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2023 Conference

JULY 23-26

This event has ended. Thank you to all our attendees!

The GRA's Annual Conference is coming to New England.

The GRA’s Annual Conference will be held in Worcester, MA, on July 23-26. 

Our host, Worcester Regional Research Bureau, invites you to join us in one of the country’s most vibrant mid-size cities — affectionately known as the “Heart of the Commonwealth.”

We believe this conference offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for researchers to learn from and share ideas about governments’ recovery plans after COVID-19, the policy challenges facing our governments, and the cultural forces shaping our debates.


Meet dozens of the country’s best governmental policy researchers.


Join panels, skill-sharing sessions, networking events, and workshops.


We’ll cover the issues you care most about: Housing, transit, education, DEI, ARPA, economic development, and much more.


GRA member price for full access to four days of conference events.

$400 for non-members.

Sign up to the GRA Reporter
for more details.

Stay tuned to the GRA Reporter for the full conference schedule, speakers and social media assets!

We’ll update this page regularly ahead of the conference. Check back for more details!


We invite you to stay at the AC Hotel Worcester.

Use our group rate for $169 USD a night by Friday, June 23. 

The AC Hotel is two blocks away from JMAC, where most events will be held, and a 4-minute walk to Union Station if you’re traveling by train. Find directions here.


Flying to the conference? We got you covered.

You will likely arrive at Boston Logan International Airport or Worcester Regional Airport. 

Please plan ahead for all transportation options.

Here’s how to travel from both airports to the AC Hotel:

Boston Logan


Take the Silver Line Rapid Transit Bus to South Station, and take the Commuter Rail to Union Station on the Framingham/Worcester Line.


Worcester Regional


Take the 2 Line from Worcester Airport to Union Station. This is a limited service stop. (Does not run on Sundays.)

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