Event Date

April 17, 2018 at 8:00AM - April 17, 2018 at 5:00PM


MIT Campus, Tang Center (Building E51)


PLEASE NOTE: The MIT campus in the Kendall Square area is undergoing a major renovation/construction.
To walk from the Marriott or the Kendall Hotel, we suggest you walk down Main Street (take a left as you exit the Marriott or a right as you exit the Kendall). Walk to Wadsworth Street (Bank of America is on the corner) and turn right. The Tang Center is the gray building on the right. Enter at the revolving door and take the flight of stairs up to the Ting Foyer. There is an elevator to the right of the staircase. Wong Auditorium is just at the top of the stairs to the left.


New advances in artificial intelligence, the impact of self-drive vehicle technology and its evolution over the coming years, the policy and legal ramifications of autonomous vehicles, and the implications conversational commerce has on business operations are some of the developments that supply chain professionals will learn about at Crossroads 2018, April 17, 2018, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA. You will hear the latest research on the following:

  • Artificial Intelligence and How Technology Will Evolve - Adam Fisch, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • The Road Ahead for Autonomous Vehicles - Prof. John Leonard, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab
  • Time to Talk About Conversational Commerce - Prof. Brian Subirana, MIT Auto-ID Laboratory
  • What About the Legal and Policy Implications of Vehicle Autonomy - Prof. Daniel Weitzner, MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative, CSAIL

Crossroads is a one-day event that brings together experts from MIT, the world’s foremost center for technological innovation, and the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL), the global leader in supply chain education and research, to offer a truly unique learning opportunity. Crossroads is where you will discover how emerging innovations intersect with supply chain management (SCM).

No other event provides this blend of expertise - one reason why the Crossroads conference series has become the SCM community's most important forum for new ideas since its inception more than 14 years ago.“Crossroads has become the industry’s most compelling forum for the ideas that will shape tomorrow's supply chains,” says Yossi Sheffi, Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems, MIT, and Director of MIT CTL. "Crossroads 2018 will showcase technologies and strategies that industry professionals need to be aware of.”

Stay ahead of the curve - and the competition - by registering now for Crossroads 2018, the supply chain industry’s premier forum for ground-breaking ideas. For further information contact Nancy Martin at

Please note, the registration fee will be waived for members of the MIT community, CTL alumni, Supply Chain Exchange Partners, and their guests.
Members of ISM-Boston, CSCMP-NERT, CONECT, and APICS (North Shore, South Shore, Boston) have a special attendance rate of $250.
The regular fee is $1,000.

Registration has been closed for this event.  To be added to a waitlist or if you have questions, please contact Jim Rice (