Parking in Providence on March 18, 2016

EIP_orangeLargeLogoFREE validated parking is available for Essay in Public conference attendees at the Rhode Island Convention Center (One Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903, north or south garage, three blocks from URI.) Directions to the Convention Center are at link here.

Once you enter the garage, push the button, and take a white ticket. Bring your white ticket to the conference and show it to the person with the validation passes a the check-in table. You will be given a green validation “chaser” ticket. When you exit the garage, insert the white ticket into the slot and then the green ticket to open the gate.

Traffic to Providence can be heavy in the morning: on Friday the Convention Center is hosting a large exposition for home building construction. Please allow yourself extra time (20 mins) to drive to PVD and to park in the Convention Center.


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9:00am  Introduction and Welcome: Martha Elena Rojas, University of Rhode Island; Wendy S. Walters, The New School; and Patricia Ybarra, Brown University

9:20        Elizabeth Francis, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities

9:30        Morning Keynote: Sarah Schweitzer, Boston Globe

10:45      Round-table: Ambar Espinoza, Rhode Island NPR; Matthew Guterl, Brown University; Sunshine Menezes, Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting at URI; Kendall Moore, University of Rhode Island; Lucas Mann, The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Alisha Pina, Providence Journal


12:30       Ask the Press: Stephen Henderson & Sarah Schweitzer (with box lunches)

2:00         Afternoon Keynote: Stephen Henderson, Detroit Free Press

3:15         Coffee break

3:30         Roundup conversation

4:45         Closing remarks

2016 Conference in Providence, RI on March 18

EIP_orangeLargeLogoEssay in Public is a humanities project dedicated to exploring opportunities for collaboration between academic , journalistic, nonprofit, and corporate enterprises.   In addition to facilitating conversations about the public humanities, we host a conference every two years. Our next conference, The Way We Work Now, will take place in Providence, RI on18 March 2016.


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