January 25, 2017 at 5:00PM
- January 25, 2017 at 8:00PM

MIT Media Lab E14 6th Floor 

On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, in the MIT Media Lab (75 Amherst Street, Building E14, Floor 6), the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics will host a Research Expo for over 125 supply chain master's students from the MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network as they showcase their company-sponsored thesis projects. Representing the MIT Global SCALE Network:

  • MIT (Supply Chain Management program)
  • Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC)
  • Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI)
  • Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI)

Walk around, meet the students, and see the projects.

This event would be of interest to both supply chain executives and their supporting HR / Recruiting professionals. This event also serves as the January meeting of the local supply chain professional societies: CSCMP's New England Roundtable; APICS' North Shore, Boston, and South Shore Chapters; and ISM-Boston. Members of these organizations should register for the event through their local chapter's website. Sport coat and tie are recommended.

This event is only open to the following groups:

  • MIT CTL's partner companies and invited guests – Complimentary but must register through the MIT CTL event site
  • The MIT Community - Complimentary but must register through the MIT CTL event site
  • Members of local supply chain organizations must register through their local chapter and will pay a reduced admission fee (50% subsidized by MIT):
    • ISM-Boston
    • CSCMP - NERT
    • APICS - North Shore
    • APICS - Boston
    • APICS - South Shore

Pre-registration is required.


What is the cost of attending Research Expo?
Members of local supply chain organizations who will be attending Research Expo in place of their monthly meeting (ISM-Boston, CSCMP - NERT, APICS - North Shore, APICS - South Shore, and APICS - Boston) will be charged $20 for admission. This event is free for all other invited guests, including MIT CTL Partner companies and guests, MIT students, and MIT employees.

Where is Research Expo being held?

The Supply Chain Student Research Expo will be held at the Media Lab - 6th floor (75 Amherst Street), located at the corner of Ames and Amherst Streets (building E14). You can locate building E14 by using MIT's interactive campus map.

When does the Research Expo officially begin and end?

Check-in and informal networking will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, and ends at 8:00 p.m.

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 properties most conveniently located to the campus are the Marriott Cambridge Boston.

The Kendall Hotel
350 Main Street
Cambridge MA 02142

Marriott Cambridge Boston
Two Cambridge Center
50 Broadway
Cambridge MA 02142

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

  • 3 Hours $30.00
  • 10 Hours $35.00
  • 24 Hours $40.00

This garage is not owned or operated by the Marriott.

Addresses for your mapping requests: 100 Main Street, Cambridge, MA and the nearest parking garage is adjacent to 50 Broadway, Cambridge.

What should I wear?
Appropriate attire is sport coat and tie.

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.