"RoboResearch 2016 is a two day event, jointly sponsored by the North Carolina Council of IEEE and Industrial & Systems Engineering at NC State University. The objective for the first day is to promote interaction between the North Carolina Business community and it Universities, while the second focuses more on promoting STEM to help a new generation of innovators. We invite robotics researchers from the educational community as well as robotics researchers and designers from industries throughout North Carolina.
Attendees will meet other researchers and designers in the same and related fields. We are hoping that members of our local industries will be introduced to the inter-relationship with the educational institutes in our State so that some day they may be able to work together toward common goals."
More information could be found here: http://sites.ieee.org/ncc-roboresearch/
PS: If you have never visited our James Hunt Library, you would definitely want to visit it when you ever have a chance to visit Raleigh. It is one of the state-of-art library in the United States.