Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is this event open to the public?
Yes! All you have to do is register to reserve your spot.

Q. Is this event free to Students?
A. The symposium is free for RISD students.  For students of other universities, there is a $75 fee.

Q. What is the registration fee for RISD CE students and RISD CE Alumni?
A. It is the same as the fee for general admission.  For Early Registration, it is $225.

Q. Is lunch included during the weekend?
A. Unfortunately it is not. We will provide some light snacks and beverages throughout the event, including evening receptions. You can find a list of nearby food options on the event map or downtown on the Providence Guide.

Q. How can I be more involved in the Design Science community?
A. You can start out by registering for the symposium and participating in the lectures, workshops, and social events. You can also sign up to be a volunteer.

Q. Where do I park?
A. The nearest parking to the Symposium is the MetroPark lot located at 125 Canal Street in Providence. You can find more information about parking here:
Parking Meter Locations
Visitor Parking at RISD

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