Institute Logistics and Lodging

Things to Know About the 2017 Inclusion Institute

General Information  (for hotel information, see below)

NOTE: We cannot accept credit or debit cards at the Institute for any purpose.  Please be prepared to present a check or cash for registration if not already paid.

CEUs and Certificates of Attendance

Conference participants can earn up to 13.4 hours for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by attending all plenaries, reflection sessions, and a session in each round of concurrent presentations.  If a pre-conference workshop is attended, three more hours can be logged.  A CEU is awarded for every 10 hours of training so full attendance will be 1.64 CEUs.  

Certificates of attendance can be picked up at the end of the Institute at the registration desk.

At the Friday Center

Continental breakfast will be served in the Friday Center Atrium on Wednesday, May 10th, starting at 8 AM (with sessions starting at 9 AM) & Thursday, May 11th, starting at 7:30 AM (with sessions starting at 8:30 AM). 

For those attending a pre-institute workshop on the morning of Tuesday, May 9th the continental breakfast will be open from 8–9 AM (workshops begin at 9 AM). This service is for workshop attendees only (requiring separate registration and fee).

Buffet lunch is served on Wednesday from 12:30-1:30 PM.  Please pick up a lunch ticket at the registration table on Wednesday morning.

The temperature in the conference center varies from room to room and the temperature in a given space may not suit all people.  Dressing to be flexible with a varying temperature will help ensure your comfort.

There are computers for public use in an alcove next to the gift shop. There is wireless internet throughout the Friday Center.

Session Evaluations

A link to an online evaluation form will be distributed at the end of each concurrent session. After the Institute, an evaluation of the overall institute will be emailed to all registered participants. There will also be a link to the evaluation on the Web site. This information will be used to develop next year’s agenda.    

Handouts and copies of the PowerPoints can be found on the Web site after the Institute: http://inclusioninstitute.fpg.unc.edu

Evenings

Downtown Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina are approximately 3 miles from the Friday Center and most hotels.  Most hotels run a van service in the evenings to downtown Chapel Hill.  Ask your hotel staff for schedule and reservation details.  Be sure to know when the last shuttle runs so that you are not left behind.

There are good restaurants at Meadowmont (across the main highway near the Friday Center), Glen Lennox (1 mile NE toward Chapel Hill) and in downtown Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Restaurant guides, bus schedules, and maps may be picked up at the Institute registration desk while supplies last.  The front desk of the Friday Center also has maps and brochures of interest.

Travel Information

Each participant is responsible for making his/her own travel arrangements (hotel and airline or driving) to Chapel Hill.  Driving directions to the Friday Center can be found at: http://www.fridaycenter.unc.edu/directions/index.htm
 
To learn more about Chapel Hill visit  http://www.carolinachamber.org/

Ground Transportation from RDU Airport

The Friday Center (the Institute site) and most hotels are approximately 18 miles from the Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU).  Taxis are available at the airport.  One way fare to the Friday Center runs approximately $40 (plus tip).  On your return to the airport, you may call any company you wish—ask for assistance at your hotel or at the front desk of the Friday Center.  Hotel shuttles do not go to the airport.

To help with your travel planning, a preliminary Institute schedule will be available. Please understand that the Institute schedule is subject to change without notice.

Hotel Information

NOTE: This list consists of those hotels that have blocked rooms at a special rate for Institute attendees. It is not all-inclusive of your lodging options in the area.  Pay attention to the cut-off date for group rates; most are about a month earlier than the Institute. 

Every effort has been made to verify the hotel information that follows.  However, there could be changes over time, or errors in the data.  Verify all information with the hotel of your choice before you make a commitment you cannot change.

Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill (Across the street from the Friday Center).  
On-site Bistro serves breakfast (not included in room rate) and dinner.  Other restaurants within walking distance.
100 Marriott Way
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
(919) 883-0700 or (800) 321-2211

  • Cut Off Date to make reservations at the conference rate is April 8, 2017.
  • Room Rate is $149.00 - $159.00 plus taxes
  • To get this special rate by phone refer to the “Inclusion Institute 2017” block.
  • To reserve a room online with the special rate, click here.  
  • Check-in begins at 3:00 PM and check-out is before 12:00 noon.
  • Complimentary parking.

Hampton Inn & Suites, Chapel Hill/Durham (2.2 miles from the Friday Center)
6121 Farrington Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(919) 403-8700

  • Cut Off Date to make reservations at the conference rate is April 21, 2017.
  • Room Rate: $104.00 plus taxes.  The room rate includes full deluxe hot breakfast and high speed wireless internet access.
  • Complimentary parking
  • To reserve a room online click here.
  • If calling for reservations refer to the “Inclusion Institute.”  
  • Complimentary shuttle service is available to and from the Friday Center and around town.
  • Check in: 3:00 PM – Check out: 12:00 PM

Holiday Inn Express (2.2 miles from the Friday Center)
6119 Farrington Rd.
Chapel Hill NC 27517
(919) 489-7555

  • Cut Off Date to make reservations at the conference rate is April 12, 2017.
  • Room Rate: $99.00 plus taxes.
  • Complimentary parking.
  • To reserve a room online click here.  
  • If calling for reservations refer to the “Inclusion Institute.” 
  • Check in: 3:00 PM – Check out: 12:00 PM

Sheraton Chapel Hill (3.9 miles from Friday Center).
1 Europa Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
(919) 969-2174 or (800) 325-3535. 

  • Cut Off Date to make reservations at the conference rate is April 8, 2017.
  • Room Rate is $119.00 plus taxes. 
  • Please refer to the “Inclusion Institute National Early Childhood May 2017” room block. 
  • To reserve a room online click here.  
  • Check-in begins at 3:00 PM and check-out is at 12:00 noon.
  • Complimentary parking.
  • Complimentary shuttle service is available to and from the Friday Center and around town.
  • Free internet throughout the hotel.
  • All guestrooms and public spaces are 100% smoke free.

Hampton Inn & Suites, Downtown Chapel Hill / Carrboro (4.1 miles from the Friday Center)
370 East Main St., Unit 100
Carrboro NC 27510
(919) 969-6988

  • Cut Off Date to make reservations at the conference rate is April 7, 2017.
  • Room Rate: $124.00 plus taxes.  The room rate includes full deluxe hot breakfast and high speed wireless internet access.
  • To reserve a room online click here
  • If calling for reservations refer to the “Inclusion Institute.”  Use group code ICI
  • Check in: 3:00 PM – Check out: 12:00 PM
  • All guestrooms and public spaces are 100% smoke free.
  • Daily parking fee of $10. 

 Aloft
1001 S.Hamilton Ro​ad
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
1-866-716-8143

  • Cut Off Date to make reservations at the conference rate is April 9, 2017.
  • Room Rate: $109.00 plus taxes.
  • To reserve a room online click here.
  • If calling for reservations refer to the “Inclusion Institute.”  Use group code ICI
  • Check in: 3:00 PM – Check out: 12:00 PM
  • All guestrooms and public spaces are 100% smoke free.
  • Parking is complimentary. 

Chapel Hill University Inn (3.6 miles from Friday Center). 
1301 N. Fordham Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919) 929-2171 or (888) 452-5765

  • Cut Off Date to make reservations at the conference rate is May 1, 2017
  • Room rate for Standard King & Double Bedded Rooms is $ 69.95 plus tax, incidentals
  • Room rate for Deluxe King and Double Bedded Rooms is $ 79.95 plus tax, incidentals
  • To book a room online click this link: https://reservations.travelclick.com/75149?groupID=1756971
  • To book a room by phone, call 1-888-452-5765 and ask for the rate for “Inclusion Institute”
  • Complimentary Parking.
  • Fitness Center on site
  • Pool and full service restaurant
  • Pet Friendly. Pet fee applies.

     


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