Pittsburgh National College Fair

  • Event Details:

    David L.Lawrence Convention Center

    1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222


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  • Fair Hours:

    Thursday, February 08, 2018 to Friday, February 09, 2018

    February 08, 2018
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    February 08, 2018
    6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    February 09, 2018
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Contact Us:

    Need more information?
    E-mail or call: 703/299-6856.

Exhibitor Information

David L. Lawrence Convention Center 
Hall B
1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Fair Hours:
Thursday, February 8, 2018
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday, February 9, 2017
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Transportation, Directions and Parking:
Find Directions and Parking Information for the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.  Additional Parking Information, including what parking is available in the local area and convention center garage, can be found here. It is updated to the minute and useful in case the garage becomes full.

Need more information?
E-mail or or call: 703/299-6856.

Fair Set-up Hours:
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
7 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Estimated Attendance: 11,500

All vehicles can access Ft. Duquesne Boulevard via the 10th Street bypass. The loading/unloading entrance is located on Ft. Duquesne Boulevard, between 9th and 10th Streets.

Exposition Services provided by:
APA Exposition Services, 412/681-3110,

Exhibitor Kit

Shipping Information: 
Authorized Shipping Address:
Institution Name/Booth Number
Pittsburgh National College Fair
February 8-9, 2018
C/O APA Exposition Services
20 – 39th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Material Handling Charge: *
Shipping is $68.00 + PA sales tax, per 100 lbs (minimum is 200 lbs). Advanced freight will not be accepted without the Material Handling Authorization and Payment Policy Forms on file with APA, Inc. Tax-exempt organizations must have a PA tax exemption certificate on file for tax credits.
*Rates are subject to change. Contact APA Exposition Services for current forms and rates at 412/681-3110 or email.

Shipping Deadline: All materials must be received by Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

Electrical Service:
Electrical services are supplied exclusively through the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Order forms are available here.

Host Hotel:
The Westin Convention Center Hotel
1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412/281-3700 or 800/WESTIN1
The hotel is located 17 miles from Pittsburgh International Airport. The Westin Convention Center Hotel is connected via enclosed skywalk to the convention center. 

Rate: $164 Single/Double
Deadline: Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 5 p.m. EST
Call in reservations or us NACAC's personalized reservation link to receive the NACAC rate.

Contact Information:
For more information regarding this National College Fair, email Jason Smith or call at 703/299-6856.


Promote this Fair!

Thank you for your interest in NACAC’s National College Fairs. We encourage you to share these materials on your websites, social media (#nacacfairs) and in person with the students and families you serve. Thank you for your support! ​​



Busing Information

An excellent opportunity for your students to explore career and college options is soon approaching. NACAC would like to invite you to explore how your students could attend the Pittsburgh National College Fair.

●If your school will be providing bus transportation for students to the fair, please register your school for the Pittsburgh National College Fair here, by February 2, 2018. The email you register is the one we will use for all future communications – including parking and bus dismissal procedures. Be sure to use an email for one of people who will be attending the fair with your students.

●For safety reasons, it is imperative that you register your school. Schools that come and have not registered will have to do so on site – so we know who is in the building. Schools who come to the fair, without registering through this site, will register before the students enter the college fair.

●Again this year – the electronic confirmation (including directions and parking information) will be sent on February 5th. If you complete the registration, and get the pop up confirmation, YOU ARE REGISTERED. Sending the later confirmation helps us to have a better understanding of the volume of traffic.


Onsite Locator Guide

Download the onsite locator guide. This guide includes the colleges and universities that will be attending the fair and an exhibit hall map of where you can find them.

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