Conference Venues

Venues for Midwest UX 2015 are located on the Northside of Pittsburgh. This city neighborhood has a mix of businesses and shops, and it’s also just a short distance from downtown hot spots, cultural amenities, and our conference hotel. There are a number of transportation options for further exploration of the city.

View a map of the conference venues, the hotels, and the reception locations; or learn about ways to get around at the conference including walking, biking, and ride sharing.


Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
Located conveniently close to MWUX15 venues, this hotel also resides within Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. The Renaissance Pittsburgh offers valet and off-site parking for a fee as well as on-site dining, a fitness center and views of the city’s iconic skyline. Reserve your room at $189/night. There are a limited number of rooms and this special rate is only available until September 4, 2015.

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The New Hazlett Theater
Built in 1889, the New Hazlett Theater has a long history of changing with the times, much like the city of Pittsburgh itself. It’s been a music hall, a library, a sanctuary, a hub for the arts. And come October, this thriving and active community gem will be the primary venue for MWUX15. We can’t wait for you to see it.


The Grand Hall at the Priory
It’s not every conference venue that has 80-foot high rolling barrel vaults and arches, massive wooden front doors, and intricate stained glass … but that’s the Grand Hall at the Priory, which will host one of our program tracks. Built as St. Mary’s Church in 1854 by German immigrants, the Grand Hall was for years at the center of Pittsburgh’s “Deutschtown” section before it was restored in the 1990s as an event facility. If you think the architecture is stirring, just wait until you hear our MWUX15 speakers.


The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
No matter your age, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh delights and inspires. Named one of the nation’s top 10 children’s museums by Parents magazine, this unique venue connects two historic buildings, a post office and planetarium, in what’s now a green-certified facility whose entrance is screened by a shimmering wind sculpture. What, you were expecting a conference center?


Carnegie Mellon University
To the world, Carnegie Mellon is a leader in science, engineering and technology education and research. To us, CMU’s campus in the bustling Oakland neighborhood is a cornerstone of Pittsburgh’s intellectual and business economies, and it is an engine within our design community. MWUX15 attendees will learn by doing at the Cohon University Center, which offers top-notch spaces, facilities, and amenities for workshops.




By reputation, we’re the “Steel City.” Damn proud of it, too. But Pittsburgh today is hardly defined by that heritage alone. We’ve got a stunning skyline, a trove of cultural gems, and a thriving economy of educators, caregivers, and pixel workers.

We’re a city where blue collar meets white, where pride in family and neighborhood form the bedrock of everything we do. Long a gateway to the Midwest, Pittsburgh shares that quintessential regional work ethic — progress is hard-fought, and there are no shortcuts. We didn’t get here overnight.

We’re proud to host Midwest UX 2015, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our city.