Pittsburgh National College Fair

  • Event Details:

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


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  • Fair Hours:

    Thursday, February 09, 2017 to Friday, February 10, 2017

    February 09, 2017
    9 a.m. to noon

    February 09, 2017
    6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    February 10, 2017
    9 a.m. to noon

  • Directions and Parking:

    Find Directions and Parking information for the David L. Lawrence Convention Center:
    Information about what parking is available in the local area, including the convention center garage is available online.  It is updated to the minute and useful in case the garage becomes full.

    Flying into Pittsburgh? Book your Super Shuttle transportation online using the discount code: NACAC and save 10%.

  • Contact Us:

    Need more information?
    E-mail or or call: 703/299-6823.

Exhibitor Information

Fair Set-up Hours:
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
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,

Shipping Information:
Material Handling Form

Authorized Shipping Address:
Institution Name/Booth Number
Pittsburgh National College Fair
February 9-10, 2017
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 by email.

Shipping Deadline: All materials must be received by Friday, February 3, 2017

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

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.  Westin recently merged with Marriott hotels and Marriott reward points can be earned by booking at this hotel.

Rate: $164 Single/$184 Double
Deadline: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Call in reservations or click on the link to receive the NACAC rate.

NACAC has a long standing relationship with the Tribune-Review, the printer of our onsite guide.  This guide is distributed to their readership community, as well as made available for the attendees at the fair.  If you would like to purchase an ad in this supplement, please contact Sarah Cullen at  The deadline for submission is January 9, 2017

Contact Information:
For more information regarding this National College Fair, email Amber Nichols or call at 571/551-5275.

Promote this Fair!

Thank you for your interest in NACAC’s National College Fairs. Help us promote this fair far and wide! Newsletters and posters​ are available for wide distribution. 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! ​​

English Newsletter

English Poster

Spanish Newsletter

Spanish Poster

Workshop Schedule

2017 Pittsburgh NCF Workshop Sessions



Topic                                                  Day                 Time


College Selection Process                 2/9                   9:30am, 10:30am, 5:30pm, 7:45pm

                                                            2/10                 9:30am, 10:30am


College Essay Writing                      2/9                   10:30am, 6:45pm

                                                            2/10                 9:30am


Financial Aid Process                       2/9                   10:00am, 11:00am, 6:45pm, 7:45pm

                                                            2/10                 10:00am, 11:00am


Getting Ready for the SAT              2/9                   10:00am

(College Board)

Pittsburgh NCF Sponsors