WordCamp Pittsburgh 2016

WordCamp Pittsburgh will be September 17, 2016 at Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

WordCamp Pittsburgh is a casual, locally organized conference covering everything related to WordPress. WordCamps happen all around the world, and each camp is a unique experience based on the local community.

WHO ATTENDS WORDCAMP?

Anyone who uses or is interested in using WordPress will feel at home at WordCamp. There’s really something for everyone, no matter what level you are. If you’re just getting started, there will be sessions just for you. If you’re an experienced user, you’ll no doubt pick up some new tips that will help you work more efficiently, write better content, and get more out of WordPress. If you’re a designer or a developer, we’ll have sessions for you, too!

LOCATION

WORDCAMP VENUE

  • Art Institute of Pittsburgh
  • 420 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • September 17th, 2016
  • Registration: 7:45 a.m.
  • Event: 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

AFTER PARTY VENUE

  • Sharp Edge Bistro on Penn
  • 922 Penn Avenue
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • (0.6 mile walk from Art Institute)

VISITING PITTSBURGH

Downtown Pittsburgh is an extremely walk-able city, and there’s a lot to see and do when you’re there.

DIRECTIONS

The Art Insitute of Pittsburgh is located at 420 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

HOTELS

If you’re looking for a place to stay, there are many hotel options in Downtown Pittsburgh. Most of them charge for parking in addition to your stay. If you are driving to Pittsburgh and are looking for a cheaper option, the hotels in Green Tree are just outside of downtown. You would then need to drive into downtown, where Saturday parking is usually in the $5 to $6 range for the day.

Sheraton Station Square

  • Station Square
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • (412) 261-2000
  • www.sheratonstationsquare.com

Station Square is just a short walk/drive across the Smithfield Street Bridge from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. If you happen to venture there, you’ll have access to something uniquely Pittsburgh – the Duquesne Incline. You can ride the incline up the hill to Mount Washington and take in the gorgeous view of Downtown Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

  • 112 Washington Place
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • (412) 471-4000
  • www.marriott.com

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Downtown

  • 250 Forbes Avenue
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • (412) 281-5557
  • www.hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown

  • One Bigelow Square
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • (412) 281-5800
  • http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/pennsylvania/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-and-suites-pittsburgh-downtown-PITDTDT/index.html

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown

  • 600 Commonwealth Place
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • (412) 391-4600
  • www.wyndhamgrandpittsburgh.com

You can get more information about accomodations in on the Downtown Pittsburgh website.

There are also some accomodations available a little outside the city, along the most common route from the Airport into the city:

Hampton Inn Pittsburgh/Greentree

  • 555 Trumbull Dr.
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15205
  • (412) 922-0100
  • http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/pennsylvania/hampton-inn-pittsburgh-greentree-PITGNHX/index.html

Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh West-Green Tree

  • 401 Holiday Dr.
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15220
  • (412) 922-8100
  • https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/pittsburgh/pitgr/hoteldetail

AIRBNB

Pittsburgh also has a few listings on airbnb, though most are outside of the downtown core and are not walkable to the venue.

AIRPORT

The closest airport is Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).

  • Pittsburgh International Pittsburgh
  • 1000 Airport Blvd.
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15231

If you’re flying into Pitsburgh, here’s some transportation options available at the airport.

PUBLIC TRANSIT

Pittsburgh does have a limited bus and light rail system, though service is limited in many areas on the weekend. Learn more at Port Authority’s Website.

Pittsburgh also has Uber and Lyft.

PARKING NEAR THE ART INSTITUTE

There are lots of places to park in the area. Below are some of the closer parking garages. If you’re staying at an area hotel, you might want to ask if there’s shuttle service available if you want to avoid driving in an unfamiliar city.

  • InterPark Garage
  • 200 Smithfield St.
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • pittsburgh.interparkonline.com

*This garage is the closest to the Art Institute and has reasonable day rates on Saturday.

Pittsburgh Parking Authority Garage

  • 232 Boulevard of the Allies
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • pittsburghparking.com

Pittsburgh Parking Authority – Third Avenue Garage

  • 238 4th Ave.
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • pittsburghparking.com

*This garage has been under construction and has some limited parking areas.

SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

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