76th Annual Meeting of the
Philosophy of Education Society
Theme: Philosophy of Education as a Bridge
Registration for PES 2020 Pittsburgh is now open. Early bird rates are available through February 7, 2020, so don't delay! This link will take you to the secure WildApricot site (our new membership software), where you can pay by credit card. If you haven't renewed your membership, this is a good time as special rates are available to members. You can renew here.
We have a few different types of sessions this year:
Cross-Generational Round-table Discussions (WIP)
These sessions allow authors to present full papers and then engage in a discussion of the paper, with others at the table, in order to improve the paper. All are invited to attend the round table sessions.
Works-in-Progress with Past PES Presidents
This session will begin with two past PES presidents sharing their thoughts on what makes a good paper. There will be a chance for Q&A with this group. After that, authors will break into individual groups to work with a mentor on their paper. All are invited to attend this session.
Conversations in the Field Sessions
Conversations in the Field sessions allow authors to present full longer-length papers (6000-8000 words) and then have a discussant facilitate a discussion around the paper. All are invited to attend. It is presumed that audience members will have read the paper beforehand.
Hospitality Information for PES 2020 Pittsburgh
The Conference Management Committee looks forward to welcoming you to Pittsburgh and has prepared the following information for your time in the Steel City. Additional hospitality information, including a restaurant guide, will be available at the conference. President Cris Mayo has picked an outstanding venue for the meeting. The Omni William Penn is a historic, spacious hotel known for its excellent service, restaurants, and comfy hotel bar. It’s located in Pittsburgh’s compact, accessible downtown area, on the edge of the Cultural District and Market Square.
Our group rate is available until February 12, so we encourage you to book now at the Omni William Penn (OWP) at this secure link: www.omnihotels.com/hotels/pittsburgh-william-penn/meetings/pes-2020-annual-meeting-03042020. Our group rate is $149 per night (deluxe) and $179 (premium). These rates are not guaranteed after February 12. Booking at the OWP and at this site enables us to reach the occupancy minimums in our contract and to avoid excessive additional charges. This rate is guaranteed the lowest available for this hotel. If you see it advertised for less elsewhere (or if you booked a room outside the block), please email Mike Gunzenhauser at email@example.com.
Pittsburgh International Airport is about 18 miles from downtown Pittsburgh. It takes about 20 minutes to get downtown when there’s no traffic, but allow additional time to arrive downtown, especially during morning and evening commuting times. The Omni William Penn does not operate an airport shuttle, and SuperShuttle recently ceased operations in Pittsburgh, but there are many other options at various price points. See flypittsburgh.com/parking-transport
Public transportation: The 28X/Airport Flyer, operated by Allegheny Transit Authority, runs every 30 minutes and picks up outside Door 6 on the baggage claim level. The standard fare is $2.75, payable when you board. All buses are wheelchair accessible. Schedule is here: portauthority.org/pdfs/28X.pdf. There are two stops downtown near the Omni William Penn: Liberty Ave. at Wood St. (recommended at all hours) or 7th Ave. at William Penn Place.
Taxi Service: approximately $40.
Private Car Service: approximately $85 + 20% Gratuity. See list of approved providers on FlyPittsburgh.com
Ridesharing: Pittsburgh Airport has arrangements with Uber, Lyft, and ZTrip (412-777-7777), which pick up outside Door 4.
ACCESS ADA Paratransit Service: See information about eligibility, fares, and arrangements for paratransit service, requested two weeks in advance: flypittsburgh.com/parking-transport/access-ada-paratransit-service
If you are driving to Pittsburgh, an essential resource is ParkPgh.org, which also has a mobile app.
Valet parking at the Omni William Penn: $38 per night, includes in/out privileges.
Self parking at Mellon Square (across the street from the OWP): $20 per night, no in/out privileges.
Self parking at Grant Street Center (6-minute walk): $13 per night, no in/out privileges.
The OWP is at the edge of the Pittsburgh Cultural District. A list of events at theaters, most a short walking distance, can be found at trustarts.org, including local theater and music, two performances by the Pittsburgh Symphony, a touring production of American Son, a Chieftans concert, and a talk by Tarana Burke.
Galleries and Museums
August Wilson African American Cultural Center: free exhibits daily, events (two blocks from OWP).
Heinz History Center: history and sports museum (walkable)
Mattress Factory: modern gallery (Northside, longer walk)
City of Asylum: book store, gallery, events (Northside, longer walk)
Mount Washington: unbeatable views (walkable, accessible via Monongahela Incline)
National Aviary: “best bird zoo in the U.S.” (Northside, longer walk)
Pittsburgh Penguins: play Saturday and Sunday at PPG Paints Arena (Uptown, walkable)
Rivers Casino: casino, entertainment (Northside, accessible by the T)
Station Square: food, shopping, views (walkable)
The Strip District: markets, food, museums (longer walk)
See also visitpittsburgh.com