Travel Information


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Conference Venue Information
The scientific program will be held at the Convocation Center at the Wilson College of Textiles, NC state University, located at 1020 Main Campus Dr. Raleigh, NC 27695.

The local airport is Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU).

Hotel Information
Downtown Raleigh has many hotels near the conference venue. To view area hotels, see The closest hotel to Centennial Campus is the Holiday Inn Express on Thistledown Dr. NC State guests receive a special rate there. Be sure to use corporate code 100863054 when registering.

Raleigh has several convenient bus lines for getting around the city. The R Line travels the downtown area for convenient access to hotels, the conference venue, restaurants and shopping. Visit to view the R Line route and real-time bus tracking.

Raleigh’s CAT buses travel beyond the downtown area. Visit to see the CAT bus route and schedule and to view other alternate means of transportation while in the city.

The Raleigh food scene has seen incredible growth in recent years, and Raleigh now boasts myriad restaurants with wide geographic reach in cuisines. has a comprehensive list of restaurants in the downtown area with access to the R Line buses.

Map of Conference Venues and Nearby Hotels
To view a map of the conference venues and nearby hotels, click here: