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June 1-2, 2024:  North Carolina State University, Raleigh

For its FIRST conference of 2024, P-POD returns to a past site, McKimmon Conference and Training Center, situated on the beautiful NC State University campus in Raleigh NC.


McKimmon Conference and Training Center

North Carolina State University
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh NC 27606

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Travel and Parking

Air Travel

Air Travel, Intl. Airport

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), 2400 Terminal Blvd., Morrisville NC 27560-9217, is 12.5 miles from the conference center and from our optional university campus lodging site, Wolf Village Apartments, 2730 Wolf Village Way, Raleigh NC 27607.  The airport is served by car share, regulated-rate taxi and local bus.  Please note that a daily-commuting rental car is unnecessary if you stay at on-campus housing.

RDU is served by the airlines Aero Mexico, Air Canada, AirFrance, Alaska, American, Avelo, Bahamas Air, Breeze, Delta, Frontier, IcelandAir, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country and United.

Long Distance Train

Train Travel

Raleigh NC is also directly reachable by Amtrak trains originating as far north as New York City or south as Florida, and across the state from Charlotte and Rocky Mount.  See Raleigh's station location and a route map.  Check possible dates/times/prices HERE.

Local Bus

Local Bus

The GoRaleigh organization (main site HERE and system map HERE) operates 27 Raleigh bus routes and co-manages 5 routes linking it to major nearby cities of Durham and Chapel Hill as well as the airport.  Some routes could facilitate local transportation to P-POD's site at McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh NC 27606 in the South Campus of North Carolina State University.

Car Travel

Car Travel and Parking

Here are some sample one-way driving distances from well-known cities to P-POD's site in Raleigh NC.  Asheville NC:  244 miles; Baltimore MD:  313 miles;   Charleston SC:  283 miles;  Charleston WV:  316 miles;  Charlotte NC:  163 miles;  Charlottesville VA:  178 miles;  Columbia SC:  229 miles;  Richmond VA:  160 miles;  Virginia Beach VA:  207 miles;  Washington DC:  267 miles.


Parking at our conference site, McKimmon Conference Center, is free and plentiful, and electric car charging stations are available.  If you stay in our walking-distance campus apartments, parking is free at the apartment site from 5 pm Friday through 7 am Monday.  Outside of these hours, the rate is $10/day, which may be paid in advance during the housing part of our online registration process.  To avoid parking charges during metered hours, you may move your car to McKimmon Center.

Walkable Lodging

P-POD is offering WALKING-DISTANCE on-campus housing as one option for registrants not from the local area, for economy, ease of access and potentially a greater sense of P-POD community.  Please see our page for the campus apartments that may be booked as part of our regular online registration process.


Wolf Village Apartments

2730 Wolf Village Way
Raleigh, NC 27607

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Hotel Options

We highlight use of walking-distance campus apartments (above), which have been the primary choice of attendees, staff and speakers alike, but Raleigh does offer a variety of good-quality hotels, and individuals might prioritize choosing hotel-style beds over student-style beds.  We have always set up room blocks with guaranteed P-POD rates at a few Raleigh hotels, and in several past years we set up shuttles run by hotels to the conference, but no hotel today is willing and able to provide transportation.

We have always arranged P-POD price blocks only at 100%-non-smoking hotels that were rated at least at 4 stars out of 5 in key Tripadvisor review categories, with price range seeming reasonable for attendees, and distance no more than about 4 miles.

Please see the detailed summaries below for THREE hotels confirmed for 2024.  Holiday Inn is the closest, Red Roof is the least expensive and Wingate is the one with which we have the longest experience (dating back to 2015).  All of them have free parking, free wifi, check-in 3 pm or later, checkout 11 am or earlier, and availabili
Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Wingate by Wyndham
State Arena Raleigh/Cary

6115 Corporate Ridge Road, Raleigh NC 27607


3.5-3.7 miles west of the P-POD site, normally 6-9 minutes driving time.

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P-POD arranged Room Rates, excluding tax

Single King Bed, refrigerator $126

Two Queen Bed, refrigerator $136

Fitness, business and laundry rooms;  indoor pool.


To book a room (by May 13 !), use THIS LINK or else phone the hotel at 919-809-8660 and identify yourself as part of the "Plant-based Prevention Of Disease" or "P-POD 2024" group.  Any later cancellations must be made by 4 pm, TWO days before arrival!

Red Roof PLUS+ Raleigh NCSU - Convention Center

1813 South Saunders St., Raleigh NC 27603


4.2 miles east of the P-POD site, normally 6-9 minutes driving time.

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P-POD arranged Room Rates, excluding tax

"Superior King", refrigerator $92.65 either Fri. or Sat., and $75.65 for Sun.
"Deluxe 2 Full Beds", refrigerator:  SAME as above.

For any, $4.25 per adult added for a 3rd or 4th adult.

Pet friendly, ATM, safe, free long distance calls

To book a room (by April 30 !), phone national Red Roof at 800-733-7663 and book under P-POD and group code B256MADA05.  BEWARE: any later cancellations must be made by THREE days before arrival else one night gets charged!!

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites at NC State S.W.

3741 Thistledown Drive, Raleigh NC 27606

2.5 miles south of the P-POD site, normally 6 minutes driving time.

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P-POD arranged Room Rates, excluding tax

Varied 1 or 2 bed rooms, refrigerator and safe, $125

Fitness, business and laundry rooms;  indoor pool and whirlpool;  dog fee;  main guest age 21+.

To book a room (by May 10 !), use THIS LINK (which they say fails for some mobile devices) or else phone the hotel at 919-854-0001 ext. 1 and refer to the "Plant-based Prevention Of Disease" or code "POD" group.  Any later cancellations must be made by 6 pm the day before arrival!

Walkable Lodging
Hotel Options
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