General Information

Welcome to MIT and to Cambridge in conjunction with the 2014 Collective Intelligence Conference.

Registration/Information Desk

The conference desk will be staffed for registration and information services outside of 32-123 in the Ray and Maria Stata Center during the welcome reception on the evening of June 10th session hours on June 11-12th

Welcome Reception

Please pickup your badge and materials at the registration desk on the first floor before attending the reception on the 4th


Please be sure to wear your badge for all conference sessions and events.

Session Locations

Sessions will be held in 32-123, 32-141 and 32-155 on the 1st

Food and beverages are not allowed in the session rooms. For safety reasons, we request that you be seated during sessions and do not stand or place bags in aisles or exits.

Meal Locations

Breakfast, breaks and lunch will be served in the Charles M. Vest Student Street located outside of the session rooms on the first floor of the Ray and Maria Stata Center. The Conference dinner will be held in Sala de Puerto Rico in the Stratton Student Center. If you indicated that you are attending the dinner, a ticket was included behind your badge.

Posters Session

Posters will be located throughout the Charles M. Vest Student Street located on the first floor of the Ray and Maria Stata Center. A map and index is included in your registration information.

Instructions to Speakers

Please check in with the AV technician at the front of the room during the break prior to your scheduled session.

Instructions to Poster Presenters

There are two poster sessions. Each poster has been assigned a day to present and has been assigned a location. Each poster is allowed a 4” x 4” area and must must fit within this area. Please use only the provided pushpins to affix your poster to the board. Your poster should not be mounted on foam core.

If you are presenting in Session A on June 10th. Posters may be removed after the 4:15 break and must be removed prior to 6:30PM on June 10th. If you are presenting in Session B on June 11th. Posters may be removed after the 3:15 break and must be removed prior to 5:30PM.

Wireless Internet

MIT offers complimentary wireless access to guests. For wireless connections, visitors need to make sure their wireless card is on and enabled. Select MIT GUEST as the wireless network option. A connection will occur without registration. If you experience any difficulty connecting, you may contact the MIT IS&T Help Desk during regular business hours (8:00AM to 6:00PM) at 617-253-1101.


There is no conference parking available on the MIT campus. The closest public parking is at located at the 4 and 7 Cambridge Center garages, which are close to the Marriott Hotel. There is also a very small, beginning at 8:00AM daily at the visitor lot on the corner or Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar Street.

Public Transportation

There are a number of trains and buses, which provide public transportation to the Cambridge/Boston area. The No. 1 bus stops at MIT’s main entrance (77 Massachusetts Avenue) and provides service to Harvard Square and downtown Boston. The CT1 bus departs from Central Square and also stops at MIT’s main entrance. The CT2 bus departs from Kendall Square and stops at the corner of Vassar Street and Massachusetts Avenue. One-way bus fare is $2.00 (CharlieTicket/cash-on-board); $1.50/ (pre-purchased CharlieCard).

The MBTA Red Line provides train service to the MIT area via stops at Central Square (on Massachusetts Avenue) and Kendall/MIT (on Main Street). Both stops are approximately a 10-minute walk to the conference site. Subway fare is $2.50 (CharlieTicket/cash-on-board); $2.00 (pre-purchased CharlieCard). Most public transportation systems run between the hours of 5:30AM and 12:30AM, with some extended hours. You may find out more on scheduling and purchasing a Charlie Card, at the MBTA web site:


Taxis are available during the day in Kendall Square outside the Marriott Hotel or at 77 Massachusetts Avenue (MIT’s main entrance). You may also call Ambassador Cab at 617-429-1100 or Checker Cab at 617-497-9000.

Emergency Services

For emergency services while on campus, dial 617-253-1212 or 100 from any campus phone. MIT Campus Police will answer your call.

Smoking Policy

In accordance with the City of Cambridge’s smoking ordinance, smoking is prohibited in all academic, administrative and service buildings on campus.