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SOAR Workshop Information Sheet

SOAR Workshop Information Sheet

March 13-15, 2017

General Information:

Air travel: Chapel Hill is serviced by Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU): www.rdu.com

Ground transportation: There are many taxi and private car services in the area.  Rental cars from all major car rental companies are also available at the airport. Some recommended services:

RDU Taxi: 919-840-7277 -- http://www.rdu.com/groundtrans/taxis.html

White Horse Transportation (private car service): 888-624-6773 – www.ridewhitehorse.com

Silk Road Ride (private car service): 919-525-5851 - http://www.silkroadride.com

Venue: 1009 FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

Registration: Please register at the website: http://lnapadrao.lna.br/eventos/workshop-on-soar-science-2020-1

Directions to the FedEx Center: http://global.unc.edu/about/fedex-global-education-center/find-us/

Parking: If you bring a vehicle to campus, we can pre-arrange for parking at the FedEx Center.  Please contact Briahnna Bass at bdbass@email.unc.edu.

Accommodations for special needs / disabilities: Please contact Briahnna Bass in the dean’s office at 919-962-1165 if you require special accommodations or consideration.  We will do all we can to assist.

* If you have any questions about the university, please visit www.unc.edu. You may also call the dean’s office directly at 919-962-1165 with any questions you may have about the university or this event. Please also see the attached campus map link on the second page of this document

** Please take the time to visit the Chapel Hill Visitor Bureau website for information about area dining, attractions, and other information about Chapel Hill:  http://www.visitchapelhill.org

A block of rooms has been held at Hampton Inn & Suites Carrboro. The Carolina Inn and Franklin Hotel are also options (within walking distance from the FedEx Building) but spaces are very limited, and you must book those hotels on your own using their website if you wish to reserve (see links below).

Hampton Inn & Suites Carrboro: Located several blocks from campus and 1.1 miles from the conference site; this hotel is conveniently located on the Chapel Hill / Carrboro busline, which is free for travel to and from campus. The rate is $139/night and includes breakfast and parking. 20 rooms have been blocked at this rate. You must book by February 26thto get a room from this block.

Additional information:
Address: 370 East Main St., Unit 100 Carrboro, NC 27510
Custom reservation link: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/R/RDUCOHX-SOA-20170312/index.jhtml
Phone: 919-969-6988 – When booking, please mention the SOAR Workshop.
Chapel Hill Transit “J” bus information: http://www.townofchapelhill.org/home/showdocument?id=32929

The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill:Located on campus, about .1 miles from the FedEx Building, this Chapel Hill landmark is conveniently placed.

Additional information:
Address: 211 Pittsboro St. Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Web: http://www.carolinainn.com/
Phone: 800-962-8519

The Franklin Hotel in Chapel Hill: Located on Franklin Street, .7 miles from the FedEx Building, “The Franklin is discovery. An urbane oasis of stimulation in the heart of Chapel Hill, energizing your spirit and senses. You won’t just tell your story here, you’ll create new chapters. And your comfort will always be our singular priority.”

Additional Information:
Address: 311 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Web: http://www.franklinhotelnc.com/
Phone: 919-442-9000


Breakfast at the Hampton Inn is included with the room. Lunch and coffee will be provided at the workshop venue for all participants.  Dinners will not be provided, but there are a variety of good restaurants both at the hotel and within a short walk for the FedEx Center.

Campus Map Links

Searchable campus map: http://maps.unc.edu/ (search for “FedEx Global Education Center”)
PDF campus map with index: http://maps.unc.edu/files/2015/12/campus-map-with-index.pdf
PDF campus accessibility map: http://maps.unc.edu/files/2015/12/campus-accessibility-map.pdf


If you need further assistance with hotel reservation and or transport or anything write us:

BR - poliveira@lna.br
USA - clemens@physics.unc.edu