I had a great time at this year's conference in Kansas City; maybe I'll see you next year in Raleigh!
The NGS Conference in the States, "The Building of a Nation, From Roanoke to the West" will be held 13-16 May 2009 at the new Raleigh Convention Center, 2 East South St. in Raleigh, North Carolina. The new convention center will offer free wireless access in the lobby.
The conference rate at the new Raleigh Marriott City Center is $124 plus tax per night for a single or double room. They are accepting reservations now if you call (919) 833-1120 or visit their website.
A second conference hotel, just one block from the new convention center, is the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel at 421 South Salisbury Street in Raleigh. You can call them at (919) 834-9900, or visit their website. The Sheraton has recently been renovated, and the conference hotel rate is $120 plus tax per night for a single or double room.
A third conference hotel is the Clarion Hotel State Capital, 320 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. This is an eight-block walk to the Raleigh Convention Center, but approximately four blocks from the North Carolina State Archives & Library. Rooms at the Clarion are $79 plus tax per night, single or double, and include high-speed internet access. You can call them at (919) 832-0501 or visit their website.
If you plan to attend the 2009 NGS Conference in the States, we encourage you to make your hotel reservations early because there are a number of colleges in the Raleigh area that will be having graduations the same weekend.
More information about the 2009 NGS Conference in the States program will be forthcoming in future issues of UpFront. However, the North Carolina conference flyer and much more information is available at this website and on our blog.