Sand9 - Local Info


Conference details:

The conference lectures will take place at the University of Pittsburgh's Lawrence Hall. MAP

Getting to the conference from Pittsburgh International Airport:

The least expensive 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.

Uber and Lyft ride sharing services are available in Pittsburgh.

Super Shuttle provides service from Pittsburgh International Airport to/from the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center at more economical prices than a taxi or limo. You can make your reservations at or by calling 800-BLUE VAN (258-3826).

First Class Limo operates between the airport and the universities. Please make your reservations at least 2-3 days in advance, 412-462-8000.

For a taxi, contact zTrip Pittsburgh at or by calling 412-777-7777.

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 easy walking distance of the hotel.

Wireless access at University of Pitsburgh

If your institution uses eduroam, you will be able to connect to the University of Pittsburgh's wireless internet using the username and password that you usually use at your institution. If your institution does not use eduroam, please follow the steps below to register for guest wireless access:

Information for Guests: Before you arrive on campus, pre-register for access here (

Your staff or faculty host username is Bandi, Emily. This is required for online registration.

  • Complete the online access request form.
  • An email will be sent to verify your email address. Click the link in the email and complete the verification form online.
  • An email will be sent to your host to approve your request. Once approved, you will receive a final email directing you to accept the service usage guideline and select your password.

    When you arrive on campus, log in.

  • Open your wireless network manager and select GUEST-WIRELESS-PITTNET.
  • Open a web browser. The Guest Login window will display.
  • Log in using your email address and the password you selected in advance.

    Did you forget to set your password? Don't worry. Just enter your email address where you see "Haven't set your password yet?" If your request has been approved, you will be prompted to accept the usage agreement and select a password. However, if your faculty or staff host hasn't approved your request, you must contact him or her first.