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Dine-Arounds – Sign Up Early

Dine-Arounds – Sign Up Early!

There is a lot going on in Pittsburgh Thursday night. Stanley Cup Finals, Three Rivers Arts Festival, regular cultural events…

Dine Around Sign Up

Our Spring Conference Dine-A-Rounds on Thursday night offer six choices of interesting and diverse restaurants led by an enthusiastic PA Presenters’ host!  For those unfamiliar with the concept, the intent is to provide a platform for dinner on-your-own, but shared with colleagues attending the conference.  There’s no agenda or presentation; conversation is casual!  Sign-up sheets are posted online and will be […]

It’s almost conference time!

OK, we are getting close to conference time and we have some housekeeping details that we would like to pass on to you now. You will probably want to refer to them again later!

The front doors of the hotel are located on Smithfield Street but that is not where the Valet Parking is located due to city ordinances that they hope will be changing soon  (not before the conference). The Valet Parking is located on Sixth Avenue on the side of the building, which is the corner of Smithfield and Sixth. Please look […]

Fill Your Hungry Belly – Exploring the Burgh, Volume 2

In part two of our exploring Pittsburgh series, we’ll take a closer look at the local dining scene. Most of the restaurants listed below are within walking distance. All walking and driving distances, as well as approximate times, are courtesy of Google Maps.

 

Downtown

Wingharts Market Square began as a small counter in Market Square with a simple philosophy: what if you took the preparation practices of a world class fine dining restaurant and applied it to simple “bar” food? Buffalo sauce that uses bacon grease during the emulsification process? Burgers ground seven days a week? […]

It’s Not Just a Conference – Exploring the Burgh, Volume 1

Pittsburgh skyline with river in the foreground
If you’re traveling to Pittsburgh for this year’s PA Presenters spring conference, you’ll want to check out the sights and sounds of the city during your stay. I’ve put together your three-day events and entertainment itinerary for the Downtown scene. All walking and driving distances, as well as approximate times, are courtesy of Google Maps.

Stay tuned for a post on dining in Pittsburgh. After all, once you’ve had a day filled with adventure, you’ll surely need to wet your whistle and fill your tummy.

So put […]

Next up – Professional Development!

Now that we have discussed that Pittsburgh is the perfect city for our conference and the Embassy Suites is the perfect venue for all of our sessions, let’s talk about the professional development!

Oliver Building Clock

As you know by now, we are adding something new to this conference and it is the participation by students. Students who are studying to be our future colleagues. We all recognize the importance of mentoring and encouraging the next generation within our industry. It is never too early to start the conversations or create the […]

Let’s talk about the Conference

Let’s talk about the 2017 PA Spring Arts Conference

The Room Block ends May 9th. Reserve your room today! http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/P/PITSMES-PP1-20170607/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Reaching to Connect!

After a successful trip to Pittsburgh this week for our PA Presenters Southwest Regional Meeting (It was GREAT to see everyone there!) and our board meeting/site visit to the Embassy Suites, I wanted to blog about a piece of art that I found in Mount Washington and how I thought it was a perfect tie-in to our conference in June.

This bronze statue, Points of View, sits high on Grand View Scenic Byway overlooking “The Point” where the three rivers meet in […]

Patty Found a Reason to Blog.

Make Your Reservations NOW, to avoid missing this Great Rate at a Great Hotel.

Ernest Hemingway once said: “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

So with that cheerful inspiration, I begin my first blog-EVER! I am not a writer, I am an arts presenter…..although I do write curtain speeches, contracts and grants, I don’t think I qualify for the title of author. That is also why my blogs will be short. I do not have the writing stamina for anything otherwise.

You are going to […]