Annual Conference on Teaching Location, Travel, & Hotel

The in-person components of the 2022 ACT will be held at the Omni William Penn Hotel, located at 530 William Penn Place in Pittsburgh.  This is a re-do of our intended 2020 conference location!

Click Here to reserve your room at the Omni William Penn Hotel 

See block rates below:

Three room types offered: Deluxe, Premier Upgrade, and 1-Bedroom Suite. Single occupancy $189 for all room types. Double occupancy is $189. Triple occupancy is $209. Quadruple occupancy is $249.

William Penn Hotel

Pittsburgh Information

penned by previous ACT Director, Jordan Troisi

This year’s we are heading east to the historic “Steel City”–or for the pontists in our ranks the “City of Bridges”–Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh ranks ninth on the Brookings Institutions' most walkable downtown's in America. Notable attractions include the Carnegie Science Center, the Andy Warhol Museum, the National Aviary, and a slew of historic buildings, restaurants, and shops at the historic steel mill turned walking area, “Southside Works.” Within walking distance of the William Penn Hotel is the Cultural District of Pittsburgh. The district hosts many unique restaurants and cultural destinations including the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, the Carnegie Library, and Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts.

Or if you're looking to stay closer to home, check out the many shops, restaurants, and amenities located in the Omni William Penn Hotel itself. Enjoy an evening of fine dining in The Terrace Room, or sample a drink with colleagues at The Speakeasy or the The Tap Room. There is plenty by way of breakfast and coffee as well, including a Brueggers Bagels all located in the lobby.

For more information about the area, check out the official Pittsburgh Travel Website for ideas on Things to Do, Restaurants, and events in the Pittsburgh.

Note that for local travel, The Metro is free in the downtown area and stops include:

- Steel Plaza at One Mellon Center (hotel station)

     - Gateway Center

- Wood Street

     - North Side

     - Allegheny

Directions to the Conference Hotel:

There are many ground transportation options from the Pittsburgh International Airport. 

By Bus: 

For those without a car, the 28X Airport Flyer has two services, one to downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland and a second to Robinson Town Center. The bus operates approximately every 30 minutes outside of Door 6, Baggage Claim. For the full bus schedule, please check out times and stops at the Port Authority website.

Airport Ride Share and Taxi:

LyftUber, and zTrip are available direct from Pittsburgh International Airport to the Omni William Penn Hotel ranging from $30-$60 dollars depending on car type, time of day you arrive, and traffic conditions. The pick up location for Uber, Lyft and zTrip is located outside Baggage Claim Door #4.

In addition, the Yellow Cab CO. of Pittsburgh service can be reached at (412) 321-8100 for those looking for a Taxi. A full list of shuttles and taxi services can be found HERE.

By Car:

Downtown Pittsburgh is located approximately 20 miles from the airport. Upon exiting the airport take 376 East until you pass through the Fort Pitt tunnel and emerge in downtown.

Typical drive times from the airport are approximately 25-30 minutes without traffic; however, during rush hour or on game days traffic may build up at Green Tree Hill and also at the 376/79 interchange. It is not uncommon for the drive to take an hour or longer at these times.

Hotel Parking Information:

Valet parking is available to overnight guests 

-$38 per night including in/out privileges

Please note that valet can park only standard size vehicles, no oversize vehicles can be accommodated.

Day valet parking is available for non-hotel guests:
- 0-2 hours: $15
- 2-4 hours: $20
- 4-6 hours: $25
- 6-12 hours: $30

Self-parking is offered in the Mellon Square parking garage located across from the hotel. There are no in/out privileges for this lot.

-Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. : $20

-Monday – Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 5:59 a.m. : $6

(Day rates start at 6:00 a.m.)

-All day Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays and weekends : $6


    Please email the Conference Director, Lindsay Masland, at

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