Local Information


PACT09 will be held at the Clarion Hotel in downtown Raleigh:
320 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC, 27603-1786
Tel: (919) 832-0501

The conference rate is $79 per night for a single or double, plus $10 per extra person.

You may book rooms at this rate until August 21, 2009 at 5pm EST. Be sure to mention "PACT 2009" when you call.

Note on hotel WiFi: The Clarion provides free wireless access in public spaces but only wired access in the rooms. For wired access, you will need to bring an Ethernet patch cable in order to connect!

Directions from the Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU)

  1. SuperShuttle
    SuperShuttle shared ride service is available from RDU airport. Cost is $16 one-way. To book a ride, call 1-800-258-3826 or visit their website.

  2. Taxi
    The fare is approximately $25 one-way. RDU Airport Taxi provides service to and from RDU. To schedule a taxi, please call (919) 840-7277. Reservations and on-demand service are available.

  3. By Car
    Take I-40E toward Raleigh. Take exit 298 (S Saunders St.) toward downtown. Merge onto S Saunders, 401 N. Continue on 401 N. Turn right onto Lenoir St. Parking Garage will be on left entrance side of the hotel off Lenoir St. For valet parking coninue past the parking garage entrance and turn left onto Fayetteville St. (The fee for on-site parking is $18.00 daily.)

Attractions and Entertainment

Below, we have compiled a list of things to do in Raleigh and around the Triangle. You can also download a map of the area showing the area around the hotel, museum, and restaurants.



Cheap & Great



Sarah P. Duke Gardens



Museum of Natural Sciences


Arts and Entertainment

RBC Center