13 April 2022

AdventureConnect Providence, RI

The John J. Bowen Center for Science and Innovation - Bowen Presentation Room
75 Chestnut St, Providence, RI 02903

The Future of Travel and How You Can Make a Difference

Join local adventure travel friends and colleagues for an in-person AdventureConnect gathering at Johnson & Wales University’s flagship campus in Providence, Rhode Island. On April 13, 2022, academia and industry will converge for an unforgettable interactive experience about The Future of Travel and How You Can Make a Difference.

As part of the programming, ATTA and the Department for International Travel and Tourism Studies at Johnson & Wales will share strategies for rebuilding the future of travel with a sustainable and inclusive lens.

The day will kick-off with an interactive panel discussion featuring Bruce Poon Tip, Founder of G Adventures, Beth Santos, CEO and Founder of Wanderful, Heather Kelly, Senior Research Manager for ATTA, and Dr. Vincie Ho, Executive Director for RISE Travel Institute. 

Following the panel, industry attendees are invited to participate in a networking reception and local craft beer tasting in JWU’s state-of-the-art Bigelow Beverage Classroom. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served and there will be a gear giveaway from some partners. 

ATTA and JWU are thrilled to share that the evening will conclude with the first-ever public screening of the critically-acclaimed travel documentary, The Last Tourist.

Schedule of Events

  • 3:30 – 4:45 Future of Travel Panel Discussion – Bowen Presentation Room, John J Bowen Center for Science and Innovation.
  • 5:00 – 5:45 Industry Reception and Craft Beer Tasting – Bistro 61/Bigelow Tea Classroom – College of Hospitality Management
  • 6:00 – 7:30 – The Last Tourist film screening – Schneider Auditorium, Xavier Academic Complex
  • Providence is a foodie paradise, so make sure to dine at one of the amazing restaurants close to campus following the documentary screening.


Parking is available around the campus.


Accommodations are available at the Aloft Hotel in Providence, RI which is conveniently located within walking distance to campus. Guests can call Marriott Reservations at 1 (877) 462-5638 or (401) 252-0710 on or before Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Identify yourself as part of the Johnson & Wales University group staying at the Aloft Providence Downtown, located at 191 Dorrance Street Providence, RI 02903-3925.  King Room rate is $159.00 and are available 4/12/22 – 4/14/22. 


All ATTA in-person events require that staff, delegates, and participants in attendance be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination against COVID-19 has shown to drastically reduce the spread of the virus, including recent variants, and lower hospitalizations and deaths.

As a part of the ATTA's overarching mission to serve as the hub and facilitator for responsible, profitable adventure travel businesses, destinations and media, AdventureConnect events offer our vibrant communities a chance to connect, network and grow. These events are hosted locally in destinations or conferences where the adventure travel community naturally gathers. AdventureConnects range from casual networking to group outings to structured peer-to-peer or educational roundtables. Access the full AdventureConnect event calendar for events near you.