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Unique Venues Annual Member Conference October 16-18, 2017
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh PA

A City That Knows How To Win: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh continues rise to the top of cities worth visiting. Recently named one of the "Best Places to Travel in 2016" by Travel + Leisure, rated the nation's "No. 1 Food City" by Zagat and named among the "Top Destinations on the Rise" by TripAdvisor, it's easy to see why everyone's talking about Pittsburgh. Outstanding attractions and amenities, award-winning restaurants and world-class accommodations are among the biggest draws. Add to that the friendly people, affordability and walkability, you've got the perfect recipe for an ideal getaway. 

2017 Conference Highlights

  • All educational meetings & sessions held at Heinz Field.
  • Headquarter hotel within walking distance of Heinz, includes complimentary breakfast.
  • Registration free for all members.
  • Includes all sessions, meet up reception, 2 luncheons, member appreciation party, tour of Heinz Field.
  • Annual Best of Awards & recognition presentation.

The UVAMC Schedule

Dates and Times

Monday, Oct. 16
9:30am - 4:00pm 3 Venue Tours and City Tour - (Optional)
5:30pm Pre-Game Tailgate Meet Up
Tuesday, Oct. 17
6:30am-8:00am Breakfast at Springhill Suites by Marriott for Hotel Guests
8:30am-9:00am Registration with Coffee
9:00am-9:15am UV Team Welcome
9:15am–11:00am Session 1
10:15am-10:30am Break
11:00am-11:40am Unique Venues Special Programs and NEW Benefits
11:45am-1:00pm Lunch of Champions (BEST OF Awards)
1:15pm-2:15pm Tour of Heinz Field
2:30pm-4:30pm Session 2
4:30pm-5:00pm Game Day Wrap Up
6:00pm-8:00pm Season Ticket Holder Bash - Tequila Cowboy
Wednesday, Oct. 18
6:30am-8:30am Breakfast at Springhill Suites by Marriott for Hotel Guests
9:00am-11:45am Session 3
10:00-10:15am Break
12:00pm-1:00pm Post Game Roundup Luncheon

Appreciation | Education | Recognition

UVAMC Venues Tour

Every year, Unique Venues holds a tour of venues in the city where our Annual Member Conference is being held. The tour was sold out last year so make sure you sign up quickly so you don't miss out!   We’ve got a great line-up of Pittsburgh venues to tour. The tour will conclude with a city tour, complete with a ride on the historic Pittsburgh incline plane. The fall foliage should be in full swing so this will be an exciting way to view downtown Pittsburgh!

Join us on Monday, October 16 beginning at 9:30am and concluding at 4:00pm. Cost of the tour is $30. If you are interested, plan ahead by booking your arrival for 10/15. Add this optional venue tour to your registration or call 866-266-6857.
  • Get a behind the scene glimpse into three venues'  operations
  • Network with other non-traditional meeting/event professionals
  • Gain new ideas that you can take home and implement

Pre-Game Tailgate Meet Up

Join us for a  pre-game tailgate Monday evening to meet, mingle and catch up with other UV members.
Monday, October 16 at 5:30pm at Springhill Suites by Marriott lobby.

VIP Season Ticket Holder Bash

You’re invited to be our guest at our member appreciation party!

Join us at Tequila Cowboy on Tuesday, October 17th from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
  • DJ/Dancing
  • Drinks and Munchies
  • Bull Riding Competition
  • Prizes and more!!

Heinz Field

Home of the Six-Time Super Bowl Champions Pittsburgh Steelers and the University of Pittsburgh Panthers, Heinz Field is an extension of the teams’ excellence on the playing field and they pride themselves on the highest level of customer service. Their exceptional service and attention to detail are second to none. They offer the most unique event space in Pittsburgh. This world-class facility overlooks the rivers, the city skyline and the playing field while maintaining an elegant atmosphere. Located on the North Shore and only minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh, this convenient location makes for an ideal setting for any type of event. Heinz Field is located just a few blocks from UV's Headquarter Hotel, Springhill Suites by Marriott. Walk to our meetings and luncheons or take the hotel's complimentary shuttle.


Travel in style at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pittsburgh North Shore, the hotel that seamlessly blends design and functionality offering the modern amenities you need to stay refreshed and focused. Spacious suites and vibrant lobbies offer flexible spaces perfect for working, meeting or relaxing in Pittsburgh. Take the stress out of travel with free-Wi-Fi, our relaxing pool and fitness center. Enjoy our complimentary new breakfast with fresh choices for a customized start to your day – like eggs with salsa or Greek yogurt and oatmeal complete with a topping bar for a variety of options. For the sports fans we’re perfectly situated across the street from PNC Park, a half -mile from Heinz Field and just one mile from Consol Energy Center. Try your luck at The Rivers Casino with slots and table games. On-site parking available for $25 per night maximum of one vehicle per room. The Springhill Suites by Marriott North Shore offers a free shuttle within a select 3-mile area.

*CALL 412-323-9005  and tell them you are with Unique Venues to book your discounted room ($159/room night). Discounted rate available through 10/1/17 as long as rooms are available.

*The group room block is expected to sell out, so please don't delay in booking your room. 


Airlines Serving Pittsburgh:
AirCanada Delta Porter WOW Air
Allegiant Frontier Southwest SPIRIT
American Airlines JetBlue Southern Airways Express  
Condor OneJet United  
  • Supershuttle/ExecuCar – A discount code will be available to those that wish to book a SuperShuttle or ExecuCar for transportation from and to the Pittsburgh International Airport. One way fare between airport and downtown (approximately $27 without discount)
  • zTrip – A discount code will be available to those that wish to use zTrip while you are out and about in Pittsburgh!
  • Uber/Lyft – Transportation networking companies Uber and Lyft are now authorized to pick up and drop off passengers at Pittsburgh International Airport.
  • Port Authority Transportation – One-way between the airport and downtown is $3.25 (exact change required). Passengers are responsible for handling their bags when getting on and off the vehicle


Registration for UVAMC 2017 is now open. Space is limited. Register today!

REGISTERED MEMBERS: If you are not able to attend the Unique Venues Annual Marketing Conference after you have registered, please let us know before September 30, 2017. Canceling before the deadline allows us to open additional spots  to  other UV members. If you do not cancel your registration, you will be charged a cancellation fee of $50.00 to cover non-recoverable expenses.
Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110