The closest airport to the conference venue is TF Green Airport in Warwick, RI (PVD), which is approximately 10 miles (15 minutes) from downtown Providence. Estimated Taxi Fare from TF Green to the Providence Omni is $25 - $30 one way, UBER and Lyft prices are between $8 - $12.

In some cases, flying into Boston's Logan Airport may be a better option. The MBTA Commuter Rail runs between Logan and Providence Station. The commute is approximately 90 minutes, costs $11, and involves taking the silver line bus from Logan to South Station and then a commuter train to Providence Station. You can determine if the MBTA schedule aligns with flights by using the MBTA Trip Planner. Several Peter Pan Bus Company buses run each day from Logan to Downtown Providence for approximately $25 each way. Alternately, make arrangements with Ultimate Livery Shuttle for door to door service from your Logan terminal to the RI Convention Center for approximately $150 each way.

The closest train station to the conference is the Providence Amtrak station, which is an 8 minute walk from the Providence Omni (event hotel) and the RI Convention Center (event venue).


Room blocks have been reserved at the following hotels:

Our room block at the Omni Providence Hotel has sold out. Rooms can still be booked at the daily rate. Click here for online reservations. 

Hilton Providence (21 Atwells Ave, Providence) at the nightly rate of $149 plus tax. Click here for online reservations. Please book your room by March 11, 2018.

Courtyard Marriott Downtown (32 Exchange Terrace at Memorial Blvd,  Providence) at the nightly rate of $145 plus tax. Click here for online reservations.  Please book your room by March 9, 2018.

Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel (5 Avenue of the Arts, Providence) at the nightly rate of $169 plus tax.  Click here for online reservations or call 866-630-0704 and ask for the Highlander Institute block.  Please book your room by March 4, 2018.  

Providence Biltmore Hotel (11 Dorrance St, Providence) at the nightly rate of $179 plus tax.  Click here for online reservations or call 401.340.2974 with the Booking Code HIGHIN. 

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Local Eats

Providence is known as a foodie destination!  While in town, check out some of our restaurants and bars, many of which specialize in locally sourced ingredients and seasonal menus.  Click here for a short list - all within walking distance of the RI Convention Center.

City of Providence

Providence combines the accessibility and friendliness of a small town with the culture and sophistication of a big city. With a thriving arts community, vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, a renowned restaurant scene and so many things to do, Providence is the perfect place to visit.  For a list of upcoming activities, check here.