ARN conference registration is located in the Charlotte Convention Center in Concourse C.

Hotel Information

ARN is partnering with the Westin Charlotte for the 39th Annual Educational Conference. The Westin Charlotte is located in the heart of Charlotte’s uptown cultural and entertainment district. Steps away from the Charlotte Convention Center, the Westin Charlotte is convenient and accessible to ARN’s meeting spaces.

ARN has secured a limited number of rooms at a special discounted rate of $189 for a single/double. To obtain the special rate, be sure to make your reservations early and indicate that you are attending the ARN conference. The discount expires Monday, August 26, 2013, or when ARN’s room block has been filled. After that time, higher rates may apply.

Westin Charlotte Hotelhotel
601 S. College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Rate: $189 single/double

Cutoff date for discounted rate: August 26, 2013
Reservations: 866.837.4148

Online reservations:

Meeting Location

Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

The Convention Center is a short, one-block walk from the Westin Charlotte:

Start at Westin Charlotte (601 South College Street)

  1. When you exit from the lobby, turn right.
  2. At the stoplight, cross Stonewall Street, and the Convention Center is immediately to your right.

Arrive at the Convention Center (501 South College Street)

Scooter and wheelchair rentals are available through Chairs and Equipment Rentals 704.333.8431.

Onsite Conference Registration Desk 
Tuesday, October 1  5 - 7pm
Wednesday, October 2  7am – 7pm
Thursday, October 3  7am – 4:30pm
Friday, October 4  7am – 4:30pm
Saturday, October 5   7:30am – 1:30pm

The ARN Leadership Course is an extra cost event and will take place Monday, September 30 and Tuesday, October 1.  Registration for this course will open at 1pm on Monday, September 30.

Pre-conference activities begin Wednesday, October 2rd at 8am.  Conference activities begin with the Opening Reception with Exhibits and Posters at 5pm.

Airline Information

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
5501 R C Josh Birmingham Parkway 
Charlotte, NC 28208
(704) 359-4000
6.7 miles / 20 minutes

ual_logoUnited is offering special meeting discounts for attendees for this meeting.

You may book online at and enter your Offer Code ZNX6231461 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.

If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800/426-1122, please give them the following information:

Agreement Code: 231461

Z Code: ZNX6

Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office.

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Ground Transportation

Charlotte-Douglas Intl. Airport (CLT)
Travel Distance: Approximately 11.27 km/7.0 miles

Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

Avis Rent A Car
Contact:(800) 831-4847

RCT – towncar service
Fee: Approximately $70 all inclusive from the hotel to the airport.
Hours: 24 hours
Travel Time: 13 minutes
Contact: (704) 522-8258; Reservation Required
About: RCT offers day or night Town Car service, eliminating the worry of waiting for a cab. The driver will meet the guest with a name placard inside the airport.

Fee: $25 - $30
Hours: 24 hours
Travel Time:13 minutes
About: Taxis are readily available curbside on the baggage claim level. An attendant is on duty between 6:45am and 12:15am.

Valet and Self Parking (18 - 25 USD per day)

Weather/Conference Attire

Conference attire is business casual. We recommend wearing layers as conference room temperatures can vary. Early in October, the temperature is an average high of around 72, with an average low around 49. It is advisable to be prepared for a sudden cold, rainy day.