The conference lectures will take place at the University of Pittsburgh's Clapp Hall, 4249 Fifth Avenue, and Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Avenue. Friday's lunch, the banquet and poster session will take place in the William Pitt Union (WPU), 3959 Fifth Avenue. Saturday's lunch will be at Mellon Institute (MELLI) on South Bellefield Avenue. A map of the area can be found here.
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.
Express Shuttle offers service to/from the Holiday Inn and Pittsburgh International Airport. One way is $25, book a round-trip for $43. Their phone number is 412-472-3180. They do have a kiosk at the airport, but trips must be booked at least 2 hours in advance.
First Class Limo operates between the airport and the universities for $50-$55 including gratuity. Please make your reservations at least 2-3 days in advance, 412-462-8000.
If you prefer to rent a car from the airport, directions to the hotel can be found here.
The conference site is within easy walking distance of the hotel.
A list of restaurants, bars and other services near the hotel and universities can be found here: http://onlyinoakland.org.