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Conference Center



Welcome to the Estes Conference Center

The meeting wing of the Stead Center is named the E. Harvey Estes Conference Center (ECC), in honor of E. Harvey Estes, M.D., who oversaw the Duke University PA Program in 1969 and is credited with propagating the PA concept across the nation.


ECC Information

The ECC is a meeting space conveniently located just off I-40 at 1121 Slater Road in Durham, NC. The space features a large conference room, a boardroom, reception areas in the lobby, and a private courtyard. Our typical hours of operation are from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.


Capacities & AV:

The Boardroom:

  • seats 8-10
  • No AV

The Conference room:

  • seats 75 theater style
  • seats 42-49 conference style
  • seats 30 at classroom tables
  • AV: LCD Projector and screen, video conferencing, 6 table top microphones

Conference room rental includes a podium, tables and table linens for eight round tables and fifteen rectangular tables, allowing for a variety of configurations to fit your needs.

board-room conference-room



Board Room Conference Room
  Non Profit & Government Groups Corporate Groups Non Profit & Government Groups Corporate Groups
Hourly $25 $45 $75 $125
Half day $100 $150 $300 $400
Full day $200 $300 $500 $650

All room rentals are subject to a 20% service fee, but no sales tax. Payment is accepted by check only. A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking, with the remainder due on the day of the meeting.


Booking Request Form

Rental Agreement

If you have questions, please reach out to us at or call us at 919-479-1995. To request a rental, call us or fill out the form below, and send it to

Address: 1121 Slater Road | Durham, NC 27703 | Directions