TRAVEL, LODGING, AND LOGISTICAL INFORMATION
Student Scholarships are available for qualified students to attend the Workshop. The application deadline has been extended to 11:59 pm EST on May 1, 2007. More information.
WEIS special rates for hotels. Rooms are being held at the Holiday Inn Select University Center and Wyndham Garden Hotel. Hotel cut-off dates for the special Workshop rates are May 6 for the Wyndham Garden and May 16 for the Holiday Inn. See the information below for details.
Workshop locations and maps
Sessions (June 7 and June 8, 8am-5pm)
Innovation Center (CIC)
Welcome reception (June 6, 6-8pm)
Grand Room at Posner
Hall (3rd floor, Tepper School of Business)
Banquet (June 7, 6-9pm)
Phipps Conservatory and
Flying to Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is 22 miles (approximately 45 minutes driving time) from the Carnegie Mellon campus. For more information, please visit FlyPittsburgh or call 412-472-3525. If you need help scheduling your flights, you can contact Carlson Wagonlit -- the official campus travel agent -- at call 1-800-466-7801 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.
How to get to the Workshop
Once you arrive at the Pittsburgh International Airport there are several transportation options to bring you to campus or to your hotel:
The 28X Airport Flyer bus stops in the heart of the Carnegie Mellon campus and typically takes 45 minutes en route to the airport. The fee is $2.25 one-way. For more information about schedules and rates, please visit the official PAT website.
Express Shuttle Service
Another viable option is the Airport Express Airlines Transportation Company (1-800-991-9890), which provides a shuttle service between the airport and several hotels/inns in the downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland areas. (Fare is $24/person one way; $42/person round trip).
The average taxi fare from the airport to campus is about $45. We recommend that you arrange for a pick up prior to arriving in Pittsburgh. To arrange for a taxi, call Yellow Cab 412-321-8100 or Checker Cab 412-381-5600.
You can rent a car at Pittsburgh International Airport and follow these directions to get to CMU campus and back:
From Pittsburgh International Airport
Take Rt 60 South (name will change to Parkway West or I-279). Continue and go through Fort Pitt Tunnel in right-hand lane. Take the first exit on the right after driving through the tunnel (I-376 Monroeville). Take I-376 to the Oakland. Stay in the right-hand lanes, following Forbes 1.3 miles through the Oakland business district to campus. Immediately at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Beeler Street, turn right into the East Campus parking garage (parking reservations must be made in advance).
To Pittsburgh International Airport
Turn left onto Fifth Avenue. Turn left onto Craft Avenue. Turn right onto the Blvd. of the Allies. Take exit for I-376 West. Follow signs for I-376/Airport. Go through the Fort Pitt Tunnel and onto I-279/Parkway West. Continue east on I-279 (Parkway West/Rt. 60). Follow the signs for the Pittsburgh International Airport.
Parking at the East Campus garage is available at a first come basis.
Where to stay
We have arranged rates and rooms with two hotels close to CMU campus. You may find additional information about alternative accommodations by visiting Carnegie Mellon University visitors pages.
Holiday Inn Select University Center
100 Lytton Avenue
Walking distance from the CIC Building (around 10 minutes).
You can use the Holiday Inn University Center online reservation system to book a room (please enter the group booking code WEI into the reservation form).
Hotel room cut off date is May 21, 2007. When making a reservation by
phone, mention the WEIS Workshop for reserving a room at the discounted rate of:
Complimentary local shuttle transports guests to the CIC Building from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., upon request at the hotel. Hotel offers valet parking; WEIS discount rate is $17.00 per day (in/out privileges).
If you prefer to walk to campus, use any hotel exit; proceed downhill toward Fifth Avenue. Turn left onto Fifth Avenue. Turn right and cross Fifth Avenue at Craig Street. Continue on Craig Street to Forbes Avenue. Cross Forbes Avenue and make a left. Continue across the bridge. The CIC building is on your right.
Wyndham Garden Hotel University Place
3454 Forbes Avenue
Walking distance from the CIC Building but slightly further away than the Holiday Inn (around 15 minutes walk).
You can use the Wyndham Garden Hotel University Place online reservation system to receive the group rate for the WEIS Workshop. Please enter the group booking code 6607FUPHS into the reservation form.
Hotel room cut off date is Friday, May 25, 2007. Mention the WEIS
Workshop for reserving a room at the discounted rate of:
Complimentary local shuttle transports guests to CIC from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., upon request.
Hotel offers valet parking; WEIS discount rate is $10.00 per day.
If you prefer to walk to campus, exit the hotel onto Forbes Avenue. Make a right and proceed on Forbes Avenue past Craig Street and across the small bridge. The CIC building is on your right.
Pittsburgh visitors information
Visit the Convention and Visitors Bureau web site for information about travel and tourism in Pittsburgh.