Get prepped for PLAY 2019: A guide to Boston

Brightcove 5/3/2019

PLAY 2019 is less than two weeks away! While you’re in Boston for this can’t-miss event, we hope you have a chance to take advantage of all this city has to offer. From historic sites to delicious eats, there’s so much to do and explore in Boston during this time of year. Here are some ideas on fun things to do while you’re in town for PLAY.

Guide to Boston

PLAY 2019 will take place at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, located in Back Bay—and there are a variety of nearby, easy-to-get-to attractions.

If you’re in the mood for some shopping, head over to the Prudential Center or take a stroll down Newbury Street. And while you’re at the Prudential Center, be sure to check out the Skywalk Observatory for an amazing 360-degree view of Boston.

For some delicious Italian food, consider making your way to the North End, and don’t miss out on your opportunity to get a delicious cannoli at Mike’s Pastry. While you’re in the area, check out Christopher Columbus Park for beautiful waterfront views.

If you’re interested in taking in some of Boston’s historic sights, check out the Freedom Trail and Faneuil Hall. Or consider taking a Boston Duck Tour to see even more of what the city has to offer.

For some fresh air, take a stroll down the Boston Harborwalk—and explore the Innovation District while you’re in the seaport. If you’re looking for the perfect spot to have a picnic and take in some sun, head over to the Public Garden or the Boston Common.

Interested in checking out some museums while you’re in town? Consider spending a few hours at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art, or the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

What to expect at PLAY 2019

But let’s not forget about the reason you’ll be in town in the first place: PLAY 2019, a can’t-miss event for industry leaders and innovators. So, what can you expect at this year’s conference?

The theme of PLAY 2019 is break through. In a world where technology is constantly shifting, audiences are demanding, and competition is fierce, it can be hard to find inspiration. At PLAY 2019, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from exciting, motivating speakers about how to immerse yourself in what’s new and what’s next in the world of video. Our content will focus on topics like how to create videos that stand out in the monsoon of online content, and how to safely distribute your content across channels, audiences, and geographies.

And for the first time ever, PLAY will include a full day of hands-on workshops! On Tuesday, May 14, attendees who pay a small additional cost will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of workshops, including the Tech-a-Thon, Designing the Right OTT Model from A to Z, and Corporate Video Production Boot Camp: Practical Tips and Techniques from the Trenches.

This year’s PLAY is shaping up to be one of our best yet, and I know I speak for the entire Brightcove team when I say that I hope you join us! We’d love this opportunity to connect with you on all things video.