Virtual Symposium
December 03, 2021 at 11:00AM
- December 03, 2021 at 12:00PM

Virtually offered from MIT CTL. All events are listed in Eastern U.S. and Canadian time (EST).

First Fridays are free to attend for MIT CTL Supply Chain Exchange Members. Register with your work domain email address for verification.



Supply Chain Exchange Partners

First Friday's research briefings are open to guests from Supply Chain Exchange member companies only. If you are a member of the MIT CTL Supply Chain Exchange, register for these events with your work email to receive the meeting links. View a list of Exchange member companies

If you've created a user account on our website, access previous First Friday recordings and presentation materials here.

International Restrictions

The United States export control regulations prohibit U.S. entities, such as MIT, from offering services to users in specific sanctioned regions. In order to comply with these regulations, MIT CTL does not allow users in certain countries or regions to access our courses, including certain degree program content. These countries or regions may include Iran, Sudan, Crimea, Cuba, Syria, North Korea, and are subject to change depending on U.S. export control regulations. More information about the sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") of the US Department of the Treasury is available at  

Additionally, VOIP/Zoom may be unavailable in certain regions, including the UAE. Depending on your exact location, you may encounter a payment purchase block when attempting to register for a course.

We value our global community of students and regret the need to impose any restriction on access to our courses. You will be notified by MIT CTL staff should your registration be restricted.

About the First Fridays series

At the 2021 Supply Chain Exchange Partner Kickoff Meeting, we heard from you that we should have a set, standing meeting day and time each month for our Partners to convene and we agree. In response, we are hosting a monthly Supply Chain Exchange session on the First Friday of each month, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern U.S. time.

We also learned that you want to hear research updates and participate in educational programs. We’re setting aside two hours on each "First Friday". The first hour will be for introductions and a research briefing, the second hour may be used for an educational session. We expect that some Fridays we may only have a research briefing, depending upon your interest. However. we thought it would be wise to block the full two hours for everyone to have it in your calendars as education topics may be added.

The specific content and agenda of the Friday meetings will vary from month to month and will be announced in advance. In addition to First Fridays, we will continue to host other gatherings, roundtables, and training throughout the year. These will address a variety of supply chain topics brought forward by you, our Supply Chain Exchange members, and proposed by MIT CTL researchers.