CRCNS 2017

June 14-16, 2017 Brown University, Providence RI

Local Information

Providence is the capital of the state of Rhode Island.  It was founded in 1636, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. While Rhode Island is the smallest US state, it is rich in history and has a variety of activities for tourists. In the “Ocean State” we have miles of sandy beaches, a passion for sailing, fishing, and other watersports, and like other New England states, many quaint villages and seaside towns.

Some highlights

  • The Rhode Island School of Design in Providence is one of the world’s top art schools, and its Museum of Art has an outstanding collection, ranging from classical Greek and Roman art to works by Manet, Matisse and Sargent.
  • In addition to these, the National Museum of American Illustration, features a collection of primarily “Golden Age” American Illustration art, alongside American illustration from all periods, styles and talents
  • The historic city of Newport is one of the most well-known sailing cities in the world, and home to 19th century summer “cottage” mansions along the famous Cliff Walk.
  • Washington County, known locally as “South” County, contains many of the state’s beaches,  ranging from the calm, family-friendly shores of Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett to Charlestown’s undeveloped East Beach, which abuts the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge.
  • For the quintessential New England sports experience, take in a Pawtucket Red Sox game on June 16, 17 or 18. The Pawsox are the minor league team for the Boston Red Sox.

Our neighbors are easy to reach: Boston and Cape Cod in Massachusetts are just over 1 hour away by car, and Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket can be reached in 3-4 hours.

More information on activities

Child care

  • Newport Nannies offers on-site childcare.
  • Moses Brown summer camp is a 10 minute walk from the conference site.
  • Wheeler School summer camp is reached by a 15 minute bus ride, leaving in the morning from Wheeler School, which is a 5 minute walk from the conference site.