August 20, 2019
By Featured Venues & Destinations

When you meet in Durham, North Carolina, you’re meeting the soul of a city and community ready to connect.

Perhaps you’ve heard about Durham’s celebrated food scene, top-notch universities, and startup culture. Maybe you’ve heard that professionals and visitors alike partner with us to immerse themselves in Bull City culture — making each meeting and conference a unique opportunity to explore our distinctive grit and visionary atmosphere.

We are barbecue and biscuits, locally sourced small plates, and craft cocktails at boutique, local hotels. We’re a gritty, tobacco-grown town with international corporations. We’re a hub for activists, scholars, artists, and entrepreneurs. Join us — we are completely dedicated to accommodating your planning needs in the city we love.

Come Discover Durham.

Get Here With Ease

Durham is within an hour's flight or day's drive of more than half the nation's population. RDU International Airport offers 400 daily flights from 66 nonstop domestic and international destinations, serving nearly 10 million passengers annually. It's also midway between Atlanta and Philadelphia, making it convenient for driving attendees.

Work Hard, Play Hard

Durham's innovative spirit is more than a day job; it's a way of life. Keep your attendees engaged before, after, and in between meetings. Creative culture extends beyond the city's office buildings and research labs to leisure activities that will encourage your attendees to explore, relax, and have an incredible time.

With its internationally recognized food sceneunique shopping districts, intriguing museums and historic sitesmajor annual events, and breathtaking gardens, Durham is a community of endless possibilities. Bring your event to Durham, and we’ll bring our bold and passionate spirit to you.

Welcome, All Y'all

Whether it's for a board meeting of 10 or a citywide convention of 10,000, over 9 million annual visitors have enjoyed our conference centers, restored tobacco warehouses, state-of-the-art theaters, and one of the top public gardens in the U.S.

Our centrally located, 40,000-square-foot convention center is just a short walk from hotels, acclaimed dining options, and performance venues. We have over 8,000 guest rooms and 70 lodging properties, ranging from charming bed-and-breakfast inns to full-service and luxury hotels. We’re minutes from an international airport and packed with iconic meeting locations (including two outstanding universities), and we welcome more than 3,500 conventions and meetings annually.

Tap Into Great Minds

Durham is a magnet for cutting-edge industries, forward-thinking organizations, and top talent. This is where global corporations such as IBM, Cisco, Bayer, Fidelity, and GlaxoSmithKline hang their hats. In addition, more than 225 startups have launched in downtown Durham alone.

Add to that our incredibly diverse population, and you start to get a sense of Durham's greatest resource — our people. Soak in that intellectual capital to elevate your events and your innovative spirit.

We've Got You

Our Discover Durham sales and services staff members are ready to help make your meeting or event a rousing success.

Get here. We’ll do the rest.

Featured Venues & Destinations

Explore destinations, hotels, convention centers, and other venues to find the perfect spot for meetings and events. Learn about the features and benefits they offer for planners, as well as the latest news on renovations, openings, and trends.

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