We highly encourage all attendees to practice logging into their Whova accounts and exploring the platform prior to the event. As a reminder, please review our step-by-step guide on how to access the WiDS Charlotte conference through Whova.


We are happy to be hosting this year’s conference completely in person!

getting there:

You are welcome to park on site, but if you’re looking to save on gas and parking fees, we encourage you to take the Lynx Blue Line light rail. The JW Clay Blvd/UNC Charlotte stop is right across the street from the Marriott for your convenience.


Parking is available at CRI Deck 1. Park at the CRI (Charlotte Research Institute) parking deck-visitor parking (CRI Deck 1-Level 1). This parking deck can be accessed from N-Tryon street (US HW29) and is across from the new UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. Please access the interactive campus map for additional information.

CRI Deck 1: 9100 Robert D. Snyder Rd, Charlotte, NC 28223

hotel accomodations

Conference attendees can stay at the UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Hilton, or Drury hotels the night before the conference.

food options

We will be providing a continental breakfast with various breakfast pastries, coffee, and tea. Lunch will feature a buffet of vegetable and quinoa soup, caesar salad, assorted sandwiches (including a vegetarian option), and cookies. Coffee, hot and iced teas, soda, and water will be available throughout the day. Make sure to stay for the evening reception for networking, passed hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine!


Any exhibitors who wish to ship their materials directly to the Marriott before the day of the conference can easily do so! The Marriott has provided this form for sponsors and exhibitors to fill out. Address and instructions are listed in the document. Please contact Michele Calabrese with any questions.