Spring Meeting 2014 Registration Form

UNC Sponsored Programs and Research Council Spring 2014 Meeting

Program and Location:

Monday, April 14, 2014

Time: Registration at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m.

The Spring SPARC meeting is hosted by NC State University at the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library:

NC State University
James B. Hunt, Jr. Library
1070 Partner’s Way
Raleigh, NC 2760

Meeting Room: Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI), Multipurpose Rooms A&B

Meeting held in person only – Videoconference and teleconference options are not available.


Registration Fee for "in person" attendance:

There is a registration fee of $20.00 for breaks and incidentals.   Registration deadline4/11/2014

Please make check payable to UNC General Administration and mail to:

UNC GA - Spangler Center
910 Raleigh Road
P.O. Box 2688
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688
Attention: Betsy Rich, Research Department

Reference: SPARC Meeting 4/14/2014. Payment deadline: 4/11/2014

Cancellation/Refund Policy:
GA regrets that refunds will not be given to any cancellations after April 4th.  If the meeting is cancelled by GA, paid registrants will receive a full refund.



You will need to make your hotel reservation at the Holiday Inn Express.

Ref: SPARC Spring 2014 Meeting.    Block Room Rate $65.90 Deadline: March 30, 2014

Request group code  SPA or group title SPARC Spring 2014 Meeting

Holiday Inn Express  (located near NC State’s Centennial Campus)
3741 Thistledown Drive,
Raleigh , North Carolina 27606

Telephone: 1-919-854-0001  or  1-800-HOLIDAY

Click here to reserve

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* In order to receive this special state government rate, you must, at Check In, provide the front desk with your employee identification, that shows you are employed at one of the 17 UNC member institutions.



Visitor and Parking Information:

You must have a visitors parking pass in order to park your car.   

Due to limited parking, we encourage participants to please carpool if possible.  The Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development at NCSU has graciously offered to pay the fee to parking (normally $5/day/vehicle) for the SPARC meeting.  Out of consideration for their support of our group, we ask all campuses to coordinate their transportation to NCSU, minimize the number of vehicle to the extent possible and please be sure to register for the required parking permit timely.  The deadline for parking registration is March 28, 2014.

On the registration page below, you must Select the dropdown bar if you need a Parking Permit Pass.

Instructions to driver:  
Each driver will receive an email from NC State, with permit information in addition there will also be a link contained in the email for seeing a campus map that will show where the parking deck is that you will be using. You will need to open up the email, click link for "request parking permit", which then opens new screen where you will add in our event date - 4/14/2014 and then select the parking facility you wish to use.  There are three options:  First Choice (for as many as are available) - Oval West Deck - Centennial. Alternate choices, if that one is full: Partners Way Deck - Centennial or Monteith Research Ctr Deck.  Then you will be taken to a screen where you can click a link to print the parking permit. The permit must be placed on the front dash of your vehicle.




Directions and Campus Map:

Directions to NCSU Main Entrance:

  •  From RTP or Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Take I-40 east towards Raleigh. Exit Gorman Street. Turn left at light. Take Gorman Street to Avent Ferry Road. Turn right. Take Avent Ferry Road to Varsity Drive. Turn right.   Parking:  Refer to Parking Permit for designated Deck.

  • From Downtown Raleigh

Take S. Blount Street to Martin Luther King Blvd. Turn right (going west). Take MLK Blvd. until it turns into Western Blvd. Turn left at light onto Avent Ferry Rd. Turn left at light onto Varsity Drive. Enter Campus.  Parking:  Refer to Parking Permit for designated Deck.

  • From Wilmington, North Carolina

Take I-40 north towards Raleigh. Follow signs for I-40 west at split. Exit right onto Lake Wheeler Drive. Turn left on Centennial Pkwy. Turn left at light onto Avent Ferry Rd. Turn left at light onto Varsity Dr. Enter Campus.  Parking:  Refer to Parking Permit for designated Deck.

Directions to Hunt Library
The Hunt Library is a short walking distance from the Parking Deck to the Library.  Once in the Library, the meeting will be held in the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) space, in Multipurpose Rooms A&B.

Campus Map:  www.ncsu.edu/campus_map/centennial.htm


Agenda and Tour:
SPARC Meeting Agenda

There will also be  a tour of the state-of-the art James B. Hunt, Jr. Library. The tour will be from 2-4pm . The library “defines the research library of the future”. http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/huntlibrary/vision

“By putting great technology in the hands of students and faculty around the clock, the Hunt Library enables and encourages learning, experimentation, and technology-intensive projects, and builds community by showcasing university research and bringing together scholars from many disciplines.”



Should you have any questions, please contact Betsy Rich, Telephone 919 962-4623, email brich@northcarolina.edu.


Registration is not complete until you hit the submit button at the bottom of the page.


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