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Logistics

General Information

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

Trinity Rep
201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903-3297
Directions and Parking

 

Schedule

Tuesday 9/18/2012 - InnoBeer
6:30 p.m. Union Station Brewery
Wednesday 9/19/2012 - BIF-8 DAY 1
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45am - 10:00am Session 1
10:00am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 12:00pm Session 2
12:00pm - 1:15pm Lunch
1:15 pm- 2:30pm Session 3
2:30pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 4:30pm Session 4
4:45 p.m. Reception, bar and restaurant Aspire in the lobby of the Hotel Providence
Thursday 9/20/2012 - BIF-8 DAY 2
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45am - 10:00am Session 1
10:00am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 12:00pm Session 2
12:00pm - 1:15pm Lunch
1:15 pm- 2:30pm Session 3
2:30pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 4:30pm Session 4
4:45 p.m. Reception, Lobby of Trinity Rep
SPECIAL EVENT - Friday 9/21/2012
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Off the Whiteboard, Into the Real World This workshop is only available to the first 100 registrants of the BIF-8 Summit.

Hotel

For those of you traveling from out of town, we recommend the Hotel Providence for accommodations. Just reference the Business Innovation Factory to receive the conference rate of $169.

Hotel Providence
311 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Hotel: 401.861.8000; 800.861.8990
www.hotelprovidence.com

Other nearby hotels we recommend.

Hilton Providence
21 Atwells Avenue
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: 1-401-831-3900 Fax: 1-401-751-0007
www.hilton.com

Providence Biltmore
11 Dorrance St.
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: (401) 369-8599
www.providencebiltmore.com‎

Airports

T.F. Green Airport (Local)
Located 10 miles south of Providence, just off Exit 13 on Interstate Route 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 north east of Providence. For more information, see www.massport.com/logan.

Taxi

  • Providence Coach: 401-374-5729

Groups of 6-8 people can share a ride to TF 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 3 people sharing a ride.

Car Rentals

  • 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.

BIF-9 Videos

Videos recorded live at this year's BIF Collaborative Innovation Summit are now available online! Here's a small sample from this inspiring collection.

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