2016 Conference Accommodations and Logistics

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Location and Accommodations

Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
4700 Emperor Blvd.
I-40 at Exit 282 (Page Road)
Durham, NC 27703
Sheraton RTP Website

Conference Room Rate

The deadline to reserve a room with the SHIFT NC rate was Monday, April 11. You may still be able to reserve a room, but will need to pay the best available rate at the time of the reservation. Call (919) 941-5050 or Central Reservations at (800) 325-3535 to reserve a room.


Registration closed Friday, April 29


Confirmation of your registration will be sent automatically when you register online. If you register by paper, you’ll receive an email confirmation from Melinda DeJongh. If you have not received confirmation of your registration by Monday, May 2, 2016, please contact Melinda DeJongh at 919-226-1880 x108, as you may not be registered.

Refunds, Cancellations, and No-Shows

Refunds, less a $50.00 processing fee, will be given only if SHIFT NC receives cancellations in writing by May 2, 2016. After May 2, 2016, there will be no refunds for cancellations or no-shows. Substitutions are welcome, and can be made without penalty. Contact Melinda DeJongh at 919-226-1880 x108 with questions about refunds, cancellations, and substitutions.

Continuing Education Units and Fees

We will be providing Northwest AHEC Contact Hours. Many licensure boards accept contact hours, including social work, nursing, counseling, psychology, and marriage and family therapy. Contact your licensing board for specific questions regarding acceptance of contact hours. If you would like to receive CEU credits, you must pay the $20 fee, either at the time of registration or on-site during the conference. Participants are responsible for signing daily rosters and completing and turning in the required attendance forms available in their packets.

Technology and Social Media

We encourage the use of social media using the hashtag #shiftnc. Audio and/or visual recording of plenary sessions and workshops is prohibited. Please mute cell phones and other devices during presentations.

Photo Permission

We will be taking photos at this event. By attending, you give permission to use images taken at the conference (as well as any written comments on our evaluation forms), in the educational, professional, or fundraising activities of SHIFT NC.

Room Temperatures

Conference centers can be cold! Bring a sweater or jacket with you if you tend to get chilly.

Smoke-Free Policy

The Sheraton Imperial is a smoke-free hotel. To protect the smoke-free environment, the hotel will post a $200 cleaning fee to the account of any guests who smoke in their guest room.