Arrival and Travel Information 2019
Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Rhode Island College (RIC) is located in Rhode Island’s capital city, about 3 hours north of New York City and about 1.25 hours south of Boston. There is Amtrak service to Providence. A Peter Pan Bus service arrives in Kennedy Plaza, Providence: affordable, with electric plugs and WiFi.
The nearest airport is TF Green, which is about 21 min (11.4 mi) via I-95 N. The TF Green Airport website provides information about transportation options to Providence. Thrifty Car Rental provides reliable shuttles to their location from the airport terminal, should you decide to rent a car.
This page on the RIC website offers additional information: driving directions and public transportation.
Conference Site = Gaige Hall at Rhode Island College
Our conference takes place in RIC’s recently renovated Gaige Hall — the greenest building on campus. Registration is in Gaige 200 — accessible by elevator.
Free parking is available at H lot, which is only about 50 steps from Gaige Hall.
Enter from Fruit Hill Avenue, go left on College Road, go left on 6th Street, and take a final left into H lot.
Rhode Island College is located in a residential neighborhood. If you’d like to stay on campus, RIC has reserved dorm rooms. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on reserving a dorm room.
There are also a number of Airbnb spaces in the area, and downcity Providence hotels are about 3 miles away.
Getting around and Experiencing Providence
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority offers a trip planner if your hotel or inn is outside comfortable walking distance from the RIC campus.
The Convention and Visitors Bureau provides information about attractions and events, should you be able to extend your visit to our capital city.
Here’s a list of walking tours of Providence.
What’s Happening in the Providence area the weekend of November 8?
Keep checking back for dates as they become available…