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The IFEA Annual Convention & Expo, presented by atVenu, is heading to Pittsburgh!


Presenting Sponsor of the IFEA Convention & Expo. 

Pittsburgh stands as the perfect host city for the upcoming IFEA Convention & Expo, presented by atVenu, offering attendees a captivating mix of history, culture, recreation, and celebration. Renowned as both the "Steel City" and the "City of Bridges," Pittsburgh's skyline reflects its industrial legacy, adorned by picturesque spans over the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers.

The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, centrally located, ensures convenience for convention attendees to explore iconic landmarks. Attendees can enjoy breathtaking views from the Duquesne Incline, delve into the city's industrial past at the Carnegie Science Center, or pay homage to the legendary pop artist Andy Warhol at the museum dedicated to his legacy.

Beyond cultural exploration, Pittsburgh offers a wealth of recreational activities for delegates seeking to unwind. Adjacent to the Wyndham Grand, Point State Park, nestled at the confluence of the three rivers, provides a serene escape. Attendees can explore trails, take a boat ride, or simply savor the cityscape views. Sports enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the spirited atmosphere of a Pittsburgh Steeler's game at Acrisure Stadium (Heinz Field) set against the backdrop of the city.

For those seeking culinary delights, Pittsburgh is a haven for foodies. The city's culinary scene is a melting pot of flavors, featuring diverse cuisines that cater to every palate. From traditional Pittsburgh-style sandwiches to upscale dining experiences, the gastronomic delights of the city are sure to leave a lasting impression.

Pittsburgh's commitment to sustainability and innovation has earned it recognition as a top destination, with accolades such as being named a "Best Places to Visit" by National Geographic Traveler (2022), one of the top 25 Most Fun Cities in America for 2024; #3 Sports City by WalletHub (2023); one of the 50 best places to travel in 2023 by Travel + Leisure; and one of the top 10 destinations to visit with the kids in 2023 by USA Today!

Boasting a unique blend of history, art, outdoor adventures, and culinary delights, Pittsburgh emerges as an ideal destination for the IFEA Convention, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

Have Some Time On Your Hands Before or After the Convention? Check Out Some of the Area Attractions.

  • Point State Park: Relax in this urban oasis at the confluence of three rivers, featuring walking trails and the iconic fountain. Learn more
  • Duquesne Incline: Take a historic cable car ride for panoramic views of the city and its three rivers. Learn more
  • Andy Warhol Museum: Explore the extensive collection of pop art by the iconic Pittsburgh native at this world-renowned museum. Learn more
  • Carnegie Science Center: Engage in interactive exhibits and enjoy educational displays on science and technology. Learn more
  • Heinz History Center: Discover Western Pennsylvania's rich history through engaging exhibits and artifacts. Learn more
  • Strip District: Explore this vibrant neighborhood known for its markets, specialty stores, and diverse culinary offerings. Learn more
  • Market Square: Experience the heart of downtown Pittsburgh with a variety of shops, restaurants, and events. Learn more
  • Gateway Clipper Fleet: Enjoy a scenic river cruise for a unique perspective of the city. Learn more
  • Nicknamed the City of Champions , it's no surprise that Pittsburgh is a top football destination. Check out our Pittsburgh Steelers and Acrisure Stadium guide for every football fan. Learn More
  • Cathedral of Learning: Visit the University of Pittsburgh's iconic Gothic Revival skyscraper and its Nationality Rooms. Learn more
  • Randyland: Immerse yourself in the vibrant and colorful outdoor art installation in the North Side. Learn more
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium: Delight in a day of animal encounters with a wide array of species. Learn more
  • Benedum Center for the Performing Arts: Enjoy a live performance or show in this historic and ornate theater. Learn more
  • Byham Theater: Experience cultural performances, concerts, and theatrical productions in this beautifully restored venue. Learn more
  • Wood Street Galleries: Explore contemporary art exhibitions in a unique gallery space within the Cultural District. Learn more
  • Arcade Comedy Theater: Laugh out loud with improv and comedy shows at this intimate and entertaining venue. Learn more
  • Pennsylvania Trolley Museum: Take a step back in time with a visit to this museum showcasing vintage trolleys and railway history. Learn more
  • Mattress Factory: Immerse yourself in contemporary art installations in this avant-garde museum. Learn more
  • David L. Lawrence Convention Center: Attend events, conferences, and exhibitions in this modern and environmentally friendly venue. Learn more
  • Smithfield Street Bridge: Walk across this historic bridge for picturesque views of downtown Pittsburgh and the Monongahela River. Learn more
  • Bicycle Heaven: Explore the world's largest bicycle museum and bike shop with an extensive collection. Learn more
  • Pittsburgh Cultural District: Stroll through this vibrant area filled with theaters, galleries, and cultural venues. Learn more
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: Admire stunning botanical displays and themed gardens in this historic conservatory. Learn more
  • Kayak on the Three Rivers: Enjoy a unique perspective of Pittsburgh with a kayak adventure on the rivers. Learn more
  • Heinz Hall: Enjoy classical music performances by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in this elegant concert hall. Learn more
  • Pittsburgh Public Theater: Experience high-quality theatrical productions in this iconic downtown theater. Learn more
  • Cultural Trust Galleries: Admire contemporary art exhibitions in the rotating galleries managed by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Learn more
  • PNC Park: Although baseball season is over, PNC Park is a picturesque stadium along the Allegheny River. Learn more
  • Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh: Experience authentic German cuisine and beer in this lively beer hall with a festive atmosphere. Learn more
  • Monongahela Incline: Experience another classic incline for breathtaking views of Pittsburgh's skyline. Learn more

Looking for Somewhere to Eat? Check Out Some of These Great Eateries.

  • Downtown Pittsburgh Restaurant Map
  • 3 Rivers Restaurant and Lounge: Located in the Wyndham Grand, this upscale eatery offers a delectable array of culinary treats by fusing local traditional cuisine of Pittsburgh with modern American tastes and techniques. Learn More.
  • Eleven Contemporary Kitchen: A sophisticated eatery offering a modern American menu with a focus on seasonal ingredients. Learn more
  • Meat & Potatoes: A trendy gastropub known for its inventive dishes, craft cocktails, and a cozy ambiance. Learn more
  • The Capital Grille: A classic steakhouse featuring dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and an extensive wine list. Learn more
  • Sienna Mercato: An Italian-inspired three-story restaurant with a rooftop beer garden, offering diverse dining experiences. Learn more
  • Tako: A vibrant spot serving creative and flavorful Latin-inspired dishes with a focus on tacos and tequila. Learn more
  • Cioppino Restaurant and Cigar Bar: A fine dining seafood and chop house offering a sophisticated menu and a cozy cigar bar. Learn more
  • Butcher and the Rye: A whiskey-focused gastropub featuring an extensive selection of bourbons and an inventive menu. Learn more
  • The Commoner: Located in Hotel Monaco, this brasserie-style restaurant offers classic American dishes with a modern twist. Learn more
  • Pork & Beans: A barbecue joint known for its delicious smoked meats, inventive sides, and a casual atmosphere. Learn more
  • The Foundry Table & Tap: A rustic-chic restaurant specializing in comfort food, craft beers, and a welcoming ambiance. Learn more
  • Gaucho Parrilla Argentina: A popular spot for Argentinean-style wood-fired meats and flavorful empanadas. Learn more
  • Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room: A casual eatery offering wood-fired pizzas, craft beers, and a relaxed atmosphere. Learn more
  • Morton's The Steakhouse: A classic steakhouse known for its prime steaks, seafood, and elegant dining experience. Learn more
  • Täkō: A vibrant taco joint serving creative and flavorful Latin-inspired dishes with a modern twist. Learn more
  • Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille: A seafood restaurant offering fresh Alaskan seafood and a lively atmosphere. Learn more
  • Cafe du Jour: A cozy French-American bistro known for its locally sourced ingredients and seasonal menu. Learn more
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House: A renowned steakhouse chain offering prime cuts of beef and an elegant dining experience. Learn more
  • Vallozzi's Pittsburgh: An upscale Italian restaurant known for its handmade pasta, classic dishes, and elegant setting. Learn more
  • The Melting Pot: A fondue restaurant offering a unique dining experience with a variety of cheese and chocolate fondues. Learn more
  • Braddock's Pittsburgh Brasserie: Located in the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, this brasserie-style restaurant offers a menu inspired by local ingredients. Learn more
  • The Warren Bar & Burrow: A trendy spot offering craft cocktails, small plates, and a unique underground bar experience. Learn more


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