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. The space is available to all members of the MIT community for meetings, events, and conferences. With a total of 5 distinct spaces, the Hacker Reactor offers a variety of meeting room arrangements for groups of up to 120 guests. We have negotiated contracts with event and catering vendors in order to make your event run perfectly.

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

A/V Equipment: See A/V & Amenities detail page.

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)

A/V Equipment: See A/V & Amenities detail page.

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

Meeting Rooms

Two twin meeting rooms are tucked between the kitchen and lounge. Intimate quieter spaces to get away from the crowd.

Size: 79 sqft / 82 sqft

Occupancy: 4 each

Planning your event