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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Crowds & Climate 
September 28 & 29
Grand Prize Announcement & Reception
September 28, evening

Samberg Center
Chang Building floor 6 & 7
50 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 USA

MIT Media Lab
75 Amherst St
Cambridge, MA 02139



The Samberg Center's 7th floor, with an excellent view of Boston and the Charles River. The Chang Building, 50 Memorial Drive.
The Samberg Center is located on the 6th and 7th floors.

MIT's iconic Great Dome is easily accessed from the conference location. MIT's Media Lab, where the Grand Prize Winner was announced.



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 was Kendall Square on the Red Line. Attendees also may have considered 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 they were coming from.

From Amtrak/South Station, they could also take the Red Line toward Alewife and exit at the Kendall/MIT stop.  Walk ten minutes to the Chang Building located on 50 Memorial Drive.

By Bus
The #1 (Dudley/Harvard Station) bus stops at MIT on Massachusetts Avenue and provided transportation to Central Square and Harvard Square (Northbound), and Boston (Southbound).  The MIT stop is at a large crosswalk with a stoplight.  

Car Parking
Please note there is no public parking on the MIT campus.  Visitors may find off-street parking at any of the local hotels; there was also a small public lot on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar Street.  Fees are in the range of $20-$30 per day.   Click here for more information on public lots near campus.

Access for Patrons with Disabilities
A wheelchair lift was available for access to Samberg Conference Center and the Media Lab.


Nearby Hotels 

Marriott Cambridge
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
TEL: 617-494-6600
MIT Rate (Group Name): MT2

Kendall Hotel
350 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: 617-577-1300 
Fax: 617-577-1377
Promo code: MIT

Cambridge Center Residence Inn
6 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: 617-349-0700 
Fax: 617-547-8504
Toll Free Reservations: 800-331-3131
Promo code: MT2

Le Meridien Cambridge
20 Sidney St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-577-0200 
Rate Preference: SET/Corporate Account #363006