The conference will be held at North Carolina State University (NCSU), at the Centennial Campus. Specifically in the Duke Energy Hall located in the beautiful and extremely modern Hunt Library (360° virtual tour of the Hunt Library available here).
The Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is extremely well connected with all major cities of the USA (see a list of direct connections to RDU). There are still international direct connections to RDU from Toronto, Canada; Montego Bay, Jamaica; and Cancun, Mexico. Just in case you want to stop there before coming to the conference. ;)
If you live in or around a major city in the Mid-Atlantic or Southern regions of the United States, there may be train service available that stops at the station in downtown Raleigh. Check out the Silver Service/Palmetto and Carolinian/Piedmont train routes for more information.
It is a 25 minute car ride to get from the airport to downtown Raleigh. The quickest way is to get a rideshare. There is a dedicated space for passenger pick-up that is evident at airport arrivals. If you prefer public transportion, there is a bus that will take about an hour to get to downtown (see bus schedules). Please note that bus fares are currently suspended.
The centennial campus of NCSU is located 2 miles from downtown Raleigh. There are some restaurants around centennial campus but a car would probably be necessary to reach them.
The closest hotel to the conference venue is The State View Hotel. This was very recently built (2018) and it is comfortable and affordable. It is only a 10 minute walk from the conference venue. Since the winter in North Carolina is typically very mild, in November we expect that it should be a pleasant walk, since most of the path is surrounded by trees. This hotel also has a good restaurant and bar on premises. This option is strongly recommended for those who want to avoid taking rideshares or shuttles to go to the venue and meals.
To book a room at State View Hotel with the TCC rate (159$ + taxes) click the link: Book your group rate for NCSU Theory of Cryptography Conference. You can choose any period between Nov 7 and Nov 11 The cut-off date is October 30th. So make sure to book before that time!
If you don’t mind using a rideshare service or riding scooters, the general chair strongly recommends choosing a hotel in downtown Raleigh. The downtown is walkable, and full of restaurants and coffee shops. Assuming that Covid will remain under control, there are still venues that have live music every night, and bars open till late.
A list of downtown Raleigh hotels can be found here. We do not have deals with any of these hotels.
Another hotel that we recommend, which is not in downtown, but close to the main campus of NCSU is Aloft Raleigh. Albeit not in downtown, this hotel is located on Hillsborough Street, a lively street of Raleigh, and several restaurants can be found at walking distance.
Explore Downtown Raleigh has more information about what to do while you're here.Local events in November
Glenwood South: good for the younger crowd, with plenty of bars and restaurants. Walking is a great way to explore this district. Suggested restaurants: Vidrio and Cortex.
Other downtown districts: a bit less lively but still full of good restaurants and bars. The Downtown Raleigh Alliance has more information.
Many restaurants and bars are closed on Mondays, so plan accordingly.