WordCamp Providence will be held at the University of Rhode Island’s Feinstein Providence Campus (80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903) located in the historic Shepard Building in the heart of downtown Providence, between Washington and Westminster Streets.
There is a parking lot across the street from Feinstein Center at 51 Washington St. (the Biltmore Garage) and an open lot next door to Feinstein at 122 Mathewson St. On both Friday and Saturday both parking options will offer $10 Early Bird parking to those who arrive before 9 a.m. and leave before 6 p.m.
Other options are:
For the open lot 4 hours of parking is $14 and anything between 4 hours to 24 hours is $20.
For the garage 4 hours is $15, 5 hours is $18, and 5 to 24 hours is $20.
In addition there are other lots, garages, and meters in the city. PLEASE NOTE:
- Meter Enforcers operate in Providence both Friday and Saturday
- There is a 2-hour limit at any meter on the block (the enforcers mark tires). After 2 hours you need to move to a different block or risk a ticket.
Hotels within walking distance of WordCamp Providence
- Biltmore Hotel: http://www.providencebiltmore.com
- Hampton Inn and Suites: http://www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com
- Hilton Providence: http://www.hilton.com
- Hotel Providence: http://www.hotelprovidence.com
- Marriott Courtyard Providence Downtown (note: this is the Courtyard Marriott, not the Providence Marriott): http://www.marriott.com
- Omni Providence: http://www.omnihotels.com/
- Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel: http://www.renaissanceprovidence.com/
Driving Directions to WordCamp Providence (URI Campus)
Driving North on I-95: Take Exit 22A, proceed to light and turn right onto Francis Street. Take another right onto West Exchange Street to the Rhode Island Convention Center garage.
Driving South on I-95: Take Exit 22A, proceed forward from light onto Memorial Drive and take first right onto Exchange Street. Take another right onto Exchange Terrace, follow Exchange Terrace onto West Exchange Street to the Rhode Island Convention Center garage.
Driving from Route 10: Take the Downtown exit, then follow the directions listed above.
Driving from Route 6: Take the Dean Street exit, bear left off exit ramp, and take immediate first right onto West Exchange Street to the Rhode Island Convention Center garage.
Coming from T.F. Green Airport
Options: You can get to downtown Providence on either RIPTA busses, local commuter train, or Amtrak as well as by taxi or rental car.
For information and schedules:
RIPTA busses: You can take a bus to downtown Providence Kennedy plaza or take a bus to Washington/Matthewson Street in Providence.
- or call (800) 244-0444
Car rental and Taxi information:
MBTA commuter train: This train arrives in downtown Providence at the Amtrak station.
- or call (800) 392-6100
- or call (800) USA-RAIL
Taking the ferry from Long Island
From Eastern Long Island:There is a ferry operating from Orient, NY at the eastern end of Long Island which comes into New London, CT.
- or call (631) 323-2525
From mid Long Island: There is a ferry operating from Port Jefferson, NY which comes into Bridgeport, CT
- or call (888) 44FERRY or (888) 443-3779
Walking from Public Transit
From Kennedy Plaza Bus Station: Walk toward City Hall and take the road that goes to the right of City Hall, Washington St. Continue on Washington St. to #80 Washington St. It will be on the left.
From Amtrack/MBTA Providence train station: Walk down the hill on Exchange St. past the tall blue and yellow and white buildings and continue across the river. Go one more block to City Hall Park. Cut across City Hall Park past the large fountain toward City Hall and follow the directions from Kennedy Plaza above.