The 60th Annual IHS Convention & Expo will be held in the Seaport District also called the South Boston Waterfront, the city's most rapidly changing neighborhood.
Traditionally, port and shipping facilities, marine industries, warehouses, tanneries, and other industrial buildings filled this area and then mostly fell into disuse - but by the 1980s, a renaissance could be seen.
Fast forward to now: a new section of Boston's subway links the South Boston Waterfront to South Station. Water taxis speed passengers to and from Logan Airport and Boston's Downtown Waterfront. Several large financial services and legal firms have large offices here. Residential space ranges from trendy lofts carved out of old factories to sleek new highrises.
And all kinds of new attractions and amenities are already popping up here as part of the first wave of massive redevelopment plans designed to totally transform this area.