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Meetings & Events

Allow us to introduce ourselves.

When you meet here, you’re meeting the soul of a city and community ready to connect.

Perhaps you’ve heard about Durham’s celebrated food scene, top-notch universities and startup culture. Maybe you’ve heard that professionals and visitors alike partner with us to immerse themselves in Bull City culture — making each meeting and conference a unique opportunity to explore our distinctive grit and visionary atmosphere.

We are barbecue and biscuits; locally-sourced small plates; and craft cocktails at boutique, local hotels. We’re a gritty tobacco-grown town with international corporations. We’re a hub for activists, scholars, artists and entrepreneurs. We’re passionate about our destination and your next event.

We are that and more. We have over 8,000 guest rooms and 70 lodging properties, ranging from charming bed and breakfast inns, to full-service and luxury hotels. We’re minutes from an international airport, packed with iconic meeting locations (including two outstanding universities) and we welcome more than 3,500 conventions and meetings annually.

Durham is a city brimming with world-class entertainment and leisure possibilities for over nine million annual visitors, making it simple to deliver a meeting with lasting impact. Join us — we are completely dedicated to accommodating your planning needs in the city we love.

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Durham hosts more than 3,500 association and corporate meetings each year. That shouldn't be a surprise given that Durham is an accessible location with the capacity to host 80-85% of the nation's meetings, and that it's a thriving, unique city filled with meeting and convention opportunities you won't find elsewhere. It's a place that includes convention facilities that are convenient to Durham's nationally acclaimed food scene, restored warehouses and historic buildings, and natural beauty, and it's a location that provides a one-of-a-kind setting with plenty of things to see and do.