Schedule of Events

Everything You Need to Know to Plan Your Trip

The Summit will begin at 8:30 am 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. The dress is casual.

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For those of you traveling from out of town, we recommend the Hotel Providence for accommodations. We have a negotiated rate with the hotel, but hurry our block closes on August 12.

Hotel Providence
311 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Hotel: (401) 861-8000; (800) 861-8990
Make Your Reservation*
*Please reserve your room by August 12, the cut-off date for our room block.

Other Hotels we Recommend:

Providence Biltmore
11 Dorrance St.
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: (401) 369-8599
Make Your Reservation with the BIF2018 Discount Rate*
*Please reserve your room by August 13, the cut-off date for our room block.

Hilton Providence
21 Atwells Ave.
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: (401) 831-3900
Make Your Reservation

Hampton Inn & Suites
58 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: (401) 608-3500 Fax: (401) 272-3143
Make Your Reservation

Complete Listing of Providence Hotels
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Further afield:

Another great value is the NYLO in Warwick. The hotel is a ten minute drive from Downtown Providence.

400 Knight Street
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 734-4460


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

Logan Airport (International)
Logan Airport is located 55 miles northeast of Providence. For more information, see


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.


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

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


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


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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