Housing and Travel Information

Critical Components is heading to Pittsburgh, PA! Below you will find information about the lodging, transportation and things to do in the city.  Check back for airline discount codes in January 2016!​​​​​​​​​​​​

 Hotel Information

Critical Components 2015 will take place at the Omni William Penn Hotel.​

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Room Rate: $169.00 single/double + 14% in taxes and fees = $192.66 total

Parking: Self - $19, Valet $34

The Critical Components housing block will open in January 2016.

 Directions and Transportation

​​The closest airport to the Hilton Austin is Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).

Check back in early 2016 for airline discount codes.

You can get to the Omni from the Pittsburgh International Airport by the following methods of ground transportation:
  • Taxi Service: Approximately $40
  • Private Car Service: $60 - $75
  • Shuttle Service: Approximately $25 one way/$50 round trip, per person, Reservations must be made in advance.

The closest train station is the Pittsburgh Amtrak Station (PGH).


 Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the steel city is home to Critical Components 2016. Conde Nast listed Pitt as one of the Top 15 Places to Visit in the world and noted, "The furnaces may be long gone, but this city is on fire." 

Dine-Around Dinners
Dine-Around Dinners are a great way to network and give conference attendees the opportunity to savor the cuisine of the area's favorite restaurants. NACAC will make reservations for Monday night, following the close of educational sessions.  Participants will be able to sign-up online a week before the conference.

Walking Tour of Pittsburgh​: Students at Robert Morris University have prepared a walking tour of Pittsburgh, touching on the history and attractions of this Frontier City. This tour is available in 10 languages.

Pittsburgh Pirates​: The Pittsburgh Pirates are in town from Tuesday to Friday. Head to the park and with some other attendees and catch a game!

Check back for some other attractions to be added as the conference gets closer!