Travel Info

Omni William Penn. Credit: Dave DiCello, VisitPittsburgh

The 49th annual NeMLA convention will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 12-15, 2018, at the Omni William Penn. Reserve your hotel room at the low NeMLA convention rate here. An additional hotel block at the nearby Westin Convention Center is also available.

NeMLA has also secured discounted rates for flights and transportation so you can enjoy the most out of Pittsburgh!

Discounted Flights with United Airlines

The Northeast Modern Language Association is happy to work with United Airlines to provide discounts for our 2018 convention attendees. To reserve with the discount codes, and to read all terms and conditions, please visit our airline web page.

Flying to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is about 18 miles from the Omni William Penn. Airlines serving PIT include Delta, Southwest, United, American, and Allegiant.

Discounted Airport Transportation courtesy SuperShuttle and ExecuCar

NeMLA and our friends at VisitPittsburgh have secured convention attendees a discount with the Pittsburgh Transportation Group for transportation to and from Pittsburgh International Airport courtesy of SuperShuttle and ExecuCar.

Click this link to book online with the exclusive discount code 6GPLV for $4.00 off your roundtrip SuperShuttle or $6.00 off your roundtrip ExecuCar Private Sedan. You also may enter the discount code 6GPLV when booking for either SuperShuttle or ExecuCar at

Discount valid between April 9-18, 2018. Gratuity not includedRegular rate to the Omni William Penn is $24.00 per person per one way trip for SuperShuttle or $63.00 per sedan per one way for ExecuCar sedan. NOTE: A $3.00 BOOKING FEE will apply to phone reservations that are booked by a reservation agent.

Shuttle service is available 24 hours. An appointment is needed after 6:00 PM. Shuttle reservations must be made 6 to 12 hours in advance.

Other Airport Transportation Rates

Below are estimated rates for travel from PIT to the hotel (as quoted by the Omni):

  • Taxi Service: Approximately $40
  • Private Car Service: $65-$70
  • 28x Airport Flyer: The fare is $3.75 between Oakland, Downtown Pittsburgh, Robinson Town Centre, and Pittsburgh International Airport. The fare is $2.50 between the West Busway, Downtown Pittsburgh, and Oakland.

Room & Ride Forum

The Graduate Student Caucus and the C.A.I.T.Y. Caucus are again hosting the Room and Ride Forum. Starting in Fall 2017, Caucus members who want to share the costs of traveling to or staying in Pittsburgh for the 2018 Convention may start here!

Post a thread or review others to find people who want to carpool or share a room. For those interested in reducing the cost of attending the convention, visit and join the forum at

Credit: Visit Pittsburgh / Roy Engelbrecht


Adjacent to the Omni William hotel is the light rail system, the T (Pittsburgh Metro System), which links all points of downtown Pittsburgh and Station Square. The metro is free in the downtown area, and its stops include:

  • Steel Plaza at One Mellon Center (the Omni William Penn hotel station)
  • Gateway Center
  • Wood Street
  • Station Square, located across the river, with entertainment, restaurants, and shopping

Getting Around Pittsburgh

What To Do In Pittsburgh

Sponsored Local Activities

At each year's convention, NeMLA sponsors activities in our local host city to show attendees all that the city has to offer, with cost of admission discounted for you thanks to NeMLA's sponsorship.