MIT Media Lab

August 6-9, 2014


Join us for Scratch@MIT, a playful gathering of educators, researchers, developers, and other members of the worldwide Scratch community.

We're planning a very participatory conference, with an entire day of hands-on workshops and lots of opportunities for peer-to-peer discussion and collaboration.

The conference will start with an evening reception on August 6 and continue through lunch on August 9.

Early registration (March - May): $100
Standard registration (June - August): $175


Keynote Session: Making, Writing, Coding

Dale Dougherty
Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
Mitch Resnick

Dale Dougherty of MAKE Magazine and Elyse Eidman-Aadahl of the National Writing Project will join Mitchel Resnick of the Scratch Team for a keynote discussion on what makers, writers, and coders can learn from one another. The full conference agenda will be available by June 1.

Kids at the Conference?

Scratch@MIT is intended primarily for educators and researchers. For kids, we recommend Scratch Day, an international network of family-friendly events on Saturday, May 17.

Organize a session

The deadline for session proposals has already passed. But there will be opportunities to organize "unconference" sessions (participant-led gatherings) at the conference itself.

Places to stay

Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel 50 Broadway, Cambridge MA (5 min walk from conference) Conference rate: $259/night (available until July 15th) Note: Lower rates might be available by booking directly at

Hyatt Regency Cambridge 575 Memorial Drive (20 min walk from conference) Conference rate: $209/night

MIT dorms On MIT campus (5-15 min walk from conference) Rate: $80/ single room and $104/ double room Note: Dorm rooms are available only through the last conference day, August 9th

Questions? Contact the Scratch team at