2022 General Information
What is SAMPE 2022?
Hosted by the Society of Advanced Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE), SAMPE 2022 is North America's premier advanced materials and process engineering conference and exhibition tradeshow. SAMPE 2022 is where the advanced materials community comes together for face-to-face meetings, top-level education sessions and panels lead by the industry’s leaders and innovators.
Tuesday, May 24 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, May 25 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Charlotte Convention Center
501 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Located in Uptown Charlotte just 7 miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The 600,000-square-foot Charlotte Convention Center is located across the street from the 700-room Westin Hotel and is also connected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame via an over-street walkway.
The Charlotte Convention Center is easily accessible from Interstate 85, Interstate 77 and U.S. Highway 74. Plus, with the building’s two entrances, College Street and East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, you can find convenient parking in a garage or lot close to or connected to the Convention Center. For more detailed driving directions, go here.
Parking at the Convention Center
The Charlotte Convention Center has parking spaces around the Center in several different parking garages and ground level lots. Rates vary by lot and event and are in effect seven days a week. See the attached map, Convention Center Parking Map.
Just 7 miles away, it only takes about 15 minutes to get from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to the Charlotte Convention Center.
For a one-way trip to or from Uptown, taxis cost a flat rate of $25 and a hybrid-electric Sprinter Bus Service costs $2.20. Ride-share services from Uber and Lyft are also available, with designated meeting locations at baggage claim.
Attendees are advised to fly into Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Taxis can be picked-up at the airport, lower-level baggage claim area. To the Center City, the ride is approximately 15-25 minutes depending on time of day.
What to Wear
Recommended attire for all events is business casual. The weather in Charlotte will be warm on most days, but the convention center air conditioning might be a bit cool, so wear layers to stay comfortable both indoors, and at night when the temperature drops. Don’t forget to pack your business cards, and an umbrella, just in case we get a spring shower or two.
Code of Conduct
SAMPE provides a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual or derogatory language and imagery in any form or on any channel, will NOT be tolerated. Those who choose to consume alcoholic beverages are expected to do so responsibly and in consideration of the consequences to self, others, and the community at large. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.
Things to do in Charlotte
The Show Your Badge program provides attraction, dining, nightlife and retail special offers and discounts throughout the city. Take advantage of these promotions by showing your SAMPE 2022 conference badge at participating businesses.
Closest Medical Facilities
Atrium Health (2 miles away)
1000 Blythe Blvd
Charlotte NC 28203
+1 704 355 2000
Novant Health (2 miles away)
200 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte NC 28204
+1 704 384 4000
Rite Aid Pharmacy (2 blocks away)
316 South Tyron St
Charlotte NC 28202
+1 704 377 0215
CVS Pharmacy (3 blocks away)
210 East Trade St
Charlotte NC 28202
+1 704 971 1254