Durham Central Park mural

Venue and Logistics

Note: Sadly, we must announce that this year’s Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute will be canceled due to the ongoing uncertainty over the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19 and the health, travel, and economic constraints related to it. Please see this announcement for more information.


The 2020 Institute will be held from will be held from October 4 to 8, 2020, in downtown Durham, North Carolina in the center of of the Research Triangle area made up of Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and home to several of the nation’s top research universities and high-tech, pharmaceutical, and “creative class” industries.

The Institute will begin late afternoon on Sunday, October 4, with an opening reception and dinner. It will continue with full day meetings Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and will conclude at noon on Thursday, October 8. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings may feature receptions or other group programs elsewhere in the Research Triangle area. For more information about how the program works, see this page about what happens during the institute, and other frequently asked questions.

The main venue will be The Rickhouse, a historic tobacco building in Durham’s Central Park neighborhood that was recently renovated to an event space, with a large deck overlooking the historic Durham Athletic Park (setting for the film Bull Durham). SCI 2020 participants will have lodging at The Durham Hotel, in a renovated mid-century modern bank building, a short walk from the Rickhouse on Durham’s central square. Meals will be in nearby restaurants and the soon to be opened Durham Food Hall. Plans are in process to host some parts of the program at the newly renovated Durham Public Library downtown branch and/or other venues in historic downtown Durham.

See the pages linked below for more information about the venues, how to get there, and what’s nearby.