2017 District Conference
April 7-8, 2017
Learn why you should join us in Raleigh
Please register using the registration link below through DacDB. If you're coming from out of town or want to stay conveniently downtown, don't forget to book your hotel room at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel.
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
We're hosting this year's District Conference at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, just steps from the attractions of Downtown Raleigh. Stay at the Sheraton to experience the best the Conference has to offer, and the ultimate in convenience. We've reserved a small block of rooms for those choosing to stay at the Sheraton.
Or call the Sheraton at (919) 834-9900
Get to know Raleigh's options for activities and nightlife. Whether you're a longtime resident or visitor, there's plenty to see and do in Raleigh!
Visit the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences or the Museum of Art, take a walk past the State Capitol, take the kids to the well-regarded Marbles Kids Museum, catch a play at the Raleigh Little Theatre, take a tour of breweries downtown, sample Raleigh's finest restaurants, and more!
Marbles Kids Museum: Delivering purposeful play in a big way, Marbles allows children to imagine, discover and learn in dozens of interactive exhibits, daily educational programs, field trips, birthday parties, special events and giant-screen IMAX films. For children ages one to 11, and adults. $5 admission, children under one and members play free.
IMAX Theatre: Also located at Marbles. Specifically designed to deliver the world's most immersive movie experience, the IMAX Theatre at Marbles boasts N.C.’s only 3D-capable giant screen.
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences: The Southeast's largest natural history museum includes the rare Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur – aka "Terror of the South" – and the Nature Research Center, where visitors perform experiments, interact with scientists and enjoy the three-story Daily Planet theater. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm. Free general admission.
North Carolina Museum of History: Explore more than 14,000 years of N.C. history, from the state’s earliest inhabitants through the 20th century. The award-winning exhibition The Story of North Carolina features fascinating artifacts, multimedia presentations and an interactive format for all ages. Other exhibits highlight the state’s military history, sports heroes, decorative arts and more. Programs include family events, music performances and craft demonstrations. The Museum Shop and the restaurant, Pharaoh's at the Museum, are open daily.
North Carolina Museum of Art: One of the premier visual arts museums in the South, featuring a dramatic gallery building, home to a world-class collection including more than 30 Rodin sculptures and a center for special exhibitions, plus a 164-acre Museum Park. Free admission (fee for some exhibitions and programs).
CAM Raleigh: CAM Raleigh sparks new thinking by creating ever-changing experiences that explore what’s now and nearing in art and design. Enjoy weekly guided tours every Sun. at 2pm. Release your imagination at the Creation Station. Bring friends every First Friday for food trucks, student docents and entertainment! Call or visit website for information about exhibitions, programs and special events. General admission: $5.
JC Raulston Arboretum: The JC Raulston Arboretum is a 10-acre arboretum and botanical garden administered by North Carolina State University, and located at 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina. It is open daily to the public without charge.
Pullen Park: Pullen Park is a 66.33 acres public park in Raleigh, North Carolina west of downtown, adjacent to the campus of North Carolina State University, between Western Boulevard and Hillsborough Street.
Umstead Park: William B. Umstead State Park is a North Carolina state park in Wake County, North Carolina in the United States. It covers 5,599 acres nestled between the expanding cities of Raleigh, Cary, and Durham, North Carolina.
See you in Raleigh!
Questions? Get in touch
Planning for the 2018 Conference?
The 2018 Conference will held in New Bern, NC. More details to come!