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General Information

The #BIF9 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 9/17/2013
6:30 p.m.
InnoSpirits at Aspire, Lobby of Hotel Providence (informal attendee gathering)
InnoSpirits at Aspire, Lobby of Hotel Providence (informal attendee gathering)
InnoSpirits at Aspire, Lobby of Hotel Providence (informal attendee gathering)
Wednesday 9/18/2013 - #BIF9 DAY 1
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Welcome, from Saul Kaplan
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. Cocktail Reception at Aspire, Lobby of Hotel Providence
Thursday 9/19/2013 - #BIF9 DAY 2
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Welcome, from Saul Kaplan
8:45am - 10:00am Session 1
10:00am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 12:00pm Session 2
12:00pm - 1:15pm Lunch and Live Tweetchat by #Innochat on Innovation Competencies - What Do You Need to Know & Do to Innovate?
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
Friday 9/20/2013 - Workshop
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Limited seats available.

Hotel

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

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

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

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

Further afield.

Another great value is the Wyndham Garden on the East Side of Providence. The hotel has an 8 person shuttle which can be booked to take people to and from the Summit. Just reference the Business Innovation Factory to receive the conference rate of $99 or use the link below to make a reservation.

Wyndham Garden
220 India Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 272-5577
Reserve Online

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.

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