Hartford is the Capital of the State of Connecticut and one of the oldest cities in the state. It has been nicknamed the “Insurance Capital of the World” since it hosts many insurance company headquarters and insurance is the region’s major industry.

Places to Visit

  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue, Springfield, MA 01105 (877) 4HOOPLA, www.hoophall.com
  • Six Flags New England https://www.sixflags.com/newenglandPhysical location is Route 159, 1623 Main Street, Agawam, MA 01001 – From Connecticut – Take I-91 North to Exit 47W. Follow Route 190 West to Route 159 North, then continue 3.8 miles to Six Flags New England
  • Connecticut Science Center at 250 Columbus Boulevard is accessible by a pedestrian bridge from the Connecticut Convention Center https://ctsciencecenter.org/
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is the nation’s oldest continuously-operating public art museum. There are 5 connected buildings holding approximately 50,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years. It is located at 600 Main Street. https://thewadsworth.org/
  • Trinity College is a private liberal arts college located at 300 Summit Street. It is a beautiful 100-acre campus with a classic collegiate architectural feel. http://www.trincoll.edu
  • Mark Twain House & Museum is where the author wrote his most famous works, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He raised his family in the house from 1874 – 1891. Visit http://www.marktwainhouse.org  for more information. As a bonus, you can walk across the street and visit the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe who was a friend of Twain’s.
  • Bushnell Park is the oldest publicly funded park in the United States http://www.bushnellpark.org/ and is home to the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch which is open for tours and the vintage 1914 Bushnell Park Carousel where you can ride during open hours for one dollar. There are tree-lined walking paths in this 50-acre park. Many of the city’s most popular restaurants are located here, along with food truck vendors during some weekends and special events.

Medical Emergency Needs

Alert Organizer via Stage/Hive Event Team of any Urgent Medical Issues
Alert Convention Center Staff/Security of any Emergency Situations or if you feel anything is amiss.

First Aid Center

Medical Personnel will be available in the Pre-function area outside of the Exhibit Halls during all open hours of the event both days.

Hartford Hospital Emergency Dept.
80 Seymour Street
Hartford CT 06102
Emergency Dept. is open 24 hours a day
The ER is located to the right of the hospital’s main entrance.


Connecticut Convention Center

Connecticut Convention Center is accessible at street level with its main lobby entrance off Columbus Boulevard. The motor lobby entrance is accessible through the parking garage at Level P1, the DASH Shuttle drop off entrance and the Marriott Hartford Downtown.

The Connecticut Convention Center is wheelchair accessible.  There are elevators located at street and pre-function levels with ramps available throughout the Center. Bathrooms in the Center are wheelchair accessible. The Center’s parking facilities have specifically marked and reserved parking spaces.

Service animals (i.e. dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities) are welcome at the Center — provided they are leashed or under similar control as appropriate. Owners take full responsibility for their animals. If you have a service animal accompanying you during this event, you must alert the organizer in advance.

Connecticut Convention Center rules state that NO outside food and/or beverages may be brought into the Convention Center. (also see “Where to Eat” for further details)