Emtech MIT 2012

October 24–26, 2012 • Cambridge, MA

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Hotel & Travel

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Cambridge


Hyatt Regency Cambridge

575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139

Phone: 617-492-1234

http://cambridge.hyatt.com/

Hyatt Regency Cambridge is located along the scenic Charles River overlooking the Boston skyline and is in the midst of two uncommonly exciting cities, Boston and Cambridge. Discover Boston and Cambridge at a hotel just minutes from Boston, adjacent to MIT, Harvard and Boston Universities.

The Hyatt's guests are greeted with a dynamic 16-story atrium lobby featuring 470 newly renovated guestrooms. Zephyr on the Charles is the hotel's full service restaurant featuring eclectic dining, extraordinary views and authentic service. Our state-of-the art Hyatt Stay Fit Health Club features a 75 ft heated indoor pool, eucalyptus sauna and steam room.

Discounted Conference Rate: $235/night plus tax

Reservations: Learn more and book online with the discounted conference rate.
You may also reserve your stay by phone at: 1-888-421-1442
Group rate available until October 2, 2012



Hotel Le Meridien


Le Méridien Cambridge-MIT

20 Sidney Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Phone: 1-617-577-0200
Toll-Free: 1-800-543-4300

http://www.lemeridiencambridge.com

Anchoring the renowned University Park at MIT, Le Méridien Cambridge-MIT stands amidst an area legendary for its infrastructure of invention. Situated in the heart of Central Square in Cambridge, the hotel is steps away from a culturally diverse area renowned for its cuisine and shopping, easily accessible from Logan Airport and just minutes from Boston city centre. Le Méridien Cambridge-MIT’s elegant guest rooms and suites offer a place of luxurious sanctuary and unmatched comfort.

Discounted Conference Rate: $279/night plus tax

Reservations: Learn more and book online with the discounted conference rate. Group rate available until September 28, 2012.

Venue Information & Maps

MIT Media Lab
Building E14
75 Amherst Street
(Corner of Ames and Amherst)
Cambridge, MA 02139

EmTech MIT will be held in 6th floor event space.

Conference Location: Entire 6th floor of Building E14
Attendee Registration: Lobby on 1st Floor of Building E14
Press and Speaker Registration: 6th Floor of Building E14

Map: MIT Media Lab
Taxi Pickup: 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA

Directions to MIT

MIT is located on the north shore of the Charles River Basin in Cambridge, MA, USA. The campus is within 3 miles of two major interstate highways and less than 6 miles from a major international airport; it is accessible via public transportation. MIT is a 15-30 minute walk from downtown Boston (depending on the weather). MIT is a 30-40 minute walk from Harvard University, which is located just up the river from MIT.

Via Public Transportation

MBTA ("The T") Subway - Take the Red Line subway to the Kendall/MIT Station.

From the Kendall/MIT Station:
Turn right on Hayward St.
Walk approx. 1 block S on Hayward St.
Turn right on Amherst St.
Walk approx. 1 block SW on Amherst St.

From Logan Airport

By Taxi - Taxi fare from the airport is about $20-$25. During non-rush hour, the taxi ride will take about 15 minutes. During rush hour, the ride could take 30 minutes.

By Subway - From any terminal at 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). Under normal conditions the ride will take about 30 minutes; the fare is $2.00.

By Car - Leaving the airport, follow the signs to the Sumner Tunnel. Enter the tunnel and stay in the right lane. At the end of the tunnel, continue to stay in the right lane, start down an incline and bear to the right immediately at the sign for Storrow Drive. Take Exit 26 for Cambridge/Somerville. Follow the signs for Back Bay/Cambridge (do not take the exit for Cambridge/Somerville). Stay in the right lane and follow the signs for Storrow Drive Westbound. After you pass under the pedestrian walkbridges, change to the left lane and take the exit for 2A North. Turn right and cross the Harvard Bridge (Massachusetts Avenue).

Driving

From the North (I-95 or I-93)
If you are heading south on I-93, follow I-93 into Boston then follow the I-93 instructions below. If you are heading south on I-95, take the I-93 South exit (exit 37) then follow the instructions from I-93. Alternatively, take the I-90 East exit (Massachusetts Turnpike) from I-95 then follow the instructions from I-90.

From the South (I-95 or I-93)
If you are heading north on I-93, follow I-93 into Boston then follow the I-93 instructions below. If you are heading north on I-95, take the I-93 North exit then follow the instructions from I-93. Alternatively, take the I-90 East exit from I-95 then follow the instructions from I-90.

From the West (I-90) (Mass Turnpike)
Follow I-90 east to the Cambridge/Brighton exit (exit 18). Following the signs to Cambridge, cross the River Street Bridge, and continue straight about 1 mile to Central Square. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue and follow Massachusetts Avenue for about a half mile. Kresge Auditorium and the Student Center will be on your right. If you cross the river again, you have gone too far.

From Route I-93
From I-93, take exit 26, and follow the signs to Back Bay along Storrow Drive West, approximately 1.5 miles, to the exit for Route 2A. The exit will be on the left, just before the Harvard Bridge (more appropriately called the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge). The Charles River will be on your right. As you cross the bridge, you will be looking at MIT - the Great Dome and academic facilities are on the right, Kresge Auditorium and the Student Center are on the left.

For directions from your doorstep to MIT

MapQuest offers excellent mapping services, including very specific directions from anywhere in North America. Use the address "74 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA 02139" for general directions to MIT. The MIT campus map will give you walking directions to the Media Lab.