Travel and Accommodations

Travel by Air

Pittsburgh International Airport is located about 25 minutes from the conference venue.

Information about ground transportation to and from the airport can be found on the Pittsburgh International Airport website and on the Visit Pittsburgh website.

Travel by Train or Bus

Two Amtrak routes run through Pittsburg: the Capitol Limited Train and the Pennsylvanian Train. The Pittsburgh Amtrak station is located at 1100 Liberty Avenue. Visit Pittsburgh has information on public transportation within the city.

Travel by Car

Visit Pittsburgh's Driving Directions provides route information.

Lodging Options

The Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square

The conference will take place at the Sheraton at Station square.

Room block rates:

  • Single/Double - $159
  • Triple - $174
  • Quad - $189

The cut off date for reserving a room in the room block is March 4, 2019. We encourage you to book early to ensure you reserve a room at the block rate.

To reserve a room at the conference rate, click here.


More information coming soon.

Getting Around Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, also known as the City of Bridges and the Steel City, is the 63rd largest city in the U.S. There are many interesting things to do in the city, from walking tours to museums to boat rides. Visit Pittsburgh offers a wealth of information about the city, including self-guided walking tours and lists of events. For more information and recommendations, visit our Participant Information page.

More information coming soon.

Special Accommodation Requests

The Transforming Institutions Conference is committed to providing universal access to our programming and supporting special accommodation requests to the best of our ability. Please check the box on the registration form if you would like a member of the Conference Committee to follow up with you to assist with accommodations that support your needs (e.g. accessible parking space, alternative formats, lactation room). Please note that we will do our best to accommodate your needs, but cannot guarantee we will be able to. Regardless, advanced notice is necessary.


Coming soon.


If you have further questions, please contact Kate White (kate.white at