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General Information



The deadline to register for the 2016 Eastern Chapter Conference is April 4, 2016, at 5pm EST. Cancellations received by noon on April 11, 2016, will receive a full refund minus a processing fee of $25. Cancellations after noon on April 11, 2016, will not receive a refund. For conference cancellation, please contact Ryan Smith,, 919.645.2676.

Conference and Registration Fees:

Active Conference Costs: $200 (inclusive of hotel) - Actives Register Here
Active Spouse/Partner: $350 - Spouse/Partner Register Here

Associate Conference Costs: $300 (non-inclusive of hotel) - Associates Register Here
Associate Spouse/Partner: $350 - Spouse/Partner Register Here

Emeritus Conference Costs (formerly Alumni): $350 (non-inclusive of hotel) - Emeritus Register Here
Emeritus Spouse/Partner: $350 - Spouse/Partner Register Here

Mini Meeting:

Marketplace Day only (April 25, 2016) – Chapter Business Meeting and breakfast, Media Marketplace, Keynote Speaker, lunch and professional development session: 7:15am-2:45pm
Associate Member: $150
Active Member: $75
Register for Mini Meeting Here

Pre- and Post-Conference Media Tours:

Active: $65
Associate: $100
Emeritus (formerly Alumni): $100
Spouses: $125

Raleigh Marriott City Center


The Raleigh Marriott City Center is the host hotel for the conference.

Located in the heart of Raleigh's vibrant downtown—within easy walking distance to great entertainment, museums, attractions and dining—the 400-room Raleigh Marriott City Center hotel has well-appointed guest rooms featuring Marriott’s luxury bedding as well as an indoor recreation pool and fitness center, onsite restaurant, Starbucks and business center. Free WiFi is included for all SATW attendees.


Accommodations for the nights of April 24, 25 and 26 are included in your Active member registration fees.

Your information will be provided to the hotel via a master housing list from information you provide to us during the conference registration process.

Please do not book directly with the hotel.

Associates and Emeriti

Accommodations may be booked directly through the Raleigh Marriott City Center hotel at the discounted conference rate of $169 per night, plus tax. This rate is available for the nights of April 24, 25 and 26, 2016. The deadline to book in order to receive this rate is April 4, 2016.

To make your reservation, please click here or call 919.833.1120 and mention Society of American Travel Writers group rate.

RDU International Airport


The first 20 Actives to register for the conference will receive a $100 VISA gift card at conference check-in on April 24, 2016, to help off-set any transportation costs.

Located centrally on the East Coast, Raleigh is about halfway between Florida and Boston, making transportation easy from the largest population centers. In fact, more than half of the U.S. population lives within a day's drive or an hour's flight from Raleigh.

By Plane

RDU International Airport, consistently ranked among the most efficient airports in North America, currently offers more than 400 daily arrivals and departures on eight major airlines and low-cost carriers, with 40 other airports connected by non-stop daily flights.

The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau will provide all conference attendees arriving on Apr. 24 and departing on Apr. 27 complimentary, round-trip, ground transportation between RDU and the Raleigh Marriott City Center. Information about how to access the ground transportation will be sent to you in advance of the conference.

By Train

North Carolina's Raleigh Amtrak Station is just four blocks west of the convention hotel. Ground transportation will be available for anyone arriving or departing at the Raleigh Amtrak Station.

By Car

Conveniently located just off of I-40 and a short distance from I-95, Raleigh is an easy drive from many East Coast cities.

The Raleigh Marriott City Center will provide self-parking for all SATW conference attendees at a discounted, $12-per-day rate. (Both Actives and Associates are responsible for parking costs.)

For any questions regarding Raleigh contact Ryan Smith,, 919.645.2676.

For any questions regarding the overall chapter meeting, PD, Media Marketplace, Pre-and-Post Tours contact
Beverly Hurley,, 919.926.7501.


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