The OAC is excited to bring the Your Weight Matters message
the city of Boston on November 2, 2014 with the
FREE Your Weight Matters Local Events Program.

If you are interested in learning more about how your weight and health go hand-in-hand, how excess weight impacts your child’s health, what you can do to improve your quality of health, YWMLocal – Boston 2014 is the perfect FREE event for you to arm yourself with the right education.

YWMLocal Boston will offer educational information on topics, such as Evidence-based Treatment Options, Nutrition and Dietary Choices, Exercise Information and Tips, Mental Health and Motivational Inspirational Messages, and Children and Excess Weight.

Take part in this unique opportunity and register for this FREE educational event today by clicking the REGISTER NOW button. Conveniently hosted at the Westin Boston Waterfront, YWMLocal – Boston offers easy access from a variety of cities. The OAC welcomes individuals and their family members from all throughout the northeast.

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Getting to the Event at the Westin from the Local Area:

Driving Directions

From East - Follow signs out of Boston Logan International Airport to Interstate 90 West/Massachusetts Turnpike West by way of the Ted Williams Tunnel. Take Exit 25 to South Boston. Keep right at the fork and exit onto Congress Street. Turn right on D Street. Turn right on Summer Street and the hotel is on the left.

From North - Take Interstate 93 South to Exit 20A toward South Station. Turn left at the light onto Summer Street. The hotel is approximately 0.7 miles ahead on the right just past the convention center.

From West - Take Interstate 90 East to Exit 24A (South Station). Go straight onto Atlantic Avenue. Turn right onto Summer Street. The hotel is approximately 0.7 miles ahead on the right, just past the convention center.

From South - Take Interstate 93 North to Exit 20 (South Station). Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Kneeland Street and then take the 2nd left onto Atlantic Avenue. Turn right on Summer Street and the hotel is approximately 0.7 miles ahead on the right.

Public Transportation Directions

By Subway, The “T”
The hotel is located on the MBTA Silver Line at the World Trade Center stop. The Silver Line is accessed via the Red Line at South Station. Once at the World Trade Center stop, proceed 2 levels up to the Mezzanine level. The hotel is located at the end of the foot bridge on Summer Street, next door to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The MBTA begins daily service Monday – Saturday at 5:35 am with the last train arriving at South Station at 1:10 am. The schedule varies on Sundays and holidays. Fare costs average between $1.70 – $2.00 per ride.

By Bus
The Number 7 Bus on the MBTA Bus Line stops outside the hotel on Summer Street. The bus schedule varies depending on the time of week. Monday – Saturday buses start leaving stations at 5:30 am and the last bus leaves at 10:14 pm. The cost is $1.50 per trip.

Parking Options for YWMLocal – Boston 2014 Attendees:

Convention Center South Lot Parking Information ($15/day) – RECOMMENDED:
With this FREE event being held at the Westin Boston Waterfront, there is a charge for parking if traveling-in by car. The Westin Boston Waterfront is located right next to the Convention Center and we encourage YWMLocal – Boston attendees to use the South Parking Lot at the Convention Center, as it has the most affordable parking fees. Convention Center Parking is $15/day and includes a complimentary shuttle available in the parking lot to easily take you to the front lobby of the Westin. The shuttle picks-up from the shuttle stops along the main aisle of the South Parking Lot. Please allow extra time for shuttle transportation.

For attendees that park at the Convention Center and would prefer to walk, the Westin is a 5-7 minute walk from the South Parking Lot. From the South Parking Lot, follow the path directing you to the entrance of the Convention Center located on the main street level. Once you get to the doors of the Convention Center on the main street level (do not enter the Convention Center), make a right onto “Lawn D” (bright orange walkway and area). Once on “Lawn D,” you will then follow the path to the next street and make a left (“D” Street). Follow the sidewalk on “D Street” and the Westin will be directly in front of you about .1 miles ahead. You can enter the doors on “D” Street and it will take you directly into the foyer area of the Grand Ballroom (the ballroom in which the event is held).

Westin Boston Waterfront Onsite Self-Parking ($36/day):
If attendees would like to opt to park directly at the Westin, self-parking is your most expensive option and is available for $36/day at the hotel.

YWMLocal – Boston 2014, based off of the OAC’s highly successful Your Weight Matters National Convention, will be  hosted in conjunction with ObesityWeek 2014 and in partnership with The Obesity Society and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. If you are interested in learning more about this event or have questions, please email or call (800) 717-3117.

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