Welcome to Pittsburgh

The Steel City


See you soon in Pittsburgh!

Pittsburgh is a unique place, with plenty to offer visitors and residents alike. A city built on innovation, Pittsburgh continues to push the envelope with major contributions in technology, education, medicine and beyond.

But, more than Pittsburgh’s industries have changed—the skyline has been completely transformed, too!  Riverfronts are thoughtfully developed, utilized for recreation. Businesses look to the environment as an asset, not a challenge. 

Pittsburgh is a vibrant, mid-sized city that has a small-town feel. You’ve never met a place like this before!


Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh

Calvary Episcopal Church

315 Shady Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 661-0120

Accessible Parking 

  • There are seven spaces out front dedicated to handicapped parking. 

Accessible Entrance Doors

  • Parking Lot Entrance: Come through the double doors and there is an elevator to your left beyond the pillar. The level for the main sanctuary is D. 
  • Parking Circle Entrance: Ramp on the outside to a red door, and get direct access into the sanctuary. 

Take a virtual tour here.

East Liberty Presbyterian Church

East Liberty Presbyterian Church

116 S Highland Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 441-3800

Accessible Parking 

  • There are limited handicapped parking spaces on every street around the building.

Accessible Entrance Door 

  • Highland Entrance: The entrance on South Highland Avenue is the best entrance for handicapped accessibility


Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

616 N Highland Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 362-5610

Accessible Parking

  • There are a dozen designated handicapped parking spots. They are located in the visitors’ lot in front of Long Hall; next to the chapel’s driveway-side accessible entrance; behind the chapel; and near the breezeway entrance to Long Hall, where the Knox Room is located & McNaugher Hall, where Kadel Dining Room is located.

Accessible Entrance Doors

  • Accessible entrances to the chapel are on both sides of the chapel and are marked. The one on the driveway side leads directly to the elevator bay outside the lobby level. The one on the library side requires moving through a level office hallway. The elevator buttons are clearly labeled (Sanctuary, Office level, Lobby, Auditorium).
  • There are accessible restrooms in each building.

Campus Maps

View or download the full-size campus map here.

Take a virtual tour here.

Bus Transportation

For information on bus transportation in Pittsburgh, including fares and schedules, see https://www.rideprt.org/inside-Pittsburgh-Regional-Transit/rider-info/how-to-ride/how-to-ride-the-bus/ 

The closest stops to the venues are:  

East Liberty Presbyterian: Stop #3133 Penn + Highland 

Calvary Episcopal: Stop #3135 Highland + Alder 

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary: stop # 19412 Highland + Hays, stop # 20101 East Liberty + Highland 

Looking for the best route between two locations? Enter your starting location and destination, and this tool will give you the best route options: https://truetime.portauthority.org/map?selector=tripplanner


Hotel Bookings & Discounts

We are pleased to be working with Connections Housing once again for your hotel reservations. They compile a list of area hotels with courtesy blocks or discounted rates. The hotels offer a variety of prices and amenities. The rooms have been reserved at a special rate and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

This is by no means an exhaustive list of the hotels available to participants. Utilize all resources when looking for a hotel or vacation rental to fit your budget or expectations. A list of local hotels can be found at Visit Pittsburgh. Additionally, you can all use the many travel sites to look for the best option, such as Airbnb or Kayak.

Festival Staff & Connections Housing

Things to Do in Minneapolis

Minneapolis wasn’t built in a day. This dynamic, prosperous city is the current incarnation of its unique past – a history impacted by the region’s natural beauty, its original indigenous and immigrant residents and its fluid relationship with the mighty Mississippi River. Minneapolis combines the bustle of a big city with the intimacy of neighborhood life. Spring in Minnesota varies widely and weather may be glorious or erratic; but by May, flowers have pushed their way out of hibernation, trees blossom, gardens are planted and the city becomes colorful again. Find out what Minneapolis is all about!

-Courtesy of Meet Minneapolis