Erie, PA: Home to the 2018 PE Conference

26th Jan, 2018, by WL Scheller and Peter Smith

This year our annual conference will be held in the beautiful city of Erie, PA, within walking distance of the waterfront on Presque Isle Bay, a part of Lake Erie. We have accepted the offer of residence hall housing as hotel rates are very high in Erie during the summer months. The Harborview Apartments residence hall consists primarily of 2-bedroom suites  and a central sitting room and kitchen facilities in each suite. Attendees have the option of reserving a 1-bedroom suite (there are a limited number available!) or to share a 2-bedroom suite with another attendee. The hall is an easy 5-7 minute walk from the conference venue or a quick drive with a parking garage near the conference site. We invite you to take a virtual tour of the apartments and amenities. Please be sure to indicate on the conference registration form if you’re bringing family members along with you. Peter will then contact you to determine housing arrangements and costs.

The conference itself will be held in a beautiful space – originally built as a Kresge department store – and renovated for use by Gannon University. Both the conference and the residence hall are near many good restaurants and within an easy drive to Presque Isle State Park on Presque Isle Peninsula. The beaches at Presque Isle State Park have been named as the best freshwater beaches in America by Beach 11 is the most serene, while Beach 6 is popular because of concession stands and volleyball courts. There is plenty to do for the whole family.

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