March 23, 2016 - 1:30PM
March 25, 2016 - 9:00AM

MIT Campus

If you experience these issues, then you are not alone. The conference hosted by MIT (the Center for Transportation & Logistics), and Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas bring a unique colloquium specific to program directors, assistant/associate deans and center managers who are involved in developing and managing different aspects of supply chain management programs and curriculum.

This conference is a premier colloquium for designing, developing, and even reinventing SCM programs. We plan to encourage thought-provoking conversations, debates on the several issues confronting us, and discussions of emerging ideas to promote program success at every level from the classroom through the dean’s suite. This conference also has been selected as one of the top 46 Logistics, Warehouse and Inventory Management Conferences to attend in 2016.

Learn more about this event here:

  • Are you responsible for developing and managing supply chain programs?
  • Are you experiencing difficulties in recruiting new particularly, domestic students?
  • Are you in the process of developing an STEM program or enhancing your supply chain curriculum?
  • Would you like to build quality relationships with industries to market your programs?
  • Would you like to improve your internship outcomes or the overall ranking of your SCM programs?

FAQs | Agenda | Speakers


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?

On Wednesday, March 23, Crossroads 2016 (optional) will be held on the 7th floor of the Samberg Conference Center in MIT's Chang Building (E52) at the corner of Wadsworth and Memorial Drive. You can locate building E52 by using MIT's interactive campus map.

On Thursday, March 24, the SCM Directors' Conference will be held at The Porter Center for Management Education Building (E62), 100 Main Street, room 233 (2nd floor, facing the Charles River). Conference check-in and informal networking will take place between 8:00 and 8:30. Opening remarks are at 8:30.

On Friday, March 25, the conference will continue in MIT's Samberg Conference Center, Chang Building (E52, 50 Memorial Drive, 6th floor, dining room 4. A continental breakfast will be available at 8:00; the sessions will begin at 8:45. We will adjourn at 12:15 immediately followed by lunch.

When does the course officially begin and end?

Conference check-in and informal networking will take place between 8:00 and 8:30 on 3/24/16. Opening remarks are at 8:30. Adjournment will be at 12:15 on 3/25/16.

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.

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

Where should I stay?
Guests are responsible for their own hotel accommodations. We do not have a block of rooms reserved. However, the hotel property most conveniently located to the campus is the Marriott Cambridge Boston.

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 E52 is 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge.

The nearest self-parking garage is The Green Garage, adjacent to the Cambridge Marriott (50 Broadway). This garage is neither owned nor operated by the Marriott. Rates are as follows:

  •   3 hrs, $30
  • 10 hrs, $40
  • 24 hrs, $45

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, to let her know.