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Registration, Venue, Hotel and Travel Information

 
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Registration


The EITA-New Media and Bio 2014 at MIT is a free event, no charge. Registration for the event is now open.

 

Two ways to register:


Insurance: Participants are advised to arrange adequate travel and health insurance themselves.

 

Venue Information

 

Conference Room Assignments:

The EITA-New Media and Bio 2014 at MIT will be held at [Room 54-100, the Green Building] and [Room 56-114, Room 56-154, the Whitaker Building], Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, U.S.A. (Address: 21 Ames St, Cambridge, MA 02139).

Note: (Building 54) and (Building 56) are just a short walk from subway Kendall Square/MIT, Cambridge, MA.


MIT Wi-Fi Internet Access:

Wireless connections for guests and visitors of MIT are available through the MIT GUEST network. This network does not require authentication, is not encrypted, and is not intended to access internal resources.

How to Connect: It is easy to connect to the MIT GUEST wireless network with a wireless device. Since there are no restrictions to connecting, your device should be able to "see" the network as one of the open wireless options and connect instantly. If your device can not see the network, contact the IS&T Help Desk for assistance.

 

Where to Eat:

  • Forbes Family Café. The Forbes Family Café is located within MIT's Ray and Maria Stata Center. The brightly-lit, 220-seat café serves food on the weekdays, opening at 7:30 a.m. The menu includes sandwiches, salads, soup, pizza, pasta, hot entrees, sushi and on-the-go snacks. There is also a Starbucks Coffee stand.
  • The Koch Café (500 Main Street, Building 76) - Nested in the heart of the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT on Main Street in Kendall Square, The Koch Café is open for breakfast, lunch and late afternoon dining.
  • Additional Restaurant List (PDF).

 

Useful Links:

 

Hotel Information

 

Accommodations in the Boston area can be pricey, and depending on when you visit, very hard to find.

To help you plan your visit to MIT, we have prepared the following list of hotels. Please note that some hotels are easily accessible by the MBTA, known as "the T", subway system.

 

Recommended Conference Hotels:

The following are the recommended conference hotels (closet to campus):

Hotel Name
Address   
Phone  
Price
(Group Rate)

  Current 
Availability 

from/to
MIT

Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
(800) 228-9290
(617) 494-6600  

Single: $249 + taxes
Cut off Date: July 10, 2014
Goup Block: the Emerging Information and Technology Conference Room Block
Reservation webpage to book your group rate : please click the link below
Emerging Information and Technology Conference Room Block
 July 30-August 1
 within a 5-minute walking distance
Courtyard Boston Downtown
275 Tremont Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
(617) 426-1400
(800) 321-2211

Single: $209 + taxes
Cut off Date: July 9, 2014
Group Block: the Emerging Information and Technology Conference Room Block
 July 30-August 1  Directions to MIT

 

Note: MIT, Boston Marriott Cambridge hotel, Courtyard Boston Downtown/Tremont are easily accessible by MBTA subway system, known as "the T". The closest subway station to the MIT campus is Kendall Square/MIT on the Red Line subway.

 

Additional Hotel Options:

 

Getting to Campus

 

Directions to MIT:

The campus map has directions for getting to MIT from the airport, via public transportation, and by car or Hood blimp.

 

Parking:

Parking in Cambridge and Boston can be expensive and hard to find. Whenever possible, park your car at the hotel and use public transportation to get to the MIT campus. If you must drive to the campus, on- and off-street parking is available for a fee, but most public parking is not very close to the center of the MIT campus. More parking information is available at the campus map website.

Public transportation:

Boston's public transportation system, the MBTA, known as "the T", was the first subway in the United States and continues to be one of the easiest ways to get around Boston/Cambridge.

The closest subway station to campus is Kendall Square on the Red Line. You may also want to consider going to Central Square (also on the Red Line) or taking the #1 or CT1 bus across the Charles River from Back Bay, depending on where you are coming from and your destination on campus.

 

Getting Around MIT Campus:

The Tech Shuttle provides free transportation around the MIT campus on weekdays from 7:15 am to 7:15 pm. The Tech Shuttle vehicles are accessible to those with disabilities. For the current schedule and information, visit the MIT Parking and Transportation Office website.

Boston Logan Airport

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Please note that MIT, Marriott Boston Cambridge hotel, Courtyard Boston Downtown/Tremont are easily accessible by MBTA subway system.

 

From Boston Logan Airport (BOS) to MIT:

  •  Taxi- Taking a cab is the most convenient way to get to MIT from the airport. During non-rush hour, the taxi ride will take about 15 minutes. During rush hour, the ride could take 30 minutes or more.
  •  Subway- From any terminal at Boston Logan Airport, take the Silver Line bus to South Station. At South Station, change to the Red Line subway to Kendall/MIT (inbound toward Alewife). The travel time is around 30 minutes, and the ticket costs $2.

 

From Boston Logan Airport (BOS) to Boston Marriott Cambridge:

 

From Boston Logan Airport (BOS) to Courtyard Boston Downtown/Tremont:

  • Complimentary shuttle service is provided from each terminal to the Blue Line Subway station. Take Blue Line from Airport to the Government Center stop, where you will transfer to the Green Line towards Boston College, Riverside, or Cleveland Circle. Remain on train for two stops. Get off at "Boylston St" stop ( you will be on the corner of Boylston St and Tremont) and proceed down Tremont Street two blocks. Hotel will be on your left at 275 Tremont St.
  • Click "Maps & Transportation" on the home page of Courtyard Boston Downtown/Tremont hotel to get additional directions to the hotel.

 

 

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