Hotel & Travel Information



Conference Location

We are excited to hold our 2017 conference at Marbles Kids Museum again!

Marbles Kids Museum is a hands-on, minds-on museum that inspires imagination, discovery and learning through extraordinary adventures in play and larger-than-life IMAX experiences.

Located in the heart of downtown Raleigh in the Moore Square district, the Marbles campus houses a vibrant hands-on, minds-on museum for children 10-and-under and the only 3D-capable giant screen IMAX Theatre in North Carolina.

To learn more about Marbles, visit

Click here to register for the 2017 Power of Play conference!

Hotel Information

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Our host hotel will be the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel in downtown Raleigh.

Click here for our conference rate. This will be your best bet in downtown!
(Please note: The dates on the hotel page are for when the conference rate is available.)

The Sheraton Raleigh is just half of a mile from Marbles Kids Museum, and it is right in the middle of all of Raleigh’s attractions! Guestrooms feature luxurious bedding,  internet access,  and TVs with full cable. After a day of meetings or sightseeing, guests at the Sheraton Raleigh can relax in our indoor pool and jacuzzi or visit our well-equipped fitness center. The on-site restaurant is Jimmy V’s Osteria and Bar, a delicious Italian/American restaurant! The Sheraton Raleigh Hotel also features Café Sienna, located in the lobby of the hotel, where guests can enjoy a cup of coffee. Room service is also available 24/7!

Click here to see photos of the hotel, or make reservations at our conference hotel rate and save! (The special hotel rate is available until February 27, 2017.)


The nearest major airport is Raleigh-Durham International Airport (airport code RDU). Located 15 miles from the Sheraton Raleigh, the airport is approximately 20 to 25 minutes away. Car rental is not a necessity, as there are a multitude of public and private transportation options available. Please note that there is no hotel shuttle available. Click here to reserve a shuttle through Skylink.

Once here, many restaurants, museums, and nightlife options are located within walking distance of the hotel. There are also transportation services and taxis on standby at the hotel should you need to travel outside of the local downtown area.

Click here to register for the 2017 Power of Play conference!