Religion in Pieces

Additional Information

Travel from T.F. Green Airport, Providence
The airport is not too far from downtown. You can take a taxi (share ones if you can) to the Brown University campus (probably around $30.00) or, there is a new commuter train service that runs to the Amtrak rail station in town. If you want to take the train, follow the signs to the Interlink train; the schedule is posted here:

If you are coming from the train station, you are very close to Brown. You can easily walk it on a nice day, but it is a very steep uphill. A taxi to the Joukowsky Institute would be less than $10.00. The train station is also a walkable distance from the conference hotel.

Meeting on the Brown Campus
We will begin the conference with a reception (wine, non-alcoholic drinks, and Mediterranean mezes platters) at 5:30pm. The keynote will begin at 7pm. Both the reception and the keynote will be held at the Joukowsky Institute, which is Rhode Island Hall on the main college green bordering on George St. Here is a link to a campus map:

After the keynote address, conference attendees are free to make their own plans for dinner and/or drinks. The conference packet you will receive will have fliers and suggestions for local restaurants. I’m happy to advise as well, and to make reservations if that would be helpful. In addition, Brown has recently been swarmed with outstanding food trucks, from Mama Kim’s Korean BBQ to Plouf Plouf Gastronomie, both featuring local, organic, outstanding good (duck confit and frites, anyone? Grilled cheese with feta and honey? Bulgogi sliders?). Keep your eyes open for these!

We will provide coffee and light refreshments for regular coffee breaks, which we hope will be opportunities for networking and continuing discussions. For lunch you are free to explore Brown and Providence’s range of dining choices. For those who are staying at the Hampton Inn, you can take advantage of the hotel’s free hot breakfast.

Our banquet will be at the Hope Club on Benefit St., just around the corner from Rhode Island Hall. The dinner menu has been set, but if you are a vegetarian or have other dietary issues, please let me know ( so that we can let the kitchen prepare your meal. Please note that the Hope Club has a dress code, banning jeans for men and women, and requiring jackets and ties for men. It also forbids the use of laptops, cellphones, and messy piles of papers in its public areas. There will be a cash bar available before the banquet.