2020 Audubon North Carolina Summit: Audubon For Everyone

April 17-19, 2020 | Charlotte, North Carolina

Prothonotary Warbler. Photo: Michael Witt/Audubon Photography Awards

Registration for the 2020 Audubon North Carolina Summit is now open!  Scholarships are available; apply here

Join us in the Queen City for Audubon North Carolina’s biennial convention designed to bring together our network of dedicated chapter leaders, campus leaders, volunteers, soon-to-be volunteers, and partners from across the state. This can’t-miss event will feature an array of inspiring speakers, in-depth workshops, exciting field trips, and the camaraderie and networking opportunities that only the Audubon North Carolina Summit can provide.

North Carolina’s largest city, Charlotte is a vibrant, birdy place to gather, learn, network, and, yes, go birding (the Queen City has plenty of 15-warbler hotspots!). But you don’t have to be obsessed with birds to have a great time; many field trips focus more on gardens and rare native plants. Mecklenburg Audubon Society members are excited to welcome the entire Audubon North Carolina network to Charlotte.

  • Hear from inspiring speakers.
  • Enjoy exciting field trips and birding adventures. 
  • Make new friends and share ideas about ways to help birds.

Check out the variety of programming that you will find at the Summit here.

The Summit will take place at the Hilton Charlotte University Place—a beautiful hotel in the University area of Charlotte, conveniently located near the Lynx Light Rail. Book your room here at the special Summit rate of $119/night plus taxes and fees.

Online registration is now open. For general queries, please contact us at kim.brand@audubon.org.

Early-bird Registration ($115, available until March 19; after that the price goes up to $125) includes everything: Workshops, Friday evening reception, Saturday evening reception and banquet, and field trips.

Banquet/Receptions ONLY Registration ($65) includes only the Friday evening reception and the Saturday evening reception and banquet.

Please Note:

  • Everyone who registers for a Saturday-morning field trip will receive a boxed lunch.
  • Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings is on your own. Nearby options in addition to the University Cafe inside the hotel (opens at 6 a.m., serves Starbucks Coffee) are McDonald’s (3-minute walk, open 24 hours), Famous Toastery (6-min walk, opens at 7 a.m.).
  • Cancellations made on or before April 2nd will receive a full refund minus a $10 cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after April 2nd.

Scholarships for currently enrolled college students and community partners in North Carolina are available. Apply here!


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