The meetings will take place in MIT's Ashdown house, building W1. This map shows where Ashdown is located on campus.
Just a reminder that the date is July 14-16 here at MIT (you fly into Boston Logan). The 2 hotels really close to the MIT campus are:
Cambridge Marriott (Kendall Square)
2 Cambridge Center
$199 per night (say you are with MIT else it's $250)
The Marriot is located at the intersection of Broadway and Main. One entrance of the Marriot is adjacent to the Kendal Square T station. The T station is between buildings E38 and E28 on Main Street. On this map the Marriot is on the right hand side, it is the gray, unmarked building. Ashdown would be just off the edge of the left hand side of the map. The left hand side of the map shows Massachusetts Avenue. Ashdown is just across Mass Ave.
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Drive
(there's a competing convention here so I couldn't get discount room rates yet).
The Hyatt is at the extreme west end of campus. The campus is about 1.5 miles from end to end. Ashdown is at the halfway point along the riverfront. This map shows the west end of campus. The Hyatt is the grey unmakred building on the map just to the left of W91.
If you would like to secure accommodations on the MIT campus for the meeting, you may do so at the following address:
The attendees staying a dorm will be staying in McCormik Hall, building W4. This map shows where McCormik is located on campus. It is located right next door to Ashdown, building W1.
Please direct housing questions to:
MIT Conference Services
If you prefer other hotels in the area, then make sure they have easy access to the subway (T) system, preferrably the red line anywhere, or the green line in Boston only. If you have any questions about locations, just ask me or Paul.
The Marriott wins on convenience to public transportation, but like many places in the boston area, it's on the pricey side. However, I would not recommend getting a rental car if you stay around MIT because driving around Boston requires that you have driven a lot around Boston before, there's no parking, and Boston slapped all these stupid taxes on car rentals at the airport.
If you fly in between 2pm-7pm, plan on taking the T from the airport. It's pretty easy and I will get maps on the web. The construction downtown will make walking a preferable alternative to a taxi.
Here are the standard instructions for getting to MIT.
Don't forget to register with us. Register by send mail to the cartel list. It doesn't cost anything but we need to know how many people are coming so that we can plan for food and room on the boat. :)