CONALD, June 11-13 Conference on Automated Learning and Discovery
General Information Submission Instructions Registration Workshops Travel and Accommodation Committees
Plenary Speakers

Tom Dietterich

Stuart Geman

David Heckerman

Michael Jordan

Daryl Pregibon

Herb Simon

Robert Tibshirani

Travel and Accomodation

Air Transportation

US Airways has been designated as the official carrier for the attendees of CONALD. US Airways agrees to offer an exclusive low fare for the attendees. This special fare will offer a 5% discount off First or Business Class and any published US Airways promotional round trip fare. A 10% discount off unrestricted coach fares will apply with 7 day advance reservations and ticketing required. Plan ahead and receive an additional 5% discount by ticketing 60 days or more prior to departure. These discounts are valid provided all rules and restrictions are met and are applicable for travel from all points on US Airways' route system. These discounts are not combinable with other discounts or promotions. To avail of this discount, please quote Gold File No. 88660603.

The Pittsburgh International Airport is a USAirways hub, and is also served by Delta, NorthWest, Continental, United and American. The airport is located approximately 21 miles from Oakland/CMU. Ground transportation options include:

  • Port Authority Transportation (public transportation) - (412-442-2000). PAT's Airport Flyer 28X Bus only makes 4 stops between the airport and Oakland. The Oakland stop is at South Bellefield Avenue, a short walk to Holiday Inn & University Club. Service on the 28X Airport Flyer is from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. daily, at 45 minute intervals. The trip takes 45-60 minutes and costs $1.95 per person, exact change required. Boarding is at the lower level at ground transportation bus stop.
  • Airlines Transportation Co. - (412-471-8900). Purchase ticket from attendant at their location in the baggage claim area of the airport. The cost is $12.50 per person one way or $21 round trip. The bus leaves the baggage claim area on the hour from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. weekdays. The Oakland stop is the Holiday Inn.
  • Yellow Cab Service - approximately $33 per trip plus gratuity. Follow ground transportation signs in the airport. Cabs are always waiting and available.
  • First Class Limousine Service - (412-462-8000). $37.95 per trip (includes gratuity). Call several days in advance and give them your flight information. They will have a car and driver waiting for you on your arrival.
All prices are accurate as of January, 1998.


Special rates are available for CONALD participants if reservations are made before the deadlines listed. For other reservation options, try Travelbase.

Lodging CONALD Rates
The University Club

123 University Place
(412) 621-1890

Valet Parking
Within walking distance to campus


Make reservations by 5/10/98

Holiday Inn Select University Center

100 Lytton Avenue
(412) 682-6200

$12.00 Parking/day
Shuttle service to campus
Within walking distance to campus


Make reservations by 5/21/98

Hampton Inn

3315 Hamlet Street
(412) 681-1000

Free airline transportation to hotel
Free Parking
Shuttle service to campus


Make reservations by 5/21/98

Resnick Hall Campus Dorms

Suites for 5 people, with 1 bathroom, 2 doubles & 1 single room per suite.

For reservations send email to CONALD


Make reservations by 4/30/98
Full payment required with reservation

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The conference is sponsored by CMU's newly created Center for Automated Learning and Discovery.