RANDOM 2019 will be held in September 20-22, 2019 at MIT (co-located with APPROX 2019).

Visit CSAIL page: https://www.csail.mit.edu/about/visit-csail for more details.

Directions

Directions to 32-G449 – MIT Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA  
Session:
Please use the main entrance to the Stata Center at 32 Vassar Street (the entrance closest to Main street)  as those doors will be unlocked. Upon entering, proceed to the elevators which will be on the right after passing a large set of stairs and a MITAC kiosk. Take the elevator to 4th floor and turn right, following the hall to an open area; 32-G449 will be on the left.
Location of stata on campus map http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=32

Directions to R&D Commons – (Friday night reception): MIT Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA  
Please use the main entrance to the Stata Center at 32 Vassar Street (the entrance closest to Main street)  as those doors will be unlocked. Upon entering, proceed to the elevators which will be on the right after passing a large set of stairs and a MITAC kiosk. Take the elevator to 4th floor and turn right, following the hall to an open area – which is R&D Commons.
Location of stata on campus map http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=32

Directions to 32-D463 – MIT Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA
Please use the main entrance to the Stata Center at 32 Vassar Street (the entrance closest to Main street)  as those doors will be unlocked. Upon entering, proceed to the elevators which will be on the right after passing a large set of stairs and a MITAC kiosk. Take the elevator to 4th floor and turn right, following the hall past 32-G449 – and veering past the R&D commons to the left to room 32-D463.
Location of stata on campus map http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=32

Hotel Information

Below is a very preliminary information on blocks of rooms that are reserved in two hotels. Note the cut off dates, after these dates remaining rooms will be released back to the general inventory.

  • Kendall Hotel: Rate is: $259 plus taxes – Cut off for date is August 12, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern time).

Visit our website at www.kendallhotel.com. Select your desired dates. Under Promo Code, your guests can enter “AR19” to access the group rates.

You can also call directly at 617-577-1300 and reference this group code along with their desired dates. The in-house reservations department is open Monday thru Friday 8am – 8pm.

Guests will need to provide a valid credit card at the time of reservation.

  • Eliot Hotel$275 plus taxes – Cut off for date is August 19, 2019.

Hotel website: http://www.eliothotel.com/

The booking link is http://bit.ly/ARMITG.

Reservations can also be made by calling 617-267-1607 and referring to the “Approx/Random MIT Group” to get the discounted rate.

Local Restaurants and Coffee Places

The Kendall Square area has many good food and coffee options.  Here are a few options within walking distance of the conference:

  • Catalyst ($$$): Elegant American cuisine.
  • Commonwealth Market & Restaurant ($$$): Trendy, rustic market & American eatery.
  • Cafe Luna ($$): Café/Lounge for sandwiches & brunch.
  • Area 4 ($$): Artisanal pizza and coffee.
  • Abigail’s ($$): American sandwiches and BBQ.
  • Cambridge Brewing Company ($$): Pub with local craft beer from on-site brewery.
  • Sulmona ($$): Modern Italian dining.
  • Legal Sea Foods ($$): Seafood restaurant.  Popular with tourists to Boston.
  • Helmand ($$): Afghani Restaurant.  Dinner only, reservation needed.
  • The Friendly Toast ($$): Hip, retro breakfast spot.
  • Amelia’s Trattoria ($$): Cozy, family-run trattoria.
  • Mamaleh’s Delicatessen ($): Hip, Riffing on Jewish deli staples
  • Saloniki Greek ($): Hip, Greek plates, pitas & more
  • Clover food Lab ($): Casual, fast-food vegetarian using local ingredients.
  • Tatte ($): Gourmet high-end bakery, sandwiches, salads, and coffee shop.
  • Darwin’s ($): Coffee and sandwich shop.
  • Flour Bakery ($): Coffee and high-end pastry shop.
  • Dumpling Daughter ($): Chinese homestyle fare
  • Cava ($): Mediteranean
  • Za ($$): pizza
  • Roxy’s ($): Grilled cheese sandwiches
  • Whole Heart Provisions ($): vegetarian, healthy
  • Smoke Shop BBQ ($$): BBQ
  • Bon Me ($): Asian inspired eats

Coffee

  • From the list above, Darwin’s, Area 4, and Flour also double as good coffee shops.
  • Vester Coffee ($):  new coffee place
  • Blue Bottle Coffee ($): new coffee place
  • Starbucks Coffee ($): coffee place