For conventions, conferences and events, there’s no better place to be than downtown's Raleigh Convention Center.  With 500,000 square feet of grand lobbies and contiguous space, the convention center offers everything from superb catered cuisine to state-of-the-art lighting.

From driving up to the convention center and viewing the 9,284-square-foot Cree Shimmer Wall to walking through the doors and experiencing the remarkable architecture, your visit is sure to be memorable.  The towering ceilings, with their birds’ nest design, add character to the ballrooms and exhibit halls, making the large space feel more comfortable.

In addition to its great functionality and aesthetic splendor, the convention center is also actively seeking LEED certification, which would reflect the building’s environmentally sustainable construction.

The convention center hosts a wide array of events, from volleyball tournaments to car shows, some public and some private.  A schedule of events can be found on the Web site.  Whether you’re looking for a venue to host your event, or just looking for an event to attend, this convention center should be at the top of your list to check out!

For those who would like to experience the technological wonder and architectural grandeur of Raleigh’s finest gathering place, the convention center is conveniently adjacent to two upscale hotels.  So come enjoy one of the city’s greatest and most widely used additions!