Providence Hotels and Dining

The History of Media Literacy Symposium is held on the CCE-Providence Campus, 80 Washington Street, in downtown Providence.  Select a nearby hotel or bed-and-breakfast in Providence. Some options include:


  • Thursday 9/19 at 4:30, the food trucks line up at Burnside Park, Beergarden with wine and beer, and free live music starting at 5:30: Grupo Sazon, an amazing Latin band featuring master percussionist Jesus Andujar.
  • After the sun goes down on Thursday, there is a free outdoor screening of St. Elmo’s Fire, next door to the URI Providence campus building (free)
  • Saturday 9/21 is Waterfire, award-winning performance of fire, water and music which takes place beginning at sundown (lighting is as 6:46 pm) on the rivers downtown (free)

Coffee, Wine Bar, Grocery

  • Gourmet Heaven – grocery and gourmet prepared foods
  • Small Point Cafe – coffee shop
  • Ellie’s – bakery and coffee
  • Eno – upscale wine, beer and sprits


  • The Eddy
  • The Dorrance
  • Local 121
  • Viva Mexico
  • AS220


  • Gracies
  • Local 121
  • The Dorrance
  • Baccaro
  • Mills Tavern
  • New Rivers
  • Sura

Shopping and Dining

  • InDowncity: Downtown shopping and dining options. Great gifts can be found on Westminster Street at Craftland, Homestyle, Symposium Books, Modern Love/Queen of Hearts, Civil, Clover, Wharf and more
  • listing of Providence restaurants
  • IgoUgo listing of Providence restaurants
  • Providence Place Mall is walking distance to the CCE Providence Campus


Area Information

Parking & Directions
Free parking is available for conference attendees. Park at the Providence Convention Center parking lot and receive a parking voucher at the registration desk.