There are separate rates and registrations for each of the two 2022 Forum events. Please check back; registration will be opening soon.

Registration rates for the 2022 virtual preconference on May 18 and 19

You decide! There is no set fee for the virtual preconference; it’s a pay-what-you-can registration.
Register for the virtual preconference

Registration rates for the 2022 in-person Forum in Pittsburgh on May 25 and 26

    • Standard: US$300
    • LPC member (limit two per member institution): US$200
    • Students (limited quantity available): US $50
    • Low- and middle-income countries (limited quantity available): US$50

Register for the in-person Forum

Presenters should register as soon as possible; we recommend by March 31 to ensure a spot. General registration is open through May 2 or whenever our maximum capacity is met.

Meals: Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon coffee/snack breaks on May 25 and 26, as well as an evening reception (heavy hors d’oeuvres) on May 25.

Cancellation and Refund Policies

  • Registrations canceled more than 60 days before the event will be refunded 80% of the registration fees.
  • Registrations canceled less than 60 but more than 30 days before the event will be refunded 50% of the registration fees.
  • Registrations canceled less than 30 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund.
  • No-shows will not be refunded conference fees.


The in-person Forum will be held at the William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh PA. (See Google map.)

COVID-19 and the Library Publishing Forum in Pittsburgh

(Section updated April 20, 2022)

Attending a large gathering or event increases your chance of being in close contact with people outside your household and being exposed to COVID-19. To make our in-person Library Publishing Forum as safe and welcoming as possible for all members of our community, we are instituting some additional health guidelines. All attendees must adhere to the guidelines outlined below while attending the Forum, along with any relevant University of Pittsburgh, City of Pittsburgh and national health guidance in effect at the time. Violations of the health guidelines will be addressed as a violation of the LPC Code of Conduct. Note: Local and national guidelines are likely to change, please revisit sites for the most up-to-date information.

For this year’s in-person Forum, the Library Publishing Coalition is requiring all attendees to wear masks when indoors at all Forum events and venues. Attendees can remove masks when eating and drinking and when presenting at the Forum. A small supply of N95 masks will be available at the Forum registration table each day for those who do not have their own masks. We strongly encourage all attendees who are eligible and able to be fully vaccinated and boosted. We also encourage attendees to test before and after the Forum. Attendees should contact Forum organizers at if they test positive during or after the Forum. In the event that an attendee tests positive, notifications will be sent to all registered attendees of possible exposure.

Our venue, the William Pitt Union at the University of Pittsburgh, is currently closed to the public. LPF attendees and speakers will be registered as guests, and will be required to present a photo ID each time they enter the venue. All guests must agree to follow the health rules that the University has in place at the time of the Forum and confirm that they are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. 

Not all forum spaces make physical distancing possible. Attendees are welcome to make adjustments as able. Please respect attendees who choose not to engage in close proximity.

Information about domestic and international travel requirements can be found on the CDC’s COVID-19 Travel pages. Information about COVID-19 in Pennsylvania can be found on the Responding to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania guide from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Please do NOT attend the event if you have recently tested positive or experienced symptoms of COVID-19.


The Forum has room blocks reserved at the following Pittsburgh hotels:

    • Hilton Garden Inn, Pittsburgh University Place – $149 per night

Reserve a room at the Hilton

    • Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center – $149 per night

Reserve a room at the Wyndham


Pittsburgh International Airport – PIT
Pittsburgh is served by the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), 17 miles from downtown Pittsburgh and 20 miles from Oakland. 

Public Transportation
Pittsburgh’s Port Authority provides public transit including buses, light rail, and funicular (called “inclines” in Pittsburgh). 

The 28X bus connects the airport to both the downtown and Oakland areas. Customers paying cash will be charged $2.75 at the farebox on the bus. ConnectCards can be purchased in Baggage Claim, next to Door 6, where the 28X bus picks up passengers to Downtown Pittsburgh, and can be loaded with funds to cover a round trip.

Many people would not recommend driving in Pittsburgh, but if you choose to do it, we are home to a Google office so our Google Map directions are excellent. Pittsburgh is connected to the world by major interstates nearby, including I-79, I-80, and the Pennsylvania turnpike. Parking is not exactly abundant in Pittsburgh, so we usually recommend that those driving in to the conference find a spot and then walk or use transit to navigate the city.

Walking, Cycling
If you’re not used to hills, make sure to get in some extra conditioning before you come to Pittsburgh. We are actually serious! Pittsburgh is a very walkable city, especially in downtown and Oakland. In terms of cycling, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is sometimes called “Mayor Bike Lane” for his campaigns to create bike infrastructure in the city. HealthyRidePGH provides our bikeshare service with stations all over downtown and Oakland. 


All University spaces, hotels, and historical sites/museums are required to be ADA compliant and accessible. 

The University of Pittsburgh embraces the “different-abilities” of it’s students, faculty and staff. The University of Pittsburgh is having an ongoing discussion about improvements to accessibility beyond ADA compliance. Gender neutral bathrooms have already been added to most campus buildings, including our libraries and the William Pitt Union, and lactation rooms are available across the campus. A full list of resources available for members of different populations is available from the University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Carnegie Mellon University welcomes guests, visitors and alumni with disabilities to participate and attend campus programs and events, and welcomes the opportunity to accommodate requests for support. A list of services one can request through the Office of Disability Resources can be found by contacting the CMU Office for Disability Resources

The City of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas have several accessibility resources available and the city-wide ADA coordinator is available for inquiries. The ACCESS Paratransit service provides transportation, including from the airport. For an extensive list of resources available in the city, we recommend the Pittsburgh Accessibility Guide from Visit Pittsburgh.

Local Information

Our local hosts have put together some information that may be of interest to Forum attendees. Check back later for additions to this content!
View the local information doc