Charlotte is the largest city in the state of North Carolina. The city and the surrounding Western North Carolina region are a retail hub which includes corporate offices and headquarters for Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Family Dollar, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Belk, Rack Room Shoes, Ingles, Earthfare and The Fresh Market.

Among Charlotte’s many notable attractions, some of the most popular include the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL), the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Charlotte Independence of the United Soccer League (USL), two NASCAR Sprint Cup races and the NASCAR All-Star Race, the Wells Fargo Championship, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Charlotte Ballet, Carowinds amusement park, and the U.S. National Whitewater Center.


Uptown Charlotte’s Crown Jewel: Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel

The 2018 conference will be held at the brand new state of the art Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel. The hotel takes a decidedly different approach to Southern traditions. As gracious hosts in an evolving city, we invite you to take part in the culture of the New South in Uptown Charlotte, where the buzzing energy of a major city blends with hospitality. After a day spent changing the world in the Velocity Conference, relax with an expertly crafted cocktail at the sleek rooftop bar set 19 stories above Romare Bearden Park and greater Charlotte. Inside, rest on luxe linens among soothing shades of gray and blue, preparing to take on another day in this flourishing southern hub.

Heart of Uptown

Our downtown is called Uptown, matching the trajectory of this humble metropolis. Situated in Uptown’s 3rd Ward, Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel is steps from Charlotte’s major entertainment venues including the BB&T Ballpark and Bank of America Stadium and Spectrum Center, great for both work and play.

The Kimpton Tryon Park

303 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 445-2626

Conference Group Rate
A discounted room rate is available for conference attendees.
Book your room early to ensure availability.

Discounted rate:  $259/night + tax
The cutoff date for discounted room reservations is Thursday, August 16, 2018 or until sold out.


  • Air: Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the sixth busiest airport in the world offering more than 140 nonstop destinations around the globe. CLT oversees more than 700 departures and landings each day and is served by seven domestic carriers and three foreign flag carriers. As American Airlines’second-largestt hub and the second largest airport on the East Coast, CLT connects passengers to exotic locations throughout the world.
  • Taxi Service: Approximately $20 – $25 each way
  • Car Service: Call (704) 493-3671 for pricing
  • Access Transportation: our on-site transportation provider, offers town cars, sedans, and limos for all your transportation needs
  • Charlotte Transportation Center: Located just 2 blocks from hotel
  • AMTRAK station: Located just 1.5 miles from the hotel