OCTOBER 23 - 24, 2017
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Raleigh Convention Center
The official conference hotel for 2017 is the downtown Raleigh Sheraton. Located just steps away from the Convention Center we were able to secure an unbelievable rate of just $159 USD per night for conference attendees. It has recently been renovated and is located on Fayetteville Street, in the heart of downtown and surrounded by theaters and restaurants.
To make a reservation please contact the hotel directly at 919-834-9900 or reservations at 888-627-8319. Be sure to ask for the All Things Open block to get the $159 USD per night rate. You can also make reservations online at the All Things Open/Raleigh Sheraton website.
Please note the block is guaranteed to fill up fast, as it has in each of the last four years, so move as quickly as possible. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the block is sold out no additional rooms will be available.
Attendees at All Things Open should park in the Raleigh Convention Center Parking area, which is the Performing Arts Deck. This is located beside the Convention Center. Cost is $7 per day. And please remember that if you leave and re-enter it will be an additional $7. If this area fills up feel free to park at any other parking area on the map.
Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
www.RDU.com Everyone visiting for the event will need to fly into the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Raleigh-Durham International Airport is home to eight air carriers and their regional partners. Combined, they fly customers to nearly 40 destinations on 400 flights daily.
Raleigh and the Research Triangle, a Global Epicenter of Technological and Open Source Innovation
All Things Open will take place in beautiful downtown Raleigh, NC. We feel there’s not a better place on earth to host world-class technologists and decision makers.
Downtown Raleigh and the RTP
As one of the three “corners” of the Research Triangle Region, Raleigh is the home of tech companies like Red Hat, Citrix, Bandwidth, and Lulu and was just recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the country’s top tech hot spots. It was also just named “America’s Best City” by Businessweek.com, one of “America’s Coolest Towns” by GQ, and the “Most Educated City in America” by Men’s Health. Raleigh is also home to 10 traditional universities and colleges, including North Carolina State University, and together with the research created by nearby University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, form one of the best academic research networks in the world. In addition, the Research Triangle Park, one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious R&D business parks with more than 170 global companies and 36,000+ technology workers, is only a short drive away. Prominent Fortune 100 multi-national operations, university spin-outs and start-up businesses in more than a dozen pioneering industries, including biotechnology, information technology, and clean technologies all call RTP home.
In addition to conference related events, attendees will be within easy walking distance of everything Raleigh has to offer. The Raleigh Convention Center, the Red Hat Amphitheater and the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts are all within toe-tapping steps of one another. These interlinking facilities are a cultural centerpiece of downtown. Raleigh also features world-class museums, best of Broadway shows and live concerts, capital area historic areas, professional and amateur sporting events and shopping mecca status with 11 major retail areas.
Raleigh Convention Center
The Raleigh Convention Center is a bustling hub for the culture, commerce and technologies that make the Triangle one of the most admired and sought after regions in the United States. The modern, 500,000 sq ft facility includes a soaring street-level lobby, an elegant ballroom and a massive exhibit hall as well as cutting edge tech amenities and award-winning culinary delights. The convention center is home to the iconic Cree Shimmer Wall, closely associated with the Downtown Amphitheater and Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, and just steps from the city’s restaurants and hot spots. In 2011, the center earned the honor of “Most Creative Place to Host a Meeting” from ConventionSouth magazine.