Charlotte’s Center City is the most vibrant downtown in the Southeast. It is a walkable, bikeable and transit-oriented community with a pulse and vitality rich in culture. Offering a rich tapestry of urban neighborhoods filled with amenities, find yourself within walking distance of 350-plus places to eat or drink – with tons of outdoor seating, 23 galleries and museums, and nine performing arts venues. Uptown is at the center of it all—a place where business strength intersects with quality of life, where tradition meets innovation on every corner, and there is always something happening. South End – Charlotte’s design district – is where retro mixes with contemporary. This thriving neighborhood is home to craft breweries, funky galleries and unique restaurants, which can all be seen while taking a stroll along the Charlotte Rail Trail to discover some of the city’s best shopping, dining and public art. While in Charlotte, also do not miss the 7th Street Public Market, Nascar Hall of Fame, Carowinds Amusement Park, U.S. National Whitewater Center, TopGolf, and many other attractions. Explore the Queen City here.
Show Your Badge for Discounts
Charlotte is rolling out the red carpet for guests in the Queen City. The Show Your Badge program provides attraction, dining, nightlife and retail special offers and discounts throughout the city. Take advantage of exclusive offers by showing your convention badge, event name badge or official identification at participating places of business. More Information
Carolina blue skies can be seen year-round in Charlotte. With an annual average temperature of 61.5 degrees, weather in the Queen City is fair and mild. The changing leaves of autumn in Charlotte’s dense tree canopy provide a stunning backdrop for the city skyline. Mild temperatures in the 60s stick around throughout fall and encourage people to enjoy the outdoors as the days grow shorter.
Charlotte Convention Center
501 S College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Charlotte Convention Center Parking
Parking is available at prevailing rates in the NASCAR Hall of Fame Parking deck adjacent to the Charlotte Convention Center. Parking for guests with disabilities is also available here, but they must display proper state identification. Drivers may drop off and pick up passengers with mobility issues at the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard entrance of the building. Parking Options Map
Housing Deadline: October 7, 2021
AVS is pleased to offer special rates at two downtown Charlotte hotels the Westin Charlotte and the Hilton Charlotte Center City.
Keep in mind that reserving a room in this convention block helps AVS meet its financial commitments to the host city and retain lower registration fees as well as a high quality conference with the features and services you are accustomed too. Reservations open August 2021 and close October 7, 2021.
Due to limited space we recommend booking as early as possible to receive this special rate—please note that once the reserved/contracted room block is full, the room availability and rate are not guaranteed and may vary.
Maritz is the Official Housing Provider
Maritz is the Official Housing Provider for AVS 67. The AVS has worked diligently with the hotels in Charlotte to establish room blocks for attendees and exhibitors. Improper solicitation of hotel reservations from any company or housing provider other than Maritz is not approved by AVS. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to be for lower rates; however, they may be illegitimate, have unreasonable cancellation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable. Please be aware of, and report any unauthorized solicitation to email@example.com.
Attendee Housing Cancellation
Reservations can be cancelled without penalty up to three business days prior to the day of arrival. NOTE: Failure to arrive on your confirmed arrival date will result in one night’s room & tax charged to the credit card provided and your entire reservation will be cancelled. A credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. Cancellations can be made via the website or via e-mail, AVS@maritz.com until 11:00 pm EST on October 6, 2021. Please contact the hotel directly after October 11, 2021, for all cancellations and changes. Please do not call the hotel prior to October 12, 2021, as the hotel may not have record of your reservation.
Exhibitor Housing Cancellation
Due to hotel stipulations, a minimum number of blocked rooms must be utilized by the AVS; therefore, the FINAL day to cancel your reservation without penalty is 5:00 p.m. EST on August 31, 2021. Reservations cancelled AFTER 5:00 p.m. EST on August 31, 2021, will be assessed a cancellation fee equal to one night’s room and tax per reservation. NOTE: The reservation cancellation fee is in addition to any hotel charges you may incur. If you cancel directly with the hotel, you will still be charged the cancellation fee. You are also subject to your individual hotel’s cancellation policy. Hotel requires cancellation of three business days prior to the day of arrival. Failure to arrive on your confirmed arrival date will result in one night’s room and tax charged by the hotel to the credit card provided and your entire reservation will be cancelled. A credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. Cancellations can be made via the website or via e-mail, AVS@maritz.com until 11:00 pm EST on October 6, 2021. Please contact the hotel directly after October 11, 2021, for all cancellations and changes. Please do not call the hotel prior to October 12, 2021, as the hotel may not have record of your reservation.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
Just 7 miles away, it only takes about 15 minutes to get from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to the Charlotte Convention Center, and there are multiple cost-effective ways to do so. For a one-way trip to or from Uptown, taxis cost a flat rate of $25 and a hybrid-electric Sprinter Bus Service costs $2.20. Ride-share services from Uber and Lyft are also available, with designated meeting locations at baggage claim.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is ranked among the top 10 busiest airports in the world, averaging 1,600 daily aircraft operations. CLT serves approximately 178 nonstop destinations around the globe and welcomes more than 50 million passengers annually (CLT Fast Facts). CLT offers free Wi-Fi throughout the terminal, added charging stations and increased currency exchange hours.