The Congress will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center, a new facility located in the heart of downtown Raleigh.  It is closely associated with the Downtown Amphitheater and Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, and is within walking distance of the city's restaurants and hot spots.  It is also connected to the main hotel for the Congress, the Raleigh Marriott City Center (see Accommodations).  Finally, the city of Raleigh provides a free R-Line bus service that will take attendees from the Convention Center to local restaurants, entertainment venues, and museums in the downtown area.