The Raleigh Convention Center in Downtown Raleigh

Upcoming Events

Feb 25

Special Events Community Engagement Meeting

Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh Convention Center
February 25, 2019 | Monday

Join us at the Special Events Community Engagement Meeting to discuss several events taking place in Downtown Raleigh during the upcoming Spring and Summer seasons. This meeting will consist of a moderated discussion where event organizers will provide an overview of their event, with a focus on why the event is good for the City as a whole, how they engage with the public, and who the community can contact should questions arise. These presentations will be followed by a Q&A opportunity for the audience to gather more information, while helping event organizers understand what they can do to make their event a success for all involved parties. 

The following events that take place in downtown Raleigh will have a representative in attendance to present:

  • Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival 3/16/19
  • Glenwood South St. Patrick’s Day Festival 3/16/19
  • Milk Bar 3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party 3/16/19
  • St. Paddy’s 4 Miler 3/23/19
  • Dreamville Fest 4/6/19
  • Lebanese Festival 4/13/19
  • Brewgaloo 4/26/19 – 4/27/19
  • Out! Raleigh 5/4/19
  • Fallen Firefighters Parade 5/4/19
  • Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo 5/5/19 – 10/6/19
  • Thrive NC 5/9/19 – 5/10/19
  • Marbles Bike Rodeo on the Roll with RPD Bike Patrol 5/11/19
  • Artsplosure 5/18/19 – 5/19/19
  • International Food Festival 6/8/19

Location: Raleigh Convention Center, Conference Room 302 C 

- City of Raleigh Special Events Office

Raleigh Convention Center
Feb 25-27

The CED Tech Conference

As the premier event for technology entrepreneurs in the Southeast, the CED Tech Conference attracts 800+ attendees including trailblazing entrepreneurs, investors, corporate leaders, and industry visionaries from across the nation to the Raleigh Convention Center in North Carolina, recently ranked the #1 Best State for Business (Forbes). Now in its 34th year, the two-day event will be held February 25-26, 2019 with a mission to showcase entrepreneurial companies and connect them with partners, investors, and other organizations to accelerate business growth. Hosted by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, the annual CED Tech Conference features:

  • Live on-stage company presentations from 25+ entrepreneurs from early to growth stage
  • Demo Room showcasing the Southeast's hottest tech companies
  • 75+ investment funds attending from across the U.S. - venture capital to corporate to angels
  • Game-changing thought leadership from speakers and expert panels - Meet the Speakers & Co-chairs
  • Multiple high-level networking opportunities including an evening reception
  • NEW One-on-one meeting scheduling platform to communicate with other attendees
  • For Entrepreneurs Only: exclusive Tuesday morning session including Investor Reverse Pitches - Hear direct from investors about each fund's investment criteria (back by popular demand!)

We are excited to partner with our headline sponsor, Carolina Fintech Hub, to bring you an unforgettable experience! Whether you are head down running your company or actively seeking funding, the CED Tech Conference is the can't-miss gathering of NC's vibrant entrepreneurial community. 


The CED Life Science Conference

Entrepreneurial Companies in the Life Science sector in the Triangle are developing innovations that will:

  • deliver cures and treatments to patients
  • deliver efficiency and precision to the healthcare and agriculture industries
  • deliver a better tomorrow

The CED Life Science Conference will showcase these innovators while connecting them to investors, partners, and clients to accelerate business growth.

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development is hosting the 29th Annual Life Science Conference on February 26-27, 2019 in Raleigh, NC. As the premier life science event in the Southeast, the conference attracts 800+ attendees including entrepreneurs, investors, corporate leaders, and industry visionaries from across the nation. This highly-anticipated gathering of the Life Science community boasts a first-class agenda featuring game-changing thought leadership from keynote speakers and expert panels, showcases the most exciting and innovative NC-based life science companies, and connects these companies to a diverse group of venture capital and corporate investors through high-value networking opportunities including one-on-one partnering software.

Feb 26 - Feb 28

Techtextil North America

Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh Convention Center
Feb 26-28

Techtextil North America is the Western Hemisphere's premier event for the ever-growing technical textiles and nonwovens industry. We strive to bring together all aspects of the industry - from research and development, through raw materials, conversion, treatment and application.


What you can expect at Techtextil North America 2019

Innovation: Utilizing partnerships with academic programs, research institutions and industry associations, Techtextil North America has cultivated an environment that encourages innovation through the sharing of ideas and collaboration among industry leaders.

New business: With 150+ exhibiting companies, international media outlets and pavilions representing top contributors to the global textile industry, both visitors and exhibitors alike gain unparalleled exposure to new business opportunities and potential partnerships.

Diverse product groups: The product groups at Techtextil North America represent the entire value-added chain in the technical textiles and nonwovens sectors.

Education: Expand your expertise and gain a competitive edge through educational sessions led by industry experts.

- Techtexil

Mar 1

34th Annual American Heart Ball

Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh Convention Center
March 1, 2019 | Friday

Heart Ball supporters will help us to connect, innovate, influence and invest in advancing our efforts to change health outcomes as they relate to heart disease and stroke.

Heart Ball celebrates these efforts to build a foundation of health in our community and ensure everyone lives a longer healthier life. The evening festivities will include dinner, an opportunity to Open Your Heart and further support the mission and an exciting live auction.

- American Heart Association Heart Ball 

Deep South Classic Basketball Courts

With flexible accommodations for groups of 5 to 15,000, we have the right space for your event.

Downtown Raleigh Skyline

You'll be steps away from award-winning restaurants and nightlife, a variety of hotels, and one of the nation's most rapidly growing entrepreneurial and tech hubs.

The Shimmer Wall

From our rooftop solar panels to our LEED Silver Certification, we make it easy for your event to be green.

Speaker on Stage

Our easily customizable technology options make us a perfect fit for events of all sizes and technical needs.