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MARCH 21-25, 2018 * PITTSBURGH, PA.

IGNITE * IMAGINE * INNOVATE

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About Pittsburgh

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eing the largest metropolitan city in the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, Pittsburgh
has earned its reputation as one of America's most livable cities. Having long
been a center for the production of steel, iron and glass, Pittsburgh's economy
is now driven by biomedical technology, healthcare, robotics, environmental design,
nuclear engineering and tourism.
Thanks to several Fortune 500 companies that employ a large number of STEM
professionals, and local universities with strong STEM programs, Pittsburgh has been
rated as the third best city for professionals in STEM fields. With big-city amenities and
a welcoming attitude in an atmosphere that is small-town friendly, travelers arriving
by plane can enjoy the first-class service and impeccable facilities of the Pittsburgh
International Airport.
Head downtown through the Fort Pitt Tunnel, and emerge to a spectacular view of three
rivers (The Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers join together to form the Ohio River.) and
a city skyline spiked with architectural masterpieces.

The David L. Lawrence Convention Center lies at the energy hub of downtown Pittsburgh activity. Located
along the Allegheny River, the center boasts the world's first Gold and Platinum LEED-Certified convention
center.
Located in one of America's safest cities, Downtown's Cultural District comes alive at night, as it is home
to nine theaters within walking distance of many hotels. Spectacular views can be had from one of the two
remaining inclines overlooking the city at the top of Mt. Washington.
Hospitality abounds in Pittsburgh's 90 diverse ethnic neighborhoods, offering a sampling of food, culture,
festivals and celebrations inspired and influenced by the city's history and ethnic heritage. Once the musical
center during the golden age of jazz music, the Hill District was home to many influential African Americans, such as
August Wilson, Earl Hines and Billy Strayhorn.
Today, enjoy the jazz heritage at a number of venues, including the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild and the August Wilson
Center for African American Culture, steps away from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The African Heritage
Classroom, one of 30 Nationality Rooms located in the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning, is a reproduction
of an 18th-century Asante temple. And, the Senator John Heinz History Center, located in the Strip District, details the
breadth of African-American history in one visit.
Pittsburgh has undergone many technological advancements, such as Uber's self-driving cars, since Advanced
Technologies Center (ATC) in Pittsburgh was established.
In September 2016, the company announced that the
world's first Self-Driving Ubers are now on the road in the
City of Bridges.

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