MIT MTL Gallium Nitride Kickoff Meeting 2012

The members of the MIT/MTL GaN Energy Initiative are cordially invited to attend the forthcoming Program’s kick off meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on April 24th, 2012.

Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Venue: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
50 Vassar Street, Building 34, Room 401 (for directions, please click here)


Online registration is required to attend the meeting. You can register here. The registration will be open until April 19th, 2012, however early registration is strongly encouraged to help the organization of the workshop.

Hotel Information

Hotels in Cambridge are expensive, so it is recommended that you make your reservation as soon as possible. A few options located close to MIT are given below:

Marriott Cambridge Boston:  Currently available is the Concierge level rooms at the MIT rate $266.  Guests can book online at the discounted rate.  Rooms are almost sold out so book your room as soon as possible.   (Mention Corp/promotional code:  MT2)

The Kendall Hotel at the Engine 7 Firehouse: A block of rooms is being held at the special rate $294 per night (April  22nd ) -Special Government rates is available on a first come basis. Total cost includes a full American Breakfast Buffet daily, high speed Internet access (wired and WiFi), pass to nearby fitness center, a hosted wine hour (Mon-Thurs) and local calls.

This hotel is near the MIT campus and less than 10 minutes walk from the Meeting venue. Please use the following hotel link to make your room reservation: Kendall Hotel at the Engine 7 Firehouse. For reservations, go to – book a room – reservation wizard – type in dates – under promotional code type in MTL.  Space is limited so reserve a room today.

To make a reservation by telephone call 1(866)556-1300 or 1(617)577-1300 and use the reservation code: MTL.

Additional options for hotel accommodation in the Boston/Cambridge area can be found here


The best way to get from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to MIT and the Kendall Hotel is by taxi. The ride takes approximately 20 min. and costs ~$25-40.
Parking in Boston and Cambridge is very limited and expensive.

Link to campus map with location of Building 34

How to walk from Kendall hotel to meeting location.

How to walk from Marriott Cambridge Boston to meeting location


MIT GaN Energy Initiative Meeting Final Agenda

MIT MTL Gallium Nitride will host a dinner starting at 6 pm at Legal Seafoods- Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA.  Please click here for exact location. **Please note:  The dinner is restricted to the Program’s PI’s and Industrial and Government members.


You can find information on how to join the meeting through Webex here (the link requires access to the member-only section of this website).


After the meeting, the members of the Initiative will be able to find all presentations here.


For any questions regarding this review, please contact Mr. Joseph Baylon (