Hotel & Flights & Daycare


We currently have a block of rooms in the following pattern at a rate of $175.00 plus tax per night—
Friday, March 22nd - 25 rooms
Saturday, March 23rd - 25 rooms
Guests may reserve their rooms by calling Marriott Central Reservations at 1-800-228-9290 no later than Friday, March 1st and mentioning Egypt NEGMA room blockto receive the discounted rate for the room block.
Individuals are responsible for all room, tax and incidental charges and will be asked for a credit card number when making the reservations. They will also need to present one upon check-in. If any guests are Marriott Rewards members, please remind them to have their account number put on their reservation.
Boston Cambridge Marriott
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142


The Boston Marriot Cambridge is only 5 minutes away by foot.

View Walking directions from Marriot to EgyptNegma Conference (MIT Media Lab) in a larger map.




There are also inexpensive Student Hostels in the area for rates as low as $79/night. We don't have any deals with them, but we recommend the following since it's on the T (subway) and accessible to the MIT Media Lab
Friend Street Hostel
234 Friend Street, Boston, MA 02114
Phone: +1-(617) 934-2413
Fax: (617) 248-5806
Skype: FriendStHostel

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We are actively searching for flights deals to Boston and we are continously sharing them on this page and on our facebook page. Follow us on our facebook page for minute to minute updates on flight deals.  


  • Kayak Flight Deals from various other US & Canadaian cities (updated 02/18/2013)

Daycare (if you have children)

We have arranged with a daycare in Medford. Parents however are responsible for arranging the drop off and pick up, as well as directly coordinatng with the daycare provider.

Name: Khadija

Location: Medford close to Tufts university (a few miles away from the Conference Center)

Home Phone: 781-350-5503

Cell Phone: 781-535-2022

Email: Fkhadija0704[AT]

Address: 88 Orchard St., Apt. 1, Medford, MA 02155

Rate: $10/hour (originally charges $15/hour).

There will be a two day plan for the kids. Details will be announced soon, but they usually include outdoor activities (if weather permits), arts and crafts projects, story telling, games & puzzles and a nap time. Breakfast and Lunch will be served.