Providence Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Providence as a leading authority on online marketing and global business trends. He’s the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. If you are planning a business conference at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Sabin Street, the Providence Marriott Downtown on Orms Street, the Wyndham Garden Providence on India Street or some other convention space in Providence, Rhode Island, Patrick will deliver the buzz and energy you’re looking for. As a motivational speaker, his #1 objective is to leave attendees excited, inspired and energized to take action and see tangible results.

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Providence has many conference facilities, including:

  • Rhode Island Convention Center on Sabin Street
  • Hotel Providence on Mathewson Street
  • Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel on Avenue of the Arts
  • Providence Marriott Downtown on Orms Street
  • Providence Biltmore, Curio Collection by Hilton on Dorrance Street
  • Other meeting spaces in Cranston, North Providence and East Providence


General Information about Providence, Rhode Island, for Meeting Planners

As long as you’re planning a business meeting or conference in beautiful Providence, Rhode Island, read up on some of this interesting general information we’ve gathered about the city: Providence, Rhode Island, once an unassuming little trading city, has blossomed into what many consider to be one of the prettiest in the nation and earned its present nickname, The Divine City. Carefully planned and lovingly renovated, Providence, Rhode Island offers a wealth of reasons to visit, and even more reasons—swear the natives—to stay there and live. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for America.


2014 Business Conventions in Providence, Rhode Island

During 2014, Providence will play host to numerous business events. The NELMS Annual Conference will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Sabin Street in March. It is being organized by New England League of Middle Schools. Also at the Rhode Island Convention Center, IBC Life Sciences is organizing TIDES: Oligonucleotide and Peptide Research, Technology and Product Development in May. The IEEE Conference on Technologies for Innovation is being organized by IEEE Advancing Technology For Humanity in May at the Crowne Plaza Hotel near the Providence-Warwick Airport. In July the Hga Convergence Conference will be organized by Rhode Island School of Design.

2013 Business Conferences in Providence, Rhode Island

2013 will bring us hundreds of conferences and conventions taking place at Providence in Rhode Island. One of the larger gatherings is the 18th ILAS Conference by the International Linear Algebra Society, taking place at the Crowne Plaza Providence Warwick in June. Meanwhile, the 98th International Educational Conference ‘Navigating the Waves of Forensics’ hosted by the International Association for Identification will be in August at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Moreover, the Association of State Dame Safety Officials is also hosting the 2013 Dam Safety in September at the Providence Convention Center, whereas the Internal Family Systems is hosting the 2013 Annual IFS Conference at Westin Providence in October.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Providence

Providence Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Rhode Island aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Providence Toastmasters Club meets at St. Elizabeth Court Assisted Living Home on Melrose Street (Tuesday at 7:00 PM), East Bay Toastmasters Club meets at Linn Health Care Center on Alexander Avenue East Providence (Thursday at 5:30 PM), Atrion Avengers meets at Atrion Corporate on Metro Center Boulevard (Wednesday at 4:00 PM) and Saturday Brunch Bunch Club meets at Cumberland Public Library on Diamond Hill Road (Saturday at 9:30 AM).

Providence Food Choices for Convention Attendees

Even if you’re in Providence, Rhode Island for only a short, though important, business meeting, you must try at least one of the fabulous gastronomical treats offered by the city’s great restaurants. An exceptional choice for dinner, late into the night, is Los Andes, where you can get unique, delicious Peruvian food, beautifully presented. Or you might try Chez Pascal Restaurant for some incredible French cuisine, the real thing. Maybe it’s time to try escargot? No time for dinner? How about some of the most exciting pastries in town at Pastiche Fine Desserts? We recommend the Lemon Mousse.

Providence Attractions for Conference Delegates

Escape the confines of the conference room to visit some of Providence, Rhode Island’s wonderful tourist attractions! You can’t go wrong along the panoramic Waterfront, and you might be able to schedule a light and sound show there. Art-lovers in your group will want to see the Rhode Island School of Design and renowned Museum of Art. Plan to spend the better part of the day viewing nearly 100,000 pieces. One of the many streets people like to visit for its charming cobblestone-lined streets and plentiful architectural examples is called Benefit Street. This is a Providence landmark of great pride, with abundant Old-World nostalgia.

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