MIT Event Planners September 2019 News
Join us for the MIT Event Planning Expo on September 18!
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Institute Events and VPF invite you to MIT's Event Planning Expo .

Wednesday, September 18
11 am - 2 pm
Charles M. Vest Student Street ( 32 ) +
Koch Institute First-floor Lobby ( 76 )

You'll have the opportunity to meet with preferred MIT vendors and internal suppliers and learn about goods and services to help your events and meetings run smoothly.

Vendors include
  • Event registration
  • On-campus venues and services
  • Hotel accommodations and spaces
  • Audio-visual providers
  • Video
  • Graphic design
  • Photography
  • Catering

Enjoy vendor giveaways and drawings for prizes and photo opps with Tim the Beaver!

Mark your calendar and share with your colleagues! All from MIT are welcome to attend; no registration required.
Samberg Conference Center Staffing News
A message from Gayle Gallagher, Executive Director for MIT Institute Events and Protocol, and Mark Hayes, Director, MIT Campus Dining

We have some management news to share...Lauren Williams is transitioning to a new role with Restaurant Associates, departing the Samberg Center on August 30. Our best wishes and thanks go with Lauren as she leaves the MIT community!

Now, please welcome Brian Rice and Chance Andersen to the SCC team. Brian has assumed the role of General Manager at Samberg and of 100 Main Marketplace Cafe. He previously held the roles of General Manager at the New England Aquarium and Executive Director of East Meets West Catering and has a proven track record of leading premier catering teams and establishing service standards that lead to memorable guest experiences. 

Chance Andersen joins the SCC as Senior Operations Manager, overseeing the service and operations team and working closely with social event clients. Chance worked with Restaurant Associates as the Service Director for Boston, followed by a Catering Sales Manager position for Off the Vine catering.
The entire SCC and Restaurant Associates team thanks you for your business and looks forward to another great year at MIT!

Contact info
Brian Rice, General Manager
617-715-2588 |
Chance Andersen, Senior Operations Manager |
Save the date: Fall Event Planners Meeting
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Mark your calendar: you're invited to MIT's fall event planners meeting on Thursday, October 10, at 3 pm.

The meeting will take place at the Courtyard Boston Cambridge (on Memorial Drive), with transportation provided from MIT.

Please be alert to more information, including agenda + registration instructions, in September!