Monday Evening Events

Tailgate Party in Exhibit Hall

This year, NCHICA is organizing a Tailgate Party in the exhibit hall from 5:00-6:30 pm. Network with your peers, visit with exhibitors, participate in prize drawings, and compete in games hosted by our exhibitors! Games include corn hole, beerless beer pong, remote control car races and giant jenga. Be sure to wear the jersey or colors of your favorite team. You may even see one of your favorite NC collegiate team mascots taking a picture or two!


Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tour

Join Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours for a walking dinner tour of downtown Durham! The tour will take place after the opening reception on Monday. Food and drink will be served at multiple locally-owned restaurants downtown, and Taste Carolina’s tour guides will give an overview of Durham’s history, architecture, and culinary and cultural scene along the way.

Advance registration is required. We recommend registering early, as space is limited. The fee is $65 per person plus gratuity for the tour guide. (Note: recommended tips range from $5 to $10 per person to 20% of the tour price.)Please list all allergies and dietary restrictions upon registering.

Meet in the lobby of The Marriott at 6:30 pm; the tour will conclude by 9:30 pm. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Click here to register and pay directly at the Taste Carolina website. If you have any questions about the tour, email or call 919 237-2254.

Cost of admission to the conference, economical. Cost of ability to network with peers and discuss related challenges, priceless.

— 2012 Conference Attendee

Explore Durham

There are plenty of things to do in Durham during your visit!