists the closest hotels to WPI.

Price Range
Crowne Plaza Worcester 10 Lincoln Square 0.6mi/1.1km SE $135 - $150
Courtyard by Marriott Worcester 72 Grove Street 0.6mi/1.0km NE $145 - $200
Hampton Inn Worcester 110 Summer Street 0.8mi/1.4km SE $135 - $150
Hilton Garden Inn Worcester 35 Major Taylor Boulevard 1.3mi/2.1km SE $150 - $225

The Hotels Combined Web site has student/teacher rebates, which may be helpful. See their Worcester page for local choices.

Area Attractions

October is a great time to be a "leaf peeper" in New England and see the vivid display of colors as the foliage changes.

The Worcester Art Museum, world-renowned for its 35,000-piece collection, is only a block away from WPI.

If you bring your kids, the