Companion Program

If you're planning to join your APSA member in Boston, the Companion Program helps to make the most of your stay. Companion registration is separate from the meeting attendee's.

Online registration closed April 30, but you can still join the celebration! Register on site in Boston at the APSA registration desk, located on the 4th floor of the Boston Marriott Copley Place, during the following times:  
Saturday, May 18 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 19 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 20 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22 6:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Companion Program

Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place
Cost: $290 on or before March 18, 2019; $340 after March 18 and on site in Boston.

Connect with others, see old friends and make new ones. In addition to a complimentary ticket to the Welcome Reception and to the President’s Reception and Banquet, the Companion Program includes exclusive access to a Companion Hospitality Suite. A continental breakfast (a $45/day value!) will be served each day Monday through Wednesday, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., and a professional concierge will be on hand to assist companions with making plans in the Boston area. Registered companions must present their badge for admittance.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum Tour

Date: Tuesday, May 21
Time: 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Cost: $30 USD per person and includes private luxury motor coach transportation, admission, self-guided tour, boxed lunch and refreshments.
NOTE: due to the popularity of this event pre-registration is required.
A Visit to the John F. Kennedy Library — a Moving Celebration of the Leadership and Legacy of John F. Kennedy 

APSA is proud to present to meeting attendees and their family members a visit to the JFK Library during the free afternoon in the meeting schedule. This trip to one of the most-visited sites in Boston includes private luxury motor coach transportation, admission, self-guided tour and boxed lunch. The cost for APSA meeting attendees and their family members is $30 per person, which is a 60% discount.  

At the JFK Library & Museum you will view a 17-minute film introducing John F Kennedy, “the candidate,” and browse the self-guided exhibits of John F. Kennedy, “the President.” In the museum you will enter the recreated world of the Kennedy Presidency for a first-hand experience of John F. Kennedy’s life, legacy and leadership. See events of the 1960’s through President Kennedy’s eyes and narrated in his voice; relive the time during the Kennedy Presidential Campaign, the Kennedy & Nixon debates, the Kennedy Presidency and the Cuban Missile Crisis; and experience his optimism and wit and be inspired by the hope and idealism that captivated America.

Companion Book Swap & Meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 22
Time: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Marriott Boston Copley Place, Atrium, 3rd Fl.

Share the stories you cherish and see what other companions have loved reading. Pass along some of your favorite actual books – or just the titles – and maybe you'll get a recommendation that leads you to a new author, series or genre. It will conclude with a brief meeting to discuss ideas and suggestions for future companion programs.

Annual Fundraiser Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities© Boston Harbor

It's a tradition for APSA to help the local Ronald McDonald House. Please donate generously to help the children and families who come to the Ronald McDonald House Charities© Boston Harbor, the beneficiary of this year's fundraiser. Donations can be made during online registration, and look for the collection bins at the the APSA registration desk and at the hospitality breakfasts when on site in Boston. Thank you for making a big difference in little lives!

Ronald McDonald House at Boston Harbor (RMHBH), formerly called Home Away Boston, is an alliance between Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern New England (RMHC of ENE) and Home Away Boston. They currently have 12 apartments; 11 for families and 1 community space where families come together for meals and family programs.