Accommodations Transportation On-site Logistics Cancellation Policy

The Frontiers of Business Conference will be hosted at The Carolina Inn, a landmark Chapel Hill hotel near UNC.   

A mainstay of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus for more than 95 years, The Carolina Inn offers refined southern hospitality in a historic setting. The Inn is a short walk to the medical center, football stadium, basketball arena, and charming Franklin Street. 


The Kenan Institute’s room block at The Carolina Inn has closed, however there may still be availability by contacting the hotel directly.  The Carolina Inn may be reached by calling (800) 617.0131 or visiting their website here.


The local airport is the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), approximately 15 minutes away from Chapel Hill. 

Rental car services and ground travel options are available from the airport, including taxi, Uber, and Lyft.

On-Site Logistics


The conference is located at The Carolina Inn:
211 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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Parking at The Carolina Inn is $10 per car, per day for self-parking and valet and $20 per car, overnight.

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Cancellation Policy

Please contact Kenan Institute Program Manager Sydney Bannerman at regarding cancellations and/or refunds.

The conference registration fee is fully refundable up to 45 days prior to the first day of the event. 50% of the registration fee is refundable up to 15 days prior to the first day of the event. Refunds are not available for cancellations made within two weeks of the event date.

For cancellation of lodging reservations, please contact The Carolina Inn directly.


Contact Kenan Institute Program Manager Sydney Bannerman at


Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

Leveraging the Private Sector for the Public Good

Established in 1985 by Frank Hawkins Kenan, the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is a nonpartisan business policy think tank affiliated with the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. The nonprofit institute and its affiliated centers convene leaders from business, academia and government to better understand how the private sector can work for the public good. The institute leverages best-in-class research to develop market-based solutions to today’s most complex economic challenges. In doing so, the institute aims to support businesses and policies that better the lives of people in North Carolina, across the country and around the world.

A Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Event