Location & Venue

Venue: Pennsylvania Convention Center


Address for GPS: 1200 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

Enter at the northwest corner of North 12th st and Arch St.- caddy corner from Reading Terminal Market.


The PTHC concourse is one contiguous space including numerous rooms on one level and is fully wheelchair accessible.

Bathrooms on the PTHC concourse (near rooms 104A and 104B) are marked to be gender-neutral during our event. All other bathrooms in the Convention Center remain gender-specific.

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is an entirely no-smoking venue. There are designated smoking areas outside of the building.


Conference Expenses

THE WORKSHOPS AND MOST OF THE EVENTS ARE FREE!

There is no cost to participate in the three, full days of programming offered at the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference. Registration is strongly encouraged to assist us with our planning (and to make sure we have enough program books!). Registration is especially critical for families who will be bringing children age 13 or younger to participate in the PTHC Kid's Camp and Tween Space, since adequate supplies and staffing must be arranged.

There will be registration fees associated with continuing ed certifications, including CME, CLE, and CEU certificates, where appropriate. Some special off-site activities, such as our Saturday night Blender After-Party may have an admission fee or require you to pay for your own expenses.

 


In the Neighborhood

The vast majority of programming associated with the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference occurs at Pennsylvania Convention Center, which is located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia (called "Center City Philadelphia") within walking distance to more than 700 restaurants, numerous lodging options, as well as cultural and nightlife destinations.

Prominent neighborhood amenities and attractions include Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia's Chinatown, The Gallery at Market East (shopping mall), City Hall, and Love Park. Just south of the Convention Center is a district that some call the Philadelphia "Gayborhood," which is home to many bars, stores, and restaurants which cater to the LGBT community.

The conference venue is also within walking distance of Historic Old City and Independence Mall, as well as the Ben Franklin Parkway and its many attractions (including Logan Circle, the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Rodin Museum, the Franklin Institute, and the Academy of Natural Sciences). Most of these attractions are also easily accessed using the Philadelphia PHLASH bus, which can also provide access to the Philadelphia Zoo and Please Touch Museum.

Quick Reference Guide:

  • Convenience Store: WaWa (1038 Arch St - 1 block)
  • Office Supplies: Staples (1500 Chestnut St - 6 blocks)
  • Copy/Shipping Center: FedEx/Kinko's (1201 Market St - 1 block)
  • Department Store: KMart (900 block of Market St - 3 block)
  • Dollar Store: Dollar Island (1035 Market St - 2 blocks), China Town Dollar (928 Arch St - 2 blocks), Market Dollar Store (926 Market St - 3 blocks), Dollar Tree (1520 Chestnut St - 5 blocks)
  • Produce: Reading Terminal Market (at 12th and Arch on the south east corner)
  • Major Drug Stores: CVS (1046 Market St - 2 blocks), Rite Aid (1000 Market St - 2 blocks), Walgreen's (245 N Broad St - 3 blocks or 901 Market St - 3 blocks)
  • Major Grocery Stores: Whole Foods (2001 Pennsylvania Ave - 1 mile or via the 33 bus at Market St), Trader Joe's (2121 Market St - 1 mile or via the 10 or 11 bus at Market St; also by trolley or subway), SuperFresh (1001 South St - 1 mile or via the 23 bus down 12th St)
  • Shopping Mall: Gallery at Market East (runs from 9th to 11th St between Market St and Filbert St -- with concourse access to Reading Terminal Market and the Market East SEPTA station)