DITA10 predominantly takes place on Duke University’s West Campus at Duke Divinity School. A limited number of DITA10 on-campus parking passes are available for $20. Shuttles will be also be available throughout the conference; they will run between the Divinity School, the Kings Daughter’s Inn and the Hilton Garden Inn (University Medical Center). Additional transportation options include ride-share services and the Duke campus bus system. Please see below for additional details on all of these options.
- If you have a question about accessibility and transportation, please email us at email@example.com.
- A printed parking map will be in your registration packet.
- On Sunday, September 8, free parking is available for A Breakfast Conversation with N.T. Wright and the Duke Chapel service between 8am-1:30pm in the Upper level of the Bryan Center Parking Garage. Entry or exit outside of those hours will incur a fee of $2/hr.
DITA10 Parking Pass
A limited number of DITA10 Parking Passes are available for $20. The pass guarantees placement for vehicles entering these lots during the following times:
- Thursday, September 5 from 4:30pm to 8:00pm (Registration & Opening Keynote) in the Upper Allen Lot.
- Friday, September 6 from 6:00am to 10:00am. (parking for all of Friday’s events) in the Bryan Center Parking Garage.
- Saturday, September 7 from 7:00am. to 11:00am (parking for Saturday’s events except Making All Things New concert) in the Upper Allen Lot.
Attendees may purchase the conference parking pass by logging into their conference registrations and adding the pre-paid option (while supplies last).
Upon entering the designated lots, each day passholders will receive a voucher from the attendant to be used for exiting the lot. After the times listed above, the lots will no longer be staffed and entry will no longer be permitted. Lost permits cannot be replaced and will likely result in the passholder paying an additional fee. The parking permit is valid through the end of the day, but please note, the parking permit will not allow for multiple entrances/exits in the same day.
Visitor parking close to the Duke Divinity School is very scarce. Paid parking may be available in the Upper Level Entrance to the Bryan Center Parking Garage or metered Surface lot for guests who do not wish to pre-pay for a pass or who arrive after the stated times. The fee is $2/hour, up to $12 max/day. However, these lots are often fully occupied between 9am. and 5pm. on weekdays, and will be unavailable for most of Saturday 9/7 to accommodate guests for the on-campus football game. On Sunday 9/8, parking is free between 8am-1:30pm in the Bryan Center Parking Garage (Upper Level Entrance).
The shuttle will drop off at the top of Chapel Drive in front of Duke Divinity and Duke Chapel on West Campus. It will run routes in the mornings and at end of day from Duke Divinity to the King’s Daughters Inn, the Hilton Garden Inn (University Medical center), and Baldwin Auditorium (Saturday only). A detailed schedule will be included in registration packets. The shuttle is available to all DITA10 attendees; you do not need to be staying at one of the hotels to be picked up/dropped off at that location.
Ride Share Services
We recommend using a ride share service if you want to dine off campus during the conference since this is the fastest way to come and go. Please note the football game on Saturday afternoon may mean a premium increase and/or difficulty finding an available operator. A complete dining guide will be available in registration packets; there is a full complement of award-winning dining options on campus in close proximity to the Divinity School.
Duke Campus Bus System
All Duke campus buses are free to ride. The most helpful bus route for DITA10 is going to be the East/West route, which picks up at the top of Chapel Drive in front of Duke Divinity and Duke Chapel, and runs to East Campus Quad. Saturday evening’s keynote event will take place at Baldwin Auditorium, which is located on the East Campus Quad.
Announcements about parking and transportation will be made throughout the conference via a daily email to all attendees with important schedule information.
How do I get to Durham, North Carolina?
The closest airport is Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). Duke University is a 20 minute car ride from the airport. Durham’s bus station and train station are located downtown within walking distance of East Campus.
Should I rent a car?
We recommend taking into account where you are staying and your personal needs when deciding if you want a car or not. Some downtown hotels are within walking distance to Duke’s East Campus. The free Bull City Connector runs from downtown to Duke. DITA10 predominantly takes place on West Campus; visitor parking on West Campus is extremely limited.
Will transportation to campus be provided?
A shuttle will run between Duke’s West Campus and the Hilton Garden Inn (2102 West Main Street) throughout the conference. Campus buses will be available for free transportation on campus.
Visitor parking on West Campus is extremely limited. If you choose to park on campus, the cost is $2/hour with a maximum daily cost of $12. We recommend carpooling if you want to park on campus. For parking locations, visit Duke Visitor Parking.
I have a question about accessibility, campus, and transportation.
We have reserved a block of rooms at two local hotels for your convenience: the Hilton Garden Inn and the Cambria Hotel Durham. To reserve discounted hotel rates these hotels, please click the links below.
We will provide shuttles from both hotels to the events for DITA10.
If you prefer other lodging accommodations, we strongly recommend finding a location with a shuttle to Duke’s campus, because on-campus parking is very limited.