March 21, 2016 - 4:00AM
March 22, 2016 - 1:00PM

MIT Building E51 

Welcome to the 2016 MIT SCALE Latin America Conference event registration page. This conference will be hosted at the MIT Campus on March 21-22, 2016.

Established in 2008, the conference is hosted annually at MIT or in different cities in Latin America. Organized by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics in collaboration with the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation, the goal of the conference is to provide a forum for sharing educational and applied research in logistics and supply chain management relevant to Latin America.

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FAQs

Where is the conference being held?

When does the conference officially begin and end?
What is the cost to attend?
What is the payment/cancellation policy?
Are accommodations provided?
Where should I stay?
Where is the nearest airport?
What is the best way to travel from the airport to the course?
Should I rent a car?
If I drive, how do I get there and where can I park?
What should I wear?
What if I have a dietary restriction or allergy?

Where is the conference being held?

The conference will be held on the third floor of the Tang Center, Building E51, located at 70 Memorial Drive. You can locate building E51 by using MIT's interactive campus map.

When does the course officially begin and end?

Conference check-in and informal networking will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 21, 2016 and adjourn at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2015.

 When booking your return flight, take into consideration the following recommendations for travel time and security checks at Logan: allow two hours for a domestic flight and three hours for an international flight.

What is the cost to attend?
The registration fee is $200 until February 29, 2016. Late registration fees (after February 29, 2016) are $250. Students receive a special registration fee of $50 and must register before February 29, 2016.

What is the payment/cancellation policy?

  • Payment is due upon receipt of invoice.
  • Payment can be made on-line using an American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa credit card. Complete payment information and options will be included on the invoice.
  • All cancellations must be made in writing to nlmartin@mit.edu.
  • A full refund will be granted up to 30 days prior to the start of the conference.
  • Cancellations made 15-30 days prior to the program will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations received 14 days or fewer before the conference will not receive a refund.

Are accommodations provided?
No, each person is responsible for his/her own accommodations.

Where should I stay?
A block of rooms has been negotiated with Boston Marriott Cambridge at a rate of $259/night +taxes. All reservations must be made by March 12, 2016 to receive the discounted rate.
Book your group rate for the MIT LatAm Conference Room Block here.

Boston Marriott Cambridge
Two Cambridge Center
50 Broadway
Cambridge MA 02142
617-494-6600

For additional accommodation listings, please see Visiting CTL; however, please note that the room rates do not vary greatly for those hotel properties in proximity to MIT.

Where is the nearest airport?
Boston's Logan International Airport.

What is the best way to travel from the airport to the conference?
To get to MIT from the airport, we strongly suggest taking a cab. The trip will take anywhere from 15-30 minutes, and the fare is roughly $30-35. The cab fare from Logan is always a bit more than the return, because a surcharge at the airport and a tunnel toll add approximately $5 to the total fare.

If you live locally and prefer public transportation, take the MBTA Red Line to the Kendall/MIT stop. It is a short three block walk from the T.

Should I rent a car?
We do not recommend renting a car. The expense on top of poorly marked streets and lack of available parking makes having a car more of a nuisance than a convenience.

If I drive, how do I get there and where can I park?
If you are renting a car or will be driving, MapQuest and Google Map offer excellent mapping services to get you from your doorstep to MIT. The physical address of the Tang Center is 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge. However, the entrance to the building is at the corner of Wadsworth and Amherst Streets at the rear of the building.

The nearest self-parking garage is The Green Garage, adjacent to the Cambridge Marriott (50 Broadway). Rates are as follows:

  •   3-10 hrs, $36
  • 10-24 hrs, $40

This garage is not owned or operated by the Marriott.

What should I wear?
Appropriate attire is business casual; no ties or suit coats are necessary.

What if I have a dietary restriction or allergy?
If you have a dietary restriction or allergy, please email MIT CTL Events Coordinator, Nancy Martin, ctl-events@mit.edu to let her know.