Event Logistics

risd design portfolio review, networking + recruitment

Event Schedule


10:00 - 11:45 AM / Arrival: Reviewers may arrive any time after 10:00 AM to check-in. Lunch will be provided. Portfolio reviews begin promptly at 12:00 noon.

12:00 Noon - 5:00 PM / Portfolio Reviews: Reviewers will meet with individual students during 15-minute scheduled appointments to provide feedback on their portfolios.

5:30 PM / Cocktail + Hors d'oeuvres Reception: Reviewers are invited to join us for an opportunity to celebrate the day!

location, parking + directions

Rhode Island Convention Center
One Sabin Street, Providence, RI

The Convention Center is footsteps from the Providence Omni Hotel and a short walk or cab ride from the Providence Amtrak train station and other downtown hotels. When you enter the Convention Center, signs will direct you to the Design Portfolio Review location, the 5th floor Ballroom.

Directions to the RI Convention Center and Parking information can be found here: http://www.riconvention.com/attend/directions-parking/

booth space + signage

Each organization attending the Design Portfolio Review will have a 6’ x 18” table as well as pipe and drape behind all tables. We will provide signs for all organizations indicating the company name as indicated in your registration. All signs will be hung above and behind tables so they can be easily seen. Staff will be on hand to direct you to your table the day of the event.

You may attach additional light weight posters and items to the drape and/or place a small easel and display behind your table. Please be sure to have supplies you may need with you: scissors, safety pins, tape, pens, etc. Remember to bring business cards to share with students if you want them to follow-up with you.


If you have materials that you’d like to send in advance for use at the Design Portfolio Review, please note the following: Shipments can only be accepted 2 days prior to the event, Monday, March 9th. If they arrive earlier, packages will be refused.

Packages should be addressed as follows:
Rhode Island Convention Center
One Sabin Street
Providence, RI 02903
Attention: Alan Tracy, RISD Design Portfolio Review

*Return shipments must be re-packed, labeled and called in by the individual shipping materials back. The RISD Career Center or RI Convention Center will not take responsibility for return shipping.


Hotels closest to the Convention Center and RISD campus:
The Omni
The Providence Biltmore
The Courtyard Marriott
Hotel Providence


Travel via Amtrak train to Providence:

Providence Amtrak Station
100 Gaspee Street
Providence, RI 02903

Cabs are usually available outside of the station building and you should be able to catch one at curbside.

Taxi companies:

Angell St. Cab: 401.273.2222
Big Daddy Taxi: 401.274.1101
Corporate Taxi: 401.271.2228.

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RISD Career Center
123 Dyer Street
Providence, RI 02903
Telephone 401.454.6614