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2018 MIT Research and Development Conference

Accelerating Big Impact Innovations
November 14-15, 2018

The pace of technological innovation continues to accelerate. Fields such as artificial intelligence, life science, data science, communications, new materials, energy, novel design technology, and others are bringing paradigm changes to industry at a scale we haven’t seen before. These changes are forcing companies to acquire new core competencies in order to stay relevant in a rapidly changing landscape. What are the emerging disruptive technologies you need to watch for? How could you turn sources of disruption into fountains of future success?

Join the 2018 MIT Research and Development Conference: Accelerating Big Impact Innovations to explore these topics and more, and meet with world leading experts in these fields. In addition to plenary sessions, attendees will choose among seven tracks:

• Technology from MIT Lincoln Lab
* Energy
* Digital Transformation
* Nanotechnology in Life Science
* MIT Quest for Intelligence
* Material Research
* Design Technology

Moreover, attendees will be offered a unique opportunity to join one of three field visits on the MIT Campus after the conference. Field visits include:

* Tour of The Engine: A home for tough tech founders building the next generation of world-changing companies.
* Tour of the International Design Center (IDC): Center for radical design innovation for relevant solutions. IDC faculty and researchers forge unique collaborations with industry to innovate, excite and change the world through intense design innovation.
* Tour of Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA): Heralding the dawn of the future fabric that can see, hear, sense, communicate, store energy, and more.

Day 1: November 14
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Morning Plenaries at Kresge Auditorium (Bdg. W16)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Lunch with Startup Exchange Exhibit at MIT Media Lab (Bdg. E14)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Concurrent Tracks #1 ~ #4 at Samberg Conference Center (Bdg. E52)

Day 2: November 15
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Morning Plenaries at Samberg Conference Center 7th Fl. (Bdg. E52)
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Concurrent Tracks #5 ~ #7 at Samberg Conference Center (Bdg. E52)
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Site Visits to AFFOA, the Engine, and MIT IDC.

Online registrations closed: Online registration is closed. You can still register on-site in the lobby of MIT's Kresge Auditorium during Nov. 14 morning and Samberg Conference Center 6th floor from Nov. 14 afternoon. Registration begins at 7:30 am on November 14 and will be open throughout the conference hours. On-site registration is on a space-available basis.

A limited number of rooms at a discounted conference rate have been arranged at the hotels below. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may sell out before the deadline. Early reservations are strongly encouraged. The Conference Services Office does not handle individual reservations. Changes and/or cancellations to hotel reservations should be made with the hotel directly.

Boston Marriott Cambridge (50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA)
Rate: $329 per night, plus applicable taxes.
Deadline: October 26, 2018
Online: Book here
Phone: 617-494-6600 (mention the MIT-ILP Research and Development Conference)

Education Partner:  
MIT Professional Education

About MIT Professional Education: MIT Professional Education (http://web.mit.edu/professional) provides a gateway to MIT expertise and knowledge for science and engineering professionals around the world. Through MIT Professional Education programs taught by renowned faculty from across the Institute, technical professionals have the opportunity to gain crucial and timely knowledge in specialized fields, to advance their careers, boost their organization performance, and help make a difference in the world.

ILP members receive a 15 percent discount on all MIT Professional Education Short Programs and Digital Programs at time of registration.


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Kresge Auditorium, Building W16
48 Massachusetts Ave (Rear)
Cambridge, MA 02139

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The nearest paid parking is at the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel.