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Superalloys 2000: Destination Information



9TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SUPERALLOYS
September 17-21, 2000 · Champion, Pennsylvania

Superalloys 2000 Logo The 9th International Symposium on Superalloys, or Superalloys 2000, will be held from the evening of Sunday, September 17, until noon on Thursday, September 21, 2000, at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion, Pennsylvania. It is sponsored by the Seven Springs International Symposium Committee in cooperation with TMS, the TMS High Temperature Alloys Committee, and ASM International.

DIRECTIONS

The Seven Springs Mountain Resort is located east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at exits 9 or 10 off of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Attendees arriving at Pittsburgh International Airport can reach Seven Springs by rental car or by complimentary chartered symposium shuttle buses. The buses will be available for Sunday arrivals and again on Thursday for departures. Shuttle bus pick-up will be in the baggage claim area of the landside terminal. Shuttle times will be posted here as the information becomes available.

Directions to the resort are available on the Seven Springs web site including distances to the resort from several nearby cities.

Bus Transportation:

Conference attendees should plan to arrive at the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport on Sunday afternoon, September 17. The Symposium committee is providing complimentary transportation to the Seven Springs Resort. The bus will depart from the Traveler's Aid Station near the baggage claim and from the Airport Hyatt Hotel. Bus times are 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, and 7:00 p.m. If you arrive after 7:00 p.m., it will be necessary to rent a car (approximately 1 hours driving time). There will also be a Hospitality Suite at the Airport Hyatt Hotel for your convenience. The suite is no longer at TGI Fridays. You can relax in the suite until the next available bus to Seven Springs Resort arrives. Complimentary bus transportation back to the airport at the close of the conference on Thursday afternoon will also be provided.

SURROUNDING AREA

The resort is located in the heart of western Pennsylvania's most colorful region—the Laurel Highlands. The majority of western Pennsylvania is located on the Allegheny Plateau and, thus, the hiking trails are typically less rugged than those in the eastern part of the state.

Seven Springs Photo Part of the reason that the fall foliage is so beautiful in western Pennsylvania is due to the diversity of tree species. There are about 127 varieties of trees in this area, which is greater than anywhere else in the eastern United States. The natural beauty of the area and interesting environment provides many scenic hiking and bicycling opportunities. (Much of the thanks for these trails must go to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy for buying large portions of land and subsequently transferring them to public ownership. In fact, about 20% of the forested lands in Pennsylvania are in public ownership, which is the largest fraction of any state on the eastern seaboard.)

In addition to experiencing the natural beauty of the area, Superalloys 2000 attendees can enjoy visiting other nearby attractions, such as, Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's historical architectural achievement; Ligonier, the nearby community that houses one of Pennsylvania's pre-Revolutionary War era forts; hardware stores from the 18th century boasting handmade products; hand-blown glass factories; and the Horizon Outlet Center Mall.

CLIMATE

The pleasant fall weather makes September one of the most comfortable months to visit the Seven Springs Mountain Resort area. Daytime temperatures average in the mid- to high 70s, with nights cooling to the mid- to low 60s. Although the temperature is usually agreeable, be sure to bring rain gear in case of a rainy fall.


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