Getting to the Marriott: See the hotel’s “Maps and Transportation” page for information on taxis and public transit. The hotel does not have an airport shuttle.
Location of Friday’s keynote and reception
Directions and walking map from Marriott to the meeting venue
- Interactive map of the MIT campus
For those arriving from Boston Logan International airport:
From whatever terminal you arrive in, go out to the Ground Transportation area and look for the signs for the Silver Line (if Delta, Terminal A, it’s at about 2 o’clock once you come out of the secure area into baggage claim).
Important: Even though it is part of the subway (T) system, the Silver Line is actually a bus. This sometimes confuses people.
There are two Silver Line routes; take the one that says “South Station.” (Do not go to the “Design Center.”) Coming from the airport, it’s free.
Once you get to South Station, turn sharp right out of the bus and look for the Red Line to Alewife. It’s one level down; at that end of the platform, there are only stairs, no escalator, but there is an elevator all the way at the end to the right. There is no charge for the transfer.
Take the Red Line to Kendall Square. At Kendall Square, turn left out of the train toward an exit at the west end of the platform. Take the escalator up from that exit. The Marriott will be in front of you.
Dining options, with mini-reviews, per some pretty knowledgeable locals. Happy eating!
- Hungry Mother: “… one of the best restaurants in Boston. It’s on the more expensive side and is a few blocks away.”
- EVOO: “good and also slightly more expensive.”
- Area Four: “excellent and has less expensive options (pizza, salads). They also have a separate cafe with very good coffee and good breakfast options.”
- Toscanini’s: “has the best ice cream in the world.”
- Flour Bakery: “sandwiches, excellent pastries, and good coffee.”
- Voltage Coffee: “takes its coffee very seriously.”
- Tatte: “great cafe that has lunch options.”
- Meadhall: “ton of beer and decent food” (NB: SWINACAMA (Science Writers IN and Around Cambridge, MA) is holding an informal, business-free meeting activity for early arrivals and local attendees at Meadhall on Thursday evening, 8 to 10 p.m.).
- Firebrand Saints: “good and relatively inexpensive.”
- West Bridge: “very, very good and has some less expensive lunch options.”
- Legal Sea Foods: “right in Kendall Square and is a classic (actually, the classic) Boston seafood joint.”
- Catalyst: “more upscale than Area 4. Reasonably priced and good.”