2023 Event Guide

WiDS Central Massachusetts 2023

9:00 am – 4:30 pm (EST)



The full agenda can be found here

Parking and Directions

Please park in the Gateway Garage (64 Washburn Way – Worcester, MA 01609). There will be complimentary shuttles operating throughout the day to take participants to and from Gateway Garage to the drop-off point on main campus where we will have signs and guides (in the morning) to help you find your way. 

Please print the 2023 Parking Pass and and place it on the dashboard of your vehicle.

This is very important; campus police will ticket cars without a pass. If you arrive at WPI without a pass, please park and before entering the shuttle ask the driver for a parking pass. It is an approximately 5-10 minute shuttle ride from the parking garage to the drop-off point and then an additional 2 minute walk to Rubin Campus Center where the event will be held , shuttles should arrive every 10-15 minutes therefore please take possible wait time into consideration when planning your trip.

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

Direction to Meeting Rooms in Rubin Campus Center

Please see the WPI Campus Map for navigating the walk from the drop-off point to the campus center  (an interactive map is available here).

The drop-off/pick-up point for the shuttles will be the quad in front of the bartlett center (marked as point 13), and the event will take place in the Rubin Campus Center (marked as point 19).

WiDS volunteers will be at the drop-off point to direct you toward the Rubin Campus Center from 8:15 am – 9:15 am.

Registration Check-In and WiFI

Registration will open at 8:15 am. Upon arrival at the Rubin Campus Center, please proceed to the 3rd floor 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. 

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 (GF, Vegan, Vegetarian)

Oven Roasted Rosemary Potatoes (GF, Vegan, Vegetarian)

Seasonal Fresh Vegetable Medley (GF, Vegan, Vegetarian)

Sesame and Soy Marinated Flank Steak

Gemelli Pasta tossed with Olive Oil (Vegetarian)

Vegetable Lasagna (Vegetarian)

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 , indicating any additional assistance you may require.

Additional Questions?

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