Frequently Asked Questions

Travel information
VISA requirements
Airports
How to travel from Boston Logan Airport to Providence
How to travel from New York JFK to Providence
How to travel from T.F. Green Airport to Providence
Taxis
Tipping
Currency
Electric Power Plugs and Voltage
VAT/ Sales tax

Conference Information
Payment Information
Presentation Instructions for Speakers and Posters
Conference Venue Address and Map
Can I park near the conference center?
Local transportation
Internet access


Travel information

VISA requirements
Please check the following website for your Visa requirements to enter the USA:
https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html

Visa Waiver Program

ESTA application

How to travel from Boston Logan Airport to Providence
Link for Terminal E Aiport Wayfinder for Ground transportation
Link for Boston Logan Airport website

Direct bus from Boston Logan Airport to Providence with Peter Pan Bus Lines. Bus tickets should be booked online because there is no ticket counter at the airport.
Online ticket website: https://peterpanbus.com/tickets/
Ticket from Boston Logan Arpt, MA to Providence Downtown, RI approximatly US$ 20.

How to travel from T.F. Green Airport to Providence
T.F. Green Airport is only ten miles from the city center and serves all major domestic airlines and is one of the nation's lower fare airports.
A standard cab fare to Providence city center is approximately US$30.

Tipping
Cab Drivers, Waiters, Tour Guides
Please remember a 15 percent tip is considered standard in the United States.

Currency
Currency in the USA: US Dollar $

Electrical plugs and sockets
In the United States of America the power sockets used are of type A / B. The electrical supply is 120 Volts and 60 Hertz (cycles per second).

 

Can I park near the conference center?

Omni Providence Hotel
Valet parking is available on-site
Overnight valet: $30 with unlimited in/out privileges
There is an additional fee of $16 for late pick-up after 3:00 p.m. on the day of departure.
Hourly valet:
* 0–90 minutes: $9
* 90 minutes – 2.5 hours: $12
* 2.5 hours – 10 hours: $16

Providence Biltmore
Valet parking is available on-site
Overnight valet: $29 with unlimited in/out privileges

Rhode Island Convention Center Parking
Self-parking is available
Daily Event Rate: $15
Overnight Rate: $20
Hourly Rates:
Up to ½ hr. $5.00
Up to 1 hr. $6.00
Up to 1½ hrs. $7.00
Up to 2 hrs. $8.00
Up to 2½ hrs. $9.00
Up to 3 hrs. $11.00
3 to 10 hrs. $13.00
10 to 24 hrs. $20.00

Providence Downtown
Local downtown pay lots are located within close proximity. Find, compare, save Providence Parking

Local transportation
Local transportation network does exist, but it is sparse compared to European standards.
Check RIPTA and Tripadvisor.