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Onsite Information


Venue Floor Plans

Need help finding your way between sessions? Download the Floor Plans here!

Lost and Found

For questions and help with Lost and Found, please go to the registration desk located in Exhibit Hall B

Onsite Registration Hours

Registration will be located in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B, Saturday, October 27 - Thursday, November 1.

*A registration table will be available near the technical sessions taking place on Friday, November 2.

Saturday, October 27 Noon - 5:00pm
Sunday, October 28 8:00am - 8:00pm
Monday, October 29 7:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday, October 30 7:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday, October 31 7:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday, November 1 7:30am - 4:30pm
Friday, November 2* 8:00am - 12:00pm

2018 AIChE Annual Meeting Exhibit

Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B

Sunday, October 28 1:00pm - 3:30pm*; 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Monday, October 29 9:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, October 30 9:30am - 5:00pm

*1:00pm-3:30pm on Sunday afternoon is the Meet the Faculty Candidate Poster Session. Exhibitors are not required to be present at this time, but many will be. Attendees are invited to take advantage of this opportunity preview the exhibits while the hall is not as crowded.

Wireless Internet

We are pleased to offer attendees free internet access in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. To join, please use the following information on your WiFi enabled device:

SSID:  AIChE             Password: Annual2018

AIChE Scavenger Hunt

New at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting!

The Annual Scavenger Hunt will be your chance to get more engaged in the conference, compete and earn points for things like going to a session or an event, and win prizes.  The more activities you go to, the higher your chances of winning!  Keep your eye out for more information about the Annual Scavenger Hunt once you arrive at the conference. 


Coffee Breaks & Refreshments

Coffee Breaks

Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B

Monday, October 29 10:30am - 11:00am
Tuesday, October 30 10:30am - 11:00am


Refreshments will be available at the following events:

Tuesday, October 30

2018 Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering Lecture

11:15am-12:15pm, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom A

Wednesday, October 31

John M. Prausnitz AIChE Institute Lecture

11:15am-12:15pm, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom A


Annual Meeting Opening Reception

Enjoy cocktails and food while networking with friends and colleagues at the Annual Meeting.

Poster Receptions

Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B

Dress up and join us for some Halloween fun during Wednesday's Halloween-themed poster reception.

Monday, October 29 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday, October 30 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday, October 31 3:30pm - 5:00pm

The 2018 Annual Meeting Poster Session Receptions will feature refreshments and light snacks.

Concessions in Exhibit Hall B

Hungry? Take a break between sessions and grab some food at the concessions stand, located in Exhibit Hall B.

Sunday, October 28 11:00am - 3:00pm
Monday, October 29 10:00pm - 2:00pm
Tuesday, October 30 10:00pm - 2:00pm

The menu will offer a variety of options for attendees to choose from, including salads, sandwiches, and light snacks.


A Note on Traffic

Attendees coming to Pittsburgh on Sunday should be aware that there is a Steelers game scheduled to start at 1:00pm on Sunday, October 28. Traffic going into the city will likely be heavier than usual. All attendees should anticipate this change in traffic and make travel arrangements accordingly.


Book online using our exclusive discount code and save $5.00 off round trip SuperShuttle or $7.00 off ExecuCar Private Sedan. Discount Code: GKYLM

Discount Valid: 10/24/18 through 11/6/18. Gratuity & $2.00 per trip Airport toll not included.

One-way fare to/from the airport is $24 (plus fuel surcharge).  Reservations can be made online or by phone at (800) 258-3826. Note: a $3.00 booking fee will apply to phone reservations that are booked by a reservation agent.

After claiming luggage, passengers should proceed to the SuperShuttle customer service counter located on the baggage claim level in the rental car area behind the elevators by Door #4.

Port Authority Bus – the 28X Airport Flyer (budget conscious option)

One-way fare to/from the airport is $2.75; exact change is required and fares are paid upon boarding.  Passengers are responsible for handling their bags both on and off the vehicle.  Tipping operators is not permitted.  Upon arriving at the airport, you can board the 28X at Door #6. 

Schedule (schedules are subject to change, so please check the website right before you depart for Pittsburgh).

The ride from the airport to downtown Pittsburgh takes approximately 35 minutes. There are two stops downtown for the inbound 28X: Liberty Avenue at Wood Street and Boulevard of the Allies at Duquesne University.  For additional information, please visit Port Authority’s Website at www.portauthority.org or call (412) 442-2000.

Ride Sharing Apps (pickup location is Door #4)

zTrip: (800) 829-4222 or (412) 321-8100 Avg fare = $40 each way. No surge pricing. (Note: special discount will be available soon- please check back)

Uber Average fare = $40+ each way

Lyft Average fare = $40+ each way

Taxi Service

Average fare from the airport to Downtown is $40+.  Upon arrival at the airport, proceed to the landside terminal, lower level, exit through Door #4, and proceed to the taxi stand area on the curb where cabs will be waiting.

Checker Cab: (412) 664-5600

Veterans Taxi (412) 481-8387

Shipping & Printing at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Please note that there is no business center or in-center FedEx or UPS at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

There is a FedEx Kinkos across the street from the convention center on Penn Avenue.

Pittsburgh FedEx Office Print & Ship Center


Saturday, October 27, 2018 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 28, 2018 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday, October 29 - Friday, November 2, 2018 7:30 am - 9:00 pm

WIC Family Accommodations Room / Mothers Room

The David L. Lawrence Convention Center has a mothers room on the 2nd floor. To get access, call 412.325.6193 (also posted on the door) and security will give you access. The room has a refrigerator and furniture.

Recommended Daycare Services

Below is a list of daycare services recommended by Visit Pittsburgh:

Halloween Festivities

Get into the spooky spirit with the following events happening inside (and outside!) the conference.

Coming in early? Here are some Halloween-themed events in the Pittsburgh area.

Tuesday, October 30

Trick-or-treat! Stop by the exhibits from 3:30pm - 5:00pm and collect treats from the exhibiting companies. 

Wednesday, October 31 (Halloween)

This year's Wednesday Poster Session, taking place from 3:30pm - 5:00pm, will feature festive decorations and refreshments to help get you in the halloween spirit. 

Recording & Photography Policy

AIChE Meetings are one of the primary ways the Institute fulfills its mission to advance the development and exchange of relevant knowledge. The content presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting is the property of the presenters and the firms where they work. Recording of sessions or taking photos of slides is strictly prohibited.

Code of Conduct

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