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Tips & Tricks

A little planning and a few travel tips can make your SINTER experience more rewarding, and can save you a few dollars. After all, we all need to save our money for more metal clay!

Money-wise Travelling

  • Share a room – Buddying-up with a friend (old or new) is a great way to cut your costs in half! With the special SINTER rate, sharing a double room costs only $65 plus tax for each of you, and includes a hot breakfast buffet for you both. Find a buddy by posting in the AMCAW Members Group on Facebook
  • Share a ride – If you live within driving distance, travel with a friend or two to make the trip more interesting and to split expenses. Just go to the AMCAW Members Group on Facebook and post when and from where you’re travelling.
  • Make your travel plans in advance – Air fares go up dramatically the closer you get to an event; try to make your flight reservations as far in advance as you can. You don’t need to rent a car if you’re taking advantage of the hotel shuttle, but if you want your own transportation, you’ll need to make reservations in advance as rental cars are still in short supply. Similarly, if you want to rent a scooter, contact rental companies in Pittsburgh in advance to make sure one is available.

Worry-free Travelling

  • Planning flights
    The closest International airport is Pittsburgh (PIT).
    The hotel will have a free shuttle between PIT and the hotel.
    Air travel is still getting back to normal, and delays are not uncommon. Please allow sufficient time to arrive when you are planning your flights. You should always allow at least two hours to get to the airport when departing; city traffic can sometimes cause delays.
  • Consider getting travel insurance. Get peace of mind by purchasing travel insurance, and no matter what happens, you’ll be covered! Some travel insurers will now cover trip cancellations for any reason.

 

There are lots of things happening all the time at SINTER! To prevent missing out on something you want to see or do, plan your SINTER experience in advance.

Detailed information on the presentations are available online, and here are some downloadable planners for you:

My Sinter Conference Planner

My Sinter Presentation Selections

What kind of clothes should I pack?

Comfortable clothing and shoes are a must! You won’t need to leave the hotel during the conference, but sometimes hotel air conditioning can be cool, so you may want to pack a light jacket or fleece. For Saturday’s gala, you are encouraged to wear a fascinator, bow tie, or top hat. This would also be a great night to bring out the bling and put on a fun, smart casual outfit if you like.  The hotel also has a gym and a pool, so pack a swimsuit and workout gear if you want to take advantage of them.

When do I get my workshop supply list?

If you’ve signed up for a workshop, you’ll get a supply list from the artist in plenty of time to make any needed purchases before SINTER.

What’s the scavenger hunt all about?

It’s all about fun! You’ll be assigned to a team, who will work together to knock off a list of fun assignments at the event. You’ll build great friendships, and maybe even win a prize!

What’s the Everyone’s a Winner?

This is an optional event on Saturday night; buy a ticket to enter, and look over the dozens of prizes available to win. When your number is called, you can pick the prize of your choice from the prizes available – and don’t worry, every number will be called! Even the last number to be called will have a number of prizes from which to choose. In short, Everyone Is a Winner!

What if I have a food allergy?
We take food allergies very seriously. Please make sure you indicate any food allergies on your registration form, and we will communicate them to the hotel. All meals except the Saturday evening gala will be generous buffets with lots of options from which to choose, and you are encouraged to ask a server if you have a question about any item.
What if I have to cancel?
First, we’ll really miss you and we’re sorry you’ll miss all the fun! But we know that life happens and plans change, so we have a generous cancellation policy: conference registrations will be refunded if cancelled 60 days prior to the event (by March 20, 2022), less a $50 processing fee. Workshop fees are non-refundable, but you are welcome to sell or gift them to another individual; please see our cancellation policy for full details.
Does the hotel offer full accessibility?

The DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh Green Tree offers ADA-accessible rooms and accessible routes to meeting rooms, restaurants, and all key amenities, plus hearing and vision disability aids such as visual alarms and large print menus. See a full list of their accessibility features on their website here. If you want to rent a scooter, please contact rental companies in Pittsburgh in advance to make your arrangements.