DIUC19 Day 1: Welcome to Boston!

by | Aug 5, 2019 | General BI

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Today we kick off our Dimensional Insight Users Conference (DIUC) in Boston. And this year is a very special one for our company – it marks 30 years that we’ve been in business!

If you’re here in Boston for the conference (or even if you just want to follow along from wherever you are), here’s what you can expect at DIUC today. I’ve also provided some ideas for excursions if you have some free time.

On the DIUC19 schedule

Training: Today we kick things off with training at 1:00 p.m. on the 4th floor of the Boston Marriott Copley Place. If you’re in a training session, be sure to bring your own machine with you.

Opening reception: Our welcome reception for attendees will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the hotel. Join us for drinks and appetizers as we welcome you to Boston for the next few days.

Get out and explore Boston

If you’re not flying in on Monday, you’ll have some free time in the morning. (And non-trainees will have afternoon time too!) If you want to get out and see some of Boston, below is a one-hour walking tour of sights close to the Marriott.

For this tour, head up Huntington Ave. to the Boston Public Library. The current library building was built in 1895 and is a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

Next, walk down Boylston St. to the Boston Public Garden. Here you’ll see beautiful flowers on display. If you have some free time, make sure you take a Swan Boat ride – tickets are only $4 each!

As you head out the Boston Public Garden, walk by the Make Way for Ducklings statue. This statue was created after the Robert McCloskey book and is a definite Boston photo op.

From there, head to the Boston Common and the Massachusetts State House. Onsite tours of the State House are available if you have some extra time.

From the Boston Common, head back to the hotel. This map shows you heading back via St. James Ave., but if you want to browse some high-end shops on your way back, take a stroll down Newbury St. instead.

If you have more time

Some ideas if you have a few hours to spare:

Rose Kennedy Greenway: This park was built after the Big Dig was put underground in the early 2000’s. Take a walking tour or download an app to see the Augmented Reality Art display at the Greenway.

Source: Rose Kennedy Greenway

Freedom Trail: The Freedom Trail is 2.5 miles long and connects 16 historical sites associated with the American Revolution. It starts at the Boston Common and winds its way through Downtown Boston, Faneuil Hall, the North End, and Charlestown. When you’re in the North End, definitely pop into Mike’s Pastry – and save a cannoli for me!

Connect on social media

We’ll be sharing pictures and news from DIUC19 on social media. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram. Also share your own thoughts with the hashtag #DIUC19.

We’re so happy to have you in Boston – let’s have a great conference!

Kathy Sucich
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