29th Annual Workshop & Retreat
November 6 - 8, 2023

INFO & Agenda


    2023 RETREAT RESOURCES - Event talks, posters, and videos - coming soon

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


Monday, November 6: Omni Bedford Springs Resort
Morning - Registration & Continental Breakfast (8:30 am), Welcome, Guest Speakers and Industry Poster Session
Afternoon - Workshop Talks
Evening - Poster Session and Reception
Tuesday, November 7: Omni Bedford Springs Resort

Morning - Workshop Talks
Afternoon - Social Activities and Workshop Talks
Evening - Poster Session and Reception
Wednesday, November 8: Omni Bedford Springs Resort
Morning - Workshop Talks
Afternoon - Lunch and Feedback Session


The entire PDL Retreat will occur at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford Springs, PA, beginning the morning of Nov 6 and concluding the afternoon of Nov 8. Attendees are responsible for reserving their hotel rooms at the retreat venue, and should do so no later than October 13 to ensure availability and pricing. Most guests should book a room for a Nov 5 arrival and Nov 8 departure. To make your reservations, contact the Omni Bedford springs using this link or by calling +1-888-444-6664 and referencing "PDL Retreat" to access the special rate for the room block.


The Omni Bedford Springs resort is located in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania, just outside of the historic town of Bedford Springs. The hotel's physical address is 2138 Business 220, Bedford, Pennsylvania, 15522 (map to the property).

You may decide, based on scheduling and available flights that flying into an airport other than Pittsburgh International suits your plans better. Here is an overview map of directions and driving times from the five airports nearest to the Bedford Springs Resort.

Transportation AND Parking

Retreat attendees should plan on being present at the Omni Bedford Springs for an 8:30am start on Monday, Nov. 6.

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

If you are renting a car and driving from a regional airport, you can either self park at the Omni, or use their complimentary valet parking service.

Car Services

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

Airport Sedan Service (Larry Waite)
Advance reservations are required
Contact Larry Waite, 412-401-LIMO (5466)

Uber Pittsburgh

More information.



If you plan on extending your stay and visiting Pittsburgh before or after the retreat, the following hotels are located near CMU. Please feel free to contact any of these hotels and ask for the CMU rate, though your corporate rate may be better.:

Hilton Garden Inn - University Place
3454 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
Phone: (412) 683-2040
FAX: (412) 688-1986
Rates on inquiry, parking extra
Hampton Inn - University Center
3315 Hamlet Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
Phone: 412-681-1000
FAX: 412-681-3022
Rates on inquiry, parking extra
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15213
Phone: 412-682-6200
FAX: 412-681-4749
Rates on inquiry, parking extra
Mention: CMU Visitor
Residence Inn Pittsburgh - Oakland/ University Place
3341 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-621-5600
Rates on inquiry, parking extra
Mention: CMU Visitor



    Director, Parallel Data Lab

    Executive Director, Parallel Data Lab

    PDL Administrative Manager
    VOICE: (412) 268-6716