We look forward to welcoming you to Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania! We have provided a few maps to help visitors from out of town navigate their way to conference events, figure out food options, etc.
Directions to the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Friday 3/15: CHF is located at 315 Chestnut Street. The closest transit stop is the 5th Street stop on the Market-Frankford Line. Walk one block south to Chestnut Street and turn left.
Directions to Cohen Hall, Saturday 3/16: Claudia Cohen Hall is located on 36th Street a few meters north of Spruce Street. The 40 bus takes you right to 36th and Spruce. The 11, 13, 34, and 36 trolleys stop at 37th Street and Spruce. Please note that due to construction at the Wistar Institute the north sidewalk of Spruce Street is closed to pedestrians—cross to the south side, walk east to 36th Street, then re-cross to get to Cohen Hall. The Market-Frankford train line stops at 34th Street and Market Street—walk two blocks south until you reach campus, walk down Locust Walk until you see the LOVE statue, and turn left. For bikers, there are several bike racks located in front and on the south side of Cohen Hall. To enter the building, go in through the east entrance and pass through one set of double doors. Take the elevator or stairs to the third floor (HSSC Lounge) or the fourth floor (Room 402). Directional signage will be posted.
Accessibility map, Claudia Cohen Hall
Directions to Houston Hall, Sunday 3/17: Houston hall is located directly to the southeast of Cohen Hall (to the diagonal right when facing away from the rear entrance of Cohen). Take the stairs or elevator to the second floor and walk toward the center of the building. Signage will be posted indicating the location of the Golkin Room.
Houston Hall Floor 2 Floorplan
Lunch suggestions: Workshop participants will be on their own for lunch on 3/16. Never fear — there are plenty of places to get food on campus and nearby. Unfortunately many of Penn’s storied lunch trucks are closed on Saturdays, but we have put together a map of venues that will be open. Break into groups, socialize, enjoy — but be sure to be back to 402 Cohen Hall by 2 so that we can remain on schedule.