Register and Attend


There are several options for traveling to Providence for AbSciCon24. Providence is served by one major airport which offers multiple U.S. and international flights daily, as well as a train station. Explore different travel options and directions for getting to the meeting and around the city.

T.F. Green International Airport (PVD) is 10 minutes from downtown Providence the Providence Convention Center. It was named the 4th Best Airport in United States by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards. PVD features up to 100 nonstop flights daily via major airlines.

Amtrak offers an energy efficient travel options to Providence via the Northeast Corridor. Amtrak trains are accessible from a number of cities across the country.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) runs low-cost commuter trains from Boston to Providence.

Greyhound offers an efficient way to access Providence from numerous U.S. cities.


If you plan to drive to Providence, the convention center provides information on a number of nearby parking garages.


Visa and International Travel

We recommend that international participants apply for visas three months prior to AbSciCon24 (roughly by 5 May 2024). Some consulates may have delays in scheduling visa interviews. We encourage you to first contact the consulate to determine the wait time for an interview. If you require a letter of invitation before submitting an abstract or you will not be submitting an abstract, you must request one via email. After submitting an abstract, you can automatically generate a letter of invitation through the abstract submission system.

U.S. Government Requirement for Visa Waiver Program

Effective 20 January 2011, citizens of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries will be unable to enter the United States without Electronic System for travel Authorization (ESTA) approval from the U.S. Government. VWP travelers who have not obtained approval through ESTA will be denied boarding on any carrier destined for the United States.

Business Visa Center

The U.S. Department of State offers resources and information to assist foreign nationals traveling to the U.S. for temporary business.

Visit the Business Visa Center

Visa Waiver Program

Review the requirements to participate in the Visa Waiver Program, which allows citizens meeting specific requirements to enter the U.S. for 90 days without a visa.

Learn more about the Visa Waiver Program

U.S. Department of State

Comprehensive information about traveling to the United States, and the policies and procedures for obtaining a visa.

Learn more about obtaining a Visa