Hacker Reactor

Host your event at MIT’s new innovation & entrepreneurship destination

Hacker Reactor, MIT’s newest events venue, is part of a comprehensive renovation of the historic Suffolk Building, located at 292 Main Street overlooking the new Kendal Plaza Open Space. MIT Hacker Reactor encompasses the seventh-floor space of MIT InnovationHQ

Designed to inspire collaboration and creativity, Hacker Reactor welcomes not only to all members of the MIT community but also external companies seeking an inspiring venue for their events. Whether you are affiliated with MIT or beyond our walls or shores – consider us for your next dynamic event experience. Our full flexible space is perfect for a variety of needs, hosting meetings, events, and conferences. At 1,450 square feet, the space can accommodate up to 100 attendees.

Our commitment to excellence extends beyond our space. We’ve partnered with premier event and catering vendors, ensuring seamless execution and unforgettable experiences for your events.

You may reserve either the entire Hacker Reactor (includes all spaces detailed below) or the Executive Conference Room alone. Occupancy numbers below are listed as guidance for event planners. At no time can total occupancy exceed 120 people.

The spaces

Open Event Space

The modular open event space is perfect for large meetings, presentations, receptions, and buffet or seated meals.

Size: 1,450 square feet

Occupancy: Varies by configuration
– Seated at work tables: ~50
– Auditorium-style: ~80
– Standing reception: ~100

Executive Conference Room

This conference room is a perfect space to host your next board or staff meeting. An impressive, glass-walled room overlooks the plaza.

Size: 523 Square feet

– 22 (14 at table + 8 additional)

Hacker Lounge

Soaring skylighted ceilings and modular seating are tucked into a cozy light-filled corner of the Hacker reactor. Host a breakout session here.

Size: 620 square feet

Occupancy: Varies by configuration
– Seated at work tables/couch: 15
– Standing/reception: 10


The catering kitchen is equipped and ready for our catering partners to prep and serve your guests. There’s plenty of counter space and a spacious island.

Size: 753 square feet

– 2 GE full-size dishwashers
– 2 GE microwave ovens
– GE full-size refrigerator

Planning your event