FREE 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.