Providence, Rhode Island
Providence deftly mixes the vibrancy and amenities of a big city with the walkability and personal service of a small town. This blend helps create a VIP experience for meeting planners and attendees and has generated buzz and critical acclaim for the destination. Providence was voted the #1 City in the U.S. in Travel + Leisure‘s “America’s Favorite Cities” 2014 poll. Known as the Creative Capital, Providence scored big in categories across the board–ranging from its culinary offerings to its level of cool.
Nearby Warwick is centrally located, and within easy reach of just about any destination in the state. Warwick features miles of scenic coastline and spectacular views, and offers additional hotel, dining, shopping and entertainment options.
- More than 25 percent of the US population lives within 500 miles of the Providence area.
- The RI Convention & Entertainment Complex is within one mile of 2,200 hotel rooms.
- The RICC is connected to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on one side and the 564-room Omni Providence on the other. The Omni is, in turn, connected to Providence Place mall.
- A total of 5,500 rooms are available in the Greater Providence area.
The RICC consists of a 100,000-contiguous-square-foot exhibition hall, a 20,000-square-foot ballroom, and 23 meeting rooms.
Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
|7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m||IAEE CEM Session. Register here|
|2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.||Arrival Lounge|
|2:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.||Meetings Quest Registration Desk Open|
|2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.||Exhibitor Setup. Click here for Exhibitor Manual|
|6:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.||Bus Loading for Squantum Association|
|6:15 p.m.||Buses Depart for Squantum Association|
|6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.||Opening Celebration at The Squantum Association|
|10:15 p.m.||Arrival back to Omni Providence Hotel|
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Meetings Quest wrapped up another successful show in Providence, Rhode Island. Hosted by the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, the nation’s longest-running series of educational and networking events for association, corporate, government and religious meetings planners gave registrants a chance to earn credits toward IAEE’s professional certification program, participate in Learning Labs led by industry experts and make lasting professional connections. Attendees were also treated to a memorable opening ceremony at the Squantum Association—a dramatic spectacle that went off with a bang.
Photo Gallery: RICC
Photo Gallery: Squantum Association