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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 […]

Time

Time to Register

You may not know this, but I am obsessed with numbers, stats and time. I panic if I think I will be late for anything and like to help others not suffer as I do, by reminding them of deadlines and other important dates and times.

I am writing now, to help you remember two upcoming important dates (that I have conveniently made into one date)..

Early Registration Discount and the Last day of the Hotel Block end on May 9th. 

The cost of the conference is only $175 until May 9th. The regular conference registration is $200. Register Now […]

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 […]

MAPAM State of Mind

By BlogMaster RP

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It was suggested that I should attach a “glam” shot to my blogs – like our esteemed president, Ms. Kendall did with her blog (not to say that Ms. Kendall’s picture was a “glam” shot. I’m certain she looks just that perfect each and every day when she enters her office.)

Well … here you go.   This is me, glamourous isn’t it!  OK, we’ll talk about the glam part later. Because the real point of this Blog is: “How Do You Prepare For A Conference?”

If you’ve had the pleasure of sitting with me […]

Directions, Traffic and One Way Streets

 In Randall’s absence…” description=”Randall has been enjoying sunsets in Florida all week. In the absence of BlogMaster RP, here are some important details on getting to the Ware Center.

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Yes, Randall is working on his tan and watching Sunsets after all his working on the house this year. Please forgive the not so funny blog about getting to the Ware Center. (picture credit: Randall Presswood)

I (Cathy) will be sending out more information over the weekend. Make me feel good by reading it and passing it on to anyone that may need […]