Fall Conference & Expo

October 15-17, 2018

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Join us for two and a half days of skill building! Learn and network with your peers this October.

To receive the best rate, take these steps before registering for the conference.

  1. Join or renew your COMMON membership if it is not active
  2. Reserve your stay at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

Schedule at a Glance

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Preconference Workshops

7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Opening Session
9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Sessions / Certification Testing
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Expo / Lunch in Expo
1:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Sessions / Certification Testing
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception in Expo

7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Sessions / Certification Testing
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Expo / Lunch in Expo
1:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Sessions / Certification Testing

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m.– 12:45 p.m. Sessions / Certification Testing

Sessions

The Online Session Guide hosts all session information. After registration, attendees will have access to the guide in order to create custom schedules and download handouts.

Preconference Workshops

Preconference Workshops provide an opportunity to spend a morning or afternoon focused on a subject. Held on Sunday, October 14, all workshops are 3.5 hours. Register for one or two depending on your learning goals.

New for this Fall Conference – all Preconference Workshops include a hands-on experience. Please BYOD, preferably a laptop, to each workshop.

Morning Workshops (8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)

Afternoon Workshops (12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Pricing per workshop:

$199 – COMMON Members
$225 – Nonmembers

Pricing

Early Bird Pricing

 

Individual Registration Rates for Those Staying at the Conference Hotel
COMMON Member $1099
Nonmember $1399

Individual Registration Rates for Those Staying Offsite
(Live in Pittsburgh? Call us at 1.800.777.6734.)
COMMON Member $1299
Nonmember $1599

Group Registration¹
COMMON Member $956/each

One Day²
COMMON Member $545
Nonmember $645

Guest³
COMMON Member $195
Nonmember $245

Standard Pricing

 

Individual Registration Rates for Those Staying at the Conference Hotel
COMMON Member $1249
Nonmember $1549

Individual Registration Rates for Those Staying Offsite
(Live in Pittsburgh? Call us at 1.800.777.6734.)
COMMON Member $1449
Nonmember $1749

Group Registration¹
COMMON Member $1165/each

One Day²
COMMON Member $545
Nonmember $645

Guest³
COMMON Member $195
Nonmember $245

¹ Group registration is available for seven or more individuals from the same Corporate Member company registering at the same time. Rate shown is per person. NOTE: online registration is not available for group registration. Registration by phone is required (1.312.279.0192).

² One-day registration is available and is only valid for the day for which it is purchased. Multiple one-day registrations can be purchased.

³ The Fall Conference & Expo Guest Program allows access to breakfasts, Exposition Hall, Opening Session, and social events only.

Expo

Plan your Expo experience now. The Expo is where you can see what’s new and evaluate multiple products and solutions at one convenient location. Before traveling to Pittsburgh, take a look at what your shop needs and plan your time with the exhibitors. Click here for the exhibitor list.

Sponsors

Hotel

The Pittsburgh Marriott City Center is the location for all Fall Conference & Expo events. Located in downtown Pittsburgh, the hotel is a convenient starting point for exploring the city. Amenities include a heated indoor pool and 24×7 fitness center. On-site dining is available.

Until September 23, a special standard room rate of $140/night is available to Fall Conference & Expo attendees. Reservations at this rate can be made for the nights of October 13-18.

Travel

Located in western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh is “within 500 miles of half of the U.S. population“. If you don’t wish to drive, Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) has 17 airlines offering a total of 74 nonstop flights. Click here to see if your city is included.

Additionally, Pittsburgh is served by Amtrak with the Capitol Limited and Pennsylvanian lines.

Pittsburgh

Things to Do
Courtesy of VisitPittsburgh.com

Pittsburgh has been named one of the best places in the world to visit, over and over again.

We invite you to come and find out why! There are so many fun, family-oriented attractions that it will take you several trips to experience them all. If you’re a history buff, you can step back into the past at one of the region’s many history museums. If your passion is visual or performing arts (or both!) you will be astounded by the amount of theaters, galleries, museums and public art installations in our city. And you can’t forget The Andy Warhol Museum, home to the largest collection of Warhol art and archives in the world.

There are so many ways to tour and sightsee around the city of Pittsburgh. You can take a tour by bike, trolley, boat, bus or Segway, or go old fashioned and explore on your own two feet. Learn about the culture of Pittsburgh though food, shopping, and exploring the 90+ neighborhoods that make up our city. If you’re a sports fan, you will love the City of Champions. Pittsburgh is home to three professional teams (the SteelersPenguins, and Pirates) as well as numerous NCAA® Division I and II sports teams, and you will never find more devoted fans than Pittsburghers!

It’s easy to mix and match all your interests to create your very own way to experience Pittsburgh!