Attending with Children

Families are welcome at NIME6! To make it possible for caregiving fathers and lactating mothers to participate in the conference, we have the following services and information available for your convenience.

A room will be available in the BU Photonics Center for lactating mothers to care for their children, and as a cry room when your little one needs a break from the conference.

Children are welcome in sessions, but we invite you to use the cry room if needed as a courtesy to the presenters and attendees.  If you prefer to arrange for childcare, please contact Yank’l Garcia for a list of BU Music Education students and area providers who you may contract for care.

Accommodations for Families with Children

For those attending with small children, we highly recommend booking a nearby hotel because the dormitory-style housing at Buick Street is not convenient for families, and cribs are not available for infants. Booking a hotel will cost approximately the same as renting two dormitory rooms per night at Buick Street, which would be necessary since rooms have only single beds. We recommend booking your hotel early for the best rates.

If you choose to book rooms at Buick Street, please keep in mind the following. Children old enough to require their own bed will need a separate booking. Please make it clear in the special request box that you wish to share a suite with your child. You will need to do so on both your booking as well as your child’s. Also, please e-mail Tawnya Smith so that we can double-check that you are placed in the same suite with your child. If you plan to share your room with an infant, there is no need for a separate booking, but you will need to provide your own crib. More Accommodations information 

Traveling with Children

Parents who hold an MBTA pass may bring up to two children with them at no additional charge, assuming that the children are age 11 and under. If you have additional needs or questions, please contact Tawnya Smith as soon as possible with your requests. More Transportation information