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.
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, as it is officially named, 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.
We are a part of UNC-Chapel Hill Digital and Lifelong Learning.
LOCATION AND PARKING
The Friday Conference Center is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, near the Raleigh state capital, and three major universities. The Friday Conference Center is conveniently located 15 minutes from both the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), and Research Triangle Park.
Parking: We have parking for 540 vehicles as well as additional space for charter buses.
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.