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LXI Meeting & PlugFest -  Boston, MA

Hosted by MathWorks   
Mon., Oct. 8 – Wed., Oct. 10, 2012

Agenda -- LXI Consortium Plug Fest Preregistration Form


People shipping equipment to MathWorks should ship it to:

Vinod Cherian
3 Apple Hill Drive
Natick, MA 01778
(508) 647-4320


The hotel is close to a number of restaurants and shopping.  Here’s a map of local attractions:

Fall Foliage Forecast: 

For those planning to extend their stay for a foliage trip, my recommendation is that they stay after the meeting (don’t come in early).  Currently, foliage predictions are that the peak will be slightly north of Boston on the weekend of October 13 and 14.  Here’s a foliage forecast for this year.

Tuesday Dinner Invitation from MathWorks:

You are cordially invited to attend dinner on Tuesday evening, October 9th at nearby Legal Seafood, a Boston classic. MathWorks will be hosting.  All IVI and LXI meeting attendees are invited to join us. Spouses are welcome! 

We will meet Rob & Vinod in the hotel lobby that evening at 6:45, and we will walk to the restaurant together.

Look forward to seeing you there!  - Rob


Hotel Reservations

Our personalized group web page (for both the LXI and IVI meetings) is:

Our new contact at the hotel is Jessica Wiitala, Reservation & Group Rooms Coordinator.

The Verve, Crown Plaza Hotels and Resorts
1360 Worcester Street
Route 9
Natick, MA 01760
P:  508-903-1558
F: 508-653-1708

Contact her with any reservation problems or special requests.

New Deadline for booking reservations

The special room rate will be available until Friday, Sept. 14th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. This block may sell out, since the Boston meeting is very popular with both LXI and IVI. Call or email Jessica if you're beyond the deadline, and she may be able to get you into the room block.

Registration for meeting

To make sure we have you in the headcount for food and nametags, please email Barb Estes to register for the meeting.

Hotel Info (Rob recommended it, and it’s been renovated since we were there.)

The Verve Crowne Plaza – Natick
1360 Worcester Street
Route 9
Natick, Massachusetts 01760
P: 877.384.0706
F: 508.653.1708


The MetroWest Boston's finest hotel, the Crowne Plaza Hotel Boston-Natick. Located 15 miles west of downtown Boston and minutes from the Mass Turnpike (I-90) and Routes 128/I-95 and I-495, we are the perfect location to base yourself for business or pleasure in the greater Boston area.

Distinctive accommodations make up this hotel with amenities such as FREE Wireless High Speed Internet Access, voicemail, data port accessible phones, iron and ironing boards, coffee makers, and more. Guests enjoy a full complement of services such as concierge services, a fully-equipped 24-hour fitness complimentary local transportation within a 2 mile radius, the contemporary Lobby Café or Lobby Bar.

Directions: Logan International to Hotel

Ideally located on the Framingham border near both business and leisure destinations, The Verve, Crowne Plaza Natick is just 17 miles west of downtown Boston and 18 miles from Logan Airport, within minutes of corporate businesses, convention centers, shopping, sports arenas and cultural attractions.

Just one mile from exit 13 on the Massachusetts Turnike (I-90), with easy access from Routes 128, 495 and I-95, we're across the street from the upscale shopping and dining at the Natick Collection, within a mile of the IMAX Theatre at Jordan's Furniture, and within five miles of the corporate headquarters of Boston Scientific, Bose, TJX and Meditech.

Link to map from Logan International to hotel

Airport - to/from hotel via Logan Express and hotel shuttle:

Details on Logan Express (from Rob):

"Logan Express stops at all the terminals at Logan at the baggage claim level (downstairs) about every 30 minutes. You want the Red Logan Express bus to Framingham. You don't have to prepay, they will take your money at the end of the trip. $12 one way, $22 round trip. Just get on. If the bus isn't super full, they will call the hotel for you, and the hotel shuttle should be at the depot to meet you. Otherwise, it's only 5 minutes away when you get there."

Driving Directions

From Logan International Airport

Follow signs to the Massachusetts Turnpike/I90 West, Ted Williams Tunnel
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90 to exit 13 (Route 30 Framinham/Natick))
Bear right after toll booth
At second traffic light turn left
Follow signs to Route 9 East
Hotel will be on the right on Route 9 eastbound

Distances To / From the Airport

Logan International Airport - 17 miles, airport transportation is available via Logan Express
Boston - 15 miles