January 29

7:00 am Early Bus Departs MIT 60 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA
10:00 am–3:30 pm Winter Activities Bretton Woods, NH

Our attendees can take part in a variety of activities from skiing/snowboarding on Mount Washington to indoor activities. Activities will only be available for attendees arriving on the early bus (or those coming by private transportation). You are free to check out the indoor pool or sauna, and the truly adventurous may want to try the outdoor pool.

1:00 pm Late Bus Departs MIT 60 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA
3:00–4:00 pm Hotel Tour Omni Mt. Washington Resort

Optional for those arriving on the Early Bus from MIT.

4:00–5:00 pm Check-in & Registration Hotel Check-in Desk & MARC2018 Registration Desk, Great Hall
5:00–6:00 pm Welcome Reception Conservatory
6:00–7:30 pm Dinner Banquet Grand Ballroom
7:30–8:15 pm Evening Keynote Grand Ballroom
Marina Hatsopoulos, Entrepreneur, Director, Angel Investor “The Decisions of an Entrepreneur”
8:15–8:45 pm Group Photo Grand Ballroom
8:45–Midnight Evening Activities Washington, Jefferson, and Reagan Rooms

Various group activities planned for the enjoyment and participation of all attendees, including the return of “Escape the Lab” in Washington, Jefferson, and Reagan Rooms. The pitch practice sessions will take place in the Presidential Ballroom.

January 30

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

The technical portion of the conference begins with remarks from MTL Director Jesús del Alamo and the MARC2018 co-chairs, Preet Garcha and Benjamin Lienhard.

8:15–8:45 am Technical Keynote Presidential Ballroom
Prof. Christopher Monroe, Distinguished University Professor & Bice Seci-Zorn Professor, University of Maryland and IonQ, Inc.“Quantum Computing with Trapped Atomic Ions”
8:45–9:15 am Two-Minute Pitch by MIG Members Presidential Ballroom
9:15–10:00 am 60-Second Poster Pitch, Sessions 1-3 Presidential Ballroom
10:00–10:15 am Coffee Break Presidential Foyer
10:15–11:30am 60-Second Poster Pitch, Sessions 4-8 Presidential Ballroom
11:45am–1:00 pm MIG Networking Lunch Dining Room/Sun Dining Room
1:00–2:00 pm Poster Session I Grand Ballroom
2:00–2:15 pm Coffee Break Grand Ballroom area
2:15–3:15 pm Poster Session II Grand Ballroom
3:30–4:00 pm Plenary Featured Talks Presidential Ballroom

Three plenary featured talks chosen from abstracts submitted by the student and postdoc poster presenters.

4:00–4:30 pm Closing Ceremonies Presidential Ballroom

Award presentations and a final note from our organizers

4:30 pm Buses Depart for MIT Hotel Main Entrance

Buses will depart for MIT at 4:45 pm.