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Conferences & Special Events

The Office of Conferences & Special Events at Bryant University provides meeting and event planning services to businesses and organizations. 

Conferences, Meetings, Special Events
Bryant is an ideal site for your next meeting or event. Our suburban campus offers a peaceful, secure environment only 15 minutes from downtown Providence, 60 minutes from Boston, and three hours from New York City.

The Conference Office staff has extensive meeting and special event planning experience. During the planning process, we review your program, goals, and budget. A member of our staff  works with you to develop the most appropriate plan for facilities and event services.

Whether you are looking to plan a small staff retreat, a monthly corporate meeting, or a large residential conference, Bryant's Conference Office staff works with you to identify your logistic and programmatic needs so your event runs smoothly. 

Bryant offers a number of flexible meeting spaces that accommodate a wide range of activities. Events are supported by state-of-the-art technology, a comprehensive catering service, as well as a professional staff attuned to the details that will make your gathering a success. 

Large Meeting/Event Spaces
If you are looking for a space for a large event or meeting, Bryant has several options. Janikies Theatre seats approximately 400 people in a theatre style venue. The venue is fully equipped with stage lighting, a state-of-the-art sound system, and audio-visual equipment to make professional presentations. Two gymnasiums, three large dining rooms, and a main dining hall are available to rent.

Conference Rooms
Among Bryant's most popular rental spaces are conference and meeting rooms in the Academic Hall portion of the Unistructure. These rooms are flexible spaces that can be set up in a variety of configurations to meet your needs. The University also has approximately 45 classrooms, five computer labs, and a variety of specialized rooms that can be used for break out sessions, small lectures, and training rooms during your meeting or event.

Bryant takes pride in the technology provided to students daily. This technology is available to conference groups. Conference staff works with you to book appropriate technology for your event.

Food is an important aspect of any event.  The Conference Office staff works closely with you to identify the best dining options for your participants. Bryant has a full in-house caterer offering a wide variety of unique food options. From traditional continental breakfasts to elaborate three-course, sit-down dinners, our catering staff delivers meals with style.

Our catering department offers a comprehensive menu of traditional conference meals for you to choose from and can customize menus specifically for your special occasion. 

Bryant offers a range of options for summer conference guests. The Conference staff works with you to determine the best style and type of residence hall for your participants.

To learn more, please contact:

Sheila Guay 
Office of Conferences & Special Events 
Phone: (401) 232-6921
Email: conf@bryant.edu

Mailing address:
Bryant University
Office of Conferences & Special Events 
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917