Literacy for All Location

This year's Literacy for All Conference will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center, centrally located in the city of Providence.

Convention Center Address
1 Sabin Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
401.458.6000

Lodging

To make a reservation, call the hotel directly, or reserve online when applicable. State you are with the Lesley University Literacy for All Conference to get special rates. Be sure to make your reservation early, as rooms may fill before the cut-off date. Rooms are released into the block due to cancellations, so keep calling if the blocks are full. Please note that hotel rates do not include 12%–13% sales tax or parking.

  • The Omni Providence Hotel

    The Omni is attached to the Rhode Island Convention Center,

    Location

    One Exchange Street
    Providence, RI 02903

    To make a reservation, please call 1-402-952-6646 or visit Omni Literacy for All Reservations and Group Rates.

    Please note: Reservations by attendees must be received on or before October 8, 2018. 
    Parking details: There is a charge for both self and valet parking. The current self-parking rate is $20 per vehicle, per night, and the current overnight valet rate is $28. These rates are subject to change. 

  • Providence Biltmore Hotel

    The Biltmore is located across the street from the Convention Center.

    Location
    Kennedy Plaza
    Providence, RI 02903

    To make a reservation, please call 1-401-421-0700 and select option 1 for Reservations or visit Providence Biltmore Literacy for All Reservations and Group Rates.

    Please note: Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Monday, October 8, 2018.
    Parking details: Currently, overnight guests are charged $29 per night, per car. Non-registered guests are charged $18 to attend a function. All prices are subject to change without notice. Parking on property is limited and therefore not guaranteed.

  • Courtyard by Marriott

    The Courtyard by Marriot is located across the street from the Convention Center.

    Location

    32 Exchange Terrace at Memorial Blvd.
    Providence, RI 02903

    To make a reservation, please call 1-888-887-7955 or visit Courtyard by Marriot Literacy For All Conference Reservations and Group Rates.

    Please note: Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Sunday, October 7, 2018. 
    Parking details: Parking is available to hotel guests at a rate of $26 per day for overnight parking. On-site parking is available for meeting attendees at a cost of $10 per vehicle until 5 p.m. daily. Parking prices are subject to change without notice.

  • Hilton Providence

    Location

    21 Atwells Avenue
    Providence, RI 02903

    To make a reservation, please call 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) and reference group number: LULA18.

    Please note: Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Sunday, October 7, 2018. The hotel parking rates for 2018 are $28 for overnight valet and $25 for overnight self. Daytime valet parking is $14. Daytime self-parking is $12. These rates are subject to change.

     

Directions

The Rhode Island Convention Center, located in the heart of Providence, is easily accessed by car, train, air, and bus.

  • Car

    From the North:

    • From I-95 South: Take Exit 22A
    • Follow signs toward Downtown/Convention Center
    • Go through first light in the right lane
    • Take first right after the light
    • Take the next right onto Exchange Street
    • After the next light, bear right between the hotel and the Convention Center to the North Garage
       

    From the South:

    • From I-95 North: Take Exit 22A
    • Follow signs toward Downtown/Convention Center
    • At the light, turn right onto Francis Street
    • At the next light, go right onto Sabin Street
    • Bear right between the hotel and the Convention Center to the North Garage
       

    From the East:

    • Take I-95 West
    • Merge onto I-95 North to Exit 22A
    • Follow signs toward Downtown/Convention Center
    • At the light, turn right onto Francis Street
    • At the next light, go right onto Sabin Street, and then bear right between the hotel and the Convention Center to the North Garage
       

    From the West:

    • Take Rte. 6 East to the "Route 6 East and I-295 South" on ramp
    • Take a right and stay to the right following the signs to Providence and Route 6 East (you will use part of the I-295 on-ramp to get onto Route 6 East)
    • Stay on Route 6 East to the end (sign will read "6 East to 10 North") and stay to the left
    • Continue to the Dean Street Exit
    • Once on the exit ramp, stay to the left so that you will be on the left side of the island when you reach the light
    • Turn left onto Dean Street (four-lane road)
    • Take your first right onto West Exchange Street to the Convention Center Garage
  • Train
    • Providence is located on Amtrak's Washington to Boston, Northeast Corridor main line
    • The Acela train travels from New York's Penn Station to Providence Station (adjacent to Waterplace Park) in less than three hours, Monday to Friday
    • Direct MBTA commuter rail service is also available to Metro Boston
    • Fares and schedules: Amtrak, 800.USA.RAIL or MBTA, 800.392.6100
  • Air
    • T.F. Green Airport is just eight miles from downtown Providence
    • 10 airlines provide 200+ daily flights to major national and international destinations
    • T.F. Green Airport, 888.268.7222
  • Bus

Parking Details

We recommend parking at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence Place Mall, or at nearby hotels, all of which are within walking distance to the conference. Please be aware that all parking fees are subject to change without notice.

  • Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC)
    • The North Garage is connected to the Westin Hotel, the Rhode Island Convention Center, and the Providence Place Mall
    • RICC Event Rate: $15 per day; $20 per overnight stay (*prices can change without notice so please contact the RICC for exact pricing information)
    • RICC North Garage, 401.458.6339
  • Providence Place Mall
    • The Providence Place Mall parking lot is connected to the Westin Hotel and the Rhode Island Convention Center
    • Providence Place Mall, 401.270.1000
Questions
If you have any questions, please contact the Literacy for All Conference team