Meeting and convention planners are often tasked with finding knowledgeable and engaging speakers, who are experts in their chosen fields. The PWCVB created the Rhode Island Speaker Directory to streamline this process for planners.
Rhode Island’s wealth of educational and innovative resources, including numerous colleges and universities, a thriving health care industry, and notable corporate headquarters makes it a natural home to a well-rounded array of potential speakers. The Rhode Island Speaker Directory links planners with these experts across a variety of fields and academic disciplines, who live and/or work in the state.
To find out more about how we can help connect you to the right speaker for your program, contact Senior Director of Convention & Visitor Services, Erin Degulis at edegulis@GoProvidence.com.
Arts & Culture
Business & Finance
Diversity & Inclusion
Planning & Urban Development
Tourism & RI History
University Planning & Education
In Fiscal Year 2019, the PWCVB booked 284 meetings, conventions and sporting events for future years. Those events will pump $87 million in direct spending into the Rhode Island economy and use 123,132 hotel room nights. Help us continue to grow the Rhode Island economy by lending your talents, knowledge and expertise to the Rhode Island Speaker Directory.
GoProvidence will not share your contact information online and all arrangements surrounding the speaking engagement will be made directly with the planner.
You can also help by Recommending Rhode Island for a meeting, convention or sporting event.
To participate in this program, please complete the form below. For more information, please email meetings@GoProvidence.com.
Rhode Island Speaker Directory
Conditions & Waiver
PWCVB provides the Rhode Island Speaker Directory (the “Directory”) as a courtesy. Use of the Directory by a third-party (the “User”) does not create any legal relationship between the User and PWCVB, and the User expressly disclaims any contractual, partnership, joint venture or other legally enforceable relationship with PWCVB.
The User hereby waives any and all claims, cause or cause of action, suit, demand, obligation, judgment, claim, right of offset, reduction, and/or defense of any and all types whatsoever, whether in law or in equity, whether known or unknown, contingent or otherwise, including, but not limited to, any and all claims arising out of, relating to or concerning, whether directly or indirectly, proximately or remotely, the Directory and User’s use thereof, by and against PWCVB, to the maximum degree allowed by law.
PWCVB makes no representations and warranties regarding anyone provided as a speaker through use of the Directory, including that speaker’s availability, conduct, or appropriateness. The User expressly states that it has not relied on any statements from PWCVB regarding the Directory and/or any speaker identified through use of the Directory. The User also expressly acknowledges that PWCVB is not responsible for payments to the speaker, cancellations, nor the speakers' content or materials.
The PWCVB reserves the right to modify or amend any provision of these Conditions and Waiver at any time.