Providence has its own airport (T.F. Green) that is easily accessible to the city by train, cab, or bus. Boston Logan is about an hour and a half away by train and subway. The Amtrak station is in the center of town, and walking distance or a short cab ride from campus.
Please let us know how and when you plan to arrive. We will do our best to arrange carpools from the Providence airport and train station -- ideally with a graduate student coming to pick you up, but at the very least, telling you who else is arriving at the same time.
There are several hotels near campus. In the past, people have stayed at the Wyndham Garden and the Hampton Inn. We will also be attempting to provide home hospitality with a current graduate student for those who desire it.
Please e-mail the conference e-mail address (BrownRSConference@gmail.com) to tell us:
1) How and when you will be arriving.
2) Whether or not you would like home hospitality, or to stay in a hotel. If you would like to stay in a hotel with a roommate, we can provide a list of other interested conference attendees.