April 8, 2018
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA
Since 2011, the MIT India Conference has brought together visionaries from various industries, including government, energy, finance, social impact, technology, and the film and media industry.
The theme of the conference is “Pioneering Innovation.” The conference will spotlight India’s biggest innovators and thought-leaders, and explore how they’re transforming the economic, social, and technological landscape of India.
We are excited to announce several inspiring speakers for 2018.
Stay tuned for updates and additions to the list!
CEO, Myntra & Jabong / India’s Hottest 40 under 40 Business Leaders, The Economic Times
CEO & Manager Director, BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) / Former CEO, Mumbai Indians / Former CIO, Reliance Group
Founder, Deshpande Foundation / President & Chairman, Sparta Group LLC / Life Member, MIT Corporation
Managing Global Client Partner Emerging Markets Lead, Global Partnerships, Facebook / Former Managing Director of Facebook India and South Asia / 1st Facebook India employee
Former Chief Minister, Maharashtra / Former Minister of State for Science and Technology, and Earth Sciences, Government of India
Bollywood Film Director/Producer: Padman, Ki & Ka, Paa, Cheeni Kum / Producer: English Vinglish
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS
Meet the Team Behind the MIT India Conference
MIT Media Lab (E14)
75 Amherst Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
BOSTON MARRIOTT CAMBRIDGE HOTEL
THE KENDALL HOTEL
350 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142 | Phone: (617) 577-1300
RESIDENCE INN CAMBRIDGE
The Media Lab is located on the Red Line at the “Kendall/MIT” stop of the subway. At the Kendall/MIT stop, you will surface on Main Street in Kendall Square. Landmarks include the Marriott Hotel and the MIT Coop. Facing Main Street, with the Marriott Hotel and the MIT Coop to your back, proceed right (west) to the first traffic light. This is the intersection of Main Street and Ames Street, with Legal Seafoods on the corner. Turn left onto Ames Street. The Media Laboratory is about halfway down the block, the second building on the left at 20 Ames Street. It is a large, contemporary, white-tiled building.
FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE
Exit at “Brighton/Cambridge.” Follow signs to Cambridge. The Doubletree Hotel will be on your right. Go straight over the bridge into Cambridge (on River Street) and take your first right onto Memorial Drive. The Charles River will be on your right. Go straight on Memorial Drive, staying to the left and going over the overpass at the Boston University (B.U.) Bridge (past MicroCenter). Staying in the left lane, pass under the next bridge, which is the Harvard Bridge (Massachusetts Avenue). The first street after that bridge, to the left, is Ames Street – but it is one way in the wrong direction. You will have to take the second left (sign says Kendall Square) onto Wadsworth Street. Take the first left onto Amherst Street. On Amherst Street, take the third right onto Ames Street. The Media Laboratory is the second building on your right. It is a large, contemporary, white-tiled building.
FROM LOGAN AIRPORT
Leaving the airport, take the Sumner Tunnel to 93 North. Exit right off of 93 at the Cambridge/Storrow Drive exit. When the ramp splits, bear right following signs to Storrow Drive. Exit left at the Kendall Square exit. At the traffic light, go right onto the Longfellow Bridge. Follow Main Street (Main flows into Broadway) and take a left at the second set of lights (Ames Street). The Media Laboratory will be on your left about a block and a half down Ames Street. Logan International Airport’s Web site provides up-to-the-minute information on weather, construction and traffic.
FROM ROUTE I-93
From I-93, take exit 26, and follow the signs to Back Bay along Storrow Drive West, approximately 1.5 miles, to the exit for Route 2A. The exit will be on the left, just before the Harvard Bridge (Massachusetts Avenue). The Charles River will be on your right. As you cross the bridge, you will be looking at MIT. At the end of the bridge, turn right on to Memorial Drive. The first street after that bridge, to the left, is Ames Street—but it is one way in the wrong direction. You will have to take the second left (sign says Kendall Square) onto Wadsworth Street. Take the first left onto Amherst Street. On Amherst Street, take the third right onto Ames Street. The Media Laboratory is the second building on your right. It is a large, contemporary, white-tiled building.
What is the MIT India Conference?
Since 2011, the MIT India Conference has brought together visionaries from various industries, including technology, finance, social impact, energy, healthcare, media and government.
What is the theme of the 2018 Conference?
This year’s theme is Pioneering Innovation. The conference will spotlight India’s biggest innovators and thought-leaders, and explore how they’re transforming the economic, social, cultural and technological landscape of India.
Who organizes the conference?
This is a completely student-run conference. The organizers are students from all across MIT.
Why should I attend the conference?
The conference is a great opportunity to learn about the key technological and innovation trends in India, hear from some of India’s biggest thought leaders, and get to know more about the great work that MIT is doing in India. This is also a great networking opportunity.
Do I need to be an MIT student in order to attend?
No, everyone is welcome to register and buy tickets, and take part in this important discussion.
How do we sponsor the conference?
We welcome potential sponsors for the conference, and ask that you get in touch with us by emailing us at email@example.com
What is the dress code for the conference?
Will my ticket amount be refunded if I can’t attend the conference?
Unfortunately, we don’t offer any refunds. Sorry!
Who do I contact for general questions?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org