The central location for the conference is Alumni Hall located at 4227 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 at the University of Pittsburgh’s campus in Oakland (see Campus Map).

Getting to Pittsburgh

By air, the closest airport is Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) just 30 minutes from campus.

By car, all conference hotels have parking with shuttle service available ,or for local guests, the Soldiers and Sailors lot is right in the midst of the conference (see Campus Map).

Staying in Pittsburgh

We have special conference rates with several local hotels within walking distance or a short shuttle ride away. See our shuttle schedule and Hotel Registration page for more details.

Dining and Exploring Pittsburgh

Visit our Pittsburgh tourism experts at VisitPittsburgh.com for local dining and events options. Check back for special events available during the conference.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

  • Three Rivers Arts Festival: June 6–15, 2014. The popular Three Rivers Arts Festival celebrates 55 years of art, music, performance and community in downtown Pittsburgh, concentrated around Point State Park and Gateway Center. The most popular parts of the Three Rivers Arts Festival are the program of free outdoor concerts and the vibrant artist market where artists from all over the country display and sell their wares. http://www.3riversartsfest.org/
  • JazzLive Crawl: June 7 @ 5:30-9pm, Pittsburgh JazzLive International presents the JazzLive Crawl. Numerous venues within the Cultural District of Downtown Pittsburgh will be presenting live music. Stop by and take in your favorite group or take a walk and discover some new music to enjoy. http://pittsburghjazzlive.com/events/june-7/
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Symphony no. 9: June 7 @ 8pm. Mahler’s monumental Ninth Symphony, his last completed symphony, is interpreted by many to be the composer’s farewell statement.  This important work is part of Maestro Honeck’s commitment to perform and record all of Mahler’s symphonies at Heinz Hall. http://www.pittsburghsymphony.org/production/36457/mahler-symphony-no-9
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: A treat for the senses. Real estate baron Henry Phipps donated the gardens to the city in 1893. This sprawling Victorian glasshouse is one of the world’s largest botanical gardens and has delighted visitors for over 100 years. http://phipps.conservatory.org/
  • Carnegie Science Center: Carnegie Science Center is the most visited museum in Pittsburgh. Among its attractions are the Buhl Digital Dome, an Omnimax Theater, an amazing miniature railroad, a World War II submarine and "the world's largest permanent robotics exhibit." http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org/
  • Carnegie Museums: Industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie opened the doors to the Carnegie Museum in 1895. It is now part of Andrew Carnegie's lasting gift to Pittsburgh. The Carnegie Museums complex is located in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh and encompasses the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Hall of Sculpture and Architecture. http://carnegiemuseums.org/
  • The Andy Warhol Museum:  At the Warhol you’ll find seven floors of drawings, prints, paintings, sculpture, film, video and other documents of Warhol’s life. The Warhol also features work by other artists, a performance art series, special exhibitions, film screenings, lectures, concerts, and more. http://www.warhol.org/
  • Station Square:Station Square is Pittsburgh’s premier dining and entertainment destination with unique specialty shops. If you want a breathtaking view of the city, take the Duquesne Incline up to Mt. Washington. http://www.stationsquare.com/

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