The Microsoft building is located at:
For detailed directions for car and public transportation, please visit the Microsoft Cambridge website.
Please bring a photo ID to ensure admittance.
When you arrive at 255 Main St., you will need to check in at the ground floor security desk. They will ask to see a photo ID. Please tell them you are there for a an event in the Hawthorne room and they will send you up to where ComSciCon is taking place.
This view shows the entrance to the Microsoft building, from Main St., in Google Street View:
Getting to Cambridge
Cambridge is served by Boston Logan International Airport. The trip from Logan to Cambridge is roughly 20 minutes by taxi or 40 minutes by public transportation (the T). To travel by T, take the Silver Line bus from the airport to South Station and then transfer to the Red Line subway. Take the Red Line "inbound" towards Alewife. See directions below for accessing the workshop accomodations and venue from the subway.
Trains into Boston stop at South Station, Back Bay, and North Station. To travel by subway (the T) from South Station, take the Red Line "inbound" towards Alewife and get off at the Harvard Square Station. From Back Bay or North Station, first take the Green Line "inbound" toward Park Street and then transfer to the Red Line (see above). See directions below for accessing the workshop accomodations and venue from the subway.
Boston & Cambridge Public Transportation
Please check the MBTA website for bus and subway schedules.
Upon arrival at the Harvard dormitories, all non-local attendees will be provided with a week-long pass on the Boston-area subway system (the T) to facilitate their travel between the housing and workshop venue and elsewhere in the area.
For non-local attendees, a single occupancy room will be provided free of charge in the Harvard graduate dormitories the nights of June 8-11. Rooms will be in or near Perkins Hall (tentative - to be confirmed), located at 35 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA. Upon your arrival in Cambridge, please check in at the dormitory (after noon on Wednesday, June 8th), where members of our organizing committee will be ready to check you in.
Get on the Silver Line bus (SL-2) at your terminal. The bus only goes in one direction and is free of charge. At South Station, you will transfer to the subway (you don't need to leave the station or pay). Follow the signs to the Red Line subway, and take the inbound train, towards Alewife. Disembark at Harvard Square station.
The Microsoft building is directly outside Kendall Station.