About Pittsburgh

Facts about Pittsburgh:

  • Easily accessible by air and car. Easy to navigate – convenient mass transit!
  • Home to 25 colleges and universities including Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University!
  • Ranked #1 Most Livable City in America by Places Rated Almanac
  • Named Top City for Geeks by Wired magazine
  • Ranked one of the top 13 travel destinations for 2008 by Frommer’s
  • Ranked among the top 10 of the World’s Cleanest Cities by Forbes magazine
  • Carnegie Museum named one of the best places to see dinosaurs by the Discovery Channel and Forbes Magazine

Average daily temperatures range from 58F (15C) to 79F (26C) degrees.

Three Rivers Arts Festival – ten days of visual arts, performing arts and fun! Headline acts in Point State Park and more than 100 artists will line the streets.

Baseball is hot – an average of 15 home games for the Pittsburgh Pirates! Riverfront stadium and America’s Pastime – can’t be beat!

Downtown Pittsburgh has free subway service and is home for more than 50 restaurants. Cultural District is home to three theatres, a cabaret theatre, nine art galleries, and more than 27 bars/cafés. While in Pittsburgh you can visit:

  • Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Three Rivers Arts Festival
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Pops
  • The Pittsburgh Children’s Museum
  • The National Aviary
  • The Andy Warhol Museum
  • Gateway Riverboat Cruises (dinner and dance)
  • Phipps Conservatory
  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
  • Niagra Falls (3.5 hours)
  • More than 38 miles of river-front trails for biking and hiking
  • Rivers Casino

Higher Education Institutions

As Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania are home to so many colleges and universities, academic conferences draw a large number of faculty and students! The following universities can be accessed within a 6 hour drive:

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Drexel University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Ohio State University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • University of Maryland College Park
  • SUNY
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • George Washington University
  • George Mason University

University of Pittsburgh

Your ISTM 2024 Host provides dedicated staff support for local conference management. University of Pittsburgh:

  • Ranked in top 20 public universities.
  • Placed in the top cluster of 7 leading U.S. public research universities.
  • Research expenditures over $430 million a year for biomedical and health science research alone.
  • The tallest educational building in the Western Hemisphere.

Useful links

26 Ways Pittsburgh Ruins You For Life (26 beautiful palces in people you should visit).
26 Rankings That Prove Pittsburgh is Better Than Every Other City
visitpittburgh (official tourism promotion agency for Allegheny County)
Things to do in Pittsbrugh