Durham is home base to several major national associations. Thus, not only do the world's associations and societies come to meet in Durham, some of these well known organizations call the Bull City their home.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
The American Institute of CPAs is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.
The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance.
Divers Alert Network
DAN is a dive safety association. More than 230,000 scuba divers have become members to gain valuable benefits (including the Alert Diver magazine, Dive and Travel medical guide, and online seminars) while supporting DAN's mission to provide emergency medical assistance and promote dive safety.
The International Society of Automation
ISA is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure.
Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 36,000 members and 350,000 customers around the world.
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
Headquartered in Durham, The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) serves to advance the worldwide aspects of the chemical sciences and to contribute to the application of chemistry in the service of Mankind. As a scientific, international, non-governmental and objective body, IUPAC can address many global issues involving the chemical sciences.
IUPAC serves the international scientific endeavor in the dual function of a basic science and a mission-oriented Union. The Union is in a unique position to contribute to the central interdisciplinary chemical sciences. Strengthening international chemistry, striving towards inspiring high standards of excellence and relevance in academic and industrial research and promoting the service of chemistry to society and to global issues, these are the visions that shape IUPAC's activities towards the 21st century.
National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice
This non-profit association provides leaders dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice. Created in 1974, the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ) has made a goal of achieving equal justice for blacks and other minorities.
Their members consist of criminal justice professionals such as those in law enforcement, institutional and community corrections, courts, social services, academia, religious and other community-based interests as well as criminal justice students and community leaders. This multi-ethnic, non-profit, nonpartisan organization is dedicated to improving the justice system.
National Press Photographers Association
The NPPA is the leading voice advocating for the work of visual journalists today. Founded in the days of sheet film box cameras and newsreels, their organization fights for the working news photographer, videographer and multimedia journalist in the Internet age.
The NPPA Code of Ethics stands for the highest integrity in visual storytelling. Their advocacy efforts put NPPA in the center of today’s thorniest issues of journalists’ rights to do their work — and to earn a living from their craft. Their ongoing education initiatives seek to equip our members and prepare the emerging generation of visual journalists in the face of an ever-changing media landscape.
Members of these major national associations, and other local Bull City associations, are most welcome as guests of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in Durham, North Carolina. Whether you are coming for business or leisure, our Durham inn (named the best black-owned bed and breakfast in America by Black Enterprise magazine) is ideally suited for you. We (Monica and Daniel) look forward to your visit!