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Visits to the Stead Center are by appointment only. Please call the NCAPA office for more information. Read More »

Conference Center

 If you are interested in a renting the ECC, please feel free to complete the booking request form at the bottom of this page.

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.


Main lobby of building and view of the courtyard, located directly behind the building and accessible from the lobby as well as the conference room.

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.

Capacity and AV:


The Conference Meeting room:

      • seats 75 theater style, with no tables
  • seats 48-56 conference style, with existing round tables
  • seats 30 at classroom tables, with existing rectangular tables; up to 48 if additional nine tables are rented.
  • AV: LCD Projector and screen, video conferencing, 6 table top microphones
  • Wifi available




Conference room rental includes a podium, tables and table linens. Existing table options include up to eight round tables and/or up to fifteen rectangular tables, allowing for a variety of configurations to fit your needs. If your needs require a larger classroom style, additional tables can be rented for an additional fee. For an additional fee of $50 per day, you can also access a separate Boardroom with seating for 8-10.


Conference Room
  Non Profit & Government Groups Corporate Groups
Half Day $300 $500
Full Day $500 $850

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.

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