Venue Information

Microsoft New England Research and Development (NERD) Center

The conference will be at Microsoft’s “N.E.R.D.” center. This is a gorgeous facility with excellent amenities and spectacular views of the Boston skyline. The venue is handicap accessible. See below for directions, and parking options.

Microsoft NERD Center
One Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142


Public Transportation

The venue is approximately a 5 minute walk from the Red Line Kendall/MIT stop.

  1. On the T, take the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT stop.  (see subway map image below)
  2. Walk straight up Main Street toward the Longfellow Bridge (past the Post Office, Bank of America).
  3. You will see the Parking Garage on your right, Take a right and you can enter the building from the side.
Boston Subway Map

Boston Subway Map


From RT-28 S/Storrow Drive

Take the RT-3 N ramp (on left) to Kendall Sq./Gov’t Center. Keep right at the fork; follow signs for Cambridge/Memorial Dr. Turn right at Cambridge St/RT-3 N. Continue to follow RT-3 N, crossing the Longfellow Bridge into Cambridge. Immediately after crossing the bridge, make a sharp right onto the RT-3 N ramp. Turn right for RT-3 N. Proceed under bridge. Take the ramp right (towards Boston/Gov’t Center). Immediately take the left fork for Memorial Drive. Immediately take the next right into the entrance to One Memorial Drive.

From Points North

Take I-93 South, follow signs for RT-28 S/RT-3 N/Storrow Dr and merge onto RT-28 S/RT-3 N/Storrow Dr. Follow directions from Storrow Drive (above).

From Points South

Take I-93 N to exit 26 toward Storrow Drive. Merge onto RT-28 S/Storrow Drive. Follow directions from RT-28 S/Storrow Drive (above).

From Points West

I-90 E to (Left) Exit #18/Brighton/Cambridge onto Cambridge St toward Cambridge/Somerville, continue on River St. Turn right on Memorial Dr, continue on Memorial Dr. Watch for sign for Kendall Square; Turn left towards Kendall Square onto Wadsworth St. Follow Wadsworth Street as it veers to the right. Turn right on Main St, go about two blocks, and then make a sharp right turn on Memorial Dr, just before the bridge. One Memorial Drive is on the right.

From Logan Airport

Leaving the airport follow the signs to the Sumner Tunnel. Entering the tunnel keep in the right lane. At the end of the tunnel, keeping in the right lane, start down an incline and bear to the right immediately at the sign for Storrow Drive.


Parking is available at the Microsoft NERD Center 24hr parking garage for $10 each day. You can leave your car there and pick it up at later at night.

You can also find parking at nearby parking lots. You can also park outside of the city at MBTA stops and take public transportation.

Metered street parking is not recommended. You are only allowed to park up to the maximum time that is posted, whether or not you deposit additional money.

City Municipal Parking information can be found at:

Venue Floor Plan

Conference Floor Plan

Conference Floor Plan

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