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Conference Center

Situated on quiet, beautifully landscaped grounds, with convenient access from all points in the Triangle, the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education provides an ideal setting for continuing education programs of all descriptions. The Conference Center hosts more than 750 events with approximately 75,000 participants annually. The facility has built-in technology systems in many of its 26 meeting spaces. The building also houses a 400-seat auditorium and an on-site catering and dining facility. Conference planning and technology staff provide in-house support to program planners.

The Friday Center opened its doors in February 1991, and marked its twentieth anniversary in 2011, and welcomed its one-millionth conference participant in March 2010.

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If you are interested in hosting an event at the Friday Center, please e-mail us at Please include the proposed dates of your event and the size of your group. For a printed brochure, use our Request Information Form.