Venue & Transportation

We’re excited to announce that WITS ’19 will take place at the Holiday Inn Portland–By The Bay.

The address of the hotel is 88 Spring St, Portland, ME 04101, USA. We have a block of rooms reserved at a super discounted rate of $150 USD/night so you can make the most of the camaraderie of WITS by staying local.

Click here to book your hotel room at the Holiday Inn Portland–By The Bay.

Looking to find a roommate? Join our Facebook group and check out our roommate signup list! Use these resources to list a room you have available or contact someone else looking for a roommate.

When to get to WITS.

Official summit activities begin on the morning of Friday, May 3rd (note to WITS veterans that this is earlier than we have begun in the past) and will last through the evening of Sunday, May 5th (we’re ending this year with a special reception later than we have in years past!).

Pre- and post-conference tours and FAM trips will begin a few days before the 3rd and end a few days after the 5th. We’ll announce more information about these in spring 2019. If you wish to book your travel before we release tour dates to save on cost, we recommend coming into town one-to-three days before the conference officially begins and/or staying one-to-three days after it ends so that you can join us on tours and maximize your time sightseeing in the area before and after you’re stuck in the hotel all day!

How to get to WITS.

 All attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to attend WITS! As of right now, there is no group travel plan.

Portland is a well-connected city with many transportation options, including:

  1. •  Flying direct into Portland International Jetport.
  2. •  Flying to another airport like Boston Logan International and taking an Amtrak train up to Portland.
  1. •  There are a number of bus, train, and even ferry (!) options to get to Portland as well.
  1. •  Driving! Click here to see the WITS ‘19 carpool buddy list. If you’re driving, use this form to find someone to share your ride with. If you need a ride, use this form to find someone driving to (or from) WITS from your town or city.

Please note: WITS does not match roommates or carpool buddies. It is your responsibility to make these connections.