Hypertext Conference 2008

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The Pittsburgh area is home to more than 25 colleges and universities, resulting in a vibrant and diverse community of learners and teachers.  The region welcomes more than 10 million visitors each year, who enjoy amenities and cultural attractions including the world-class Carnegie Museums, the outstanding Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the decades-long tradition of major league sports!  Pittsburgh is centrally located, being within 90 minutes flying time of the country’s major metropolitan areas.  While being challenged by the presentations at Hypertext 2008, don’t miss an opportunity to sample the museums, the performing arts organizations and the city’s charming and diverse neighborhoods. 

The conference hotel, the Omni William Penn Hotel, is an ultimate luxury hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. Conference sessions, workshops and tutorials will take place at the hotel.

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
Phone: (412) 281-7100, Fax: (412) 553-5252

Please note that the handicapped accessible entrance to this hotel is located on the Oliver Avenue side.

For a map of the hotel, please click here.

Travel to the Conference Hotel using public transportation, click here. Special Information:

Pittsburgh offers a Free Fare Zone to those using public transportation in the downtown area. The Free Fare Zone was established to promote the use of transit within Downtown Pittsburgh, encourage intramodal transfer and reduce boarding delays. The Free Fare Zone is defined by the following boundaries:

  • The Allegheny River
  • The Monongahela River
  • Ross Sreet, Bigelow Square, Penn Station, Liberty Ave @ RR overpass and 11th St.

For bus riders, fares are free within this zone from the first scheduled city arrival after 4:00 a.m. through the last scheduled city departure time before 7:00 p.m., seven days a week. After the 7:00 p.m. scheduled city departure, riders are required to pay a $1.50 Downtowner Zone fare.

For "T" riders fares are free within this zone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Driving directions to the Conference location, click here.