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2015 CLSA Convention

10/12/2015 to 10/15/2015
When: 10/12/2015
4:00 PM
Where: The Westin Convention Center
1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15222
United States

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The 77th Annual Convention will be hosted at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The convention will be held Monday, October 12 through Thursday, October 15, 2015 and will be preceded by Pre-Convention workshops on Sunday, October 11 and Monday morning, October 12. (Please note that workshops are held concurrently; registrants must make a choice between the two offerings.)

The theme for the 2015 convention is Church Structures Fifty Years After Vatican II: Present and Future.



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The General Convention will begin promptly at 4:00pm on Monday, October 12, with Opening Prayer and Welcome Remarks by Most Reverend David Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburgh. (Registration and exhibits will open at 1:00pm.)


The convention will conclude on Thursday morning, October 15, following the scheduled Major Address and Closing Remarks.


For a complete list of 2015 convention speakers, please click here. A full program schedule, including seminar designations and times, is available here.


 Registrant Type
 Early Bird Special Before 9/4
 Regular Fees After 9/4
 Active/Associate Member
 $400  $450  
 Student Member
 $325  $375  
 Non-CLSA Member
 $450  $500  
 Pre-Convention Registrant
 $275  $325  


Registration fees include access to convention materials as well as entrance to all presentations; the cocktail reception on Monday; the continental breakfast Tuesday through Thursday; the buffet lunch Tuesday; and a banquet dinner Wednesday night. Early Bird Registration ends September 4, 2015.




The 2015 Convention will be held at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh, 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. The room rate for attendees is $164 for a standard king or (2) double beds. Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes. Guests may check-in at 3:00pm, and check-out is at 12:00pm.

To reserve hotel rooms, please phone (412) 560-6365. Attendees are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible; discounted room rates are only secured until September 4, 2015. Please book as early as possible to ensure your choice of room.


The Westin Convention Center is located 19 miles from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Convenient options for transport between airport and hotel include SuperShuttle ($24 one-way/$46 round-trip), Yellow Cab Company (approx. $45 one-way), and the Airport Flyer Bus ($3.25 one-way). Please note: The bus operates between the airport and the downtown area every 20 minutes. Its closest drop-off is at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and Wood Street, a short walk from the hotel (0.2 miles away).

Pittsburgh’s Union Station, home to Amtrak train service, is located across the street from the hotel and within walking distance.


Under separate management than the Westin Convention Center, the parking garage is conveniently located underneath the hotel at the main entrance. Both self-parking ($22) and valet parking ($26) are available at overnight rates for vehicles up to six feet. Please contact the hotel for more details.


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