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101st National Convention - Graduate Brothers and Guests
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101st National Convention - Graduate Brothers and Guests

7/24/2011 to 7/27/2011

When: 7/24/2011
Where: Doubletree Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh - City Center
One Bigelow Square
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15219
United States
Contact:
Alpha Chi Rho HQ

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Save the date! More Convention information and an online registration form will be provided shortly. Expect more updates with events, location photographs, workshops and sights to see and experience in Pittsburgh during Convention. We hope to see you there!

Convention Events & Information  

4/5/2011 Update: Events PDF and Alternative Registration Form with instructions available!


The 101st National Convention will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from July 24 through July 26, 2011.  The Doubletree Hotel and Suites in Pittsburgh City Center will host this year’s Convention activities. Hotel Reservations: A block of rooms has been reserved for this year’s convention.  You may contact 1-800-222-TREE (8733) to book your hotel reservations.  Be sure to inform the hotel that you are part of the Alpha Chi Rho Convention Block (Code ALP).  
Hotel rates are as follows based on occupancy: 

Single Room:   Standard $129, 1 Bedroom Suite $179
Double Room:  Standard $139, 1 Bedroom Suite $179
Triple Room:   Standard $149, 1 Bedroom Suite $179
Quad Room:   Standard $159, 1 Bedroom Suite $179

Rooms must be reserved by Friday, June 23, 2011.  The rates quoted above are per night and exclude applicable taxes, presently 14%.  Children under the age of 19 traveling with parents stay free.  Room check-in is at 3 pm; checkout is 12 noon.  The rates apply to 3 days prior to convention and 3 days post-convention based on availability.   

The hotel is located at One Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219. 

Directions to the Hotel

From the North – Follow I-79 South to I-279 South.  Follow signs for Veterans Bridge and take I-579 South.  Take exit 8 and follow signs to 6th Avenue/Mellon Arena.  Exit at Mellon Arena and at first traffic light (Bigelow Blvd) continue straight to stop sign.  At stop sign make a right onto Centre Avenue.  Hotel is on the right. 

From the Airport – Follow Route 60 South, which will turn into I-279 North.  Proceed through Ft. Pitt Tunnel and over Fort Pitt Bridge.  Stay in far right lane and take the first exit on the right (I-376/Monroeville).  Follow to Grant Street exit (on left) and exit.  Follow Grant Street approximately 4 blocks and turn right onto 6th Avenue and then tune left at the first light onto Bigelow Blvd.  Hotel will be on your right. 

From the East – Take exit 57 off of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  Follow signs to Pittsburgh taking I-376 West.  Take the Grant Street exit (on the left).  Follow for 4 blocks and turn right onto 6th Avenue.  Proceed to first traffic light and turn left onto Bigelow Blvd.  Hotel will be on your right. 

From the South via Route 51 – Take Route 51 South to Liberty Tunnels and make a right into the Tunnels.  Proceed straight across Liberty Bridge and take the Mellon Arena Exit.  Turn left at the first traffic light and make a u-turn onto Centre Avenue.  Hotel will be on your right. 

From the South via Route 19 – Take Route 19 North.  At the split in the road proceed on Washington Road.  Continue about 5 miles; Washington becomes W. Liberty Avenue.  Proceed through the Liberty Tunnels and over the Liberty Bridge.  Take the Mellon Area exit.  Turn left at the 1st traffic light and make a u-turn onto Centre Avenue.  Hotel will be on your right. 

Parking: Valet parking is available at the hotel garage for $20 per day.  Self parking is not available. 

Area Attractions/Activities: Pittsburgh has been identified as one of the top 100 cities to live due to its wide array of educational, cultural, medical, and civic activities.   Here are just a few fun facts and information on area attractions for you, family, and guests while visiting the "Steel City”. 

Heinz Field (home of the Steelers) – 10 blocks from the hotel
PNC Park (home of the Pirates) – 10 blocks from the hotel
Theater and Cultural District – 3 blocks from the hotel
The Pittsburgh Zoo – 3 miles from the hotel
The National Aviary – less than 1 mile from the hotel
Shopping District – 3 blocks from the hotel
Station Square and Mount Washington – 12 blocks from the hotel
The Clipper Fleet Riverboat Tours – 12 blocks away from the hotel
Kennywood Amusement & Waterpark – 5 miles away from the hotel
Heinz Museum – 4 blocks away from the hotel
Carnegie Museum – approximately 3 miles away from the hotel
Andy Warhol Museum – 10 blocks away from the hotel
Schenley Park – approximately 3 miles away from the hotel
Children’s Museum – less than 1 mile from the hotel 


Events at a Glance

Sunday, July 24, 2011                 
12 noon to 5 pm      Convention Registration                
2 to 5 pm                 National Council Meeting                
5:30 to 7:30 pm       Convention BBQ                
7:30 to 9:30 pm       Undergraduate Delegate Breakout Sessions                
9:30 pm                   Free time to Explore Pittsburgh! 

Monday, July 25, 2011                 
7 am to 12 noon      Convention Registration                
7 to 9 am                 Continental Breakfast                
8 to 11 am               Alpha Chi Rho Educational Foundation Meeting                
9 to 11 am               Undergraduate Delegate Breakout Sessions                
11:30 to 1 pm          "A Taste of Pittsburgh” Lunch                
1:30 to 4 pm            Convention Business Session 1                
1:30 to 4 pm            Concurrent Educational Sessions for Colonies                
4 to 5 pm                 Convention Committee Meetings                
6 to 7:30 pm            Brotherhood Reception                
7:30 pm                   Free time to Explore Pittsburgh 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011                 
7 to 9 am                 Continental Breakfast                
9 to 11:30 am          Convention Business Session 2                
9 to 11:30 am          Concurrent Educational Sessions for Colonies                
12:30 to 2 pm          Scholarship Luncheon                
2 to 6 pm                 Free time to Explore Pittsburgh                
6 to 7 pm                 Wine & Cheese Reception                
7 pm                        Feast of the Fraternity 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011                 
8 to 11 am                Check out of Hotel                
9 am to 1 pm             National Council Meeting 


Convention Registration Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2011
 
 
 

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