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W3C Advisory Board Meeting 2018-08 Cambridge

The W3C AB will be meeting in Cambridge, MA, USA


08:30 Coffee/Pastries

MIT Ray and Maria Stata Center
32 Vassar St., Bldg. 32, Rm. 882 (8th fl.)
, MA 02139 - USA
Meeting Agenda (member-only link)

Meeting Site Details

We are meeting at MIT: Map

MIT Ray and Maria Stata Center - (corner of Main and Vassar Streets)
32 Vassar Street, Bldg. 32, Rm. 882
Hewlett Conference Room (8th fl.)
Cambridge, MA 02139

Enter the building from Main and Vassar Street. Take the first right, and elevators will be on the right.
Take a left off the elevator. Room 882 is at the end of the hall.

Travel to from Meeting Site


Boston Logan International Airport is the closest international airport to the meeting venue, approximately 5 miles from the Airport.

Directions to MIT.

Transport to from Airport

  • Taxis:
    • Taxis are plentiful at the airport. An estimated one way fare from the airport to the hotel will range between $30-$40 depending on traffic. During non-rush hour, the ride from the airport will take approximately 20-30 minutes.
  • Subway:
    • MBTA (known as the "T"): The closest subway station to both the meeting venue and the Cambridge Marriott is the Kendall Square/MIT station on the Red Line. Subway map.
  • Rental Cars:
    • Boston Logan has eight rental car companies operating at the airport including: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty.


Ask for MIT rates when making reservations. There are a limited number of rooms at the MIT rate. Hotels are listed from near to far from Stata Center.

       Cambridge Center Residence Inn: 5 minute walk
       6 Cambridge Center
       Cambridge, MA 02142
       Phone: 617.349.0700
       Fax: 617.547.8504
       Toll Free Reservations: 800.331.3131
       MIT rate: $269

Features: Fully equipped kitchen in every suite; free internet access; free daily hot breakfast buffet; complimentary evening reception 2 evenings per week offering light dinner

       Kendall Hotel: 5 minute walk
       350 Main Street
       Cambridge, MA 02142
       Phone: 617.577.1300
       Fax: 617.577.1377
       MIT rate: $244

Features: 5 food voucher at the Black Sheep Restaurant; full American breakfast buffet; free Internet access; pass to Fitcorp; hosted reception (Mon-Thurs) in the rooftop retreat

Visit www.kendallhotel.com -->Select Reservations Tab-->Select Reservations Wizard-->Select Stay Dates of Guest-->Under the Promotional Rate, enter MIT--> MIT Pricing Will Appear If the MIT rate is sold out, discounted MIT pricing will appear next to the available room types and you will need to select the discounted rate and proceed with the booking.

       Cambridge Marriott: 5 minute walk
       Two Cambridge Center
       Cambridge, MA 02142
       Phone: (617) 494-6600
       Toll Free: (800) 228-9290
       MIT rate: $315
       Email: info@marriottcambridge.com
       Sonesta Hotel: 1.2 mile walk (20 minutes) with limited shuttle service; reservation required; across from Galleria Mall
       40 Edwin H Land Boulevard
       Cambridge, MA 02142
       Phone: (617) 515-3390
       MIT rate: Price varies -- MIT discount is 15% off the best available rate
       Deluxe Rooms +$50
       Executive Suite +$100

Enter RSHB40ELBMIT in the “Promo Code” box or contact the hotel directly For additional hotels through MIT, see https://vpf.mit.edu/site/sourcing_procurement/smartbuy/products_and_services/categories/ and select Hotels - Cambridge and Greater Boston.

Webex IRC


Name (org) Food prefs Arrive date Depart date Hotel Flight info Notes
Tantek Çelik (Mozilla) pescetarian, no goat cheese 2018-08-05 16:15 landing 2018-08-09 11:10 takeoff Courtyard Marriott UA 768 / UA 477 @t
Tzviya Siegman (Wiley) kosher 2018-08-06 2018-08-08 Hyatt Regency Cambridge Amtrak @TzviyaSiegman
Florian Rivoal (Invited Expert) omnivore 2018-08-06 8pm landing 2018-08-08 10pm takeoff https://www.booking.com/hotel/us/buckminster.en-gb.html DY7149–DY7150 @frivoal
David Singer (Apple) Omnivore 2018-08-06 19:30 landing 2018-08-09 11:00 takeoff Irving House UA 1865 / Delta 761 @daithesong (inactive)
Chaals I don't like watermelon
Mike Champion (Microsoft) Omnivore YYYY-MM-DD YYYY-MM-DD
Jeff (W3C) kosher
Judy Zhu (Alibaba)
Ralph Swick (W3C) no red meat
Chris Wilson (Google) omnivore 2018-08-06 23:30 landing 2018-08-09 7:00 takeoff Cambridge Marriott Alaska @cwilso
Natasha Rooney (GSMA) Omnivore (but prefers not to eat meat) 2018-08-06 17:30 landing 2018-08-08 22:00 takeoff VS 3670 / VS 12 @thisnatasha
Jay Kishigami (NTT) omnivore 2018-08-06 21:01 landing 2018-08-09 9:47 takeoff Courtyard Boston Cambridge UA2261 / UA525

Remote Participants

Let's consider remote participation for folks who can't be there in person but can still participate during the over IRC and hopefully teleconference bridge.

Name (org) Available start datetime Available end datetime Timezone Notes


Group dinner



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