We look forward to welcoming you to the conference. We’re writing with a few tips about transportation, Raleigh weather, conference check-in, and Raleigh restaurants. (We’ll send a brief update on Tuesday or Wednesday with updated weather information and any other updates.)
Getting to the Sheraton
The Sheraton does not have a hotel shuttle from the airport, but our Transportation in Raleigh page offers several strategies for getting to the Sheraton. In addition to taxis, Uber, and bus service, it’s possible to rent a car at the airport and turn it in at or near the hotel (or vice versa); Avis and Budget have counters inside the hotel.
The current forecast is for highs in the low to mid 90s, low temperatures in the 70s, and summer thunderstorms most days. Humidity will range from 55%-76%. Layers are a smart choice as you move between the humid outdoors and air-conditioned indoor locations.
If you enter the hotel on the Salisbury St. side, you’ll enter on level 1; if you enter on the Fayetteville St. side, you’ll enter on level 2 (where the hotel check-in is located). Regardless of where you enter, to find the conference check-in, take the escalators up to floor 3, turn left, and walk across the interior bridge. Conference check-in will be near the Capital Room.
A bit more about the hotel layout: Most of our conference spaces are on the 3rd floor – either in the Sheraton or in the adjacent BB&T building. An interior bridge connects the two 3rd floor spaces. The Magnolia Rooms and the Boardroom (our quiet room) are on the first floor. There are escalators available for going up between floors, and elevators and stairs for going up or down between floors.
Though we have a reception on Thursday, a dinner on Friday, and the social on Saturday, you may want to explore Raleigh’s dining options. Our dining page lists some of the local team’s favorite restaurants, and we’ve labeled the restaurants that have committed to offering safe bathrooms. Jessie’s personal favorites are Ashley Christensen’s restaurants – and not just because AC Restaurants strives “to create a seat for everyone at the table through genuine, hospitality-driven experiences that celebrate the people and places of our community.”
See you soon,
Susan Miller-Cochran, CWPA President; Jessie L. Moore, local chair; Anushka Peres, assistant to CWPA President; and over 20 local volunteers!