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The conference lectures and short courses will take place at the University of Pittsburgh's Clapp Hall, 4249 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Conference lunches, banquet and poster session will take place across the street, at Carnegie Mellon University's Mellon Institute, 4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (use the Bellefield Avenue entrance). In the map below, red stars indicate the Wyndham Garden Hotel, Mellon Institute and Clapp Hall.

Getting to the conference from Pittsburgh International Airport:

The cheapest way to get from the airport to the hotel or conference site is by Port Authority bus. The 28X goes from the airport to Oakland, and complete information can be found here: http://www.ridegold.com/ride/pdfs/28X.pdf.

The Wyndham Garden Hotel also offers shuttle service from the airport at a reasonable rate (~$45). Call the hotel for more information.

First Class Limo operates between the airport and the universities for $50-$55 including gratuity. Please make a reservation early, 412-462-8000.

If you prefer to rent a car from the airport, directions to the hotel can be found here.

Local transportation:

The conference site is within a reasonable walking distance of the hotel.

In case of inclement weather, the Wyndham Garden Hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to the universities. The shuttle runs every half hour or so, as needed. Check with the front desk if you plan to use this service.

The hotel is also on the Port Authority busline. From the corner of Forbes and McKee, directly in front of the hotel, you can take the 61A, 61B, 61C, or 501. Get off at the dinosaur, turn left onto Bigelow, and turn right onto Fifth Avenue. Clapp Hall is on the corner of Fifth and Tennyson, about one block from Bigelow. Alternatively, from the hotel, head north on McKee, and from McKee and Fifth you can take the 71A, 71C, 71D or 500 east directly to Tennyson. Bus fare is $1.75.

Neighborhood Information:

A list of restaurants, bars and other services near the hotel and universities can be found here: http://onlyinoakland.org.