Travel & Lodging

  • Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016
  • Location:
    University of the Sciences
    600 South 43rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (map)

 

Conference Lodging

Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast
3300 Baring Street
215-387-6065
cornerstonebandb.com
 
The Gables Bed and Breakfast
4520 Chester Avenue
215-662-1918 gablesbb.com
Hilton Inn at Penn (5% discount, use link below)
3600 Sansom Street
215-222-0200
Inn At Penn Discount
 
Sheraton University City
36th and Chestnut Streets
215-387-8000
philadelphiasheraton.com
Homewood Suites (5% discount for USciences Events/Personnel)
4109 Walnut Street
215-382-1111
Homewood Suites
Holiday Inn Express Midtown ($ 129.00 per night – Hospital/University Rate)
1305 Walnut Street
215-735-9300
www.himidtown.com

 

Subsidy Application for Individuals and Small Groups (3 or less)

The subsidy application deadline has now passed. We are no longer accepting applications.

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is providing limited transportation and lodging subsidies for the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, October 8th. Subsidies are intended for active AIUSA members and activists or those hoping to become active who otherwise would be unable to attend due to financial constraints.

TRANSPORTATION SUBSIDY: Gift card to cover gas for those traveling by car (with a priority for those that are carpooling with others attending the conference), roundtrip bus tickets (Greyhound, Megabus), or roundtrip train tickets.

LODGING SUBSIDY: Awardees will be provided lodging in a shared room at a hotel near the conference venue for Friday (10/7) and Saturday (10/8) nights.

 

Subsidy Application for Groups of 4

The subsidy application deadline has now passed. We are no longer accepting applications.

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is providing limited transportation and lodging subsidies for the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, October 8th. Subsidies are intended for active AIUSA members and activists or those hoping to become active who otherwise would be unable to attend due to financial constraints.

TRANSPORTATION SUBSIDY: Gift card to cover gas for those traveling by car (with a priority for those that are carpooling with others attending the conference), roundtrip bus tickets (Greyhound, Megabus), or roundtrip train tickets.

LODGING SUBSIDY: Groups of four that are awarded a subsidy will be provided lodging for Friday (10/7) and Saturday (10/8) nights in one quad-occupancy room at Homewood Suites or in another nearby hotel.

Conference Travel

By Air
The closest airport to fly into is PHL, Philadelphia International Airport, which is located 14-18 minutes away from the venue by car. You can also use an Uber or Taxi, which will cost approximately $15-20.

By Train/Bus
From the airport, you can take an Amtrak trolley or the SEPTA Airport Rail Line. If you are coming from Southern Jersey, use the PATCO High Speed Line.

For trolley services, please visit www.amtrak.com for routes and schedules. Plan to arrive at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. For the SEPTA Rail Line service, please visit www.septa.org for routes and schedules. Take the SEPTA Airport Rail Line to Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. Then board the westbound SEPTA trolley (green line) to Woodland Ave. and 43rd St. stop.

Traveling from Southern New Jersey:
Visit www.ridepatco.org for routes and schedules. Arrive at 8th and Market Street Station. Then board the westbound SEPTA market Frankford Elevated Line (blue line) to 30th Street Station. Take the westbound trolley (green line) to Woodland Ave. and 43rd St.

By Car
If you would prefer to drive to Philadelphia, please visit http://www.usciences.edu/visiting/ for driving directions to our venue. Visitor parking is located directly across from Griffith Hall or you may use any available on-street parking. The University provides a limited amount of off-street reserved parking.

Taxi Services
Olde City Taxi
215-338-0838

Yellow Cab
215-333-3333

Philadelphia Cab Company
215-438-7777

 

Travel & Lodging Subsidies

We will be providing limited subsidies to those needing assistance to attend a Regional Conference this year. More information will be posted soon, please visit frequently for updates.

 

Contact Us

For more information on this year's regional conference, contact either Savannah Fox at [email protected] or 202.509.8141, or Noor Mir at [email protected] or 202.509.8140

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