MIT 2.009



Frequently Asked Questions

How does this work?

This website hosts the ticketing system for our in-person 2.009 prototype launch event. If you know someone in the class (either a student or a staff) please ask them for an invite code prior to registering.

If you do not have an invite code, you can register to join the lottery, where we'll be randomly selecting guests throughout the two weeks leading up to the event. If you're in the lottery and you receive a guaranteed invite, you must confirm your registration by the posted deadline, otherwise your ticket will be forfeited to the next guest in the waitlist.

During the event, you'll be able to watch the live webcast and participate in a forum to send supportive messages and questions to the teams. The event program and product brochures will also be available for download. After the event, the site will host the program replay.

Are there any Covid-19 policies?

According to the MIT Events website, events are allowed and welcomed on and off campus. All Covid-era event restrictions are lifted: there are no capacity limits, food service constraints, contact tracing requirements, or masking rules.

That being said, while masks are optional, they are certainly recommended.

What time should I arrive?

Check-in starts at 6:00pm outside of Kresge where you'll get a wristband. Once you have a wristband, you'll be able to enter the auditorium when the doors open at 7:00pm. All audience members must be seated by 7:30pm.

Please note that any arrivals after 7:15pm will likely be deferred to the standby line, even if you have a confirmed ticket. Plan for traffic and delays!

What should I know if I have children under the age of 12?

Children under 12 years of age may visit MIT’s campus and attend MIT events but must be either accompanied by a parent or guardian or participating in the event. Please learn more about MIT's minor policy here.

Will there be food?

Yes! We will have catered food in the Kresge lobby after the show, and hot chocolates and desserts outside afterwards.

What happens if I don't get a ticket?

If you don't get a ticket, numbered standby tickets will be available at Kresge on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 6:00PM for guests who do not have a confirmed ticket.

Starting at 7:30PM, we will use the standby tickets to determine admission order into the auditorium for filling unoccupied seats.

Will there be parking?

The MIT Stata parking garage (32 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139, under the Ray and Maria Stata Center) will be open for guest parking starting from 5pm. Please allow 15-20 minutes to walk from the garage to Kresge Auditorium (48 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139).

If needed, guests may take a shuttle bus to the MIT Student Center (near Kresge Auditorium) and back to the Stata Center Garage. The bus will run continuously between the Stata Center and Student Center from 5:15 - 7:30pm and 9:00 - 11:00pm.

Will there be a live webcast?

Yes! The event will be webcast live on the prototype launch website, and will begin at roughly 7:30pm when the event starts.

There will be a replay posted on the same page shortly after the event ends.

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