About the Research Triangle Park Area

The Research Triangle Park (RTP) is one of the largest research parks in the world. It is named for the three hub cities of Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill, or more properly for the three major research universities in those three cities (Duke University, NC State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill respectively). The Research Triangle region of North Carolina received its name as an extension of the name of the park.

The 2017 ISES Annual Meeting will be held at the Imperial Sheraton Conference Center, a short distance from the RDU International Airport and also located approximately in the center of Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill and other vibrant towns and communities in the area. It is only a short drive to destinations in the three hub cities, each of which offers vibrant downtown areas with numerous choices of restaurants, shopping, entertainment, museums and parks. Some of our favorites are following.

North Carolina Arboretum
Things to See and Do in Your Spare Time