General Information

The BIF2017 Summit will take place at Providence's Trinity Rep Theater. The Summit will begin at 8:30am sharp on both days, and all participants must register before entering the theater. Please plan to arrive at the theater as early as possible, and remember to leave time for traffic and parking. Dress is casual.

Schedule

Day One · September 13

7:30-8:30 Registration and Breakfast,
Theater Lobby
8:30-8:45 Welcome
Saul Kaplan @skap5
8:45-10:00 Session 1
10:00-10:45 Break, Lobby and Tent
10:45-12:00 Session 2
12:00-1:15 Lunch, Lobby and Tent
1:15-2:30 Session 3
2:30-3:00 Break, Tent
3:00-4:30 Session 4
4:30 Adjourn
Reception to follow in the bar and restaurant at the Hotel Providence.

Day Two · September 14

7:30-8:30 Registration and Breakfast,
Theater Lobby
8:30-8:45 Welcome
Saul Kaplan @skap5
8:45-10:00 Session 1
10:00-10:45 Break, Lobby and Tent
10:45-12:00 Session 2
12:00-1:15 Lunch, Lobby and Tent
1:15-2:30 Session 3
2:30-3:00 Break, Tent
3:00-4:30 Session 4
4:30 Adjourn
Reception to follow in the tent outside of Trinity Rep.

Hotel

For those of you traveling from out of town, we recommend the Hotel Providence for accommodations.

Hotel Providence
311 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Hotel: 401.861.8000; 800.861.8990

Hotel Providence Discount Available
Discount Rate: $181 per night
Complete Listing of Providence Hotels
Please visit
goprovidence.com

 

Airports

T.F. Green Airport (Local)
Located 10 miles south of Providence, just off Exit 13 on I-95, T.F. Green Airport is accessible to Boston, Cape Cod, and Southeastern New England. It offers more than 160 direct flights via major carriers. For more information, see www.pvdairport.com.

Logan Airport (International)
Logan Airport is located 55 miles northeast of Providence. For more information, see www.massport.com/logan.

Taxi

Providence Coach
401-374-5729

Groups of 6 to 8 people can share a ride to T.F. Green Airport for $10 per person.

For trips to Logan Airport in Boston they do a flat rate of $159 all inclusive for up to three people sharing a ride.

Car Rental

Alamo:
(401) 739-0696
Avis:
(401) 736-7500
Budget:
(401) 739-8986
Dollar:
(401) 739-8450
Enterprise:
(401) 739-1005
Hertz:
(401) 738-3550
National:
(401) 732-0907
Payless:
(401) 736-8503
Thrifty:
(401) 739-8660

Train Service

Providence is located on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor between Washington DC/New York City and Boston. High-speed Acela Express train service transports passengers from New York City to Providence in about two and a half hours. For tickets call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit www.amtrak.com.

The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) runs low-cost commuter trains to Providence from Boston and other points in Massachusetts. Call 1-800-392-6100 or visit www.mbta.com for schedules and fares.

Bus Service

Peter Pan Bus (800-343-9999 or www.peterpanbus.com) and Greyhound (800-231-2222 or www.greyhound.com) have stations in the Providence area. For local public transportation, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) runs buses and trolleys statewide (800-244-0444 or www.ripta.com).

Parking

Parking is limited in downtown Providence. A parking garage is located next to the theater with entrances on both Fountain and Washington Streets. A parking map for downtown Providence is available here.

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