Information for non-MIT event planners

For non-MIT planners

Why plan your next meeting at MIT?

  • Successful event management since 1978
    MIT offers functional meeting spaces of varying styles and capacities, as well as an extensive network of internal auxiliary service providers who have been supporting events of all levels for decades. This network of professionals is at your disposal through MIT Conference Services, a one-stop shop that is staffed by experienced professional event planners.
  • Location, location, location!
    MIT is recognized as one of the most outstanding universities in the world today. Conveniently nestled between Boston's vibrant Back Bay and the culturally rich "Squares" of Cambridge, our campus continues to be an attractive and much sought-after destination for visitors from all over the globe.

How do you host a meeting at MIT?

Outside organizations or professional societies are welcome to hold conferences on our campus, provided they meet the following requirements:

  • The nature of the event must be consistent with the mission of MIT.
  • A current MIT faculty or staff member, with the approval of their department head, must agree to serve as the group sponsor. The sponsor will be responsible for maintaining a connection between the outside group and the Conference Services Office throughout the planning and implementation stages of the event. It is the responsibility of the sponsor to assure that the visiting organization, its members, and the program, adhere to the generally accepted academic and communal standards of MIT. The sponsor is also financially liable for the program in the event that the outside organization is delinquent in this regard.

If you have an MIT sponsor and would like more information on hosting your educational program at MIT, please contact us.

Walker Memorial Building

Kresge Auditorium

Photos: Christopher Harting