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Location

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Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

The conference will take place at the hotel.

Accommodations

Make a reservation—the discounted conference rate is $199 (plus tax). Reservations must be made by April 29, 2019 (11:59 PM ET). 

The conference will be held May 20-23, 2019. If you are attending a pre-conference workshop or institute, please confirm the dates you will be needing hotel accommodations.

Why stay at the contracted hotel?

ACPM has secured a block or rooms for attendees at the Omni William Penn Hotel. The hotel is providing discounted rates based on a guaranteed percentage of attendees staying in the official conference hotel. It is important ACPM meets this commitment and we thank you for booking your accommodations directly with them. 

When you book your room with official hotel, you receive the following benefits:

When rooms are not booked as part of the room block:

Please support the conference and ACPM's efforts to reduce costs by staying at the official hotel. We think you will find the increased networking opportunities, quality hotel services, and amenities to be worth it!

Hotel rooms should be booked directly with the Omni William Penn Hotel. ACPM does not use a third party booking service.

Sham housing companies are approaching Prevention 2019 attendees with fraudulent offerings of hotel rooms. Attendees fall prey to these imposters losing significant deposits, discovering hidden costs, up front charges, or being bait and switched to hotel rooms they never booked.

Of course, these companies are in no way affiliated with Prevention 2019 or the Omni William Penn. They troll the internet and association websites looking for trade show events and then gain access to email addresses for direct contact or draw attendees to their websites posing as an association's sanctioned housing provider. Do not give them your credit card information.

The Omni William Penn is the only hotel for this conference. The conference does not use a housing company and the Omni William Penn will not contact you directly to make a reservation. Booking through The Omni William Penn ensures you will be working with the hotel, that your credit card information is secure, and that you will benefit from all services provided to conference attendees at the official hotel.

If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room reservation for Prevention 2019, or if they represent themselves as an “ACPM housing provider,” please get as much information as you can, then contact Jessica Bradshaw (jbradshaw@acpm.org or call 202-466-2044 x112). We advise that you not offer any credit card information to them as payment for a reservation. If you have provided payment information to this company, please cancel this transaction immediately.

Pittsburgh

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A major metropolitan area, Pittsburgh has several wonderful attractions to make your visit memorable. It boasts incredible outdoor adventures, professional sports, historical sites and some of the country's finest architecture and cultural attractions. Pittsburgh offers activities to satisfy any travelers interest.

Cultural District – Pittsburgh's Cultural District features five major world-class theaters plus smaller performance venues and cutting-edge art galleries. The district is an easy walk from the convention center and all downtown hotels, and provides plenty of post-meeting entertainment for delegates.

Dining – With more than 200 downtown restaurants and many more neighborhood dining options, you'll never go hungry! The Visit Pittsburgh website provides a thorough list of restaurants, markets, bars and other dining establishments.

Outdoor Adventures – You don't have to go far to enjoy being outdoors in Pittsburgh. Just head toward one of its three rivers: the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio. Riverfront trails are perfect for jogging, walking and biking. Or rent a kayak to see the city from the water.

Airport / Travel

Pittsburgh Airport – The Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is located in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, in the Findlay and Moon townships of Allegheny County, about twenty miles (30 km) west of downtown Pittsburgh.

The Port Authority – The Port Authority of Allegheny County has more than 700 buses, 83 light rail vehicles, and the Monongahela and Duquesne Inclines to make getting around Pittsburgh quick and easy. The light rail system and three dedicated busways will help you to avoid traffic congestion and alleviate the tension associated with driving in an unfamiliar city. The Port Authority also sponsors the ACCESS program, the nation’s largest paratransit program of its kind for senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

Subway – The Pittsburgh subway—known as 'The T'—is a 26.2-mile light rail system that runs from the North Shore and Downtown Pittsburgh through Pittsburgh's southern neighborhoods and many South Hills suburbs. The T serves downtown Pittsburgh with a 4-stop loop including stops at First Avenue Parking Garage, Steel Plaza at Grant Street, Wood Street and Gateway Center. Stops on the North Shore include North Side and Allegheny Station.

Public Bus – You can take any public bus for a fare of $2.75 (cash riders) or $2.50 with a ConnectCard or ConnecTix. Stops are located all throughout downtown and also near the convention center. Discount fares are available for individuals with disabilities, Medicare recipients and children ages 6-11. Seniors 65+ ride free, as do children 5 years of age or younger when accompanied by a paying adult.

Taxi / Car Services – All major hotels in downtown Pittsburgh have taxis waiting outside their front doors.  In other areas of the city, look for taxi stands. Uber, Lyft, zTrip and Black Car Services are also available to visitors.

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