LEAD in Raleigh logoRaleigh, N.C., Welcomes the 2022 LEAD® Conference! 

August 1-5, 2022
Raleigh Convention Center

Let us be among the first to welcome you to Raleigh! We look forward to hosting the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability Conference. Below you'll find links for some of the best things to do while you're in town, dining and more!

Get conference information here.

The Kennedy Center logo

 

Book Your Room

Raleigh Marriott City Center

Raleigh Marriott City Center

500 Fayetteville St.
Raleigh, N.C.

Area: Downtown Raleigh

The Kennedy Center’s 2022 LEAD® Conference is offering specially priced room blocks at the Raleigh Marriott City Center. Sessions will take place at the Raleigh Convention Center, which is located directly across the street from the conference hotel.

 

Air Transportation

RDU International Airport is approximately 15 miles from the Raleigh Marriott City Center. Visit their website for more information on traveling with disabilities at RDU.  

American Airlines is offering a discount to attendees of the 2022 LEAD® Conference. Tickets may be purchased online at www.AA.com or by calling American’s Meeting Services Desk at 800.433.1790 (fees apply for reservations booked over the phone).

The discount is 4% off published fares (excluding basic economy and non-discountable fares).

Enter promotion code 1972EN after you have selected your flights.

 

Ground Transportation 

Rideshare
Services from Uber and Lyft are available to and from the airport.

Taxi
Taxi Taxi is the exclusive taxicab company for pick-up/drop-off at RDU. Guests may call 919.333.3333 for any airport-related taxi needs.
Walk-up taxi service is available at both terminals in the taxi zones.

Other Transportation Options
Visit the RDU website for additional information on transportation from RDU.

 

Things to do and dining in Raleigh, N.C.

 

Downtown Foodie map

 

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Photos: Poole's Diner/"Downtown Dishes," Angie Mosier; "Performing Arts in Raleigh, N.C." photo, Armes Photography