Microsoft New England Research and Development Center (NERD)


The Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD) is a research and software innovation campus located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The NERD vertical campus spans two buildings with its primary presence and conference center located at One Memorial Drive and a recently renovated and expanded space located at One Cambridge Center. NERD is home to some of Microsoft’s most strategic teams including Microsoft Research New England, Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), SharePoint Workspace, Microsoft Technical Computing, Microsoft Advertising, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office 365 and more. NERD has become a hub of activity for the local tech community and has hosted more than 500 events and welcomed more than 40,000 visitors during the past two years.

The 2011 MNLI will be held at the Microsoft NERD Center, which is located at 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA.



The closest T stop is at Kendall Square on the Red Line. Click here for the Red Line schedule.

Pilgrim Parking garage information

Central Parking garage information

Parking at Microsoft Center is $27/day

Satellite Map for Driving


The Institute will take place on the 1st floor of the Microsoft NERD Center. Please check in at the front desk referencing the MA New Literacies Institute before heading up the elevators.

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