Social Activities

Throughout PEDG 2018, there will be muliple occassions to network with fellow attendees and enjoy Charlotte. We hope you take advantage of these fun and informative events.

Monday, June 25

Reception and Dinner at EPIC, presented by EPIC 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Business casual dress

All are invited to stroll over to UNC Charlotte's Energy Production and Infrastrucure Center (EPIC) to enjoy pizza and beverages while examining posters from EPIC's Senior Design Program. Tours of the Duke Energy Smart Grid Laboratory, High Bay Laboratory and the Flex Energy Laboratory will be held throughout the event. Your red ticket may be used for one beverage.

How to get there: UNC Charlotte is an easy 15 minute walk from the University Hilton. Click here for directions. If you are unable or prefer not to walk, the Hilton can provide transportation EPIC or you can secure a taxi/Uber. Please coordinate with a PEDG committee member. EPIC is located at 8700 Phillips Road, Charlotte, NC 28223.

Tuesday, June 26

Banquet Dinner at NASCAR Hall of Fame, presented by Duke Energy 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Business casual dress

It's time to rev your engines and race on down to the NASCAR Hall of Fame! Conveniently located in Uptown Charlotte, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR, an American form of car racing. The high-tech venue is designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike. Explore interactive displays, lively videos, and even get a feel for what pit-row is like in the simulator. Plan to leave the Hilton at 6:00 PM to board the train between 6:15 PM and 6:30 PM. The Reception begins at 7:00 PM. In order to be allowed entry to this event, your name badge must be worn to this event. Tickets for spouses are available at Registration for $70 (inlcudes light rail ticket, drink ticket, dinner, and activities).

How to get there: Take a short walk to the JW Clay Light Rail stop where you will catch the light rail to uptown Charlotte to the 3rd St./Convention Center stop. Then just a four minute walk will have you crossing the checkered flag to a fun night! You will receive complimentary tickets for a roundtrip ride on the train. Click here for detailed directions. If you are unable or prefer not to walk, the Hilton can provide transportation to the light rail stop or you can secure a taxi/Uber. Please coordinate with a PEDG committee member. NASCAR Hall of Fame is located at 400 E. M.L. King Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28202.

Wednesday, June 27

Networking Event and Poster Session, presented by PELS Young Professionals 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Business casual dress

Come enjoy dinner and beverages while networking with fellow attendees and viewing posters. Located in the Foyer and Lakeshore I & II rooms. Your white ticket may be used for one beverage.

Thursday, June 28

Awards Lunch, presented by ABB 11:35 AM
Business casual dress

All are invited to enjoy lunch while celebrating the award receipients at this closing event. Clemson University's Randy Collins will be the final keynote speaker followed by an invitation to attend PEDG 2019. Located in Lakeshore III & IV rooms.

 

 

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