Pittsburgh: An Unparalleled City
June 9-14 marks the 81st Annual Conference of the Special Libraries Association, to take place in Pittsburgh, PA. Over 5,000 information professionals--like you--are expected to attend the hundreds of workshops, education sessions, business meetings, division programs, committee meetings, special events, and--of course--the exhibit hall with over 250 exhibitors. With all those activities, you may never get a chance to see the city or to experience its unique culture.
Pittsburgh, the second largest city in Pennsylvania with a regional population of more than two million people, offers much more than you may think. The city boasts a number of first including:
* The First Radio Station: KDKA
* The First Ferris Wheel
* The First All-Aluminum Skyscraper: the Alcoa Building
* The First McDonald's Big Mac burger
In 1985, Pittsburgh was ranked the country's most livable city by Rand McNally. The city combines a number of features few American cities can, including history, recreation, and a revitalized business community.
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