2016 NAOTA Conference Attendee Page
The Ohara School of Ikebana Massachusetts is very honored to host the 2016 NAOTA conference in our region this year. To help our guests get the most out of this years conference we will put useful information here to keep you informed. Welcome to Boston / Cambridge!
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Hiroko Matsuyama & Russell Bowers
2016 NAOTA Conference Chairs
Todays Weather in Boston, MA
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Head Master & Professor Profiles
Download Kenzan, Shipping & Transportation Information Here
The schedule is subject to change, but you can download the latest schedule here.
Boston Art & Garden Excursion
The Ohara School of Ikebana Massachusetts will be offering Conference Attendees a self guided tour of the Fenway Rose Garden and the MFA (Museum of Fine Arts). Sign up on Eventbrite here! (you will need the event password. If you don't know it, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org) Our tour guide will help you across town to the garden first then a short walk over to the museum. You can have lunch and spend as much time as you like there. There is no charge for the garden but you will need to pay to enter the MFA, for lunch and for your transportation via Bus or Taxi (so please plan accordingly).
What to Bring
For the Conference Ikebana Workshops:
A- group (2nd Master and above)
B- group (Instructor to associate 2nd Master)
Do you need any ikebana supplies (Kenzan / Shippo, etc) for the conference? You can pre order them from Boston Ikebana and pick them up at the beginning of the conference. Just choose delivery method as "In Class Pickup". Send an email to email@example.com and ask for your NAOTA 5% Discount Code.
For on the Go:
Boston Weather in August
Expect tolerable temperature at night and in the morning, but warmer temperature in the afternoons. Possibly high humidity and a chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
Average High 80 f
Typically between 78 and 82 f
Average Low 68 f
In most years, Boston averages a daily maximum temperature for August that's between 78 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit (25 to 28 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 63 and 66 °F (17 to 19 °C).
The days at Boston start to cool during August. By the end of the month, the temperature has dropped around 4 °F (2 °C) below what it was at the start.
15 days 80 °F max. or more (27 °C)27 days70 °F min. or less (21 °C)Nearly every day in August warms to over 70 °F (21 °C) in Boston. The city averages 3 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 90s °F (over 32 °C). Temperatures above 100 °F (38 °C) are not expected here during August.
At night, the thermometer dips to 60 °F (16 °C) or below on 5 days. August only becomes as cold as 50 °F (10 °C) about once a decade.
More Details Here.
Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Overlooking Boston
575 Memorial Dr.Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 02139-4896
Tel: +1 617 492 1234
Sophisticated and contemporary, Hyatt Regency Cambridge is a stylish hotel overlooking the Boston skyline. A proud recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award, our Boston hotel features contemporary rooms with breathtaking views of the scenic Charles River and downtown Boston. Tour the Freedom Trail, visit art museums, or catch a game at historic Fenway Park, all just a complimentary shuttle ride away from Hyatt Regency Cambridge.
Nestled between legendary colleges and universities such as Harvard, MIT, Boston University and Boston College and conveniently located just minutes from innovative companies and start-ups such as AT&T, Yahoo and Amazon, our Cambridge hotel is the ideal place to conduct business or academic pursuits in Boston. Enjoy seasonal New England cuisine at Zephyr on the Charles, offering sweeping views of Boston’s Charles River. Sip a cocktail at the Zephyr Lounge and relax on our outdoor, seasonal patio on warm spring night.
Located near Harvard Square and both Boston and Cambridge’s city center, our hotel is an ideal meeting place with 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor venue space for hosting a conference, meeting or event. Our elegant meeting spaces coupled with our culinary expertise add sophistication to any event. Corporate travelers enjoy state-of-the-art high-tech meeting facilities, a 24-hour business center and easy access to the Hynes and BCEC Convention Centers.
Sightseeing, Shopping & Transportation
Boston Red Sox Baseball
The Fenway Park where the Boston Red Sox play offer daily tours of the stadium for only $ 18. You need to register here, and they only book about 2 weeks out. So you will need to check in about 2 weeks before the conference.
During the conference, there are two local baseball games. Please be aware that before and after the games, traffic in the Fenway area can be very congested.
Red Sox Full Game Schedule