28th Almost Annual Workshop & Retreat
November 7 - 9, 2022

INFO & Agenda


    2022 RETREAT RESOURCES - Event talks, posters, and videos - coming soon

    (Industry attendees, contact your Liaison for the username/password or for more information)


A detailed agenda is still being determined, but it will be much like prior PDL Retreats (minus Monday morning bus ride and location change). See the 2019 PDL Retreat Agenda for an example of what things will look like.

Monday, November 7: Omni William Penn, Pittsburgh
Morning - Registration & Continental Breakfast (8:30 am), Welcome, Guest Speakers and Industry
              Poster Session
Afternoon - Workshop Talks
Evening - Poster Session and Reception
Tuesday, November 8: Omni William Penn, Pittsburgh

Morning - Workshop Talks
Afternoon - Social Activities and Workshop Talks
Evening - Poster Session and Reception
Wednesday, November 9: Omni William Penn, Pittsburgh
Morning - Workshop Talks
Afternoon - Lunch and Feedback Session


The entire PDL Retreat will occur at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. Industry guests should book their room for all nights needed, using this link or by calling +1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-633) and referencing "PDL Retreat" to access the special rate for the room block.


The Omni William Penn Hotel is centrally located in downtown Pittsburgh, PA. The hotel's physical address is 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15219.


Retreat parking will be at the Omni William Penn parking facility. There are several options if you are driving your own vehicle.

There is a charge for both self- and valet-parking:

Self-parking: Self-parking is offered in the Mellon Square parking garage located across from the hotel. There are no in/out privileges for this lot.The current self-parking rate is $20.00 per vehicle, per night weekdays and $6.00 on weekends. (Prices may vary).

Valet-parking: Valet parking is available to overnight guests daily. The current overnight valet rate is $38.00, including in/out priveleges. Please note that valet can park only standard size vehicles; no oversize vehicles can be accommodated.


There are several options available for getting to and from the retreat hotel and the airport. Please make your own transportation arrangements from the airport to your hotel.

Uber Pittsburgh - learn more

Uber is a mobile application that connects you with a driver at the push of a button.Drivers arrive curbside in just minutes, and you can track the arrival of your ride. Payment is seamlessly billed to your credit card, PayPal account, or Google Wallet at the end of your trip—no need to tip.

You can download the Uber app using the following links:
iTunes App Store, Google Play Store, or Blackberry App World.

Limousine Service

Airport Sedan Service (Larry Waite)
Advance reservations are required, ~$60 each way
Contact Larry Waite, 412-401-LIMO (5466)

Gateway Limo
Rates: $60 from the airport to Downtown, Oakland, Shadyside, and Squirrel Hill (sedan). The rate for a van, a 14 passenger vehicle, is $78.00 per hour. Mention CMU when making a reservation.
Call the office at 412-782-5800 or 1-800-390-1222 (phones answered 24/7) for reservations.
Email: amydemeri@comcast.net

Harper's Transportation
Harper1084@verizon.net - 412-531-1940

Classy Cab – SUV cabs
Phone 412-322-5080
Fax 412-322-5085

Rental Car available at the airport from all the major companies.

Taxi Service (approximately $50 each way)

  • Yellow Cab: 412-321-8100
  • Cab Service: 412-855-4484

Supershuttle - book online

  • Shared van - $35.55 each way, $9 per additional passenger
  • Private van - $115.55 each way
  • Executive sedan - $73 each way


    Director, Parallel Data Lab
    VOICE: (412) 268-1297

    Executive Director, Parallel Data Lab
    VOICE: (412) 268-5485

    PDL Administrative Manager
    VOICE: (412) 268-6716