General Information

Location

The 91st Annual Meeting of The Society of Rheology will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 20-24, 2019; with the optional short course and Rheology Research Symposium (RRS) occuring on October 19th and 20th. The technical program will take place at the Raleigh Convention Center in the heart of downtown Raleigh, a large 500,000 square-foot facility that features stunning window views of downtown. The short course and RRS will be held at the Raleigh Marriott City Center next door.

The Monday evening reception will take place at the North Carolina Museum of Art, while the banquet and other receptions will be hosted at the Convention Center. With the Red Hat Amphitheater and the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts only a few minutes by foot from the Convention Center, visitors will be able to enjoy restaurants, concerts, and theater performances all within a three-block stretch. For the more adventurous meeting goers, they can take a trip after the meeting to see the fall colors at the Blue Ridge Mountains!

The average high and low temperatures in Raleigh during October are 72°F and 50°F, respectively, with an average precipitation of 3.7 inches.

Getting There

Hotel Information

Raleigh Marriott City Center is the designated hotel for SoR 2019. A conference room block has been reserved and can be accessed here (available soon).

Ground Transportation from/to the Airport

The Raleigh Marriott City Center is about 19 miles southeast of the Raleigh-Durham Internatonal Airport (RDU) . This Marriott hotel does not provide shuttle service. The estimated Uber/taxi fare is 30-45 USD one way.

Parking

Off-site Parking: 3 USD hourly, 12 USD daily.
Valet Parking: 30 USD per night in underground garage with 7 foot height clearance. Day guests 18 USD.
Electric Car Charging Statioins: Two, complimentary.

Driving

Click here for maps and directions.

Registration

Conference registration includes access to all technical sessions and the vendor display, the program booklet, and all receptions and coffee breaks. The registration fee does not include the Bingham Award Banquet; see details on the meeting registration info page.

On-site registration will be held on Sunday, October 20th, from TBA pm to TBA pm at the TBA in the TBA. Registration will also be held Monday through Wednesday, from TBA am to TBA pm at the same location.

Events

Rheology Research Symposium (RRS)

This event will bring together students and professionals to explore career development in the field of rheology. The symposium will be held from October 19-20.

Welcoming Reception

The Welcoming Reception will be held on Sunday, October 20th, from TBA pm to TBA pm in the Main Lobby on the 3rd Floor of the Raleigh Convention Center.

Monday Evening Reception

The Monday Evening Reception will be held at the North Carolina Museum of Art from TBA pm to TBA pm on Monday, October 21st. Shuttle busses will be provided to take participants from the Marriott/Convention Center to the Museum.

Society Business Meeting

All attendees are encouraged to attend the annual business meeting of The Society of Rheology. This year the business meeting will be held on TBA from TBA pm to TBA pm in the TBA.

Bingham Award Reception and Banquet

The Bingham Award Reception and Banquet will be held on Tuesday, October 22nd. The reception will be held from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Convention Center Ballroom Lobby (4th floor). The reception is open to all meeting participants at no extra charge. The Bingham Award Banquet will follow at 8:00 pm in the Ballroom on the 4th Floor of the Raleigh Convention Center; banquet tickets can be purchased with the meeting registration (see meeting registration page for details).

Poster Session and Gallery of Rheology

The Poster Session and Reception will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd from TBA pm to TBA pm at the Raleigh Convention Center Ballroom on the 4th floor.

Exhibits

Vendors will demonstrate their products from 8:30 am to 4 pm, Monday through Wednesday in the Hallway North 3rd Floor of the Raleigh Convention Center. Coffee breaks will also be held in the Exhibit area. Vendors should contact a Local Arrangements Committee member (Saad Khan, Lilian Hsiao, or Michael Rubinstein) directly to inquire about exhibit space.