Information for invited speakers

Thank you for agreeing to speak at ArtWingfieldFest! Below I have tried to include all of the information you'll need to plan your trip. If I have missed anything, or if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me directly: (but without the "123").

I'm extremely pleased with our program, and very much looking forward to your visit!

Jonathan Peelle

☆ Special Issue of Experimental Aging Research

Art requested that we put together a special issue of Experimental Aging Research based on the festschrift. I’ve spoken with the editor, Jeff Elias, and this is no problem. We are hoping that all festschrift speakers will be able to contribute a paper; please let Jonathan know if you are able to do so. The general theme will be Age, Hearing, and Speech/Language comprehension; there is no need to directly tie your festschrift talk to the paper, though presumably they will be thematically similar. I think it would work well if most of these were original research reports, although it would also be ok to contribute a review article. Due to length restrictions we will need to avoid very long submissions. What I need soon is a tentative title, author list, and abstract. This is just to hold a place in the publication queue and ALL of this information can change; it’s fine to submit a rather generic title with yourself as the only author, and a generic abstract (i.e. recycled from something else). However, submitting this list will help us to publish in, say, 2015 rather than 2016, which would be great. This will be a tangible keepsake for Art from the festschrift and I know he will very much appreciate having each of you represented!

Please submit your title, abstract, and author list to Jonathan no later than May 15th.


Monday, July 21: Informal reception in the evening (still tentative, but likely)

Tuesday, July 22nd: Scientific program during the day, followed by dinner

Wednesday, July 23rd: Nothing planned, although if enough people are interested we could informally meet for breakfast and/or something touristy in Boston.

Travel Information


The most straightforward airport is Boston Logan International (BOS;, which has the easiest transportation options to the city. For the more adventurous, Providence Rhode Island (PVD; and Manchester New Hampshire (MHT; are also possibilities but are a bit further out.

By train

Amtrak has trains into Back Bay and South Station in downtown Boston.

Public transportation to Brandeis

The university is a 10-minute walk from the Waltham stop on the Fitchburg line of the commuter rail. More information is available on the university website.

Hotel Information

Although you are welcome to stay wherever you like, we recommend considering:

  • The Fairmont Battery Wharf, located in Boston's historic North End (Little Italy). The building contains both condos and the hotel, and is where Art and Eve live. The reception on Monday July 21st will likely be here, or nearby. It is accessible by cab or water taxi from the Boston Airport, and a ~10 minute walk to North Station train station. Use code PRES when making a reservation for a discounted rate.
  • The Harborside Inn is a 10-minute walk from Battery Wharf, near the water and public transportation, and somewhat more affordable than the Fairmont. It is also near to Fanueil Hall and many other downtown Boston attractions.

You may notice that these downtown locations are not near Brandeis, which is in the western suburb of Waltham. We are still working out the details but we will arrange some form of transportation from the Fairmont (and nearby hotels) to Brandeis on the day of the festschrift, so please don't worry about that detail.

(We will be putting up a more complete list of hotel options for other attendees, and more detailed public transportation information, in the coming weeks.)


  • No need to fill out a registration form; we know you are coming. However, please let me know if you will not be able to attend dinner on the 22nd, or have any special dietary requests. Otherwise we will assume you are attending and have no special dietary needs.