2024 Event Guide

WiDS Central Massachusetts 2024

11:00 am – 2:00 pm (EST)



The full agenda can be found here.

Parking and Directions

Parking will be available in the Park Avenue Garage (151 Salisbury Street – Worcester, MA 01609). Please print the WiDS Parking Pass and and place it on the dashboard of your vehicle. This parking pass allows you to park in any Visitor (VIS), Employee (EMP), or Commuter (COM) Parking lot. Campus Police will ticket any vehicle that does not have a parking pass. The WiDS Conference is not liable for any tickets received while you are in attendance. We will have extra passes on site should you forget to bring one. You may also use street parking (if available – first come first serve) and street parking does not require a parking pass. 

If you are in need of accessible parking, please let us know as soon as possible so that parking arrangements can be made.

WiDS volunteers and signage will direct you toward the Rubin Campus Center from 10:00am – 11:00am. Once you have reached the campus center, proceed to the Odeum on the 3rd Floor via the stairs or the elevator.

Other available parking lots (please display the parking pass linked above):

  • Higgins Lot – 1 John Wing Road
  • West Street Lot – 202 West Street
  • Hackfeld Lot – 29 Hackfeld Road
  • Boynton Lot/ North – 29 Boynton Street
Direction to Meeting Rooms in Rubin Campus Center

Please see the WPI Campus Map for navigating the (short) walk from the Park Ave Garage to the Rubin Campus Center (an interactive map is available here).

WiDS volunteers and directional signs will direct you toward the Rubin Campus Center. 

Registration Check-In and WiFI

Registration will open at 10:30am. Upon arrival at the Rubin Campus Center, please proceed to the 3rd floor via the staircase or the elevator and check-in at the Registration Desk outside the Odeum to receive your name tag and conference packet.

WiFi information can be found below. Signs will also be displayed with directions on how to access WPI’s Wi-Fi Network at the event. Note: your Wi-Fi account will expire 2 days after first login. 

Menu / Dietary Restrictions

We have included the menu for lunch below. While we have tried our best to accommodate the diverse dietary needs of our attendees we may not be able to accommodate all, so please plan accordingly. 

  • Garden Salad 
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Oven Roasted Rosemary Potatoes 
  • Seasonal Fresh Vegetable Medley 
  • Sesame and Soy Marinated Flank Steak
  • Vegetable Lasagna
  • Dessert-variety

Coffee/refreshments will be made available throughout the event. 

General accessibility

Please consult this interactive map of WPI that highlights accessible locations: parking, ramps, entrances, elevators. If you are in need of accessible parking, please let us know as soon as possible so that parking arrangements can be made. If you believe you will need additional assistance, please email widscentralmass@gmail.com, indicating any additional assistance you may require.

Additional Questions?

Questions about the conference can be directed to widscentralmass@gmail.com