• Schedule
  • About MIT
  • Hotels
  • The MIT/Cambridge/Boston Area
  • Code of Conduct


Thursday, 2013-Jan-10

Time Event Location
Any Teams arrive, no events planned

Friday, 2013-Jan-11

Time Event Location
07:00-08:30 Arrival (doors close promptly at 08:30) 10-250
08:30-09:40 Welcome to ZR Finals by DARPA, NASA, & MIT 10-250
09:40-10:00 ESA Video Conference 10-250
10:00-10:05* ISS Welcome 10-250
10:05-11:15* ESA Finals 10-250
11:15-13.05* USA Finals 10-250
13.05-13:10* Conclusion 10-250
13:15-15:00 Luncheon Lobby 13
15:00-16:00 Champion Teams Interviews (top 3 Alliances = top 9 teams) 33-116
15:00-17:00 Break (no activities)  
17:00-20:00 MIT Museum Free Admission MIT Museum
20:00-20:30 Awards Ceremony MIT Museum
20:30-22:00 Reception** MIT Museum


* Times for activities aboard the ISS are approximate.

** There will not be a full dinner, only snacks, please plan accordingly.

Saturday, 2013-Jan-12

Time Event Location
10:00-11:00 MIT Admissions Info-Session 10-250
11:00-12:30 MIT Official Tour 10-250
12:30-13:30 Lunch (on your own)  
13:30-14:30 SSL Tour 37-372

About MIT


Directions: There are several ways to get to MIT from Logan Airport. See this page for details. Depending on where you stay, the T subway and bus system is likely your best transportation option.

MIT has a comprehensive online interactive map.

The Zero Robotics events locations are highlighted at:



Below are the hotels around MIT for which MIT has some price arrangements. If a hotel does not give you the MIT rate, feel free to book and then contact Jimmy Kontoravdis at Mit's Travel - Sourcing & Procurement Services (Email:, Ph: 617 253 2756) to help you correct the rates. Do check "weekend" rates (or other promotions) which might give even better prices than MIT rates.

  • Kendall Hotel
    350 Main Street
    Cambridge, MA 02142
    Phone: 617-577-1300
    Fax: 617-577-1377 - enter "MIT" in the "Promo Code"
    MIT Rate: Jan 1 - Jan 14 = $159
  • Cambridge Center Residence Inn
    6 Cambridge Center
    Cambridge, MA 02142
    Phone: 617-349-0700
    Fax: 617-547-8504
    Toll Free Reservations: 800-331-3131 (or - code MT2 in "Corporate/Promotional Code" box)
    MIT Rate: Jan-Mar = $199 (1-14 nights; cheaper if longer)
  • Cambridge Marriott
    2 Cambridge Center
    Cambridge, MA 02142
    Phone: 617-494-6600
    Toll Free:800-228-9290
    Fax: 617-494-0036
    Email: (or - code MT2 in "Corporate/Promotional Code" box)
    MIT Rate: Jan-Mar = $209
  • Courtyard by Marriott
    777 Memorial Drive
    Cambridge MA 02139
    Phone: 617-492-7777
    Toll Free: 866-323-4149
    Fax: 617-492-6038 (or - code MT2 in "Corporate/Promotional Code" box)
    MIT Rate: Jan-Mar = $129
  • Hyatt Regency Cambridge
    575 Memorial Dr
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    Phone: 617-492-1234 - code 33395 in the "Corporate/Group #" box
    MIT Rate: Jan-Apr = $160
  • Le Meridien
    20 Sidney St
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    Phone: 617-677-0200
    MIT Rate: Jan-Apr = TBD
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston-Cambridge
    250 Monsignor O'Brien Hwy
    Cambridge, MA 02141
    Phone 617-577-7600 - Corporate ID 100216750
    MIT Rate: Jan-Mar = $109

These are the hotels closest to MIT (within walking distance) that have some form of MIT pricing (again, not necessarily the best, sometimes online rates will be better).

The MIT Official address is:

  • 77 Massachusetts Ave
    Cambridge, MA 02139

so that you can search for hotels too.

Unfortunately MIT does not have any dormitory-style housing available for guests, you will need to find accommodations off-campus (all the listed hotels are within a mile or so of campus).

The MIT/Cambridge/Boston Area


Historic Freedom Trail
Boston Trolley Tours


MIT Museum
Museum of Science
Museum of Fine Arts
Skywalk Observatory
Isabella Steward Gardner Museum
New England Aquarium


Harvard Square Red Line, Harvard Sq T-stop
Boston Commons Red Line, Park Street T-stop
Newbury Street Green Line, Hynes ICA T-stop
Faneuil Hall Market Place Red/Orange Line, Downtown Crossing

Universities (other than MIT)

Harvard University
Boston University
Berkley College of Music
Tufts University
Wellesley College
Northeastern University

Code of Conduct

  • Borrowing from the excellent credo of FIRST Robotics, please exhibit "Gracious Professionalism" at all times.
  • In that spirit, refrain from the use of profane, insulting, harassing or otherwise offensive language, especially during the competition.
  • Students should make sure their chaperones and/or advisors know where they are, who is with them and when they will return when leaving the general area of the event.