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User Conference 2018

April 18-20, Raleigh, NC

Below you will find some useful information that will hopefully answer some of the questions you may have about the User Conference.

Need help building your proposal and presenting it to your manager? We’ve got you covered! We have put together a sample letter to get you started as well as a benefits of attending document that will help explain the benefit of attending our User Conference to your manager.


The temperature in Raleigh in April averages about 71 degrees for a high and 46 degrees for a low. It can be a bit rainy but when it isn’t – it’s beautiful!

Cancellation Policy

FM:Systems will gladly refund conference fees until Friday, March 30 with a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date.

Raleigh Area

The Raleigh area is continually ranked as one of best places in the Southeast and nation to live, visit and play. The area is often referred to as the “Triangle” to encompass Chapel Hill and Durham, just 20 minutes from Raleigh.

Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, and the people who live here love it for the weather, the lifestyle, and the beauty of the area. With seven colleges in Raleigh alone, the area is home to numerous restaurants and a lively downtown and arts scene.

Explore why locals love living (and eating) here!

Restaurants in Downtown Raleigh








Amazing Misc. Spots:

Bars and Breweries: 

Activities in Raleigh:

Learn more on Visit Raleigh’s Website


Please make plans to fly into the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). The airport is approximately 25 minutes from the hotel and a cab would be approximately $35-$40 per trip.

Conference Hotel

Located in downtown Raleigh, the Raleigh Marriott City Center Hotel is right in the middle of an outdoor plaza surrounded by outdoor shops, bars and restaurants all within walking distance. All conference events with the exception of the Thursday night dinner are held at the conference hotel:

Marriott City Center in downtown Raleigh
500 Fayetteville Street | Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
919-833-1120 | 888-236-2427

Driving directions to the hotel.

When you call, please tell them you are with FM:Systems to ensure you get our discounted rate. Hotel rooms are the responsibility of the attendee and are $179+ per night. Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Monday, March 26, 2018.

Conference Fees

We have put together a cost chart to help you estimate your conference expenses.

Registration Fees

Conference registration is $900 per person through February 2; after February 2 the conference price will be $1,050 per person. This price includes:

  • Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres during the Welcome Reception at the Raleigh Marriott City Center on Wednesday, April 18
  • Breakfast and lunch at the Raleigh Marriott City Center and dinner at the Merrimon-Wynne House (transportation will be provided) on Thursday, April 19
  • Breakfast and lunch at the Raleigh Marriott City Center on Friday, April 20
Training Classes
  • A quarter day class is $125 or ½ training credit
  • A half-day class is $250 or 1 credit
  • A full-day class is $500 or 2 credits


Once you reach the conference hotel, you will not need transportation until your return trip to the RDU airport. All conference events are at the hotel, with the exception of the Thursday night dinner on April 19 in which transportation will be provided.

Cabs are plentiful at the RDU airport.

If you choose to rent a car for the conference, parking at the hotel is $12 per night for self-parking, $30 per night for valet.

Concierge Services

If you have any questions about restaurants or activities in the area, you may contact the concierge at 919-833-1120.

Workout Facilities

The hotel features a complimentary gym for guests.

Dress Code

The dress code for all events at the conference is business casual. A light sweater or jacket is also a good idea for the occasionally cool meeting room.


For questions regarding the 2018 FM:Systems User Conference, please contact Leasha Jackson at or (919) 582-9720.

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