General Conference Information

AREA ATTRACTIONS AND HOTEL OVERVIEW

 

Discover the 90 distinct neighborhoods of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania when you stay at the centrally located Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. The hotel is located in the Central Business District, also known as the Golden Triangle, at the meeting of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers to form the Ohio River. Where soaring skyscrapers and Pittsburgh’s famous three rivers meet, an upscale hotel experience awaits in downtown.

TOP 10 PLACES TO GO IN PITTSBURGH

 

  • Andy Warhol Museum
  • Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
  • Carnegie Museum of Art
  • Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
  • Pittsburgh Cultural District
  • Market Square
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • CONSOL Energy Center
  • Duquesne Incline
  • Rivers Casino

For more information on Pittsburgh, please visit the official guide at http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/plan-your-trip/visitors-guide/

 

AREA DINING AND LOCAL GUIDE

Get the latest information on events, attractions, and create your own experience during your visit to Pittsburgh, visit:  http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/restaurants-culinary/

 

CLIMATE

 

You don't need the Weather Channel to know the forecast in downtown Pittsburgh. You can tell just be looking up at the Gulf Tower.  The tower is an art-deco skyscraper, a sort of mini-Empire State Building. The pyramid at the top illuminates colors at night according to weather conditions and can be seen for miles.  However, October weather is Pittsburgh sees highs of 63 degrees and lows of 43 degrees on average.

 

TIME ZONE

Pittsburgh is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone (Greenwich Mean Time minus four hours during daylight saving time, from March through November, and minus five hours the rest of the year). Check here for the current date and time in Pittsburgh.

WHAT TO WEAR

This year's conference attire is business casual.  This includes slacks, polo-type shirts, blazers, or sweaters for gentlemen; slacks, skirts, polo-type shirts or blouses, blazers or sweaters, and comfortable shoes for ladies.  Suits, ties, nine-to-five dresses and high heels are strongly discouraged.