January 31

7:00am Early bus departs MIT 84 Mass. Ave, Cambridge
10:00am–3:00pm Winter activities Bretton Woods, NH

Many things have been planned for our attendees, from skiing on Mount Washington to indoor activities. Activities will only be available for attendees arriving on the early bus (or those coming by private transportation).

Noon Late bus departs MIT 84 Mass. Ave, Cambridge
3:00–4:00pm Hotel tour Omni Mt. Washington Resort

Optional for those arriving on the noon bus from MIT.

4:00–5:00pm Check-in Great Hall
5:00–6:00pm Welcome reception Conservatory
6:00–7:30pm Dinner banquet Grand Ballroom
7:30–8:30pm Evening Panel Discussion Grand Ballroom

“The MTL Launchpad: Perspectives from Alumni in Academia, Startups, and Industry,” moderated by Dr. Phillip Nadeau.

8:30–Midnight Evening Activities Monroe, Madison, and Adams Rooms

Various group activities planned for the enjoyment and participation of all attendees, including the return of “Escape the Lab.”

February 1

7:00–8:00am Breakfast
8:00–8:15am Opening Remarks Presidential Ballroom

The technical portion of the conference begins with remarks from MTL Director Jesús del Alamo and the MARC2017 co-chairs, Xiaowei Cai and Ujwal Radhakrishna.

8:15–8:45am Technical Keynote Presidential Ballroom
“The Future will be Measured in Nanometers,” Vladimir Bulović
8:45–9:15am Two-minute pitch by MIG members Presidential Ballroom
9:15–10:00am 60-second poster pitch, Poster Session 1 Presidential Ballroom
10:00–10:15am Coffee break Presidential Foyer
10:15-11:30am 60-Second Poster Pitch, Poster Session 2Presidential Ballroom
11:30am–Noon Group photo Grand Staircase
Noon–1:00pm MIG networking lunch Dining Room/Sun Dining Room
1:00–2:00pm Poster session 1Grand Ballroom
2:00–2:15pm Coffee break Presidential Foyer
2:15–3:00pm Featured Talk Tracks I-IIIMonroe, Madison, and Adams Rooms

Three parallel sets of featured talks chosen from abstracts submitted by the student and postdoc poster presenters to take place in the Monroe, Madison, and Adams rooms.

3:00–4:00pm Poster session 2Grand Ballroom
4:00–4:30pm Closing ceremonies Presidential Ballroom

Award presentations and a final note from our organizers.

4:30pm Buses depart for MIT Hotel Main Entrance

Buses will depart for MIT at 4:45 pm.

Dates to Remember

  • October 20: Registration and Call for Abstracts opens
  • November 20: Abstract Submission Deadline
  • December 16: Call for Posters and Pitch Slides begins
  • January 9, 2017: Registration Deadline
  • January 10: Last day to cancel registration for MARC2017
  • January 13: Cut-off date for MARC2017 discounted room rates for MIG/IAB members
  • January 23: Poster Submission Deadline
  • January 25: Pitch Submission Deadline