The meeting features updates from all Media Lab research groups, focusing on current and future work that reflects the Lab's five research themes. As always, there will be many opportunities to meet our researchers and discuss their latest work.
There will be exclusive sessions, accessible by request or invitation only, on October 26. Preliminary information about these sessions is available at the bottom of the agenda. If you have any questions about these events, please email email@example.com for more information.
Schedule is subject to change. All times are US Eastern Time.
8:00am - 8:40am: Registration in E14 Lobby +Breakfast in the Winter Garden room
8:40am - 9:00am: Welcome in the Multi-Purpose Room - Professor Dava Newman, Director, MIT Media Lab
9:00am - 10:00am: Research Futures Session 1 - Lightning Overviews from the Principal Investigators
10:00am - 10:45am: Break + Networking Opportunities
10:45am - 11:50am: Research Futures Session 2 – Lightning Overviews from the Principal Investigators
12:00pm - 1:15pm: Lunch with Topic Table Options for Networking and Discussion served in the Winter Garden room
1:15pm - 3:45pm: Explore Research Lab Demos
3:45pm - 4:15pm: Break
4:15pm - 5:45pm: Parallel Sessions 1
Session descriptions here.
5:45pm - 7:15pm: Reception in the Winter Garden and Silverman Skyline rooms
8:00am - 8:50am: Registration in E14 Lobby +Breakfast in the Winter Garden room
8:50am - 9:00am: Welcome in the Multi-Purpose Room – Professor Dava Newman, Director, MIT Media Lab
9:00am - 10:30am: E14 Fund Overview + Presentations in the Multi-Purpose Room
10:30am - 11:00am: Break + Networking Opportunities
Options to Explore E14 Fund Companies on the 6th floor
11:00am - 12:00pm: Parallel Sessions 2
Session descriptions here.
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch served in the Winter Garden room
For Liaisons Only: All-Liaison Meeting in E14-245
1:00pm-1:45pm: Plenary Session 1 in Multi-Purpose Room – Generative AI + the Metaverse: A Future Where Everyone is Invited to Play
Jenna Fizel, IDEO
Pat Pataranutaporn, MIT Media Lab
Cyber illusionist Marco Tempest creates magic for both sides of the brain. In this session, he guides us through an AI-driven magical experience where we learn to challenge the bounds of imagination and reality.
1:45pm-2:30pm: Plenary Session 2 in Multi-Purpose Room – Future Worlds | Design and Action for the Future We Want to Co-create
Media Lab Director Dr. Dava Newman, Future Worlds Research Scientist Dr. Minoo Rathnasabapathy, Director of Signal Kinetics Dr. Fadel Adib, and Director of Nano-Cybernetic Biotrek Dr. Deblina Sarkar will talk to us and with us about the critical domains of our oceans, land and Space, the dual energy-climate challenge, and the ever-evolving landscape of climate impacts on health. Through their insights, we'll delve deeper to shape a sustainable and inclusive future.
3:00pm-5:00pm: Explore Research Lab Demos
5:00pm-7:00pm: Reception in the Winter Garden and Silverman Skyline rooms
Exclusive sessions, accessible by request or invitation only, are scheduled to occur simultaneously at multiple locations across and outside the Media Lab.
– This takes place at the Boston Marriott Cambridge (50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA (Kendall Square), 02142)
– Registration is required. Contact your Media Lab liaison or email firstname.lastname@example.org for the comp code and instructions.
9:00am-4:00pm: Open Office Hours (Upon request)
Should you have any inquires, please contact email@example.com.
For Office Hour or Workshop Requests we typically arrange 30- to 40-minute sessions. In order to schedule these meetings, please provide us with the objectives of the meeting and details about the participant[s] including their name, titles, and email address. Feel free to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explore the agenda below, and be sure to register! This is an invitation-only event. In-person registration has closed. You may register for virtual attendance using the links below.
Several hotels are within walking distance of the Media Lab and Kendall Square's dynamic, innovation-focused neighborhood. Many more are accessible via public transit, taxi, or rideshare.
The Media Lab is located at 75 Amherst Street (at the corner of Ames and Amherst Streets). We are a 2–3 minute walk from the Kendall Square stop on the Red Line; as parking in the area is difficult and expensive, public transit or taxi/ride share services are preferred.