Frequently Asked Questions
The benefits are well-documented that when a University leads development in cities and communities, a more cohesive community-involved development takes shape.
HBCU Build is a series of conferences around the country to help leaders understand how to utilize land and assets for sustainability.
As a means of driving University-Led Economic Development, The 2017 HBCU Build Conference is designed exclusively for the leadership of HBCUs, with sessions focused on building research parks and innovation districts within and around their campuses.
The 2017 HBCU Build Conference is being held on June 26, 2017 – June 27, 2017. The Welcoming Reception will be held on the evening on June 26 at the RTP Frontier Atrium. The conference on June 27, will be held at the Archie K. Davis Conference Center.
Who Should Attend
University research, science and tech park directors
University research center directors
Innovation District directors
Technology transfer officers
University incubator managers
Economic development officials
Architectural, designers and master planners
Real estate developers
Commercial real estate brokers
Intellectual property attorneys
Intellectual property law firms
Venture capital firms
University Innovation Directors
University Economic Development Directors
Deans, SVP of Research and Sponsored Programs
The networking reception, on June 26th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., will be held in The Atrium of The Frontier at 800 Park Offices Drive. The conference, on June 27th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., will be held in the Archie K. Davis Conference Center at 12 Davis Drive. For a map of Research Triangle Park, click here: http://www.rtp.org/map/
Tickets may be purchased through the “Buy Tickets” tab on the HBCU Build website. The link will take you to Eventbrite, where you will have the option of purchasing a Super-Early Bird ticket at a $200 discounted rate by May 1st, an Early Bird ticket at a $100 discounted rate by May 15th, or a General Admission ticket by June 19th at full price. Each ticket gives guests access to the networking reception and conference, meals included.
Your ticket to HBCU Build grants you access to the conference, but you will be responsible for your hotel stay. With nearly 8,000 guest rooms in Durham, NC, there are great places to stay everywhere.
We recommend the Marriott at Research Triangle Park, located at 4700 Guardian Drive in Durham, NC, only 1.7 miles from AKD Conference Center. The Marriott provides a complimentary, scheduled airport shuttle service and an Amtrak train. To book your room, visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-rooms/rducp-marriott-at-research-triangle-park/
For additional options and a comprehensive hotel search of the area, visit: https://www.durham-nc.com/hotels-inns/
Research Triangle Park has over 200 spaces for parking, should you choose to drive your own vehicle. Alternatively, they also offer a bus service called Triangle Transit. For more information about the service, call (919) 485-RIDE. Uber, the mobile transportation service via app, is also available in the area.