Frequently Asked Questions about Workshops

Where are the workshops held?
All workshops are held at Printing Industries of America headquarters, 301 Brush Creek Rd, Warrendale, PA 15086. Printing Industries is located in a suburb of Pittsburgh. Directions to Printing Industries headquarters can be found here.

What does the registration fee include?

  • Daily workshop sessions
  • Lunch each day
  • Shuttle service to and from the DoubleTree Hotel and Printing Industries each day and to the airport immediately following class on the final day
  • Workshop materials
  • Access to all the expertise within our walls during your stay

Is there a group discount?
Register three people or more for one workshop and receive a 15% discount off each registration. For groups above five, contact us to discuss the benefits of custom training.

Is there a smoking policy at Printing Industries?
The Printing Industries of America building and grounds have been designated nonsmoking. No smoking is permitted in or outside the facility. Please extinguish all smoking material before exiting your vehicle in the parking lot.

Where should I stay?
Printing Industries’ host hotel, the DoubleTree Pittsburgh City Center,is the place to stay. A special discounted rate of $131 per night is available to all workshop attendees, on a first-come, first-reserved basis until the room block is full. To receive the discounted rate, contact the DoubleTree directly at 412-281-5800 and mention that you’ll be a guest of Printing Industries of America. Note: One-, two-, and three-bedroom suites are also available at special pricing. For more information about the DoubleTree Pittsburgh City Center, visit www.pittsburghcitycenter.doubletree.com.

What airport do I fly into?
Pittsburgh International Airport offers several carriers, including discount airlines. The hotel is approximately 30 minutes from the airport, as is Printing Industries of America headquarters. You will need to be at the airport 1½–2 hours prior to your flight.

How do I get from the airport to the DoubleTree?
Arriving guests can choose between shuttle bus, taxi, and rental cars.  Shuttle bus transportation may be the most convenient and economical.   

How should I dress while attending a workshop?
Attire is casual. Dress comfortably! If you are attending a hands-on press-related workshop, please dress accordingly.

Do I need to rent a car?
No, the shuttle service is the easiest way to travel to Printing Industries, and Pittsburgh is a “walking city.” You’ll have access to lots of activity and restaurants in the evening. The DoubleTree offers free shuttle service within the downtown area. Taxi/limo service is also available.

Will parking be validated at the DoubleTree?
No, we regret that we will not be able to validate your parking. As in many major cities, parking is expensive and limited. We suggest that you take advantage of the free shuttle services.

May I audiotape or videotape the workshop?
No, we do not allow audio or videotaping. However, some of our conferences are available on CD.

What are the substitution, cancellation, and no-show policies?
Substitutions are allowed. Cancellations are subject to the following terms and conditions:

  • Full refund will be granted if cancellation is received in writing by email (by clicking here) or fax (412-741-2311) 14 days prior to beginning of workshop.
  • Cancellation fee of 50% will be assessed for cancellations received less than 14 days before the workshop begins.
  • No refunds for failure to attend.

Can I make a special meal request?
If you have dietary or religious restrictions, we will make every effort to accommodate you. Please note that any meals requiring additional fees to prepare will be paid for by the attendee.

Published on Thursday, January 31, 2008 (updated 06/06/2016)

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