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Massachusetts institute of technology, June 23-27, 2014


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Dorm rooms in Baker House (link)

362 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Rate:  $69 per night for singles, $46.50 per night per person for doubles ($93.00 per night full double)

Additional cost: $8 for an MIT ID card to access the room.

NOTE: there are no more single or double rooms available.

The dorms are not available before Sunday June 22, 2014.

DORM PAYMENT: see page for instructions for participants from the US and international participants. Please make payment before Friday May 23, 2014

For each hotel, please ask for “MIT- Richard Stanley’s 70th Birthday Conference” Room Block.

Courtyard Boston Cambridge (link)

777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139


Please reserve by Friday May 16, 2014

Rate: $249 per night plus taxes for singles and double rooms

NOTE: The Marriott Courtyard Boston Cambridge Hotel has a $5 shuttle and a taxi stand.  

The shuttle will depart from the hotel for the conference at 8:15am on Monday morning and at 8:30am on Tuesday-Friday mornings.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (link)

250 Monsignor O'Brien Highway, Cambridge, MA 02141


Please reserve by Thursday May 22, 2014

Rate: $165 per night plus taxes for singles and double rooms

Kendall Hotel (link)

350 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02142


Please reserve by Wednesday May 21, 2014

Rate: $235 per night plus taxes for single rooms, $245 per night plus taxes for double rooms


The airport for the conference is Boston/Logan International Airport.  This is connected to Boston and in particular to MIT by subway.  There are 7 day subway/bus passes available for $18 at the subway station at the airport, whereas individual rides are $2 each.  Parking options are fairly limited/expensive at MIT.


The talks will take place at MIT in the lecture hall 54-100 (Building 54, Room 100, see Campus map). The lecture room is equipped for both chalk and computer talks.


See this list of suggested places to eat.

Alternatively, below is a list of suggested restaurants. If you have a suggestion from your days at Boston please fill out this form. The results are available here. Last updated June 10, 2014.

The Elephant Walk (dinner recommendation)

Location 1: 900 Beacon Street, Boston

Location 2: 2067 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge



French and Cambodian food

suggested by: Patricia Hersh, Alejandro Morales

Tapeo (dinner recommendation)

266 Newbury Street, Boston



Spanish tapas 

suggested by: Patricia Hersh

Legal Seafood (lunch or dinner recommendation)

5 Cambridge Center, Cambridge




suggested by: Patricia Hersh, Alejandro Morales

Rebecca's Cafe (lunch recommendation)

290 Main Street, Cambridge



sandwiches, salads, etc.

suggested by: Patricia Hersh

Toscanini’s ice cream

899 Main Street, Cambridge


ice cream, coffee

suggested by: Margaret Readdy

Royal East Restaurant

792 Main Street, Cambridge


Chinese, Malaysian & Thai

Lunch or dinner; Everything is delicious

suggested by: Margaret Readdy

Cafe Algiers

40 Brattle Street, Cambridge


Middle Eastern

suggested by: Margaret Readdy


Building 54, the Green building

piano drop at Baker house