Worldwide Universities Network Banquet Dinner and Film Screening

   April 30, 2017
   University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center
:30 - 10:00 PM

Event Details
The Worldwide Universities Network Banquet Dinner and screening of the 2016 film "Destruction of Memory" will be held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on April 30, 2017. The event will be held on the 11th floor of the Campus Center from 5:30PM - 10:00PM. Tickets are $58.00/person.

To purchase tickets, click "Register Now" above. 

More information about the WUN Heritage Workshop at UMass Amherst can be found here.

Please contact Hotel UMass: or 877-822-2110.

Travel Information
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From Airports to UMass Amherst 

Travel times to UMass Amherst from Airports
From Hartford Bradley Airport: 45 minutes to 1 hour
From Boston Logan Airport: 2 - 3 hours
From NYC JFK Airport: 3 - 4 hours

From Hartford Bradley, Boston Logan, or NYC area airports (JFK, Newark, or LaGuardia), we recommend individuals take Valley Transporter. Please register to do so at this website: Information about costs can be found there. When selecting your drop off/pick up location Hotel UMass is listed as "Campus Center Hotel", please make your selection accordingly.

You may also consider reserving one of the car services listed here. Advanced reservation is highly recommended.  

If you are interested in renting a car, please visit the website of the airport at which you are arriving.

From UMass Amherst to New York

Total travel time: Approximately 5 - 6 hours

Amtrak runs trains regularly from Springfield, MA (about 1 hour from UMass Amherst) to New York City Penn Station.

  1. UMass Amherst to Amtrak Train in Springfield, MA
    To get from UMass Amherst to the Amtrak Train service in Springfield, you may take a taxi from Hotel UMass (UMass Conference Services can provide information about this). Alternatively you may want to coordinate a car service for a group in advance (see list above). Travel time is approximately 1 hour. Cost is approximately $70 for a taxi.

  2. Amtrak Train from Springfield to New York City Penn Station
    On May 2, Amtrak train times of departures to New York City Penn Station are 5:50AM and 2:50PM for non-stop trains; 6:40AM, 10AM, 4:05PM, and 6:55PM for trains with one stop or transfer. Travel time is approximately 4 hours. Costs range from US $37-71.

    We highly recommend making advanced reservations with Amtrak. See Amtrak web page for more details and to purchase tickets ahead of time. You may also purchase tickets at the train station. Amtrak train service times, availability, and costs are subject to change. Please check the Amtrak website directly when making your travel plans. When searching for trains from Springfield to New York City, use the codes “SPG” for Springfield, MA (not Springfield, IL) and “NYP” for New York City Penn Station.

  3. New York City Penn Station to ONE UN New York Hotel
    When you arrive at Penn Station in New York City, take a taxi to ONE UN New York Hotel at 1 United Nations Plaza (212) 758-1234. Travel time is approximately ½ hour. Rates may vary, but expect $10-15.

Contact Leyla Keough at with any questions or concerns.
More information about the WUN Heritage Workshop at UMass Amherst can be found here
More information about the the WUN Annual Meetings in New York City can be found here.