Overflow Hotel Available

In addition to the Omni William Penn Hotel conference block, the MSA 16 host committee has secured a block of rooms at the Westin Convention Center for the week of the conference. The Westin is approximately a 5-minute walk from the Omni William Penn Hotel.

The following conference rate is available:

Single Occupancy: $169
Double Occupancy: $179
Triple Occupancy: $199

Book by October 22 to receive the conference rate. In order to book, please copy and paste the following into a web browser (no group code is needed):


Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh:
1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
United States
Phone: (1)(412) 281-3700

Additional information:
Rooms include complimentary wireless
Self-Parking: $20/night
Valet: $24/night


The host committee has extended the deadline for seminar registration to August 7, 2014.

Walking Tours

The host committee is excited to announce that we are offering two additional walking tours of “Modernist Pittsburgh” on Saturday, November 8 (10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.) and one additional walking tour of Willa Cather’s Downtown on Saturday, November 8 (10:00 a.m.). To sign up for a walking tour, please email the conference organizers at msasixteen@gmail.com. Walking tour spots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.