Forum Booklet (agenda, bios)
Session 1. Climate and Energy Geopolitics
Sergey Paltsev • MIT Joint Program • Deputy Director and Senior Research Scientist [PDF]
James Stock • Harvard University • Vice Provost for Climate & Sustainability; Professor of Political Economy [PDF]
Session 2. Water Security and Conflict
Adam Schlosser • MIT Joint Program • Deputy Director and Senior Research Scientist [PDF]
Kenneth Strzepek • MIT Joint Program • Research Scientist [PDF]
Session 3. Impacts on Food Security, Health and Equity
James Thurlow • International Food Policy Research Institute • Director of Foresight and Policy Modeling [PDF]
Sebastian Eastham • MIT Joint Program • Principal Research Scientist [PDF]
Elena Naumova • Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy • Professor [PDF]
Session 4. Decarbonization and Energy Security
Jennifer Morris • MIT Joint Program • Principal Research Scientist [PDF]
Angelo Gurgel • MIT Joint Program • Research Scientist [PDF]
David Hone • Shell • Chief Climate Advisor [PDF]
Henry Jacoby • MIT Joint Program • Founding Co-Director Emeritus
Session 5. Impacts on Vulnerable Countries
Urvashi Narain • World Bank • Lead Economist for Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy [PDF]
Donella Rapier • BRAC USA • President and CEO [PDF]
Session 6. PANEL: Policy Session on the Path Forward
Joseph E. Aldy • Harvard University • Professor of the Practice of Public Policy [PDF]
Siddharth Aryan • US India Strategic Partnership Forum • Director of Climate, Energy and Sustainability
Vicky Pollard • European Commission, Directorate General for Climate Action • Head of Unit: Foresight, Economic Analysis and Modelling [PDF]
Claudia Octaviano • National Institute for Ecology and Climate Change, Federal Government of Mexico • General Coordinator for Climate Change Mitigation [PDF]
Directions and Parking [Interactive Google Map]
Getting to Samberg Conference Center and the Marriott Hotel
MIT is located on the north shore of the Charles River Basin in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The campus is within 3 miles of two major interstate highways, less than 6 miles from a major international airport, and is accessible via public transportation.
Shuttles from Logan Airport
The SL1 bus (Silver Line 1) picks up and drops off at every Logan Airport terminal, with connections to the Red Line and Commuter Rail at South Station in downtown Boston. Service from Logan Airport is always free.
After the Forum, when you're headed to Logan Airport from Kendall MIT, transfer from the Red Line at South Station to the SL1.
If you’re taking the Blue Line or you plan to use the T for more than just transportation to the city center, you will need to purchase a ticket.
The MBTA offers what they call a CharlieCard or a CharlieTicket. The CharlieCard is valid on subways, local buses, and the Silver Line, while the CharlieTicket is also valid on Commuter Rail and Charlestown Ferry.
Most people will only need a CharlieCard, but you can also purchase 1-day, 7-day, and monthly passes.
- CharliePass: $2.40
- CharlieTicket: $2.90
- 1-Day Pass: $11.00
- 7-Day Pass: $22.50
Getting from Logan Airport to...
The Marriott Hotel, 50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142
From any terminal at Logan Airport, take the Silver Line bus to South Station. At South Station, change to the Red Line subway to Kendall/MIT (inbound toward Alewife). Under normal conditions the ride will take about one-half hour and the fare is $2.40 (Charlie Card) or $2.50 (cash). The hotel will be across the street.
UBER: You can also use Uber if you want to skip the subway.
TAXI: Just outside of arrivals, you will see the signs directing you to the taxi stand. Taxi fare from the airport is about $35–$40. During non-rush hour, the taxi ride will take about 15 minutes. During rush hour, the ride could take 30 minutes or more.
RENTAL CAR: Leaving the airport, follow the signs to the Sumner Tunnel. Enter the tunnel and stay in the right lane. At the end of the tunnel, continue to stay in the right lane, start down an incline and bear to the right immediately at the sign for Storrow Drive. Take Exit 26 for Cambridge/Somerville. Follow the signs for Back Bay/Cambridge (do not take the exit for Cambridge/Somerville). Stay in the right lane and follow the signs for Storrow Drive Westbound. After you pass under the pedestrian walk bridges, change to the left lane and take the exit on your left for 2A North. Turn right onto the Harvard Bridge (Massachusetts Avenue). Head northwest on Massachusetts Ave, and at the 3rd set of traffic lights, Turn right onto Vassar Street (0.3 mi), Turn right onto Main Street (0.1 mi), Turn left onto Ames Street (0.1 mi), Turn right onto Broadway (467 feet), Turn right. Destination will be on the right.
The MIT Samberg Center, The Morris & Sophie Chang Building E52, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142
By car - Leaving the airport, get on MA-1A S (0.8 mi), Continue on MA-1A S and take Edwin H Land Blvd to Memorial Dr in Cambridge (3.5 mi), Turn right. The destination will be on your right.
From the West (I-90) (Mass Turnpike)
Follow I-90 east to the Cambridge/Brighton exit (exit 18). Following the signs to Cambridge, cross the River Street Bridge, and continue straight about 1 mile to Central Square. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue and follow Massachusetts Avenue for about a half mile. Then turn left on Vassar street to get to Main Street. Turn left onto Ames Street (0.1 mi), Turn right onto Broadway (467 feet), Turn right. Destination will be on the right
From Route I-93
From I-93, take exit 26, and follow the signs to Back Bay along Storrow Drive West, approximately 1.5 miles, to the exit for Route 2A. The exit will be on the left, just before the Harvard Bridge (more appropriately called the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge). The Charles River will be on your right. As you cross the bridge, you will be looking at MIT. Head northwest on Massachusetts Ave, and at the 3rd set of traffic lights, Turn right onto Vassar Street (0.3 mi), Turn right onto Main Street (0.1 mi), Turn left onto Ames Street (0.1 mi), Turn right onto Broadway (467 feet), Turn right. Destination will be on the right
Public parking at MIT
Parking in Cambridge and Boston is generally not an enjoyable experience. Whenever possible, park your car at the hotel at which you are staying, and use public transportation to get to the MIT campus. If you must drive to the campus, there is both on- and off-street parking available, but most public parking is not very close to the center of the MIT campus (unless you arrive early in the morning or late in the evening).
There is metered parking on Main Street for short stays and evenings/weekends, as well as a number of lots at which you may park for a fee. These include Vassar St. Public Parking at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar Street, The Kendall Center Green Garage, and the Marriott Parking Garage on Ames St. and Broadway.
The following public parking facilities are in the MIT area:
One Memorial Drive Garage
7 Cambridge Center, West Garage
|245 Riverview Garage
(Entrance is on First Street)
Questions? Call 617-494-1619
|10 Cambridge Center, North Garage
(Binney St. off Broadway)
Hours: Open 24 Hours
Questions? Call 617-621-3115
4 Cambridge Center
|55 Franklin St. Garage, University Park
Hours: Open 24 Hours
Questions? Call 617-621-8023
|5 Cambridge Center, East Garage
Hours: Open 24 Hours
Questions? Call 617-621-3115