BARC 2006 is being held at the University of Rhode Island (URI), in Kingston, RI:

Friday, February 3, 2006, 10AM-7PM
University of Rhode Island
University Club
95 Upper College Rd.
Kingston, RI

URI is readily accessible by:
* car,
* Amtrak train, and
* plane.

Campus Map/Parking:

* Parking Map for BARC. Look at the gaudy yellow box at the top of the map for specific BARC info. (NOTE: currently there is a bug somewhere that may keep the yellow box, etc., from printing. We're looking into it.)
* Permit: No longer available (2/10/2006). [Print, trim, put on dashboard. NOTE: You do NOT have to stop at the Info. Center.]

Getting there by car:

Via car, you're probably better off starting with MapQuest or the equivalent to get the basic directions. The University Club has a street address (see above), so you should be able to use MapQuest to get all the way there. Just in case, for some landmarks not likely to be in MapQuest, and for an easier time of it as you near URI:

From the North:
* Take Interstate Rte. 95 South, to Exit 9 (RI Rte. 4 South). This is a LEFT-lane exit.
* Stay on Rte. 4 South past the point at which it ceases to be a freeway (you're now about 15 minutes away from the U. Club), through several lights, then bear right when Rte. 4 merges into US Rte. 1 South.
* After a few miles, take a right (at a light) onto RI Rte. 138 West.
* After several more miles you will come to a populated area (Kingston), and a light.
* At the NEXT light, turn right into the URI campus' main entrance, onto Upper College Road (click me).

From the South:
* Take Interstate Rte. 95 North, to Exit 3A (RI Rte. 138 East).
* Stay on Rte. 138 East for about 10 miles.
* NOTE: from here on we differ from MapQuest.
* Turn left at a light into the URI campus' main entrance, onto Upper College Road (click me).

Once through the URI main entrance:
* Go a block or two, to a four-way stop-sign intersection. There should be two stone pedestrian-gates on either side of the road on the far side of the intersection.
* Go straight through the intersection.
* The URI information kiosk is on the right; keep going straight.
* After a couple of blocks, you'll see the University Club on the right side of the road; they have a sign hanging at the roadside.
* Go through the main door, and follow the signs.
* Welcome, and enjoy!

Getting there by train:

There is a local Amtrak station: "Kingston, RI". The Acela doesn't stop there, just the older trains.

From the North:
* From Boston: leaves from South Station.
* From Providence: leaves from the Amtrak Station.
* Once at the Kingston station... (click me)

From the South:
* Most trains originate in Washington, DC or NYC's Penn Station. The local trains stop at just about every Connecticut town and city on the coast.
* Anyone coming from DC or NYC gets a special prize! (Remember: "special", not "expensive" :-))
* From the station... (click me)

From the Kingston station to URI:
* Get a cab for a quick ride to the U. Club (about 10-20 minutes). If there are no cabs, go home... Actually, give Gus Uht a call on his cell phone, and he'll get someone down there to pick you up. My cell number is: 401-787-1313.
* In case the driver has trouble finding the place, which they shouldn't, when you leave the station hang a right onto Rte. 138 East and then follow the " car: From the South" directions above (click me).

Getting there by plane:

* The airport is the T.F. Green Airport (Providence, or PVD). It is actually in West Warwick, North of URI and South of Providence.
* Once in the main part of the terminal, and past security, go down the escalator, and look to the right and the left of the building's main exit for various forms of local transportation.
* We suggest you rent a car, then follow the " car: From the North" directions above.

A continental breakfast will be ready for you at the U. Club upon your arrival.
* Yes, starting at about 10 AM; the main business of the Workshop will start just a little later.