Building Change Logistics and County Bus information

Logistics for Building Change

Locations (linked to Google maps for driving directions):

Heinz History Center – Main event center
1212 Smallman St. in the Strip in downtown Pittsburgh  —

*Hampton Inn & Suites

*United Way of Allegheny County

*Please note that Smallman St. and Penn Ave are busy roads, please take caution when crossing and use the crosswalks.

Bus Schedules and Sign-Up:

Please click on the bus number below to see pick-up and drop-off times, specific locations, and to sign-up to be on the bus.

All buses are free, donations are appreciated.

Bus #1 Pick-Up
Indiana: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Kittanning: Park ‘n Ride near McDonalds at the Mall

Bus #2 Pick-Up
New Castle
Slippery Rock: Slippery Rock University
Butler: Butler County Community College

Bus #3 Pick-Up
Uniontown: Penn State University Fayette, Eberly Campus
Greensburg: Greengate Centre

Bus #4 Pick-Up
Washington: Washington and Jefferson College

Registration:

Registration to the Convergence includes full access to the Heinz History Center.

40 Need Based Scholarships are available per day.  Download the form clicking  here and return it to wpaterson@trcfwpa.org

Thursday Forums:

Please plan to register at the forum location and not in the Mueller Hall where all other registration will take place.

Check back soon for Forum locations

All other Events:

Registration will be set up in the entrance way to the Mueller Center on the 5th floor of the Heinz History Center.

Accessibility:

This event is fully wheel chair accessible.  Sign language will be provided at the main events in the Mueller Center.  Please note how we can better accommodate your needs on your registration.

Parking:

Parking is available on the street, meters are enforced.

We recommend parking at the 12th and Smallman St. parking lot located on the same side of the street as the Hampton Inn, there are parking lots further down at 13th and 15th Street.

See the Hienz History Center’s Parking guide linked here for more locations and information about rates.

There is a bus pull-in at the Heinz that can be used for picking up and dropping off.

Food:

Breakfast will be provided during the Convergence.
Please bring a reusable coffee mug and/or a cup for juice and water.

Lunch is available for purchase in Mixters Café on the first floor of the Heinz History Center.  Franktuary and Najaat’s Authentic Lebanese Cuisine will be setup in the 11th and Smallman parking lot closest to the Hampton Inn on Friday and Saturday from 11:00am – 2:00 pm.

Feel free to enjoy your lunch in the Social Justice Marketplace where there will be over 40 organizations to mingle with, the Mueller Center, the Hampton Inn, and on the First Floor of the Heinz History Center

Franktuary was born as a gourmet hot dog emporium, the restaurant boasts the best New York style franks in Pennsylvania, creatively topped with gourmet, regional condiments. Veggie dogs, house-seasoned pierogies, homemade soups, dairy-free smoothies, ice cream and fresh salads make Franktuary a destination for omnivores and vegetarians alike.

Dinner can be found at any of the excellent restaurants on the strip.  Click here for a restaurant guide.  Enjoy dinner with new found friends from the Convergence.  We are happy to help arrange regional dinner groups for those that are interested.