Hotel and Travel Information

Employee Ownership Conference

Minneapolis, MN :: April 21–23, 2020 (preconference on April 20)

Conference Location

David L Lawrence Convention CenterDavid L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 MAP

Located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center effectively blends functionality with extraordinary views of historic rivers and scenic rolling hills offering attendees an unforgettable event experience.

The Platinum LEED®-certified David L. Lawrence Convention Center features natural lighting, ventilated halls, high ceilings and a flexible floor plan that bring the outside in.

Hotel Reservations

Please note: Registrants are responsible for their own hotel room reservations. We strongly urge you to make reservations early; discounted rooms are limited. All room block rates are available through March 22, 2019, or until they sell out, whichever comes first.

The NCEO has secured discounted room blocks at easily accessible hotels in downtown Pittsburgh. Each hotel has its own reservation process and room rate. Please look through the list below for all the details. Please note: Registrants are responsible for their own hotel room reservations. We strongly urge you to make reservations early; discounted rooms are limited. Keep in mind that historically, this conference has sold out sleeping rooms as far out as 6 weeks prior to the conference dates. After sell out, reservations will be accepted on a space-and-rate-available basis at each hotel listed below.

The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh

1000 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Omni William Penn

530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown

1 Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Downtown

945 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh - Downtown

1247 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Drury Plaza Pittsburgh

745 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh

620 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Avoid Hotel Fraud

Almost three-quarters of conference organizers report that hotel scammers have approached their attendees. These "pirates" will claim to make a reservation on your behalf and take your credit card information, but you may find yourself without a room and out of pocket. The NCEO has not authorized anyone to contact sponsors and attendees about lodging. If someone contacts you or refers you a website to make "reservations," please forward the information to us. Use the links or phone numbers supplied above or in our conference brochure to make your hotel reservations.

Getting to Pittsburgh


Air Travel

Pittsburgh is conveniently located within 500 miles of the majority of the US population. (PIT) is a major hub with direct flights from most major U.S. cities. Pittsburgh is also within a 90-minute flight for more than half of North America. Numerous domestic and international airlines serve Pittsburgh, including Southwest Airlines.

Ground Transportation

It's easy and convenient to travel from the airport to your hotel. Ride Sharing companies like Uber and Lyft can take you directly to your hotel for an approximate charge about $40-$50 (based on demand). Hotel parking varies by hotel. Please contact your hotel of choice for their rates.

SuperShuttle or ExecuCar
Conference attendees get an exclusive discount of 10% off, use code: 9R7YR. Book online. Discount Valid: 4/3/19-4/14/19.

Please visit the following link for current rate information for the parking facility at the Convention Center.
Offsite parking options
Several options are within close proximity of the DLCC and NCEO 2019 participating hotels, click here.
Or you can use ParkPGH which provides real-time parking availability information.

Welcome to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

PittsburghPittsburgh is a vibrant city, full of friendly people, that has plenty to offer attendees. With its beautiful 1.5 million-square-foot David L. Lawrence Convention Center with riverfront views and one-of-a-kind attractions, including the Andy Warhol Museum, Duquesne Incline & Carnegie Museums of Art, you will never be bored. Visit our Visit Pittsburgh landing page for activities to enjoy in your downtime.

From award-winning restaurants to 5 miles of riverfront running trails, Pittsburgh has something to offer everyone. We hope you enjoy Pittsburgh!

Greening Our Meeting

green meeting
The NCEO is committed to keeping our conference as green as possible and finding venues that share our values is important to us. The David L. Lawrence Convention Center was awarded by the US Green Building Council with a Gold (new construction) and Platinum (existing building-EBOM) levels, LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification. The convention center practices energy, lighting and water efficiencies, indoor air quality monitoring, varies recycling programs, water reclamation, and green product use.

Universally recognized for its sustainable practices, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center also features a riverfront plaza, a green rooftop space for special events and a rooftop garden that produces native plants, homegrown vegetables and dozens of organic herbs. That means that what is served fresh always exceeds expectations, from creativity to delivery.

Plus, with our new app the NCEO has been able to reduce paper printing by 60%. Additionally, we offer hydration stations where attendees can refill their water bottles staying hydrated and reducing plastic bottles.

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