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Public Transit in Philadelphia

Public Transit in Philadelphia

Get Around Philadelphia

Jim’s Steaks

Jim’s Steaks

Grab a Cheesesteak from Jim’s Steaks

Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

Walk the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk

Independence Hall

Independence Hall

Visit Independence Hall

Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market

Shop at Reading Terminal Market

The Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell

Visit the Liberty Bell

Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies

Visit Citizens Bank Park

Barnes Foundation

Barnes Foundation

Visit the Barnes Foundation

Schuylkill River Trail

Schuylkill River Trail

Bike or Walk the Schuylkill River Trail

Philadelphia City Hall

Philadelphia City Hall

Visit Philadelphia City Hall

“Know Before You Go” – the SLA 2016 Pre-Conference Webinar

“Know Before You Go” – the SLA 2016 Pre-Conference Webinar

On May 4th, the Business & Finance Division and the Baseball Caucus teamed up to provide SLA members with a sneak peak of the 2016 conference in Philadelphia. Speakers Marrette Pearsall and Tracy Z. Maleeff from the Philadelphia Chapter talked about local arrangements and sights to see while in town. Annual Conference Advisory Council Chair […]

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Accessible Philadelphia

Accessible Philadelphia

If you have special needs and are concerned about getting around Philadelphia while in town for SLA 2016, check out these resources to help you enjoy the City of Brotherly Love and all it has to offer! The website Wheelchair Travel has a page with tips for Philadelphia. They gave Philly an accessibility score of […]

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Running in Philadelphia

Running in Philadelphia

When you’re packing for SLA 2016, don’t forget your running shoes! Philadelphia is a great city for running, and you can see a lot of the city on foot. One of the most popular trails in Philly (and recently named one of America’s top 10 coolest urban running trails), the Schuylkill River Trail, is easily […]

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Links from the Virtual Philly Tour on May 4th

Links from the Virtual Philly Tour on May 4th

If you heard the pre-conference webinar on May 4th, Tracy Z. Maleeff gave you a virtual tour around the city. Here are the links to the places she mentioned, basically in the order of how they were mentioned. 1. Pennsylvania Convention Center 2. Chinatown, including the Friendship Gate 3. African American Museum 4. National Constitution […]

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Batter Up! Baseball in Philadelphia

Batter Up! Baseball in Philadelphia

Hey batter, batter, batter … want to see some baseball while you are in town for SLA 2016? Our Major League team is the Phillies, the 2008 World Series Champions. (Yeah, yeah, we don’t get to brag much about sporting titles, so just let us have this one chance to be proud.) If you are […]

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Top 10 Reasons You Need to Be at SLA 2016

Top 10 Reasons You Need to Be at SLA 2016

10. There’s an App for That. We maximize your conference experience with our all-new mobile app! Access the schedule and bookmark your sessions, view info about presenters and floor plans, take notes, interact with fellow attendees, and participate in our conference-wide photo scavenger hunt–all this and more, in the palm of your hand! (Directions to download […]

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Parking in the City

Parking in the City

As a Delawarean from the suburbs I am used to driving on highways and parking in shopping center parking lots. Though, there are shopping centers in Philadelphia, if you are only sticking around the convention center you will most likely encounter  for-pay parking lots, garages, and, my favorite, street parking. Parking lots and garages have […]

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Best Bookstores in Philadelphia

Best Bookstores in Philadelphia

Even though you should never judge a city by its bookstores…. Philadelphia has a large offering of places to score new and used books. These independent book stores range from the highly curated to the somewhat disheveled. Book lovers are sure to find the perfect shop for their book finding likes. Highlighted below is a […]

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Recommended Restaurants in Chinatown     

Recommended Restaurants in Chinatown     

Feeling overwhelmed by the huge selection of Chinatown restaurants near the Convention Center? Hopefully this list can lead you in the right direction. Nom Wah Tea Parlor is a New York City Dim Sum import. This delicious restaurant opened its Philadelphia location a few years prior. Ordering off the menu is exciting and Dim Sum […]

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Fútbol en Filadelfia!

Fútbol en Filadelfia!

The U.S. Men’s Soccer team will play Paraguay in the Copa Centenario tournament in Philadelphia on Saturday, June 11th at Lincoln Financial Field. See more information and a link to purchase tickets here. It’s really easy to get from Center City Philadelphia to the stadium, via the Broad Street Line subway. Get on at the […]

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Countdown to SLA 2016