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The Conference Center at UPJ: A Breath of Fresh Air




Whether your next event is a conference, training session, banquet or corporate meeting, The Conference Center at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is truly a breath of fresh air!  The campus is located just 60 miles east of Pittsburgh and sits high above the city of Johnstown in a quiet suburban location.  UPJ is located on over 650 acres of beautiful woodlands in the Laurel highlands of Western Pennsylvania. This mountain setting allows guests an introspective environment, with secluded walking trails and gorgeous fieldstone architecture.  While the nearby suburban sprawl of Richland offers a multitude of dining options, entertainment, shopping and recreational activities.  While visiting Johnstown, guests can also plan to visit to the Johnstown Flood Museum and the nearby Flight 93 Memorial.

While on the UPJ campus, guests will be treated to distinguished customer service.  The Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors (ACCED-I) has named the Conference Center at UPJ as a Leader for Best Practices in One-Stop-Shop Service.  ACCED-I’s One-Stop Shop is the industry’s premier resource for identifying campus venues that provide a certified one-stop shop, the most efficient and customer-friendly way a planner can secure services.  The Conference Center at UPJ has also been given the Outstanding Institutional Achievement Award of the Association of Conference and Event Directors – International (ACED-I).  This award recognizes significant achievement in the collegiate conference industry for long-term outstanding conference and events management.  Customer Service is a trademark of the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown.

The Conference Center at Pitt-Johnstown features several distinct meeting facilities, which lend a variety of options to create the right atmosphere for any event.  Facilities are available year round and can accommodate groups from 10 to 2,400 guests.  The centerpiece of the campus event venues is the Living Learning Center, which offers excellent meeting and dining options and is connected to a 400-bed residence complex with A/C rooms, private bathrooms, and a 24-hour front desk.  Adjacent to the Living Learning Center is the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, with a seating capacity for 1,000 attendees; this theater is the perfect location for larger conferences and corporate meetings.  Additional facilities on campus include: a health & wellness complex, computer labs, high tech classrooms, meeting rooms, ballrooms, a gorgeous chapel and an additional 1,500 beds, all located in newly built or recently renovated residence halls.

Special events require an extraordinary menu, and with the professional catering staff at UPJ, this is not only possible, but is also affordable!  UPJ is dedicated to creating menus that will meet and exceed every guest’s dining experience.  Menu flexibility is readily available, ensuring that every bite is as delicious as it is unique, and menus can be specifically tailored for special requests or dietary considerations.  And, unlike many hotels, that continue to raise prices to keep up with economic demand, the Conference Center at UPJ has lowered their catering prices for 2013, all while still providing the highest-quality delicious menu options and their unmatched professional service.

The Conference Services Department at UPJ offers tremendous customer service for every guest in a convenient location, with excellent meeting facilities, comfortable accommodations, and delicious menu options.  Guests can take a breath of fresh air, knowing that The Conference Center at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown guarantees that every aspect, of every event, will be a complete success.
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