Schedule an Event

Schedule an event

IEI is pleased to offer you more than 16,000 square feet of event and meeting space equipped with state of the art A/V capabilities, including HD video conferencing and live web streaming.

The large convening room can be broken down into four smaller meeting areas and can easily seat 250 people for a sit down dinner. Additional breakout and meeting rooms are available on the 4th floor of the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library attached to the Institute for Emerging Issues’ space. There is also a 100-person auditorium for small symposiums, lectures and presentations. Want to see what other North Carolina counties are doing to better their communities? The Emerging Issues Commons can also host a plethora of events catered toward learning and bettering our North Carolina and its citizens. 

We appreciate your interest in our space. Unfortunately, we are booked for the months of October 2014, with limited dates & space available in August, September and November 2014. In preparation of our annual Emerging Issues Forum, we will not reserve space from January 27, 2015 through February 16, 2015. 

 We are accepting January 2015 dates!

To schedule an event, please download this event request form and return to For more information about the facility, services, pricing or availability, please contact 

*Requests for use of IEI’s facilities should be submitted at least four weeks in advance of planned event. We reserve the right to not approve requests submitted outside of the four week requirement.