FGS 2017: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Skyline

Downtown Pittsburgh offers a wide variety of dining options with over 90 restaurants within a 15-minute walk of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The 14-square block Cultural District, located between the DLLCC and Stanwix Street includes over 90 retail shops, eight public parks, and a dozen art galleries. More information is available at VisitPittsburgh.

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLLCC)

Located at 1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd in downtown Pittsburgh, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center offers a panoramic view of the Allegheny River and several of the city’s bridges. Conference sessions and luncheons will be held on the 3rd and 4th floors. Registration and the exhibit hall will be located on the 2nd floor.

A 700-car parking garage is available at the DLLCC with entrances and exits on 10th Street and 11th Street on the east side of the building. Click here for rates and other details about parking.

Visit the DLLCC website for additional information.


DLLCC has a few wheelchairs available free for use in the conference center on a first-come, first-served basis from the security desk in the East Lobby. Scooter and wheelchair rental is available from the Pittsburgh Wheelchair Exchange. Information about accessibility around the city is available from VisitPittsburgh.

Registrants with special needs requirements as outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must notify FGS in writing of their special needs by July 15, 2017. Send requirements to Federation of Genealogical Societies, PO Box 200940, Austin, Texas 78720-0940 or email FGS at registration@fgs.org

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