• 2013 Technology Symposium

Suffolk University
2013 Technology Symposium
May 22nd-23rd


Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108

Please note: You will need to sign-in with campus security at the entrance to the Law School. We will provide security with a list of all attendees ahead of time so they will know who is attending. For Suffolk University attendees, please bring your campus ID with you.

Download a map of campus (the Law School is building # 14 on this map)


Keynote Address: Dr. Eric Mazur, May 23rd at 10am - Confessions of a Converted Lecturer

"I thought I was a good teacher until I discovered my students were just memorizing information rather than learning to understand the material. Who was to blame? The students? The material? I will explain how I came to the agonizing conclusion that the culprit was neither of these. It was my teaching that caused students to fail! I will show how I have adjusted my approach to teaching and hot it has improved my students' performance significantly."

Dr. Mazur is a scientist, research, and eductional innovator and has pioneered the "flipped classroom." His use of active learning technologies to engage his students has revolutionized the college classroom - the traditional space of learning. In this interactive Keynote Address, Dr. Mazur will use active learning technologies to engage the audience and share his confessions as a converted lecturer!


Symposium Program:

An "at-a-glance" overview of the Technology Symposium.

A complete listing of presenters arranged according to each day's Concurrent Sessions. 

Please note: the "at-a-glance" version of the program now includes your allocated presentation. Every attendee will have a copy of this overview in their folder so you will have this information with you at all times.

* Raffles: during breakfast on both days, lunch on Day 1, and after the Keynote address on Day 2 we will be raffling books. At the close of the symposium we will be raffling a Kindle Fire. You must be present to win at each of these raffles!


Suffolk University attendees (including presenters) register here.

Non-Suffolk University attendees (including presenters) register here.

* Please bring your laptop/ipad/tablet with you.  We will have WIFI.  You may find it very helpful to follow along on your own device with what the presenters are demonstrating *

Getting to Suffolk University Law School:

Public Transportation

Suffolk's location in the heart of Boston's Downtown means we are easily accessible via public transportation. Please note that no parking is available at Suffolk University for attendees of the Technology Sympoisum. It would be best to use public transportation. If you need to drive in for this event, there is information below on the closest public parking garages.

Closest T (subway) stops:

Blue Line: Government Center

Green Line: Park Street

Orange Line: State Street

Red Line: Park Street


Via the Blue Line: from Wonderland Station to Government Center (the Blue Line also connects to Logan International Airport)

Via the Green Line: from Lechmere to Haymarket; from Riverside to Park Street; from Boston College to Park Street; from Cleveland Circle to Park Street; from Heath Street to Park Street

Via the Orange Line: from Alewife, Braintree or Ashmont to Park Street


Closest Commuter Rail Stops (and connections to the subway):

Porter Square (on the Red Line)

South Station (on the Red Line)

North Station (on the Orange Line and Green Line)

For more information, visit the MBTA website.


Driving Directions to Suffolk Law School:

From the North:

Take Expressway 93S or Route 1 South (the two merge in Boston) across the Leonard-Zakim-Bunker Hill bridge into the new 93S tunnel. Take exit 24A to Government Center. At the stoplight, veer right. At the end of the exit, go straight into Clinton Street to the next stoplight, and turn left onto North Street. Turn right onto State Street. State Street becomes Court Street. Turn left onto Tremont Street.


From the South:

Take Southeast Expressway (I-93N) to Boston to exit 23 Government Center. Turn left onto William McClellan Highway; turn slight left onto North Street; turn left onto Congress Street; turn right onto State Street; State Street becomes Court Street; turn left onto Tremont Street.

From the West:

Take Massachusetts Turnpike 90 East to Expressway I-93N; enter the new I-93N tunnel; take exit 23 toward Government Center; turn left onto William McClellan Highway; turn slight left onto North Street; turn left onto Congress Street; turn right onto State Street; State Street becomes Court Street; turn left onto Tremont Street.



From Logan Airport:

Exit the airport and follow the signs to Boston/Sumner Tunnel; there is a $3.00 toll when traveling from the tunnel into Boston; upon exiting the tunnel bear right; immediately after the first traffic light, take the second left and then a sharp left onto Blackstone Street; at the end of Blackstone Street turn right onto North Street; proceed to the first traffic light, intersection of North Street and Congress Street; turn right onto Congress Street; follow the signs to the Government Center Garage on New Chardon Street (Safe Harbor Parking) approximately three blocks ahead on your left.


Driving Directions to Local (within walking distance of Suffolk University) Area Parking Garages:

Boston Common Garage

Center Plaza Parking

Government Center Garage

If you'd prefer, you can park further out in Cambridge at Alewife T Station and take the Red Line in to Park Street. Parking here is $7.00 per day (a cheaper option than the garages closer to Suffolk University Law School).



If you need a hotel for your stay in Boston, there are a number that are located within walking distance of the symposium venue. Please see here for a detailed map and more information about each hotel.


Restaurant Options:

Lunch is provided on the first day of the symposium (May 22nd). Lunch is on-your-own on the second day of the symposium (May 23rd). There are many eatery options within walking distance of the Law School; some of these are listed below:






Clover (Clover sets up a food cart at the entrance to Boston Common along Tremont Street)

Emmetts Pub and Restaurant


Parker’s Restaurant (at the Omni Parker House Hotel)

Piperi Mediterranean Grill



Sultan’s Kitchen


UFood Grill

Union Oyster House


If you have any questions or comments please contact Christina DiRico at cdirico@suffolk.edu or Danny Fontaine at dfontaine@suffolk.edu

Technology Symposium

May 22nd & 23rd


Keynote Address: Confessions of a Converted Lecturer, Eric Mazur

May 23rd from 10 - 11:30am


Questions and/or Comments Please contact Christina DiRico or Danny Fontaine