The collective is based on our shared vision and commitment to provide the best convention product. Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Portland share a number of qualities, including convention center size, sufficient number of hotels to house 1,100 to 1,500 on a peak night, range of convention services offered, and even location in proximity to rivers or lakes.

About Portland

Home to the LEED-EB Platinum certified Oregon Convention Center (and more LEED Platinum-certified buildings per capita than any other city in the United States), Green Seal certified major hotels and abundant natural spaces. The city's vibrant nightlife and award-winning dining offer delegates plenty to see and do. Portland assists planners with implementing eco-friendly strategies that support the organizational goals of the planner, boost attendance and save money.

Top Reasons to Meet in Portland

About Milwaukee

Milwaukee's prime Lake Michigan location, world-class attractions like the Harley-Davidson Museum and Milwaukee Art Museum, and wide range of shopping, dining, and nightlife options all add up to one out-of-the-ordinary meeting destination. Our state-of-the-art Wisconsin Center in the heart of the city is within easy walking distance of the RiverWalk, connecting entertainment districts with the vibrant Historic Third Ward. Along with a thriving arts and culinary scene, museums, summer festivals, professional sports, and more than 5,200 downtown hotel rooms, Milwaukee has just what you're looking for: value, accessibility and the kind of Midwestern hospitality that makes you feel at home.

Top Reasons to Meet in Milwaukee

About Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is the ideal spot for your next meeting. With an accessible, walkable downtown and accommodations that practically plan the meeting for you, you will find one of Pittsburgh's many venues to be the perfect fit for your needs. After hours, there are more than 85 restaurants within a 15-minute walk of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Plus, Pittsburgh's Cultural District features five major world-class theaters, and our museums and galleries speak volumes about the city's cultural heritage

Top Reasons to Meet in Pittsburgh

Downtown Convention Package

  Downtown Hotels Downtown Hotel Rooms Convention Center Exhibit Space
Portland 30 8,000 255,000 GSF
Milwaukee 34 5,500 300,000 GSF
Pittsburgh 25 6,000 313,000 GSF


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Urban Outdoors

These three river cities know how to make the most of the water. Adventurous attendees can jump in a kayak in any one of them for unforgettable outdoor adventure.


The New York Times, Washington Post and Zagat are just a few of the experts singing the praises of the farm-to-table dining, food carts, ethnic eats and more.


Give your attendees the authentic, local experience they crave. Vibrant, distinctive neighborhoods provide a place for every personality, from the trendy to the traditional.

Travel Portland

Quick facts:

  • Oregon Convention Center (LEED Certified Platinum)

  • LEED certified buildings (more per capita than any other city in the nation)

  • Vibrant nightlife and award-winning dining

VISIT Milwaukee

Quick facts:


Quick facts:

  • David L. Lawrence Convention Center (LEED Certified Platinum + Gold)
  • “Best Places to Travel” (Harper’s Bazaar - 2017)
  • Over 85 restaurants within 15-min. walk of the Convention Center
  • Accessible, walkable, safe downtown
  • “Best Food City” (named by Zagat)
  • Vibrant downtown Cultural District with nine theaters

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