Other Local Information
From the registration brochure and the web:
- Parking: Parking is available at the Holiday Inn for $14
per day. On campus parking will be available in the covered East
Campus Garage, which is adjacent to the University Center. Daily
parking passes can be purchased on site for $5.50 per day.
- Meals and Breaks: Complimentary beverages and snacks
will accompany the Workshops, Tutorials, Main Session, and EMNLP. For
lunch and other major meals, several on and off-campus options will be
available. Information about dining choices will be available at the
conference, and can be found in advance of the conference on the
conference web site. The selection of food in Pittsburgh is almost as
diverse as the neighborhoods that make up the city. There is
something to be found for all tastes. Just don't be surprised if you
end up with french fries in your salad or sandwich.
- Email room: The email room will be located on the 2nd
floor and available throughout the conference during normal conference
hours. It will include ten PCs with internet access and a number of
Ethernet ports for connecting laptops via DHCP directly to the
Dining Options on Campus
Restaurant Guide (browsable by neighborhood and type of food).
Or, since we're in Oakland,
Oakland Restaurant Guide (link from previous page; restaurants listed by
type of food; address, phone number, link to map, price, other misc info
Oakland Business District
Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Smoking policy: Carnegie Mellon and its University
Center are smoke-free environments. No smoking is permitted inside
the meeting rooms or hallways. Smoking is also not permitted inside
any of the on-campus dormitory rooms. The Holiday Inn hotel has both
smoking and non-smoking rooms. Smoking is prohibited in restaurants,
meeting facilities, and public areas. First-time visitors to the US
should be alert for restrictions on smoking in most buildings and
- Recreation: The Holiday Inn hotel has a swimming pool,
sauna and exercise facilities. There is no extra charge for the use of
these facilities. Modern exercise and recreation facilities are also
available in the Carnegie Mellon University Center, literally adjacent to the
conference meeting rooms. These include a swimming pool, Squash and
Racket Ball courts, tennis courts, an outdoor track, a fitness center,
as well as a sauna and Jacuzzi. Daily access passes can be purchased
at the University Center Information Desk for the price of $5 per day.
Schenley Park, a large, natural city park, borders the campus to the
east, and has numerous walking and jogging trails.
- Childcare: The hotel and the conference location do not
provide any organized childcare arrangements. Conference attendees
interested in information about possible childcare solutions should
contact Lori Levin.
- Money and Foreign Currency Exchange: Several commercial
bank branches are located in the vicinity of the hotel and campus, and
may be able to handle some foreign currency exchanges. (Changing into
U.S. dollars is generally easier than the other direction.) ATMs are
available in the University Center on campus and in nearby bank
branches. Many ATM machines impose a surcharge ($1-3) on non-local
- Electrical power: It is Conference policy to use the
local power source. At this conference site it is 110V 60Hz
AC. Please plan ahead: power converters, extension cords and power
strips will not be provided by the NAACL.