ABOUT THE CONFERENCE CENTER
With over 70,000 attendees and 650 programs per year, the Friday Conference Center is one of the premier conference facilities in the Southeast. Our versatile meeting spaces, dedicated event planners, and exceptional services will ensure your event is a success.
Programs and services that were previously managed by the Friday Center for Continuing Education are now part of UNC-Chapel Hill Digital and Lifelong Learning (DLL), the University’s dedicated resource for digital, flexible, and nontraditional learning.
The William and Ida Friday Center honors two North Carolinians who have devoted their lives to enhancing and improving the lives of their fellow citizens through their work in education, the arts, and public health. William C. Friday served as president of the University of North Carolina for thirty years, while his wife, Ida, has promoted the arts through her work with a number of North Carolina arts organizations.
Parking: The Friday Conference Center guest parking lot is provided at no cost exclusively for conference attendees. The semi-circle guest lot is located across from the main entrance at the South end of the facility. Permits are required and must be displayed on the dashboard of each vehicle when parked in the guest lot.
Permits are not valid for the Friday Center Park & Ride lot or Employee R6 lot.
Public Transit: The Friday Center is served by both public and private transportation services. Several bus routes of the Chapel Hill Transit system serve our area.