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Hotel

Wyndham photo
 

The summit will be held at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

100 LYTTON AVENUE
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA 15213
(412) 682-6200

We have a room block for attendees at the hotel for 2 nights (check-in: Sunday, October 1, check-out: Tuesday, October 3). Attendees will receive the group code to secure a rate of $129 per night (plus taxes and fees). Please contact Amy Weis at alweis@andrew.cmu.edu to confirm registration and receive the group code for hotel reservations.

PARKING INFORMATION:

For those of you driving in each day, there is parking available in the parking garage next door to the hotel. The garage is used for the UPMC facility adjacent to the hotel, but hotel visitors can part there as well. Please keep all receipts for reimbursement.

For those of you staying at the hotel who have a car, ask about adding parking to your hotel room. They will charge you a daily rate and give you instructions on parking. We will reimburse the parking fees so please be sure to have that on your hotel receipt when you check out.

Flights and Ground Transportation

Airside Terminal

If you plan to fly to Pittsburgh, please arrange for coach travel to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). For more information about services at PIT, please visit: flypittsburgh.com.

Since our summit will start on Monday, October 2 in the morning, please plan on arriving by Sunday evening, October 1. We expect the summit to end in the early afternoon on Tuesday, October 3, so please do not schedule a return flight for earlier than 4:00PM if possible. Please contact us if there are flight issues (e.g. there's only one flight that will get you home and it leaves earlier than 4PM). Please make flight arrangements as soon as possible to get the cheapest fares.

The hotel for our summit is the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center which is located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh (near Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh). The hotel is about 22 miles from the airport, so you will need to plan for transportation to the hotel from the airport. Here are some options from the airport:

SuperShuttle Pittsburgh
One way fare: $24 shared ride, other options available (10% discount codes available online)

Uber Pittsburgh Airport
Lyft Pittsburgh Airport
zTrip
All three services are authorized to serve PIT.

Port Authority of Allegheny County
28X Airport Flyer, runs once an hour and travels to Oakland
Fare: $2.75 exact change ($2.50 with ConnectCard)

More information is available here:
PIT Airport Parking and Transportation

ART AND HISTORY AT THE AIRPORT
While you're in the airport, check out the various art installations, including Fraley's Robot Repair in Concourse A and the tremendous terrazo floor in the Airside Terminal central core designed by Clayton Merrill of Carnegie Mellon University.

Art in the Airport
The Making of The Sky Beneath Our Feet (video)
Yesterday's Airport of Tomorrow, Airside Terminal, lower level, near the train connector
Fallingwater model and 3-D video, Landside Terminal near baggage claim and the VisitPittsburgh kiosk

Driving Directions

If you are driving to the hotel, here are the directions via the major highways into Pittsburgh.

CONSTRUCTION UPDATES FOR THE WEEKEND OF SEPT 30-OCT 1:
I-376 Westbound will be closed between exits 78 and 72B due to road repair unless repairs end early.
I-376 Eastbound may be lane restricted near mile marker 74 causing possible congestion at Exit 72A.
I-279 Southbound may have lane restrictions between Exits 5 and 2 due to construction.

FROM THE WEST/AIRPORT VIA I-376 EASTBOUND

FROM THE SOUTH VIA I-79 NORTHBOUND

FROM THE NORTH VIA I-79 SOUTHBOUND

FROM THE EAST VIA I-76 (PENN. TPKE.) - CONSTRUCTION DETOUR (ALTERNATE BELOW)

FROM THE EAST VIA I-76 (PENN. TPKE.) - CONSTRUCTION ALTERNATE

Restaurants

Here are some restaurants within walking distance of the hotel for Sunday lunch or dinner:

On Craig Street, five short blocks east of the hotel walking along Fifth Avenue:
Tamarind
Legume
EatUnique
Union Grill
Lucca Ristorante
plus a number of other college-area eateries...

On Forbes Avenue, one block south of Fifth Avenue, then walk west, here are some with a little bit of Pittsburgh character:
Primanti Brothers - the whole meal, including fries and slaw, is in the sandwich
The Original Hot Dog Shop - the "big O"
Pamela's Diner - open for breakfast and lunch only
Hello Bistro - salads and burgers
plus a number of other college-area eateries...

Things To Do

If you plan to arrive early or leave late to explore Pittsburgh, you'll find a lot to discover at: visitpittsburgh.com

Here are some things to do that are within walking distance of the hotel while you're here at the summit. Please check websites for up-to-date hours and entrance fees.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens - open until 11PM on Monday
Carnegie Museum of Natural History - open until 5PM on Sunday
Cathedral of Learning - Nationality Rooms - open Sunday 11-4
Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University - open 12-6 Sunday

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