All out-of-town conference attendees are invited to attend a free social and networking event on Thursday, May 3, from 6 to 10 pm at The Aloft hotel. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks will be served, and there will be a cash bar for alcoholic beverages.

  • Directions to the Friday Center
  • Friday Center parking map
    Be sure you park in the right parking lot. The first parking lot (on the right as you come in Friday Center Drive) is reserved staff/student parking — don't park there. Go a little further; you'll see the Friday Center. Take the first right after you pass the building. Parking is on the left.
  • Local hotels
    A block of rooms has been reserved for May 3 and 4 at the special rate of $109/night at both Courtyard by Marriott and Aloft. They are both very nice. Courtyard by Marriott is a short walk to the Friday Center while Aloft is closer to restaurants and has a shuttle to the Friday Center, which is about a half mile away.

    Make your reservation by April 19 for Aloft and by April 20 for Courtyard by Marriott to obtain reduced rates.

    • At Aloft, make your reservation — click "book a room" at the top of the page. You may select a King bed or 2 Queen beds. Or call 1-919-932-7772 or toll free 1-800-228-3000. Our group code is 2012 NCTech4Good Conference.
    • At Courtyard by Marriott, reserve a room with a King bed or reserve a room with 2 Queen beds. Or call 1-919-883-0700 or toll free at 1-800-321-2211 and ask for the NCTech4Good block.
  • Local restaurants
  • Area attractions