If you’re not from the Carolinas, you may wonder what we mean when we reference “The Triangle”. A quick education for you…
Eh hem – According to Wikipedia: “The Research Triangle, also known as Raleigh-Durham and commonly referred to as simply “The Triangle“, is a region in the Piedmont of North Carolina in the United States, anchored by North Carolina State University, Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill respectively.”
If you just so happen to be planning your next continuing education conference in “The Triangle”, might we recommend a few unique venue options that celebrate the core of what “The Triangle” and your program are about - higher learning.
Here are three of our favorite University-run event facilities in “The Triangle”:
1. William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Includes: Twenty three meeting areas, including a 396-seat auditorium. Click Here for Floorplan and Capacities Information
Fun fact: The Friday Center marks its twentieth anniversary this year and welcomed its one-millionth conference participant in March, 2010.
2. The Rizzo Conference Center - minutes from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Includes: 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space accommodating up to 150, 41 meeting rooms, including 3 tiered classrooms and 31 break out rooms. Click here for Floorplan and Capacities information.
Fun Fact: Rizzo Conference Center is hard at work implementing green practices into its daily operations and has been recognized by two organizations as a leader in hotel sustainability programs.
3. The Nasher Museum of Art - Duke University
Includes: Three large gallery spaces, a museum store, university and community classrooms and Nasher Museum Café with indoor and outdoor seating overlooking sculpture gardens. Click Here for Facility Rental Information.
Fun Fact: World-renowned architect Rafael Viñoly designed the 65,000-square-foot building which was named for Raymond D. Nasher, Duke Class of 1943, who, before his passing, was one of the country’s leading collectors of modern and contemporary sculpture.
Share with us: What do your feel are the advantages and disadvantages of planning events at University-run facilities?
Looking for assistance in selecting the right venue for your continuing education conference in the Durham-Chapel Hill area? Contact Jan Levine, managing director of Sterling Events – Triangle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.228.6458.