SSFIR Conference Travel and Accommodation Logistics

All meals listed on the agenda will be included in the SFIR registration. Vegetarian and gluten free options will be available.  

The Social Sector Franchise Innovations Roundtable will be held at the University of New Hampshire campus in Durham, New Hampshire, USA. UNH is about one hour and fifteen minutes north of Boston, or 40 miles east of Manchester, NH, and is easily accessible by car, bus, or Amtrak train. The Amtrak train stops right on campus. See below for more details on transportation methods.

Parking and Holloway Commons

(See map below)

The SSFIR conference will be held in the Holloway Commons Squamscott/Cocheco Room(Main Street and Quad Way). Parking is located in C Lot (GPS:  6 Mill Road, Durham, NH).  There is a $1 hourly charge for parking.

University of New Hampshire Campus (click for directions & maps)

Hotel Information – Durham, NH

Holiday Inn Express
2 Main St
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 868-1234
Please call Holiday Inn Express and ask for the “Social Sector Franchise Roundtable” rate of $129.00 a night.


Airports, Shuttle, Bus, Taxi, and Amtrak Information

Airports: Durham is reachable via Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts (airport code: BOS) or Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Manchester, NH (airport code: MHT). Durham is approximately 1 hour from both of these airports; however, flights and ground transportation are far less expensive if you fly into Boston. 

Shuttle: To get to Durham or Portsmouth from the airport, you have the option of taking a shuttle service or a bus.  The shuttle service will bring you directly to your hotel and will cost approximately $100 one-way. 

Bus: The C&J bus will bring you to Portsmouth, NH (a 15-minute drive from campus) and will cost approximately $25 one-way.  You will not need to make reservations for the bus, but will need to pay for your ticket either ahead of time on the C&J website using your credit card or when you arrive in Portsmouth (either cash or credit card).  The driver will not process payments.

Taxi: The taxi from Portsmouth to UNH will cost approximately $42 via Great Bay Taxi: (603) 431–4555.

AMTRAK: The AMTRAK Downeaster leaves North Station in Boston several times a day and makes a stop at the UNH depot at the north end of campus. You will need to take a taxi to the Durham hotels (Holiday Inn Express and Three Chimneys Inn) from the train station.