Student Conference Logistics

2019 GCWS Student Conference Logistics

Location: MIT Stata Center

32 Vassar Street Cambridge MA
Find it on the map

The Stata Center is a very well known and unique looking building on campus.  
We will have directions posted inside the building for the registration desk and conference rooms.
The entire conference, on both Friday and Saturday, will occur on the first floor of the Stata Center.

Getting Here

NOTE: We strongly recommend using public transportation as parking in the Kendall area is challenging.

Public Transit:

  • Nearest Train: Kendall Square (red line)
  • Nearest Bus Lines: 1, CT1


  • There are 4 Blue Bike docking stations within a 10 minute walk of the Stata Center

  • There are multiple bike racks around the Stata Center for your personal bike

Ride Share:

  • Use address: 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge MA


  • Street parking metered: pay by coin or app and free after 8pm on Friday

  • MIT Recommended Parking for Visitors

  • You may park in the garage of Building E62 for $9 after 5pm on Fridays and weekends.


Breakfast will be provided starting at 8:45AM. Lunch will be on your own from 12:15-1:15PM. Please check out this list of recommended spots in the nearby area. If you are a conference organizer or volunteer, lunch will be provided during the one hour break.

SPACE information

The conference takes place on the first floor of the Stata Center. Each of the classrooms is wheelchair and mobility-device accessible. We will have reserved seating at the front of each classroom for those who need it. Two of the classrooms require the use of an elevator in order to be in the front. We will have signs for the elevators. Each room will be equipped with microphones and a speaker.

This conference, as much as possible, will be a scent-free space. Please help us by not wearing any scented sprays, lotions, or oils.

All restrooms will be marked as gender-inclusive for both days and will be clearly marked as such.

There will be a space reserved for reflection, prayer, lactation, and other quiet needs. Please ask the registration desk for information on this space.

Accessibility needs

If you have accessibility needs, not previously marked on your registration form, please let us know! We want to ensure this conference is accessible to everyone.


We are not able to provide childcare at this event. However, you are welcome to bring children, of any age, with you.