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2019 MTRA Annual Conference & Regulators’ School

Pittsburgh PA
Transformed from its past, Pittsburgh has emerged as one of the leading cities in the tech industry with local offices for Uber, Google, Argo AI and many more that continue to make cutting edge developments in technology. These advancements have helped turn heads, bringing Pittsburgh back to center stage.

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh PA 15219

September 9-10   Regulators School (Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning)
September 10      Industry Forum (Tuesday afternoon)
September 10      MTRA Member’s Meeting and Roundtables, Elections (Tuesday afternoon)
September 11      Annual Conference
September 12      Annual Conference

Agenda for website as of June 25


Registration is now open – click  here

Hotel Rates
We encourage you to make your hotel reservations through the links below. When reservations are made outside the room block, or through sites such as Airbnb, it causes our costs to increase at the hotel, ultimately resulting in higher registration rates for you.

NON government          $189 plus taxes (currently 14%)   Use this link
Government per diem   $125 plus taxes (currently 14%)   Use this link
You must have government ID to receive the government rate.

Registration Fees per person
MTRA member Regulators- SCHOOL only                                 $200
MTRA Member Regulators –Conference only                             $650
MTRA Member Regulators – School
      and Conference Combo                                                           $700

Non-Member Regulators (ex. CFPB, FinTRAC, IRS, CSBS)      $800

Industry (ex. Transmitters, attorneys, surety companies…)
     Early bird through August 9                                                       $950
     Standard – August 10-August 23                                              $1100
     Late and ONSITE –after August 23                                          $1200

The closest airport is Pittsburgh International (PIT)

Pittsburgh has been named one of the best places in the world to visit, again and again.

  • Pittsburgh is the only U.S. city in the London issue of National Geographic Traveller’s cool cities to visit in 2019.
  • Af&co, Restaurant & Hospitality Consultants, says Pittsburgh is the food city of the year for 2019. 
  • Pittsburgh makes Endless Vacation’s top reasons to travel in 2019. 
  • Pittsburgh is ranked in the top ten on SmartAsset’s list of Best Cities for Beer Drinkers. 
  • According to WalletHub, Pittsburgh is the 4th best city for sports. 
  • Pittsburgh is one of eight most digitally inclusive tech cities says the Brookings Institution

We invite you to come and find out why! There are so many fun, family-oriented attractions that it will take you several trips to experience them all. If you’re a history buff, you can step back into the past at one of the region’s many history museums. If your passion is visual or performing arts (or both!) you will be astounded by the amount of theaters, galleries, museums and public art installations in Pittsburgh. And you can’t forget The Andy Warhol Museum, home to the largest collection of Warhol art and archives in the world.

There are so many ways to tour and sightsee around the city of Pittsburgh. You can take a tour by bike, trolley, boat, bus or Segway, or go old fashioned and explore on your own two feet. Learn about the culture of Pittsburgh though food, shopping, and exploring the 90+ neighborhoods that make up our city. If you’re a sports fan, you will love the City of Champions. Pittsburgh is home to three professional teams (the SteelersPenguins, and Pirates) as well as numerous NCAA® Division I and II sports teams, and you will never find more devoted fans than Pittsburghers!

Visit the Pittsburgh Visitors site for free things to do! 

Fun, interesting and free tours while you are visiting!

Free Friday walking tour (Grant Street from Sixth through Fourth Avenue)
With its concentration of major historic buildings and modern skyscrapers, Grant Street is Downtown Pittsburgh’s grand civic boulevard. Explore incredible spaces with PHLF’s guides––building lobbies, courtyards, and green spaces––and find out why the American Planning Association named Grant Street one of America’s ten “Great Streets” in 2012.

Arriving early?
Self-Guided Tours: Old Allegheny County Jail Museum (Monday 11:30 – 1:00)
A PHLF docent is on hand to tell you the story of the place. Completed in 1886 to the designs of Boston architect H. H. Richardson and in use until July 27, 1995, the former Allegheny County Jail was renovated between 1999 and 2001 to house the Family Division of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. A portion of one of the cell blocks has been preserved as the “Old Allegheny County Jail Museum.”

The Jail Museum was created through a grant from the Drue Heinz Trust to PHLF, in cooperation with the Allegheny County Juvenile Court and Curator Ed Urban, former Deputy Warden. The Jail Museum opened in 2005. Enter the Family Court Facility through one of two entrances. In both cases, you must go through security and NO cameras are permitted.