Providence, RHODE ISLAND, USA

MWA Project Meeting at Brown University

19-21 June, 2019

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PROJECT MEETING

Registration

Please click here to go to the registration page.

Program

We are pleased to announce the next MWA Project Meeting, in Providence, USA. Details are still to be finalised, and will be posted here as soon as they become available.

  • 19-20th June: MWA Project Meeting
  • 21st June: MWA Board Meeting / Busy Day

Location

The MWA project meeting will be held at the Physics department of Brown University.

Access from The Providence Biltmore:

  • A courtesy car that accommodates 6 passengers. Participants will need to speak to valet to see to see if available when they need to go. It is complimentary to Brown University
  • Uber or taxi (about 1 mile from venue)
  • Walking

Access from The Hilton Gardens hotel:

  • A shuttle is available
  • Uber or taxi (about 1 mile from venue)
  • Walking

Hotels

Two hotels have been secured for the conference. Below is the booking information.

  1. Providence Biltmore (soon to be the Graduate Providence, in Spring 2019)
    • Availability: 40 rooms, $144 USD.
    • Address: 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI.
    • Booking link
    • Group reservation code: 1906BRPHYS
    • Hotel Reservations Agent: 401-421-0700
    • Cutoff date: May 24th.
  2. Hilton Gardens
    • Availability: 40 rooms, $169 USD.
    • Address: 220 India Street, Providence, RI.
    • Booking link
    • Cutoff date: May 24th.

Travel

Options from Boston Logan Airport

  • Trains from Boston to Providence run daily from approximately 5am - 1am: MBTA
  • Buses from Boston to Providence run daily (approximately a one hour ride) via Greyhound Buses and Peter Pan Bus Lines
    • Taxi or Uber rides to the Brown campus from the train and bus stations are approximately a 5-minute ride.
    • It is an approximate 20 minute walk from the train station to campus.
Options from Providence T.F. Green Airport
  • Taxi or Uber rides are approximately 15 minutes.
  • Commuter train from the airport to the Providence train station runs from 5am - 10:30pm and is a 25 minute ride: MBTA.

VISA

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables most citizens or nationals of participating countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. Travelers must have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel and meet all requirements explained below. If you prefer to have a visa in your passport, you may still apply for a visitor visa.

Code of Conduct

The organizers are committed to making this meeting productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

Please follow these guidelines:
  1. Behave professionally. Harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary comments or jokes are not appropriate. Harassment includes sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, sexual attention or innuendo, deliberate intimidation, stalking, and photography or recording of an individual without consent. It also includes offensive comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or religion.
  2. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual or sexist language and imagery is not appropriate.
  3. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees.

Participants asked to stop any inappropriate behaviour are expected to comply immediately. Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the meeting at the sole discretion of the organizers. Any participant who wishes to report a violation of this policy is asked to speak, in confidence, to one of the designated ombudspersons (whose identities will be announced before, and at the start of, the meeting).

The above code of conduct is based on the "London Code of Conduct", as originally designed for the conference “Accurate Astrophysics. Correct Cosmology", held in London in July 2015. The London Code was adapted with permission by Andrew Pontzen and Hiranya Peiris from a document by Software Carpentry, which itself derives from original Creative Commons documents by PyCon and Geek Feminism. It is released under a CC-Zero licence for reuse. To help track people's improvements and best practice, please retain this acknowledgement, and log your re-use or modification of this policy at https://github.com/apontzen/london_cc.