Hotel & Travel


Conference Venue and Dates

The DLF Forum and NDSA’s Digital Preservation will take place at the Westin Hotel & Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Westin Pittsburgh
1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222

22 October, HBCU-LAC Preconference: registration opens at 7:30 AM, event begins around 8-8:30am and ends around 5 PM

23-25 October, DLF Forum: registration opens at 7:30 AM on the 23rd and the opening plenary starts around 9 AM. The Forum ends around noon on the 25th.

25-26 October, DigiPres17: registration opens around 1 PM, opening plenary starts around 3 PM. DigiPres ends around 5pm on the 26th

Hotel Booking

Rooms will be available from October 21 – October 26 at our group rate of $189 for standard guestrooms. Click here to book online.


Downtown Pittsburgh is located 19 miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport. There are a variety of options to get you to/from the airport: taxis run approximately $45 one-way, while SuperShuttle is $24. A city bus also runs from the airport to the downtown area for just $2.75 (expect an hour’s trip each way).


If you’re looking to save on lodging/transportation costs for the Forum, check out this page to match up with other attendees.

Local Tips

Our Local Planning Committee will be working to pull together some of their favorite things to do, eat, and see in Pittsburgh! Check back soon for more details.