Your Visit to NC

Bell Leadership Institute is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It is in the north central portion of North Carolina on the Piedmont Plateau, almost midway between Washington, DC, and Atlanta, Georgia. Chapel Hill was incorporated in 1819 and has a population of approximately 52,000. Nicknamed the "Southern Part of Heaven," it offers the best of small-town living in a unique, cosmopolitan environment. Chapel Hill is also the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation's oldest public university, established in 1789.

Seminar Venue and Accommodations

Most of our open-enrollment seminars are held in Chapel Hill at The Carolina Inn. Located on the campus of the University of North Carolina,one block from historic Franklin Street’s shopping and entertainment,  the historic hotel has earned the AAA Four Diamond Award since 1997. The North Carolina landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers 185 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites. Many of our seminars include an accommodation package option. Selecting this option will secure a 3-night stay for you at the Carolina Inn. For seminars without the accommodation package, we have a discounted group room rate of $179 (for 2019 programs) or $184 (for 2020 programs) per night plus tax.  To make a reservation at this special rate, please call The Carolina Inn’s reservation department as far in advance as possible at (800) 962-8519 and let the reservation agent know that you are with the Bell Leadership.

Other Hotels in Area

The Franklin Hotel Hilton partner 1-866-831-5999 AC Hotel 919-969-2800 Hampton Inn 919-969-6988 The Siena Marriott partner 1-800-223-7379 Aloft Chapel Hill 919-932-7772 Courtyard by Marriott 1-800-321-2211 The Fearrington House 1-800-277-0130  


If you are flying in, please make plans to arrive at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, located approximately 25 minutes from Chapel Hill. Car Rental: Hertz Car Rental offers discounts or upgrades for all Bell Leadership Institute participants. If interested in renting from Hertz, please contact Bell Leadership for additional information. For reservations, call 800-654-3131.


Click here for a listing of restaurants in Chapel Hill.


Sporting Events: Chapel Hill and the Triangle are home for many sporting activities. To view information and schedules, please click on the links below. If you would like help coordinating an event or purchasing tickets, please contact our staff at 919-967-7904 or e-mail us at Please note that we cannot guarantee tickets, particularly for basketball games, but we will be happy to make every effort to assist you. The Carolina Hurricanes University of North Carolina Tarheels Duke Blue Devils NC State Wolfpack



Our Policy

Bell Leadership will not tolerate harassment of any kind. Actions, words, jokes or comments based on an individual’s sex, race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected characteristic will not be tolerated. In particular, an atmosphere of tension created by sex-related remarks, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other conduct of a sexual nature is not condoned or tolerated. Every employee should, at all times, respect the dignity and feelings of other individuals. No employees shall be harassed verbally, non-verbally or physically.