Venue and Travel Info

Our venue for the Nor’EastR Conference is Paff Auditorium at the University of Rhode Island’s Providence Campus. Located at 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903, it is conveniently located in downtown Providence near many restaurants, hotels, and a short 10 minute walk from the Providence Train Station.


We do not have a block of rooms but there are several hotels near by the venue, including the Omni Providence, Providence Biltmore, Hotel Providence, Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton Inn and Suites and The Dean. Rates currently range from $197 to $245 per night. Alternatively, there are several Airbnb vacancies a little further from the venue.

Getting to Providence

We expect most attendees to be arriving into Providence by train or car. There are many Amtrak and MBTA Arrivals into the Providence Station. If you are driving, there are many parking garages available near the venue. Parking for conference attendees will be validated for those who park at the Rhode Island Convention Center Parking Garage. Just bring the ticket issued when you entered the parking garage with you and we will provide a parking validation voucher.

If you are flying in for the conference, T.F. Green Airport is the closest airport and does provide MBTA trains into Providence.